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Cracker Barrel

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$$ - $$$
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2602 W Main St, 62959, Marion, IL 62959-4931
6:00 am - 10:00 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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Marion, Illinois
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very good Cracker Barrel. Very well ran, good food, good service. Among Cracker Barrels this is one of their best.

Thank sundancegroup
Tamaroa, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I go here at least once a month. The dinner food toward the end of the night has been a disappointment. Breakfast has been a safe choice,. At all times. Lunch has never dissatisfied.

Thank angela r
Dallas, Texas
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Cracker Barrel is known for home cooked comfort at a reasonable costs. This location was a bit short on their service and food. My visit was during the lunch time at 12:30 p.m. My turkey and Dressing was served promptly. However, this bread dressing was much too dry for my taste and more dry than bread dressing served at other... More 

Thank Texas_Travel_1
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Always enjoy Cracker Barrel and was pleased once again as we stayed next door at the Quality Inn and Suites in Marion, IL. Food was delicious and service was fast. No waiting.

Thank Kevin L
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Took my wife and sisters to dinner. Sister's eggs were a little under cooked. The other meals were spot on. The service was great. Very little wait. Shopped in the gift store a little bit. Always a good place for conversation and dinner.

Thank Clu C
Omaha, Nebraska
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

They were busy but had no problem handling the volume. I didn't see anyone waiting for service and hot food came out pretty quickly. The featured Chicken dinner on Sunday was excellent. Way more than I could eat, didn't like leaving it, but when you are on the road, not much choice.

Thank TheIMan
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

I eat at Cracker Barrels all the time. Always good and the service is alway fast.Every establishment are always very clean.

Thank Oz1977
Buncombe, Illinois
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The food is great and the service is too. The seating is tight. Not much room between tables and is always crowded. The gift shop is nice inside too. On Wednesdays they have the best chicken pot pie at lunch that is great. Never a bad meal. Even when we travel we will look for a Cracker Barrel. The breakfast... More 

Thank Patty W
Goreville, Illinois
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

the service is generally good but the food is not always real hot. if you tell them they will bring a fresh serving. Sunday's are vey crowded....beware

Thank familytimefun
Carbondale, Illinois
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We use to love coming here and eating. Not so much anymore. The portion sizes just keep getting smaller and smaller. A good waiter is hit or miss. Over all just not enough food for what you pay for. Others say this as well.

Thank Ashly A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 2602 W Main St, 62959, Marion, IL 62959-4931
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: 618-993-6306

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