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Cracker Barrel

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1215 East Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335
+1 610-873-9059
06:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Really like the home style food But service has always been a problem at this location But sometimes its great Managers are not helpful anymore Used to have a guy JR he was great He would jump in and help any where they needed help not anymore They have a retail manager who will ask u how was ur visit... More 

Thank reardy1
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Everything my wife and I ordered has a strong chemical taste that resembles plastic that got too hot. Our water glasses, tea, coffee and juice. Shocked at a company this large, bring in filtration or bottled water. It ruined my dinner, I was too nervous to think it is in the food as well. How can others not taste this?... More 

Thank Paul R
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Lack of management really shows from the hostess not being around to the cooks serving side items in coffee cups. Food came out cold, order was wrong. Our server was nice enough but that doesn't make up for the food and the hostess. Probably won't be back.

Thank Cadbo
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you have been to any Cracker Barrel, then you've been to this one. This is not meant to be negative. The food and atmosphere are always predictable and if you have your favorites then you know it will be consistent.

Thank Mike M
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216 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We've been to many Cracker Barrel restaurants, but unfortunately this was one of two worst ones we've ever been to. We both had Trout which was very good. Our server, Heather Ann was very personable & pleasant. However, she was extremely busy & because of the problems with our order, the service was slower. For my sides, I ordered the... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I always enjoy Cracker Barrel. Service is fast, friendly employees and the food is good and presented as a nice hearty meal.

Thank Gary G
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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132 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

My daughter and I had breakfast here on 9-1. For the same price Nudy's café has a much better quality breakfast than cracker barrel. My daughters two biscuts were the size of silver dollars, and almost as flat. I think they were probably left overs from the day before but served anyway. Will not be back anytime in the near... More 

Thank Paul L
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16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I used to love this chain when they first came to the pa area back in the 90s or so but it seems like they've lost their flare across the board. Their greeters are unprofessional and not pleasant, the waitstaff are either very good (seasoned) or very bad (just collecting a check or putting themselves through college). The food used... More 

Thank Bjp4life1970
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Food was good, waitstaff was good, prices are good. One of the very few places you can take 4 adults and 2 toddlers and not spend a fortune.

Thank Paul C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

It Was My First Time visiting. I liked everything about my visit. Food was good, service was good, place was clean, people were friendly & a good sale too!! I will retyrn, gladly ☺

Thank Kathy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, 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: 1215 East Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Downingtown
  • Phone Number: +1 610-873-9059

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