of 15 reviews
200 Front Royal Pike, Winchester, VA - Map
If you like soggy meatloaf and watered down mashed potatoes being passed off as homemade, this is your place. I've always had a good meal at Cracker Barrel, whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner. But it will be awhile before I will be brave enough to go in there again.
I was a little disappointed when I went there the other day. First off, was not given both a breakfast menu and a lunch/dinner menu. We were in breakfasts mode, as one of us had a medical procedure that morning. I went up and got our menus. We ordered. The waitress was very nice. But the food presentation was very disappointing. Cracker Barrel never disappoints, but it did the other day.
I ordered one of the platters that included eggs, choice of meat, hashbrown casserole (which I NEVER had ever ordered), and the biscuits. Well, my bacon was on a separate plate; my over-easy eggs were slammed into one corner of the late and the mini-slice of orange for garnished was just tossed on top of the eggs. I mean, really? Why does an orange slice have to sit on top of my eggs. It would have been better off without the slice of orange. Then, the hashbrown casserole was also on a separate plate and didn't look "casseroley" at all. It was just hashbrowns and not that brown, either. I remember going there and watching my friends get it, and it was in a little dish of some sort and looked kind of goopey and good. I never eat stuff like that but was going to have a treat that day. And none of my stuff was ordered a la carte. It was an all-inclusive platter.
Get it together, Cracker Barrel. Don't turn into IHOP -- the place that made me sick the first time I went.
A good old fashioned dining experience that makes you feel right at home. Theres nothing better than eating comfort food near a roaring fire, If you like such experiences you should try this place out, I guarantee you won't be disappointed. My favorite is the Chicken and Dumplings.