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Cracker Barrel

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502 Brock Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701-2640
+1 309-829-3155
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Forrest, Illinois, USA
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Love the food here my fav is the fried apples but its all great! They have a lil shop to that you may buy stuff from :)

Thank misaj81
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Took forever to initially order, food came and appeared as though it sat under warmer for a while prior to being served...drink refills took forever as well. Overall, service was terrible....decorating the restaurant for Christmas could've waited until there were no customers!

Thank Tracy M
Cloquet, Minnesota
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I love Cracker Barrel but don't have one in our area. When we travel we always try and find one so I can get my dumpling fix. So my mixed feelings are this... I loved the dumplings as always. Our service was decent. One thing I noticed and it was not hard to miss was a overbearing manager. He hung... More 

Thank TravelGnome05
Bloomington, IL
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234 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Before I rated this restaurant very highly but not now...I had fried chicken livers, turnip greens and fried okra with cornbread.It was so smoky in there that I will have to have my coat dry cleaned. Our server was very friendly and had 3 stars but left my husband's Iced tea glass empty for 20 minutes. My chicken livers were... More 

Thank Connor11_7
Canton, Ohio
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Food was great - but very limited in anything Gluten Free. Just some homemade gluten free biscuits would have been perfect!

Thank cmost
Springfield, Illinois
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The food was alright but not worth the price, it was next door to Hawthorn but McDonald's was better.

Thank Tracey G
Danvers, Illinois
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Unless you enjoy your clothes smelling like you've been at a bon fire don't go when the fireplace is on. Smoke was rolling out. You could see it in the ceiling. The whole restaurant smelled. Apparently the chimney does not draw properly. Hopefully not the cooks usual night. The biscuits were pure white and flat with butter too hard to... More 

Thank 155rancher
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We went for an early dinner. The restaurant was not crowed, as a matter of fact there were only 2 other tables with customers. We waited 20 minutes for a waitress to take our order. We waited another 20 minutes for the food to be brought to our table. The food was COLD, not luke warm but COLD. The gravy... More 

Thank Sandra H
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399 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My wife and I had lunch here on our way home from Dixon, Illinois. We ordered our usual meal, a 4-veggie plate that we split. We had slaw, fried apples, hashbrown casserole, green beans, and biscuit and cornbread muffin. The servings were large, so it was plenty enough to split. The service was excellent, and we talked to the server,... More 

Thank psychprofessor
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this stop. It is always clean, friendly and so many choices. We ordered special of the day...baked chicken & dressing with a couple sides. All comes with wonderful biscuits and corn bread. Great comfort food for a dark, cool rainy day on the road. Had to box up the breads for a treat for later. Prices very reasonable.

Thank 12grands

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 Brock Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701-2640
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-829-3155

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?