Cracker Barrel is known for its prestigious Southern cuisine, including breakfast foods, kid’s menu, desserts (biscuits and cornbread), beef platters, chicken platters, pork dishes, salads, sandwiches, dumplings, steaks, and seafood.
I especially love the old country style of the restaurant with the handmade rocking chairs and brick fireplace. Cracker Barrel’s aesthetic artifacts and sometimes country music presence creates an excellent atmosphere to enjoy its fresh, hot, home-cooking delicious meals.
With 664 restaurants in 45 states, one thing is absolutely sure when you visit a Cracker Barrel restaurant: freshly made biscuits or corn muffins are served along with any entrée order, and it is free! It’s more like an all-you-can-eat offer.
Does this mean that Cracker Barrel is a buffet? Read on.
Is Cracker Barrel a buffet?
No! Cracker Barrel does not offer buffet service. Unlike a buffet service, an all-you-can-eat service at a set price, Cracker Barrel provides a service where you order and pay for a meal; then, you are served fresh and hot in a beautiful home setting.
Does Cracker Barrel have a breakfast buffet?
No, Cracker Barrel does not have a breakfast buffet. They serve breakfast according to order and pay. Cracker Barrel utilizes four categories in serving delicious breakfast with a homemade feel:
The Traditional Favorite
This breakfast category usually contains three fresh farm eggs with bacon, sausage, fried apples, buttermilk biscuits, sawmill gravy, hash browns, etc. I am in love with the fact that these traditional favorites are given eight classy names, which are:
- Old Timer’s Breakfast
- Grandpa’s County Fried Breakfast
- The Cracker Barrel’s Country Boy Breakfast
- Smokehouse Breakfast
- Sunrise Sampler
- Uncle Herschel’s Favorite
- Double Meat Breakfast
- Cracker Barrel’s County Morning Breakfast
This is of three categories:
- Hash brown or Fried Apple and Meat Biscuits
- Egg Sandwich
- Biscuits and gravy with bacon and sausage
Pancakes N’ Such
In this category, Cracker Barrel ensures that everything pancake and similar food is available. The five classes of Pancakes N’ Such are:
- Momma’s Pancake Breakfast
- Buttermilk’s Pancake
- Momma’s French Toast Breakfast
- Grandma’s Sampler
- French Toast
Cracker Barrel’s breakfast isn’t complete without beverages; what breakfast is! Here’s a list you can find at Cracker Barrel:
- Crafted Soda by Blue Sky
- Iced Tea and Lemonade
- Coffee and Hot Tea
- Juices include apple, orange, grapefruit, and tomato juice
- Other beverages include soda, skimmed milk, beer, hot chocolate, and regular soft drinks.
What is Cracker Barrel famous for?
After visiting a Cracker Barrel old country store, perhaps once or twice, you need not strain to guess what it’s famous for. First is Cracker Barrel’s always fresh biscuits and corn muffins. Another is its creamy, cheesy hash brown casserole made with shredded potatoes, cheese, butter, sour cream, and chicken soup.
Cracker Barrel is also famous for its old country store, which is always attached to the restaurant. There, you can shop for handmade rocking chairs, one of the top-selling items in the store, and other items such as old-time jukeboxes, quilts, bedspreads, electronics, and cooking utensils, etc.
Another thing Cracker Barrel is famous for is its peg game. This peg game is located at every table in every Cracker Barrel restaurant. It is a fun and intelligent endeavor by Cracker Barrel for its customers to pass the time while waiting for a meal. The trick of the game is to move pegs over each other into one of the empty holes on a 15-hole triangular board until the pegs reduce to one.
Cracker Barrel is also famous for its chicken and dumplings. We know this because they get to serve over 11 million orders each year.
Is the stuff in Cracker Barrel real?
By ‘the stuff in cracker Barrel,’ we mean two things:
- The real crackers in big wooden barrels. This was the initial model which Dan Evins, the founder of Cracker Barrel, created with the intent of gathering people around these big wooden Barrels to socialize. These crackers were real.
- The items you will find when you enter every Cracker Barrel restaurant.
These include an antique cook stove at the lobby, a deer head usually found above the brick fireplace in the restaurant, a horseshoe and an ox yoke above the entrance of a Cracker Barrel doorway, and a traffic light usually over the restrooms.
These antique items are real and have become Cracker Barrel’s legacy over time. In addition, many other antique items are found in the store and dining area in Cracker Barrel, which most times represent an aspect of the community.
Does Cracker Barrel have a senior menu?
Cracker Barrel no longer offers a senior menu; thus, no senior discount. Additionally, according to the cracker Barrel website, the company offers no official discounts or coupons to provide the highest quality food and store items equivalent to the value of the amount paid.
Who owns Cracker Barrel?
Presently, the highest stockholder, Sandra Cochran, owns Cracker Barrel.
Which states don’t have Cracker Barrel?
Despite its wide presence in 45 states, Cracker Barrel cannot be found in Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii, Vermont, Wyoming, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Washington, Guam, North Mariana Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Where was the 1st Cracker Barrel?
The first Cracker Barrel Old Country Store was opened on Highway 109 in Lebanon, Tennessee, United States.