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Cracker Barrel

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11701 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-8215
+1 515-226-9603
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Amana, Iowa
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135 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
Little Rock, Arkansas
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Mankato, Minnesota
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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! One fact I really like about this restaurant is that you may order breakfast any... More 

Thank Enrique T
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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
Merrifield, Minnesota
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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183 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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 cooked through and the heat registers and windows were disgustingly dirty. If that is what... More 

Thank dimillage

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Half Restaurant. Half Store. All Country

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