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35 Willowdale Dr, Lancaster, PA 17602-1472
717-290-8100
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 132
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  • 46
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  • 28
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful Food and Service

We have eaten here several times and have never received bad service or food! The restaurant is clean and we love looking through the store if there is a wait. If there isn't a wait, we shop afterward. I highly recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Diana S
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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338 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have eaten here several times and have never received bad service or food! The restaurant is clean and we love looking through the store if there is a wait. If there isn't a wait, we shop afterward. I highly recommend it.

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New York City, New York
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109 reviews 109 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

What I love more than the food at Cracker barrel is the shopping area. They have all of the Dutch country selections but the brand items as well. I just love a visit to Cracker Barrel no matter where it is located, the country style food is just amazing and satisfying. The shopping area keeps me occupied for at least... More 

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New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Can't be the food for the price. Love the chicken and dumplings. My wife always finds a gift in the shop.

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Hamilton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Cracker Barrel restaurant anywhere always offers the very best in everything... cooking, service, decour as well as the neat country store at every site. Whenever we travel south of the border we always find time to stop in whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, I always partake of the delicious fried apples with whatever other fine food I am... More 

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Oswego, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

To be sure, most Cracker Barrel restaurants are fine to eat at. This one located at US 30 & SR 896 35 South Willowdale Dr. Lancaster, PA 17602, was absolutely horrible. My wife ordered Grilled Chicken Tenderloin. this basically is nothing more than strips of chicken which are then grilled not fried. When the meal came, the sides which were... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My family and I love Cracker Barrel and try to have all our dinners there when we're away. This one was just as friendly and the food was great. you can't beat the price and quality of the food. Very friendly staff..

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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I am sure if you take road trips you are bound to stop at a Cracker Barrel. You will have to wait after you check in with the hostess, walking around the facility and try to look around you are jousted around by the other folks looking and waiting for tables. Once you get seated you say the hope I... More 

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Dover, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is the second time at a CB and all I can say some friends love this place and others hate it.. The price is okay for the food you get but I think I would only want to return if it was a choice of either CB or a local fast food chain... There is nothing fancy about their... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?