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“Always Good Breakfasts, Unpredictable lunch.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel
Ranked #11 of 189 Restaurants in Elkhart
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Valparaiso, Indiana
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84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Always Good Breakfasts, Unpredictable lunch.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

I have never been disappointed by breakfast at a Cracker Barrel and this one in Elkhart left everyone smiling. My fifteen year old had pancakes with baked apples, which were thick and plenty. My wife had the Old Timer's breakfast with bacon that was crisp and crunchy (not greasy). I enjoyed the multi-berry pancake breakfast, filled with blueberries and topped with strawberry slices. And instead of maple syrup, they offered raspberry. Yummy and refreshing. The strawberry dishes come out in spring, and it's a treat. Our oldest son chose a cheeseburger and it was disappointing. The burger seemed bland, even with melted cheese, and they offered sweet pickles instead of dill. It just confirms my lunch experiences at Cracker Barrel. Still, you can't beat Cracker Barrel for ambiance. Our younger boy was at a separate table with his soccer friends, and they went walking around while waiting to be served and had competitive checkers. They wouldn't play checkers at home, but had a ball here. And when we left, there were dads and boys in rockers on the long front porch, waiting to be called, rocking away. Cool!

Visited May 2013
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English first
Pardeeville, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Breakfast before long trip home”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stopped for breakfast before our 5 hour ride home. The food was good but our server was unable to keep up.

Visited April 2013
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Otego, New York
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A familiar comfort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

I love a good, consistant restaurant and this fits the bill. There's nothing quite as nice as being greeted by a friendly waitstaff. Cracker Barrel seems to find some really good hostesses and waitresses. The food was hot and yummy, same as always. We especially love their accomodation of those of us on low-carb diets.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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RIVERVIEW
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“not too bad”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

food was good but cold when got it this was second time we have eat their and both times food came out cold . so we went to perkins next night and eat and food for hot and better

Visited April 2013
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Michigan
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Familiar Food - Comforts of home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

You can depend on Cracker Barrel for a good home cooked meal, decent prices, clean atmosphere. This restaurant did not disappoint.

Visited March 2013
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