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Cracker Barrel

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1780 E Center St, Madisonville, KY 42431-2253
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have to rate this location a bit lower as I have not been impressed at all with the level of politeness. From the hostess to the server I have been disappointed. Barely got a smile out of the hostess as I was seated. The server was just blunt and asked for order and left. Must be a sign of... More 

Thank John S
Oakland, Maryland
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148 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We usually count on Cracker Barrel to be a tried and true experience. French dip sandwich was excellent. Potato soup was gravy with large potato chunks at the bottom. Topped with three salad croutons. Skip it. Two dinners came with French fries. Seemed to be skimpy and looked shorted. We had to ask for our biscuits . Waiter said you... More 

Thank dee8306
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Delicious meal of roast beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, fried okra, and mixed greens. Yum! To add to the great service to complete a super vacation. God is great!

Thank Cindy L
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Cracker Barrel has good food consistently. That said..... their Sunday Fried Chicken Breasts are awesome. 2 boneless, super moist, extra crunchy crispy Chicken Breasts. Amazing.

Thank Bovinescat
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

The worst experience I have ever had. We picked this location to meet some relatives that we haven't seen in years. We were seated at a small group of tables in the middle of the restaurant. We waited 30 minutes to place a drink order. We had 2 servers and couldn't get refills. They finally took our order. It came... More 

Thank Jennifer P
Forest, Mississippi
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156 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We went to eat here when visiting because my 20 month old will not eat fast food. I got a fried catfish plate and veggies. The fish was horrible, tasted like dirty water. Carrots, okra, macaroni and cheese were very good. My husband ordered grilled chicken, dumplings, butter beans, and corn which was all great. The other two adults in... More 

Thank PrettySpoiled
Mortons Gap KY
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

All the food is great. Price is great and love the atmosphere and it's great that they have a place outside with rocking chairs to relax when there is a wait time. Food is always worth any waiting time but most of the time there are no long waits. It's great they have the great gift shop. I always end... More 

Thank tpmase77
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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We have been to many Cracker Barrel's over the years, but this was a very disappointing visit. The meat was mostly fat, bread was hard, salt shakers were caked over. On one meal the baked was cook enough. We ate about 20% of our meal and left.

Thank Terry N
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Prices have not changed much, the food has lost some of its quality, The service has not been as good for a pretty good while. alot of the food is warm, not hot enough.

Thank Gary V
Hendersonville, Tennessee
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133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

I love the weekday specials at Cracker Barrel. Something different each day with meat & 2 sides for $5.99. My favorites are meatloaf, turkey & dressing, & chicken pot pie. I will return.

Thank smoky5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: 1780 E Center St, Madisonville, KY 42431-2253
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Madisonville
  • Phone Number: 270-821-5444

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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?