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Cracker Barrel

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11701 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-8215
+1 515-226-9603
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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150 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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178 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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13 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
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good food and expedited service to get a hot meal. The coffee cup is bottomless and the staff is courteous and treats you better than family.

Thank Ken O
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here later in the evening to grab supper. Had the special; turkey with dressing.Very good meal. Co worker had meatloaf and was impressed with the meal.

Thank Marcia O
Roanoke, Virginia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

As usual breakfast was great. Combination plates a very filling. Server was very friendly. There were not many folks in the restaurant at the time so we were able to easily have work conversations without having to talk over the noise. Restrooms were clean.

Thank trinoja0924

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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
Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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Westfield, Indiana
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?