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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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Mankato, Minnesota
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I always love going to Cracker Barrel because of its ambiance, their attached, old fashioned store, and their great old-fashioned home-made food. If you eat at a Cracker Barrel, you need to order their apple cider: it's the best you'll ever taste! One fact I really like about this restaurant is that you may order breakfast any... More 

Thank Enrique T
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a large group and everyone enjoyed their meals and the company. The service was phenomenal especially as busy as they were. We would eat here again when in the area.

Thank IA_Catwoman
Merrifield, Minnesota
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The food was very good. Wish we had one close to us. Good little store to it also. This is right across the street from the hotel.

Thank Darlene A
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We are on a road trip and arrived at the Best Western quite late. This Cracker Barrel is almost walking distance and meets the standards of quality you'd expect from a Cracker Barrel. We would eat here again.

Thank roadtripwoman
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Gotta love Cracker Barrel. We stopped here after 10+ hour day of driving, and we were greeted by some of the friendliest staff we've encountered. Service was speedy, too, so we were able to get back to our hotel and rest up.

Thank runrabbirunn
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Was close to hotel which was nice. Food was good The children seemed satisfied with what they ordered. We had a excellent server. Most likely we will return back to this place.

Thank Terry1GO
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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180 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We met friends here while showing dogs in Des Moines. Easy walk from the hotel. Would go again the next time we're staying at the La Quinta.

Thank RileyRants
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 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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176 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, 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
Half Restaurant. Half Store. All Country

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