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“Horrible Food”
Review of Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel
Ranked #197 of 1,200 Restaurants in Knoxville
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

Having eaten at a Cracker Barrel in New York State, we decided to go to this one since it was close to the hotel and I 75. What a mistake! The chicken and dumplings were horrible....a white blob on a plate. You had to search for the chicken amongst the dumplings which were a horrible gluey mess. Another member of our party had the sirloin steak with mashed potatoes and green beans. The steak was very tough, the potatoes were instant and out of a box and the beans were not fresh but out of a can. Not appetizing at all. The only reason this place got one dot is because of the sides...the corn muffins, coleslaw and salads were fresh and also the waitresses were very friendly. We're never eating at another Cracker Barrel when on a road trip!

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stopped eating at Cracker Barrel years ago. (The calendar above doesn't go back that far.) We became tired of the wait for a table. The service was spotty. At some point in time, they "changed their procedure in the kitchen," or so we were told by our server. The wait for the food lengthened, resulitng in hot food served cool. And the prices were too high. So now we go to Waffle House.

Thank SonnyKnox
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

We stayed at a motel next door to this Cracker Barrel.. Since we are traveling with three dogs we really can't sit down in a restaurant so we've been ordering carry out. The Craker Barrel was a three minute walk, so we ordered lunch to go. I got my order and noticed a "checked for accuracy" sticker on the bag. I was filled with confidence. I got back to the room and found the food order correct, but even though I requested extra flatware, no flatware was included in the bag. Our room included a kitchen so we had flatware. No big deal. The food was correct.

Thinking the problems were a one time error, we decided to order dinner from the same place. Our order was entered as requested. Got the bag with the same "checked for accuracy" sticker. Back in the room, we had one set of flatware, but requested two and an extra plate. The food was luke warm, gravy missing from the mashed potatoes and meatloaf and the food was bland and under seasoned.

Looks to me like the kitchen has problems. Eating at a Cracker Barrel again will be a difficult decision and one of desperation, no doubt.

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Thank Ozzieago
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

The waitress was great, the food was great, everything we ordered was delivered correctly and in short order, and the waitress asked if we wanted certain common things that a diner may want. We did not have to initiate the question. Not too cold like many Cracker Barrels.

1  Thank Sherry K
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Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Fresh food. Great service. I would deff go again. The pancakes, eggs and bacon were awesome!! First time to eat here but it deff won't be the last.

1  Thank Beach_swimmer_tan
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