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Cracker Barrel

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4425 Fairfax Dr, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-6726
+1 618-242-9110
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Grant, Michigan
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653 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 525 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Stopped by on a whim last night while driving the interstate. They looked busy but were up to the challenge, that's for sure. Parking lot is huge so there is room for lots of vehicles. Great service and food, and the manager was checking with the patrons to see how they were being served. Friendly people everywhere. Very good overall... More 

Thank Impala guy
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I love Cracker Barrel. You know you are going to get good food, and usually very good service. Really enjoy breakfast there

Thank Mike D
Kansas City, Missouri
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238 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I’d avoided Cracker barrel for years- I try to eat healthy and their menu always seemed to be loaded with food that was fried, overcooked or swimming in butter- but since we were checked into a hotel nearby and I didn’t really want to get back in the car again I decided to check their menu on-line. It included a... More 

Thank AThena53
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

In a group of 20 ladies and our waitress was able to serve us and kept our orders correct. Food was hot and delicious. Good place to stop for large groups.

Sugar Land, Texas
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The water was awful. Manager admitted they had complaints about it, and it happened a few times a year. The check-out girl even asked "how was the water?"

Thank Jeannie W
Muscatine, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and great waitress. We had a toddler with us and she was good with him. Thank you. It was right across from our motel so we walked there.

Thank Terri H
Kingsport, Tennessee
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Same complaint as with the one in Morristown, TN; skimpy portions. Decided to pass other Cracker Barrels by. Too bad.

Thank TCA7076
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Cracker Barrel is always a good place to eat when visiting with a large family. Easy access for older people.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hamler, Oh
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291 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

As always the food is so good. Never disappointed. This one had great service and the manager went table to table.

Thank lange1
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Never had a bad experience here. Nice friendly staff. It's always clean. Food is always great. I love to shop here also. They always have the cutest stuff.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 4425 Fairfax Dr, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-6726
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 618-242-9110

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