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Cracker Barrel

11701 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-8215
+1 515-226-9603
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“fried apples” (5 reviews)
“dumplings” (5 reviews)
“meatloaf” (10 reviews)
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11701 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-8215
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very busy place, plan on a short wait before you can be seated. Food coming out is fairly quick and service is average. Food is good, but I find it salty overall. Very loud on the inside. I enjoy breakfast there the most.

Thank john l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I love the Barrel. I love breakfast food, so this place is a must! The hashbrown casserole is savory and we enjoy their biscuits! I've never had a bad meal here. And my kids always clean their plates here which is rare!

Thank Aaron E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never been before. Enjoyed the meal. Quick service. Very quick turnover of customers. Large menu to select from. No alcohol beverages. Really makes th e bill low.

Thank davewZ2882ZD
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were immediately seated, given water and menus, placed our order and faster than we could visit the restrooms, our order was on the table and complete! Good waitress, too!

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a while since I've been to a cracker barrel, and I hadn't planned on stopping, but since it was convenient I decided to stop for breakfast. I had three double meat breakfast, which was good. They were busy, but I got a table...More

Thank Ralph D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They are all good no matter where you go. The dumplings are a must. Whenever you find yourself on the road and hungry just find a Cracker Barrel and enjoy. Our server was absolutely fantastic, she took our order right away and made sure our...More

Thank FtMyersTony71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was within walking distance of our hotel, so made it an easy choice and we ate there 2 nites in a row. We were seated immediately both times and greeted by our server right after being seated. Food was good as always. No complaints!

Thank Sherry C
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This Cracker Barrel never fails to get us fed and on our way fast. As an extensive traveler I always recommend telling the server when you are in a rush. Some restaurants respect that and work feverishly to get you on your way. This Cracker...More

Thank Relocations
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We've stopped at other Cracker Barrels and enjoyed the experience each time. This was a little disappointing, not up to standards. The food was good, but I had a few issues with the service. Our original server was probably a little rushed since she left...More

Thank LawrenceHDenver
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The service was good. It's Cracker Barrel comfort food. It's close to the hotel, so we walked over for dinner. I would like to see more "less fat" options, personally. The portions are generous and the food is fine.

1  Thank 373rhonda
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Marilyn C
18 December 2015|
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Response from Carol R | Reviewed this property |
Super 8 Clive Address: 11414 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA 50325 Phone:(515) 226-0414 Not bad for the money, close to cracker barrel!
18 November 2015|
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Response from Paul A | Reviewed this property |
Fro their website: Faq Is Cracker Barrel open on Thanksgiving Day and serving Turkey n' Dressing? Yes, every Cracker Barrel Old Country Store location is open Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Breakfast is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11701 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-8215
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-226-9603
Half Restaurant. Half Store. All Country
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