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35 Willowdale Dr, Lancaster, PA 17602-1472
717-290-8100
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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 44
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A busy and bustling restaurant.

We are locals and frequent this Cracker Barrel often. Usually go for "Sunday Chicken". Always a very busy restuarant due to the outlets and the American Music Theatre. Good service and good food. Gift shop always seems to have a good selection. Highly recommened. Just be prepared to wait. Always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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330 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Title says it all I've tried this place 3 times and was let down all 3.Service sucks u can tell the servers don't want to be there and the food wasn't any better

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We love Cracker Barrel restaurants and that's the only reason we return. The service here is almost always horrible. We always fear who will be our waiter when we arrive. 9 times out of 10 the service stink there is one waiter Jim who is great. When we get him we know we will be ok. The food is always... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We are locals and frequent this Cracker Barrel often. Usually go for "Sunday Chicken". Always a very busy restuarant due to the outlets and the American Music Theatre. Good service and good food. Gift shop always seems to have a good selection. Highly recommened. Just be prepared to wait. Always busy.

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Windsor Mill, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was my first visit to this restaurant even though there is one in my home state. I enjoyed pot roast, green beans, fried apples, and a salad. Each meal comes with biscuits and corn muffins. Hot coffee complete my meal. My daughter enjoyed chicken and dumplings.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Always come here when we visit Lancaster love the food love the staff love the country store....affordable great service

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Moscow, Pennsylvania
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37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised about not having to wait for breakfast here on a Sunday morning. That is not typical of the Cracker Barrel in this area, as all the Amish/Mennonite restaurants are closed on Sundays. Service was good & food was excellent, we had French Toast & scrambled eggs with sourdough toast. The coffee was hot & tasty. The... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We went on Saturday night. Were seated right away. Server was good. All the usual. The manager did not seem to be around going from table as in most restaurants at dinner time. We needed refills but needed to ask for the. Nothing was offered extra. That is why a 4 rating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

The service was wonderful!!! We placed our order and within 10 minutes our waiter was back with our food. Everything was very hot and very tasty. Our order was correct and you won't go hungry here, they give you plenty of food.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Visiting Cracker Barrel has the usual offerings and familiar tastes. Nothing new. It is the shop before you get to restaurant seating that is interesting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

All cracker barrels have the same layout. The breakfasts are usually good and fairly fast. Lunch salads are pretty decent. Almost home style cooking. One thing that does bother me is the smell f the fireplace smoke ( smoke allergy). The shopping usually has a slightly different theme at each store according to the area. Have found some unique gifts!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Willowdale Dr, Lancaster, PA 17602-1472
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: 717-290-8100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?