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An Old Country American Breakfast

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September 30, 2014 / American / By
Nicola

There's no better way than to experience a true taste of the Deep South than to visit one of America's Cracker Barrel restaurants. The whole company started around 50 years ago, in a very small town in Tennessee. They started selling some wholesome, tasty goods, and not much has changed to this day.

Pulling up to the Cracker Barrel is like driving into a time gone by. Every Cracker Barrel restaurant is laid out in exactly the same way, including the orientation, placement of the parking lot, table arrangement indoors and more. This means that the Cracker Barrel experience will be the same, no matter which restaurant you visit. Each one has the same quaint, peaceful charm about it, right up to the rocking chairs sitting out front.

On entering the Cracker Barrel, you'll find that it isn't just a restaurant. The first thing you'll come to is a delightful little shop, which sells everything from Yankee Candles to Cracker Barrel themed items. They even stock seasonal goods at certain times of year. It's a wonderful place to browse and pick up something a little different! Once again, shopping at the Cracker Barrel is all about the experience. It's not big and it's not flashy - it's just a good, old-fashioned American country store.

However, if it's food you're after, they have plenty of that too! Head on through to be seated at the restaurant, and wait for your meal. Their breakfasts are something else! I can personally recommend the pancakes, which come with a small bottle of Cracker Barrel maple syrup. I've tried loads of things on the Cracker Barrel menu, and without exception the dishes have all been amazing.

The Cracker Barrel also has a lunch and dinner menu, which includes another range of good, hearty grub.

It's the little touches which make the Cracker Barrel something special. On each of the tables is a little game involving a triangular shaped peg board and some golf tees. It's small and relatively insignificant, but it's enough to while away the minutes until the food is served, and it'll keep the kids entertained for hours. No other restaurants have something like this, which is why it feels like the establishment cares so much about its customers.

On the company website, they say that 'a trip to the original Cracker Barrel was a lot like a friendly visit to a neighbor's home'. That's exactly the same feeling that you get when visiting the Cracker Barrel today. It's like a home away from home, with good food and a relaxed atmosphere.

This is the go-to place for a taste of traditional Southern American food, culture and lifestyle. The food is delicious, the members of staff are brilliant, and the little touches like the game and the front-og-house shop make it an experience worth going back to time and time again.

Cracker Barrel

Country: United States

Province/State: North Carolina

City: Boone

Address: 1601 Blowing Rock Road

Zip/Post Code: 2828607

Location Tips: N/A

Phone: (828) 264-4425

Website:http://www.crackerbarrel....

Price Guide:$$ (What's this?) N/A = home cooked meal,etc
$ = street food, fast food,etc
$$ = bistro, cafe, pub, bar,etc
$$$ = fine dining,etc

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