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Cracker Barrel

11701 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-8215
+1 515-226-9603
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“grits” (6 reviews)
“dumplings” (5 reviews)
“fried apples” (5 reviews)
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11701 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-8215
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped by on our way to the motel. Had the Sunday chicken breast special. Salad was fresh and delicious. Chicken was great. Fresh rolls to top it off. If there on a Sunday, have the special, you can not go wrong.

Thank AmanaSH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The CB hardly disappoints, but in some cases, the food is just "ok' or the staff just isn't "perfect." In this case, everyone was over the top friendly, courteous and helpful. Above all, the food was hot and delicious!

Thank cynthiamaysera
Reviewed 4 April 2017 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!...More

Thank Enrique T
Reviewed 29 March 2017

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
Reviewed 23 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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank dimillage
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Marilyn C
What hotels are close by?
18 December 2015|
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Response from Carol R | Reviewed this property |
Super 8 Clive Address: 11414 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA 50325 Phone:(515) 226-0414 Not bad for the money, close to cracker barrel!
Are you open thanksgiving
18 November 2015|
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Response from Paul A | Reviewed this property |
Fro their website: Faq Is Cracker Barrel open on Thanksgiving Day and serving Turkey n' Dressing? Yes, every Cracker Barrel Old Country Store location is open Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Breakfast is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
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: 11701 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-8215
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-226-9603
  • E-mail
Half Restaurant. Half Store. All Country