Cracker Barrel is a chain restaurant, which was ranked as the top “family dining” chain for the 19th consecutive year, in 2009. It is a Southern themed chain which serves traditional Southern comfort food. The chain is known for “home cooking” style eatery with a country store. Cracker barrel country store includes food items, gifts, clothing, wooden rockers, etc. Traditionally, Cracker Barrel’s outlets had been located along interstate highways. It also permits travelers to hire books on tape at one outlet and return it at any other store. Currently, Cracker Barrel has more than 580 locations that spread over 41 states.
Cracker Barrel does not publish its recipes or provide nutritional information on their official website. However, it does offer suggestions for health-conscious patrons. At Cracker barrel, breakfast is served all day, though the breakfast menu is kept separate from the one for lunch and dinner. All menus include a low-carbohydrate section. They have specialties in chicken ‘n dumplings, chicken fried chicken, or biscuits ‘n gravy with bacon or sausage.
Cracker Barrel Specialties:
At Cracker Barrel, breakfast choices include a variety of meals and combinations. Buttermilk pancakes are served with small, 1.7 ounce bottles of pure maple syrup. Cornbread and buttermilk biscuits are served to the table in a basket. Taking meal at the Cracker Barrel feels like having a large home cooked breakfast or dinner.
At Cracker Barrel Restaurants, menu prices are affordable and less than one would imagine for the large portions of food served with each meal choice. ‘Old Timers Breakfast’ from the Cracker Barrel has the price only $5.99 and includes two eggs, grits, sawmill gravy, homemade buttermilk biscuits, and a breakfast meat.
People can select dinner from large dinner platters to salads and low carbohydrate dining options. They also offer variety of side dishes with each full dinner meal. Some of the side options at Cracker Barrel include fried okra, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, and hashbrown casserole.
Cracker Barrel Menu with Nutrition Facts:
Grilled Chicken Salad:
Serving: 1 meal; Total Calories: 620, Total Fat: 8 gm, Carbs: 10 gm, Protein: 40 gm
Serving: 1 muffin; Total Calories: 270, Total Fat: 5 gm, Carbs: 50 gm, Protein: 6 gm
2% Cheddar Cheese Stick:
Serving: 1 stick, Total Calories: 90, Total Fat: 6 gm, Carbs: 1 gm, Protein: 7 gm
Grilled Chicken Tenderloin Dinner:
Serving: 1 dinner, Total Calories: 400, Total Fat: 18 gm, Carbs: 28 gm, Protein: 34 gm
Serving: 1 biscuit,Total Calories: 133, Total Fat: 5.5 gm, Carbs: 18.3 gm, Protein: 2.7 gm
Serving: 209g / 7.37oz, Total Calories: 155, Total Fat: 7 gm, Carbs: 17 gm, Protein: 5 gm
Grilled Chicken Tenderloins:
Serving: 4 Tenderloins (1 Serving), Total Calories: 160, Total Fat: 2 gm, Carbs: 4 gm, Protein: 14 gm
Chicken And Dumplings:
Serving: 14 oz.; Total Calories: 731, Total Fat: 34.4 gm, Carbs: 55 gm, Protein: 47.6 gm
Serving: 1; Total Calories: 380, Total Fat: 20 gm, Carbs: 37 gm, Protein: 14 gm
Serving: 1 serving; Total Calories: 184, Total Fat: 8.8 gm, Carbs: 28.4 gm, Protein: 0.4 gm
Sharp Cheddar Cheese:
Serving: 1 oz; Total Calories: 120, Total Fat: 10 gm, Carbs: 0 gm, Protein: 6 gm
Steak Salad W/ranch Dressing:
Serving: 1 Meal, Total Calories: 620, Total Fat: 24 gm, Carbs: 36 gm, Protein: 51 gm
Country Cheff Salad:
Serving: Serves 2, Total Calories: 407, Total Fat: 18.8 gm, Carbs: 22 gm, Protein: 38.3 gm
Serving: 1 pancake, Total Calories: 110, Total Fat: 3 gm, Carbs: 17 gm, Protein: 3 gm
Macaroni And Cheese:
Serving: 1 (154 g), Total Calories: 437, Total Fat: 26 gm, Carbs: 33.2 gm, Protein: 17.8 gm
Serving: 1, Total Calories: 43, Total Fat: 3.3 gm, Carbs: 5 gm, Protein: 0.0%
Grilled New Orleans-style Catfish:
Serving: 1, Total Calories: 270, Total Fat: 18 gm, Carbs: 0 gm, Protein: 4 gm
Serving: 1 order, Total Calories: 58, Total Fat: 5 gm, Carbs: 5 gm
Serving: 1 order; Total Calories: 194, Total Fat: 10 gm, Carbs: 10 gm