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Cracker Barrel

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Illinois State route 23, Ottawa, IL
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Burdett, New York
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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135 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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236 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Recently a lot of cracker barrels have had poor service and poor food. This location here was great on service and the food actually was presented right and had great taste as well . Bathrooms were clean as well.

Thank cdub1382
Leland, Illinois
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

It's Cracker Barrel. Same ole same ole. Good if you are not sure if anyplace else to go. It is clean. It has shopping. The food is okay. The service is good.

Thank TiaJean
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The food was great and liked by all. Our server was attentive and responsive. All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful.

Thank Sntjaxon
Port Washington, Wisconsin, United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Our bus full of 40 (35 middle schoolers) descended on them on Mother's Day and the kindly, politely, and efficiently got all of us in and out in a timely manner without disrupting or imposing on all of their other customers. Fabulous crew!

Thank Lee H
Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Just like most other Cracker Barrel this location is not much different than others. Friendly and efficient staff serving up those old home cooked favorites. Have never been disappointed and this location in Ottawa, IL kept it going! Great job!

Thank Rocks-on-vacation
Hobart, Indiana
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189 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Stopped on the way home for lunch at this location. Were seated promptly near the fireplace in the main dining room. We ordered some of their famous dishes of sirloin steak and Chicken and Dumplings. Our server was gracious. Food was very good. Always remember you can get breakfast anytime so the menu choices are endless. Will remember this location... More 

Thank Mary M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, 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?