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Cracker Barrel

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Illinois State route 23, Ottawa, IL
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Bloomington, Illinois
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 6 enjoyed a variety of menu items,prompt service, and the total amount of our ticket was reasonable for all the food we had. Servings were ample and tasty. Quiet relaxed atmosphere. We returned a couple of days later at lunchtime and were pleased again, also enjoyed the unique store adjacent to the restaurant

Thank GoldenRose09
Sheridan, Illinois
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

What's not to like about Cracker Barrel. I have never ordered anything I didn't like. Even when the place is packed it doesn't take long to get a table and we alway get a good waiter/waitress. Love their great, low priced desserts, too.

Thank meyers755
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249 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I've always liked Cracker Barells in the Midwest - spacious, noisy, full of people, casual atmosphere, big fireplace, fun country decor, good food. It's a nice place to stop when you are on the road. Parking is always there. Seating was right away. This time, I had the same what I've been ordering for ages -- my favorite meatloaf, with... More 

Thank irina g
Ottawa, Illinois
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We go here pretty often and always enjoy the staff and the food is great. Once and only once in all the years we have gone here everything went wrong. We spoke to the manager and our meal was on them. So we will continue to go there and we love to shop there as well!

Thank andipat
Streator, Illinois
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178 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Seems like when the other places are too crowded, We end up going to Cracker Barrel for supper. Food is usually hot and good. Service depends on the server you get.

Thank Fredelcamino
Kenesaw, Nebraska
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We regularly stop at Cracker Barrels on our travels. This one deserves mention as it was a notch above the some others. Besides the usual excellent service and great comfort food this CB had some different condiments that we haven't been offered at others. Their "store" area wasn't as cluttered and messy as some CB's.

Thank Brent W
Burdett, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

After 12 hours on the road we walked from our hotel to dinner. As always we were welcomed with friendly helpful staff, like Cracker Barrel is famous for providing. Tried a new burger that was delicious and my husband had his favorite chicken fried steak. As expected it was all delicious freshly made and a reasonable price.

Thank Coleen F
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This location has great food at pretty affordable prices. Vast selection from breakfast to dinner and is family friendly.

Thank Lisa M
ottawa, Illinois, USA
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137 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

we had the most delicious meals here for supper. the fire was going and it smelled so good. the atmosphere is the most coziest as well.

Thank karenk00
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81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

First time ever we had breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Lots of choices and everything sounds good, so hard to make a decision. We eventually did and it was delicious, much better than those fast-food places.

Thank all_the_places

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Illinois State route 23, Ottawa, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa

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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?