Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is a combination restaurant/store. When you walk into the door, you first see the store and all of the merchandise. Here, you will be met by beautiful items that tempt you to buy them. Jewelry, clothing, and country preserved foods await you, calling to your inner-most senses.
Just scan the products for now, you can think of them while you eat and pay closer attention when you head to the door. Pass the goods and the checkout counter where many other trinkets are shown, heading on through the door to the restaurant. Once you walk into the restaurant, you will see rustic seating and tables that take you into another place besides the city you were in before you arrived.
The food in this eatery is prepared beautifully, yet simply. Dishes and silverware show simplicity like many would expect to have had if living perhaps fifty years ago. The service is excellent and the staff members are extremely friendly. The décor is completely country influenced. You will be surrounded by country scenes in pictures, shelves full of country items and older ideas of lighting.
Waitresses move through the wide aisles between tables and chairs that are well spaced. Families can speak with one another easily, but you can also say hello to someone you know. You will never feel you are disturbing anyone at the next table. The entire experience seems like a family reunion.
Cracker Barrel says right on their menu that everything is “made from scratch.” They are not bragging when they suggest you will absolutely love their country style take on all foods. Breakfasts are the epitome of your grandmother’s farm morning meals. Steak, pork chops and meatloaf are ready for lunch or dinner. Add to this a hearty salad and/or any of the country vegetables, along with a roll and maybe dessert. You will be truly gratified with your visit.
Drink a couple of glasses of iced tea with your meal, and you are ready to start in on the store. You have thought about it long enough. Quaint country rocking chairs beckon you to try them out. Ottomans, shelving units and end tables are right there with the rockers and would look great in your home or on a sheltered patio.
Cracker Barrel continues the country theme with country-style dinner and cookware to take home. Coffee cups that expound the country style always look great in any surroundings. A beautiful cast-iron Dutch oven would look perfect on your stove, whatever age the rest of your kitchen. Don’t despair, there is much more to see.
Clothing and jewelry such as blouses, dresses, necklaces, wallets and earrings for women rival anything you might find as a souvenir on vacation elsewhere. Men can buy great hats and ties that show their dedication to other state’s football teams. They can even buy Oklahoma Sooners merchandise in Texas and no one will look down at them. If you already know about this rivalry, it can shock you that these purchases are this easy.
Step over to the foods section and pick up such country favorites as cornbread mixes, apple butter and peppermint sticks to take home. Chow-chow and blackberry cobbler mixes summon you to them next. It’s hard to say goodbye, but you do have to go home at some time. Don’t worry—you can return whenever you want. Cracker Barrel awaits you in many locations.