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Cracker Barrel

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530 30th Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7686
(712) 366-6076
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

when traveling, I always try and find a cracker barrel, simply because of their varied menu. lets face it, it is comfort food. I had the fried fish for one meal, and with all the extras, it will fill you up till breakfast or beyond! I did notice that they also gave me a breakfast menu and serve it all... More 

Thank Michael-In-SD
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family loves Cracker Barrel and will often visit while traveling. The food is consistently good. The service was a little less friendly than usual, but nothing I would complain about. The restaurant was very busy, so perhaps the staff was just stretched a bit thin.

Thank 1970CAH
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We eat here often when we travel to this area. I almost always eat Momma's Breakfast, great pancakes, eggs cooked as you want them. My wife's favorite is the Chicken Fried Chicken. Love the roaring fire in the winter

Thank Dave W
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average food. Most times I come it well be a little overcooked but it is still good. Workers are great. Neat things too look at.

Thank Ian W
Wichita, Ks
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122 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was just ok. We were tired and hungry. Picked this over McDonalds but service was super slow for two salads. Should have gone next door. Oh well. Lots of comfort food if that's your thing. BE AWARE. Very little gluten free options and our server had little knowledge about it.

Thank Wichita2007
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145 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food at Cracker Barrel is always very good and this one was no exception. Our only complaint was a little slow on service after seating. We were seated in the way back of the restaurant even though there was plenty room elsewhere so don't know if the waitress did not know we were there or what. But after ordering,... More 

Thank Marlys V
Saint Louis, Missouri
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At Cracker Barrel you know what to expect and we weren't disappointed. We were seated quickly. Service was fast. Food was good. Price was reasonable and wife got a chance to shop after we finished. . (July 10, 2016)

Thank ed-stlouis
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is always good. Service is fast and usually friendly. You can depend on Cracker Barrel to fill you up, and the food is always the same no matter what Cracker Barrel you visit.

Thank tracycJ5576GZ
Omaha Area
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169 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

my wife and I had to wait a good deal of time just to get the menus and then even longer to order - however, the food came out in a timely way - but we never saw our waitress again, even long after we were finished we had to sit there to wait for the bill - and to... More 

Thank TravelingREVMdM
Salem, Oregon
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271 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We have never, ever had a bad experience at any Cracker Barrel we have visited. The staff are so friendly, suggesting menu items when we weren't sure what we wanted. We even went back for dessert and coffee in the evening. We had their new beef and sausage dinner that comes wrapped in tin foil with perfectly cooked veggies, potatoes... More 

Thank jeannecass

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, 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: 530 30th Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7686
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Council Bluffs
  • Phone Number: (712) 366-6076

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