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Cracker Barrel

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1511 Riverboat Center Dr, Joliet, IL 60431
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Boulder, Colorado
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service were fine. The restaurant was very busy. It is probably not the right thing to put in a review, but this was the only family restaurant choice in the area, and it just wasn't what we were in the mood for at the time.

Thank Eric H
Renton, Washington
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145 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The staff was very friendly but I was disappointed because the restaurant was pretty untidy, with food and other small pieces garbage under the table. The food was decent, but the waitress taking care of me was extremely slow and I thought I wasn't going to get my drink because of how long it took. If your expectations during a... More 

Thank Ron L
Milwaukee, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

One of my favorite places to visit when I travel. I love their chicken and dumplings along with the baked apples oh and the macaroni and cheese is a great side dish too! I enjoy the gift shop and all the various options. A great place to shop.

Thank Lori R
Circle Pines
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Cracker Barrel is always good. Service good. Food good. Convenient to the Hotels in the area. Thanks.

Thank Denise B
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Much like all others it is bland food ok service. I eat at one of these every now and then because my son likes it. Skip this one

Thank Jeremy P
Tacoma, Washington
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

I didn't really get the big deal for how much it was raved about. But it was a fun place to shop. The food was like eating at a country style Denny's.

Thank Priscilla J
Macomb, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We were told when we arrived our wait would be between 15 to 20 minutes we waited over 45 minutes to be seated. There were tables open but not even employees apparently. The food was good as usually but the wait was disappointing.

Thank mjfried
Fraser, Michigan
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401 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We had a nice lunch and were familiar with the menu. The service was great as was the shopping. Enjoyed our meal.

Thank Rose C
Bourbonnais, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

It's a favorite place of mine the fact that their recipe is like my grandmother favorite dishes are all there. The ambiance is calming to the senses. I love this place for so many reasons.

Thank 178barbs
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

By far the worst Cracker Barrel I have ever been to. The waitress we had was obviously racist and it showed in a very big way. Needless to say the manager was to. I brought it to his attention and said that she was a good waitress. I got the feeling that he had gotten several complaints about her but... More 

Thank angeldawn521

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1511 Riverboat Center Dr, Joliet, IL 60431
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Joliet
  • Phone Number: 815-744-0985

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