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Cracker Barrel

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2854 Wilder Rd, Bay City, MI 48706
+1 989-671-9905
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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157 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

You can always count on Cracker Barrel. This one is another great location. Driving down from Mackinac Island, had a hankering for chicken and dumplings. This visit made me happy. Great service. Clean. Oh, they had lots of cool things for sale in the waiting area too!

Thank hoosierref
Midland, Michigan
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I know, you have been there. But still the place is GOOD. Last night was another 'Girls Night' and we had fun. The place will let you talk all night if you have to. It was like being in mama's kitchen. The staff kept an eye on us and our water (or whatever someone had) was replenished without having to... More 

Thank RJVlier
Flushing, Michigan
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212 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stopped here for breakfast on a trip north. One thing about Cracker Barrel is consistency. Have eaten at many, and they are all pretty much alike. You know what you're getting when you stop an any one.

Thank Frederick B
Ancaster, Canada
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123 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here once again on our recent road trip and received the same consistent service as previously experienced. The menu has changed a bit with daily specials in addition to the regular fare. Prices are very reasonable with huge portions creating significant value for the money. As usual the staff are very friendly and attentive without being overbearing. A great... More 

Thank hunterdune
Clarkston, Michigan
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here several times for breakfast and have always had a pleasant experience. Staff amazing and put up with people who think they are being funny. Food is delicious. We will be back again next time we go up north.

Thank medpedsbrian
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I've tried here multiple times and I've visited Cracker Barrels in other places, but this one needs to go. Always poor service, you may have to wait 30 minutes or longer before someone notices that you're waiting to be seated, once you're seated, prepare for another long wait, if they notice there is someone seated at your table. Forget talking... More 

Thank a l
Region of Waterloo, Canada
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

So this was my 3rd stop here in the last two months or so. Four guys and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Roast beef, turkey and a cheese burger were the dinners. All were tasty and hot. Liz, our server, was very nice and patient as we borrowed the one set of glasses between us to read the menu!... More 

Thank newbytraveler
St. Marys, Ontario
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

What can I say, I have never been to a bad Cracker Barrel restaurant. This one, as usual, was the favourite part of my trip home from holidays. The food, especially the chicken and dumplings, pecan coated catfish, biscuits, etc is to die for. The service was also extraordinary, prompt and friendly. This trip was the first time my brother... More 

Thank llamafarmer
Prudenvile, mi 48651
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The roadside sign said over easy anytime, but it failed to mention the cold food served with the fresh fried eggs. Simple, make fresh or just reheat the food to proper temp before serving. Dissatisfied. Next time I'll order the roast beef.

Thank Upnorthhh
Newport, Michigan
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on our way home from the U.P. The food was very good and we enjoyed wandering around the store after our meal. Very friendly staff and clean restrooms too.

Thank dmm316

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids
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: 2854 Wilder Rd, Bay City, MI 48706
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bay City
  • Phone Number: +1 989-671-9905

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