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Cracker Barrel

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530 30TH Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7686
+1 712-366-6076
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Carl Junction, Mo
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel a lot, and know we can trust Cracker Barrel for a good meal. However, we ate breakfast here at about 9:15 a.m. We were seated immediately with our order taken quickly. When we got our food, the pancakes were so cold that the butter wouldn't melt on them. Eggs were lukewarm and gravy was cold enough to have... More 

Thank qbaird
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cracker Barrel is a favorite chain restaurant of ours. This location met our expectations. We didn't have any wait to be seated & our wait staff was prompt & courteous. We like that the menu offers such a broad range including breakfast all day. We like the new lower calorie offerings with fresh sides. You still feel like you get... More 

Thank Kathy L
Villa Park, United States
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stop at Cracker Barrel whenever we get a chance, this one is no exception. The food is great and so is the service. The servings are just right for weary road travelers. Keep up the fantastic work Cracker Barrel.

Thank Gene H
Omaha, Nebraska
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best restaurant for a big group. We had 5 kids and 4 adults, which was a larger group. All the kids were able to find something they liked to eat and whether you wanted a healthy selection (my husband loves the yogurts parfait with eggs and bacon), my sister and her husband are more of protein breakfast... More 

Thank Nikki B
South Pole
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240 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Look I know, it's Cracker Barrel-the chain restaurant found about every 50 miles or so on all major interstates (except those on the far west coast) in the U.S. The one in the Bluffs is located at "the" commercial/retail exit on I-80. Whether you're coming into Omaha from the East, it is probably the best exit to take for most... More 

Thank Viking94708
Omaha, Nebraska
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199 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonable price and pushing people through wait quickly. 10 minute wait at brunch time on Sunday was quick. The thing that caught my attention was service. The waitress did a great job of getting order right away; however, after she took order, service dipped rapidly through check request we had to make. The other thing about service was two younger... More 

Thank Philip S
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service is always friendly and the food is good. I have come to accept the prices at all restaurants as a sign of the times. Breakfast at Cracker Barrel is a good value. I particularly enjoy the blueberry pancakes with a side of bacon.

Thank chuckpisgah
Council Bluffs
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very uncomfortable with the hard wooden chairs. Our table was not sturdy. It rocked a little bit. The food was good, very good, but too expensive. The place is too small and the enviroment felt old.. It's on the bottom of my list for breakfast.

Thank cherylcV8557TK
Treynor, Iowa
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Good comfort food at very reasonable prices. Country Store has comfort items for travelers, and cute things for the home and family.

Thank Julie C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast and despite the fact that EVERYONE in Council Bluff, Iowa had the same idea that I did, and go eat at Cracker Barrel, the service was efficient and prompt.

Thank Sam A

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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: 530 30TH Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7686
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Council Bluffs
  • Phone Number: +1 712-366-6076

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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?