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Cracker Barrel

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11701 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-8215
+1 515-226-9603
06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Columbia, Missouri
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127 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's your typical Cracker Barrel - Dependable home cooking style food, decent service and decent prices.

Thank Sue B
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Life is full of choices. You can fill your gullet here and ruin your figure and your day. You can choose to eat healthy and eat one of their low calorie options or you can throw caution to the wind and go for the bacon and gravy. Most folks will blow the daily allotment post haste and stare in the... More 

Thank Keztat
Fort Dodge, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled to Clive on one of the coldest days of the year, and were welcomed by a crackling fire, great staff, and great food. We loved that the waiter was able to give us recommendations. We were even able to pick up some gifts from the gift shop on the way out the door!

Thank USTennisGirl
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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150 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I love Cracker Barrell, consistently good food, service and at a reasonable price. Am a Copuntry Boy breakfast, Chicken Fried Chicken or their Sunday Fried Chicken......their soups etc. All great home cooked meals! When in unknown parts of our great Nation it is great to know a terrific meal awaits at Cracker Barrell. Now how do I keep my wife... More 

Thank olbear1962
Grand Rapids
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124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

A very good Cracker Barrel. Not always the case but this one is tops. Both had the meat loaf specials with drink and corn bread. Service excellent. Food hot and tasty. Comfort food for sure. Dispel any questions This place works.

Thank Michael B
Gold Bar, Washington
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We met my mother in law there for breakfast, as we are from out of state & was passing thru. ( we do not have a cracker barrel here in WA, that I know of, at least). We ordered the grits ( which I love) and then the white chocolate & fresh berries French toast...can we say super wonderful?!? and... More 

Thank golfwdw
Eagle River, Wisconsin
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We needed a nice break from driving and this was the perfect spot! All the food was delicious and the service was exceptional! Barb worked well beyond expectations! Her hip seemed to be affecting her, but you would never have known by her attitude or timeliness. She chatted with the kids and made them feel special. She discreetly asked about... More 

Thank Ellie-Fredrickson
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Traveling in Iowa and recommend eating at the Cracker Barrel rather than hotel food. Actually cheaper than McDonald's or Burger King. Service is so friendly and large lots to park in.

Thank Jon V
Central New York State
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180 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

When you stop at Cracker Barrel, you pretty much know what to expect. It is busy, it's a little noisy, and it has a lot of food choices, including very good desserts. Tonight we ate at the Clive, Iowa, Cracker Barrel. As always, it was busy, a little noisy, and it was very tasty. My husband had the pot roast... More 

Thank JudyFromUpstateNY
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were seated quickly and order taken right away. The servers were tired because it was fairly late but they were still friendly and efficient. The food quality was typical for Cracker Barrel.

Thank SWTraveler2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 11701 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-8215
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-226-9603

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