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Cracker Barrel

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1295 S Walnut Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-5963
+1 931-372-2002
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Indio, California
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136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped here for an early morning breakfast before setting out on a road trip. Typical Cracker Barrel experience: good food and friendly service! Convenient to the interstate and many hotels.

Thank Bill M
Grain Valley, Missouri
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing better on the road traveling then breakfast or dinner at the Cracker Barrel. No matter what city or state the staff are very friendly and attentive to your dining experience. The food is just what you think of when they say "home cooked', never had a bad meal yet. We check ahead to insure our nights lodging is close... More 

Thank waymor45
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After traveling from Dallas, TX starting early in the morning we dined here mid-evening. Everything went well for us from a friendly greeter to server. We both ordered catfish but different veggies. My wife's grits's were excellent as were my double order of coleslaw. Our server kept our drinks full and waited our table well.

Thank Richard R
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a disabled vet. By the time we made it all the way from where we parked, I was worn out. Did not have to wait too long to be seated. We forgot to ask to be seated AWAY from little kids so we were treated to screaming little runts for dinner. At least the food was as expected... More 

Thank Charlie M
Clearwater, Florida
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873 reviews
497 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This place is about 30 miles from the first Cracker Barrel. As usual people with cars take the RV parking spots just because they can. Easy on and off the interstate with our RV. Food and service were wonderful. Thank you to our waitress, Kelly R.

Thank Bob19512014
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I had a trout fillet and broccoli and both were cooked just right. My wife had a pork chop that was a little dry with a sweet potato that was very good. The food came with corn muffins that tasted a little old and a biscuit that was very good.

Thank Dadz
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Very good food and great service. Not busy at all at 7am. Same great country store. They even had a wood fire burning in the dining area. Very cozy!

Thank Jessica J
Sparta, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A big bowl of those PINTO BEANS AND ONION AND CORNBREAD!!!YUM YUM. Or a stack of waffles with maple syrup with bacon WOW Be sure and browse while your there.

Thank judyhodge
Jackson, Tennessee
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I have eaten at this restaurant for years. It is always clean and the service has always been exceptional. Now that I have a small child, I continue to be more than pleased with my experiences. The only downfall is the wait... this place is always packed during popular meal times and the wait generally exceeds 10 minutes. However, the... More 

Thank CSGriswold
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly courteous staff. Great consistent food. Pleasant atmosphere. Lots of menu choices. Very family friendly. Long term employees that are dependable.

Thank Toney H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, 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: 1295 S Walnut Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-5963
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-372-2002

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