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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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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first visit to a Cracker Barrel and it will be my last. First of all, I was put off by the fact that their maple syrup was 55% maple syrup and 45% corn syrup. It was gross. My scrambled eggs were not cooked through and the heat registers and windows were disgustingly dirty. If that is what... More 

Thank dimillage
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171 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How can you not like there hash brown casserole? Always good with other breakfast items. Very consistent, good coffee too. Always fun to shop too!

Thank Marlys V
Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to get a hearty meal on a budget and the gift shop is delightful. The food however is advertised as like homemade but there is very little cooking done on premises. Most items are warmed up out of a can even the pot roast since most items are cooked at the main kitchen for all... More 

Thank Gigi7810-4188
Waukee, Iowa
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here because I was missing some home cookin. Gravy over ptatoes and hot beef were just the ticket. will be back.

Thank John B
Clive, Iowa
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family eats here frequently. I love breakfast so getting it for dinner is a treat. They are usually busy and that is always a good sign. I had meatloaf one night and wow was it good.

Thank Fam_Tvler
Columbia, Missouri
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127 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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

Thank Sue B
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90 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 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 22 December 2016

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

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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, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?