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“Always a good choice for a decent meal”
Review of Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel
Ranked #2 of 17 Restaurants in Troutville
Price range: $1 - $20
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always a good choice for a decent meal”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Good service, food tastes like a home-cooked meal, which definitely beats fast food in our family.
It is true about the coffee - it's not our favorite - have dessert instead! :)

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank churchmice_5
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English first
Rockville, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Quite Good Haddock, and Inexpensive, too!”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

I had a pleasant solo dinner at this restaurant, which is very close to several hotels off Exit 150 on I-81. In the course of a long trip, I had stopped at a hotel. During check-in, the desk clerk handed me a list of area restaurants, of which the Cracker Barrel was one. As it was a short distance from my hotel, I decided to try it.

The restaurant is in an unpromising looking building, which appears to be a corrugated metal warehouse, not a restaurant, as you approach it on the access road. The parking lot and entrance are on the side, facing away from the road. The front of the restaurant is hidden from view until you round the corner and enter the parking lot, and then you can see the pleasant, welcoming facade with its row of white rocking chairs and "down home country" atmosphere.

You must pass through the gift shop in order to enter the restaurant, but I didn't mind, as the shop has many interesting items. A quick walk took me through the gift shop to the restaurant entrance.

The restaurant was very busy, but the host gave me a quiet table by the window, where I could read my book in peace until dinner arrived. My waiter (Adrian) was a pleasant young man. He was very helpful in describing the dishes to me, so that I could avoid foods that contained dairy products (because of allergies). The food was better than I expected; I have not eaten at a Cracker Barrel in decades, and my recollection was that their food was rather mediocre. However, that was certainly not true of this meal. My dinner was fried haddock, which had a delicious light and crisp coating, along with three side dishes: a house salad (good), a baked sweet potato (very good), fried apples (excellent), and sweet tea. The haddock was especially good, very tasty and light, tender, and crisp; it was visually appealing, too. I enjoyed my dinner. When the check came, I got a real shock, because the dinner cost only $9.99 before tax and tip! For some reason, I hadn't noticed the price on the menu. At home, a meal like this (even a lunch) would cost double that, so I left an especially nice tip for the waiter.

On my way out (through the gift shop), I bought some licorice drops and horehound candy. Horehound products are hard to find in the urban area where I live, so this was a special treat.

I enjoyed my dinner at this restaurant. If I have an occasion to pass by Troutville again, I will be sure to stop by this Cracker Barrel for a meal.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank SECh694
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Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Specials Galore!”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

From gifts to collectibles to toys and jams - it's CRACKER BARREL COUNTRY STORE in TROUTVILLE VA for it all, everything under one roof - and have a wonderful southern cooked family meal while you're there!!!

Visited August 2013
Thank cdhartless
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good food, bad coffee”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Dinner was good. Coffee wasn't. Service was just okay. Asked to hold our menu's while we waited (15 minutes) for our table. No thanks. Staff in store kept butting into our conversation and made us feel like they thought we were going to steal something. Waitress had too many opinions about what we ordered. Sheesh.

Visited August 2013
Thank laura l
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Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Country Style Charm”
Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

I have been to this location several occasions. Same as always. Good food not too pricy in a good ol country setting. I read a couple other reviews. If you want intimate this isn't the place for you. But if you want country style and charm this is the place. Love the rocking chairs on the porch. I have purchased them for a few family members.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank chubee01
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