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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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Merrifield, Minnesota
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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178 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
2 of 5 bubbles 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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173 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

How can you not like there hash brown casserole? Always good with other breakfast items. Very consistent, good coffee too. Always fun to shop too!

Thank Marlys V
Des Moines, Iowa
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a great place to get a hearty meal on a budget and the gift shop is delightful. The food however is advertised as like homemade but there is very little cooking done on premises. Most items are warmed up out of a can even the pot roast since most items are cooked at the main kitchen for all... More 

Thank Gigi7810-4188
Waukee, Iowa
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103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Went here because I was missing some home cookin. Gravy over ptatoes and hot beef were just the ticket. will be back.

Thank John B
Clive, Iowa
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

My family eats here frequently. I love breakfast so getting it for dinner is a treat. They are usually busy and that is always a good sign. I had meatloaf one night and wow was it good.

Thank Fam_Tvler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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

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