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“Kitchen too busy to accomodate customers.”

Crackers Bar & Grill
Ranked #10 of 100 Restaurants in Crystal River
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Kitchen too busy to accomodate customers.”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Our party of five checked in and we were told it would be 20 minutes. We found a seat at the bar and had to flag down the waitress to get drinks. We soon overheard the hostess telling new customers that the restaurant was "shut down" because they couldn't accommodate any new people. It was at least 45 minutes before they started seating customers. We were never told that the kitchen couldn't accommodate the crowd and were left waiting with two hungry kids until they almost emptied out the restaurant. Once the food got there it was nothing to write home about. I am sure it is a great place to drink and eat if you aren't expecting anything more than a big bar with food.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Ladybug116
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Beverly Hills, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not fancy but good food”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

A fun place to eat with good food. You can eat outside on the weekends with music and fun. This is a favorite for locals

Visited March 2012
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Crystal River, Florida, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Serves alcohol but does not support DD!”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

Use to be a great place....however, they have a full bar and stays open late on the weekends, but god forbid if you get a ride home with someone else and leave your car in the parking lot!! They will tow immediately after close! Then they have an attitude when you come back the next day to find out where your car is. This is just horrible!! If you don't want people parking in your lot because they have had one too many, then don't serve alcohol people!!!! This is just soooooo wrong on so many levels. I have boycotted ever since this happened!!

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Wendie K
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Emily Z, Manager at Crackers Bar & Grill, responded to this review, May 27, 2012
We here at Crackers are fully committed to getting all of patrons home safe. We will call a taxi or find other means for anyone who feels that they have consumed too much. We also let patrons leave their vehicles over night so long as they are not parked in front of our dumpster which is clearly marked by 5 signs in front of those spaces. Our trash pick up is very early in the morning, six days a week and if missed can cause problems with trash overflow. Speaking to one of our managers or bartenders who will be more than happy getting you a safe ride home and directing you to the proper area to leave your vehicle over night.
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Sebastian, Florida
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858 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 531 helpful votes
“Great Food With A View”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

Cracker's was a great choice for us. We ate outside on the lower deck area and it was delightful watching the sun go down. The dining room was there for anyone not wanting to eat outside. My husband had the ribs which he said were very good. They were lean and meaty. My seafood and pasta dish was out of this world. Another reviewer said this place was bar food. Well, they sure didn't have the seafood pasta as it was as good a seafood dish as I've had in New Orleans, NYC, the islands, or Fl. The pasta had a beautiful butter sauce with scallops, shrimp, clams, several kinds of fish, and fresh spinach. It was all cooked to perfection and the amount of each type was more than generous. If you like seafood, pasta, or both, give this a try, you won't be sorry.

  • Visited May 2012
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2 Thank barbaragwen270
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colchester uk
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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed May 20, 2012

Well positioned over looking King's Bay, we were staying next door at the Best Western Hotel and it is a two minute walk along the side of the bay. Best burger ever and it was huge!

Visited May 2012
Thank georgieboy
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