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Cracker Barrel

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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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Buncombe, Illinois
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Roswell, Georgia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love going to Cracker Barrel. It is a very family friendly place where everyone makes you feel welcome. The food is great. They have so many options is a good choice for everyone. The only negative I have is the acoustics. The place gets really loud and they don't have sound barriers to absorb it.

Thank SWCortez
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144 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cracker Barrels are usually pretty consistent. My meal was under cooked. Biscuits were not done, bacon was limp and casserole could've been cooked longer. Husband's meal was ok but he was disappointed in the biscuits. I started to send the bacon back immediately, but regrettably did not. After that, I discovered the undercooked casserole and doughy biscuits. My eggs were... More 

Thank starketcher
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Cracker Barrel is our favorite on the road spot. This one was up to their high standards. The hostess,waitress and greater was pleasant. Food was prompt order was correct, however I ordered breakfast which had to be cooked to order that time of night ( close to closing), my husband order the sampler with meatloaf,chicken & dumplings ,etc and his... More 

Thank paula K
Herrin, Illinois
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Always great experiences at cracker barrel, just about anything you want food wise and the shop is classic

Thank Sam B
Carbondale, Illinois
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Our server was named Rusti and she did a phenomenal job. Kept us supplied with beverages and regular updates on our food. All the food was fresh. The ribeye wasn't very good at all. I feel like they've changed the cut/quality of the meat they used to use because the last few times it's been chewy and tough. Other than... More 

Thank JReece2005
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I love cracker barrel and I didn't think there would ever be one that was gross but this one was. We waiter 20 minutes which is always to be expected. I looked through the store and decided what I would be buying after eating. My food was cold and my hashbrown casserole was not cooked. There were no refills and... More 

Thank Fruitloop83
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I have gone a couple of times the food seems to be good. Did not like their gravy two times I have gone. Maybe I need to go again and try it out again.

Thank sweet_becaj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, 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?