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“Going down hill”
Review of Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel
Ranked #4 of 69 Restaurants in Mount Vernon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Restaurant details
Roseville, California
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Going down hill”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We have dined at 3 cracker barrels recently and they seem to be going downhill. Our latest visit to the Mt. Vernon location was a big disappointment. We ordered a vegetable plate and the roast beef dinner. The vegetable plate was ok but the roast beef was not good. The portion was small and the beef was not tender or flavorful. Also the beef had very gravy on it. The small serving of mashed potatoes were hard, the worst I've had, and also had very little gravy maybe they were running low. Our server was awful and acted like he wanted to be somewhere else. We didn't leave a tip and will not be dining at any cracker barrels in the future.

  • Visited October 2013
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Russellville, Kentucky
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Another great Cracker Barrel!”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Only have run into a couple of Cracker Barrels that haven't been very good. This one is excellent - great service, food, and value! Love that they serve breakfast any time of day. Don't really like their 'new' healthy menu items, but they still have the old menu items, also. Love to look at things in the country store part. Good break from a long day of traveling!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Senior5510
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Nice Country Restaurant Feel”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

If you are in town and looking for a good meal at a great price then check out the Cracker Barrel. Had the salmon and it was real nice. Enjoyed the corn bread as well. Reasonable prices clean, and that old town country feel. Our wait staff was very friendly and liked to joke with you. After you are done eating you can enjoy browsing the county store atmosphere and browse all the cool items.

Visited August 2013
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Thank twowheelsdown
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Georgia Cracker”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We like the chain and on long trips, e.g. Atlanta-Chicago, we keep our eyes out for a local CB restaurant. This one in Mt Vernon lived up to CB standards and the personnel/staff were very friendly---a contrast to the last time we stopped in to one of our local Atlanta restaurants (the case of the disappearing waiter whose associate delivered chicken instead of a fish dish to my wife...and place where no one checked to ask the usual "is everything okay? anything else you need?). Faith restored. Nice fish fry and no heavy,dripping oil/grease. Only disappointment was that this special did not come with a salad, as almost every other entreed does/did.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank QuebecoisFrancophile
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Dandridge, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“can't go wrong here”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

We love to hit this location when we are in the area. You can always count on the food and service to be great. I tried the summer special pancakes with blueberries, black berries, and hot raspberry syrup, and they were outstanding.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Biotcher38
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