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Cracker Barrel

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1101 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4700
+1 217-347-7130
06:00 - 22:00
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Washington, Illinois, United States
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 7 plus infant. All going well until 5 got their food and the other 2 didn't. Evidently the order for these 2 didn't get turned in. Cracker Barrel did make it right by rushing to get their food and not charging them for it.

Thank Jerry P
Springfield, Missouri
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234 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the Sunday home style chicken. It was delicious and plentiful. Two large, moist, and tasty chicken breasts. But our server, Mikaela, was excellent. She was friendly and engaging. She got our order perfectly. But above all of that, she took care of us. Checking on us, filling our cups, and extending good ole fashioned southern hospitality. We will... More 

Pratt, Kansas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tend to gravitate to Cracker Barrel when we travel since it is consistent across the US. This one did not disappoint. Generous portions and the awesome sweet tea is what draws us to Cracker Barrel. The staff is always friendly and smile when we ask for a "tea to go". Just wish we could get a gallon to go.... More 

Thank Sherry B
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cracker Barrel is always awesome!!! This one was in walking distance to the hotel we stayed in so it made it very convenient.

Thank Michelle H
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never made Cracker Barrel part of my road itinerary but that may have changed. The "grilled chicken BLT sandwich" was the best ever! We returned to have another before we left town. It will be a regular stop for us when traveling through Effingham in the future. Try it!

Thank Rachel B
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As always, Cracker Barrel is a good choice for food & service. The wait staff is very pleasant & attentive. Always fun finding extra goodies to shop for while waiting for a table.

Thank Pat L
Manhattan, Kansas
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

A typical Cracker Barrel. Sometimes you just have to go to a Cracker Barrel for some decent down home food. They are very busy in the evenings, but get you in quickly. We enjoy them now and then for just good plain food.

Thank Kenrubicon
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Everyone should go to a Cracker Barrel while on vacation, right. It is one of my favorite places to go on a vacation. This particular restaurant was above average. We were seated fast, served fast and we were well fed! The bathrooms were clean and had 2-ply toilet paper. I recommend this restaurant!

1 Thank Laura G
Atwood, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Good was good as usual service good quick to get our food but wait time was a little long but worth it

Thank RichVic3
Effingham, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Our local Cracker Barrel is always a good place to eat. The food and service are always good. Their sweet tea is to die for. They always have interesting new dishes to try.

Thank Charles P L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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: 1101 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4700
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Effingham
  • Phone Number: +1 217-347-7130

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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?