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Cracker Barrel

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2147 E Springs Dr, Madison, WI 53704-7422
+1 608-242-0560
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was very friendly and attentive. There are plenty of choices even for the fussy, like us. I enjoyed the cornbread so much, I went out and bought some at the grocery store to enjoy for the next 2 weeks. The pork chop was very nice for the price, which was reasonable. their onion, tomato, cucumber salad was good and... More 

Thank Manakoora
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128 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love their breakfast entrees. Bacon, pancakes and eggs are cooked perfectly. Service is quick and friendly. Dinner entrees are average. We were disappointed with the chicken and dumplings because the dumplings were undercooked and mushy. It is conveniently located right off I94.

Thank Betty C
Madison, Wisconsin
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is an inexpensive place to eat. Even tho it was crowded we didnt feel neglected.The pork chop was big for $7.95, the corn muffins were utterly inspiring, and they have more veg choices than anybody I know. Amusing antique decor & fireplace too. Good service. Very busy and pretty noisy.

Thank Manakoora
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The new stuffed French toast is absolutely delicious !!!!! Besides all of their usual hearty breakfast I will always be a customer no matter what state your in you always get exactly what you wanted!

Thank Ann T
Cape Coral, Florida
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687 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Was in town for business and stopped by for dinner. I love eating at Cracker Barrel and this visit did not disappoint. I ordered on this trip, their sweet tea, side salad with bleu cheese dressing and the chicken and dumplings with pinto beans and potato casserole. It si always yummy and filling. The service was excellent and all the... More 

Thank Charles1019
Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

On a Sunday, girl friend and I wanted a decent breakfast. Services was poor given that some of the staff didn't show up. (You have to admire American workers). Our waitress left our food under a heat lamp for at least 25 minutes before she had the time to serve us. Had to fetch my own coffee and quite honestly... More 

Thank horseguy007
New Milford, NJ
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Consistently good food & great prices at Cracker Barrel no matter where you travel in the U.S. Even though there may be waiting lines on weekends, it's always fun to pass the time by shopping in the store, especially with the old time soda & candies.

Thank KARS929
Whitewater, Wisconsin
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138 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

They told us it would be a 25 min wait - it was only 5, yay! Food is always good, although I thought the shrimp had way too much breading. There are so many other great choices, that wasn't really a problem. My husband had the cod fish fry and said it was excellent. Love their choice of sides. Service... More 

Thank JustLinky
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Cracker barrell is my favorite all time breakfast! The old timers with hashbrown casserole and bacon, yum!! The place is always clean and nice. I thought it was time for a review. I always love the fire. I generally don't shop there but they do have some unique items for the holidays. Always great service!

Thank Martyn G
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128 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here en-route and had brunch... Which was huge! I got french toast (4 slices!!) with eggs and sausage - pretty filling stuff and a good hearty start to our journey.

Thank PurplewallLondon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 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: 2147 E Springs Dr, Madison, WI 53704-7422
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-242-0560

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