Eat Out Review: Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel

Photo by suthernsir.

Another breakfast out at one of Mr. Diner’s favorites – Cracker Barrel.  You know he loves biscuits & gravy, and they’ve got it.  Though I find it hard to believe, he claims Cracker Barrel’s Biscuits & Gravy with Bacon is his favorite meal of all time.  Really?!?  They also have a lot of down-home foods for you meat-and-potato types.

I have to admit that one of my favorite things about Cracker Barrel is the atmosphere when you get there….I love the rocking chairs that greet you on the covered front porch and invite you to relax awhile.  And who can resist browsing the store with classic candy favorites, toys, seasonal decorations, and random stuff?

We had to wait for a seat, but that gave us extra time to browse.  We were seated and ordered  Biscuits & Gravy w/ Bacon (Mr. Diner & Amazing Diner); Old Timer’s Breakfast – scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, grits, turkey sausage, & hashbrown casserole (Mrs. Diner); and Pancakes w/ Bacon (Sweet & Little Diners).  Our server seemed like she knew what she was doing and knew the menu well, but when our food came, there were many things missing or wrong.  It took her several trips to get it right even though our bill was correct.

The biscuits were warm and soft and were perfect with the sawmill gravy.  The bacon was nice and crispy, but the sausage was a little dry, but good.  The hashbrown casserole has onions and cheese in it and tastes alright, but I generally like the regular hashbrowns better.  Scrambled eggs were a little underdone and unappealing.  Sweet diner said she liked the syrup (they have real maple syrup in cute little single-serving bottles), but didn’t like the pancakes and Little Diner must have felt the same since he didn’t eat much of the pancakes, either.  When the Little Diners are done, they always finish up with a game a checkers at the checkers table in the dining room.

Cracker Barrel’s breakfasts are relatively cheap with options for a couple dollars up to about $8.  Mr. Diner’s favorite is only about $3 or $4.  The Old Timer’s was about $6.  If you’re in the mood for a basic, country breakfast, especially Biscuits & Gravy, give Cracker Barrel a try.

Entrée Price:  $
Average Fork Rating:  3.6
Mr. Diner:  5
Mrs. Diner:  3
Amazing  Diner:  5
Sweet Diner:  3
Little Diner:  2

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