Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Address: 5390 Walden Road, Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 842-5420
Known For: Southern Cooking
What I had: Breakfast Special (Yogurt, Grapes, Apple, Granola, Apple Bran Muffin, Biscuits & Gravy)
Rating: 8 out of 10
I know this isn’t my typical off-the-radar review, and I typically try never to eat in a chain but when you’re in BFE and it’s 6AM sometimes you have to stop where you can.
“Eat, shop, relax.” is Cracker Barrel’s slogan and it’s pretty accurate. I know many people may poo poo CBOCS but there is a reason they are so popular.They know how to do what they do and they do it well. Who doesn’t enjoy sitting on the porch on the rocking chair? Or looking through their store and loading up a bag with Chick-O-Sticks or Sky Bars!
Overall this was a great light breakfast for a good price. I was pleasantly surprised by Cracker Barrel. If you’ve ever been you know that for anywhere from $5 – $10 you can get huge amounts of pretty good food. They had a few limited time breakfasts and one the one which I ordered. It actually comes with 2 eggs and 2 bacon strips but I asked if I could get the biscuits and gravy instead and she allowed that.
The biscuits in all honesty were amazing, probably the best biscuits I’ve had recently. It’s hard to say this because they’re a chain restaurant but they were that good. The gravy lacked seasoning but once I salt & peppered it myself it was pretty good. The apple and grapes were fresh. The yogurt was good. The granola was actually really good. The apple bran muffin was fantastic and I love bran muffins. I had a great breakfast, quick, cheap and tasty overall.
I see now why people continue to flock here. They do what they do and they do it good. The staff was amazingly quick and friendly even at 6 AM. Seriously, if you want a darned good breakfast at a darned good price step into your local Cracker Barrel (it’ll be just off the interstate).
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Sep 9, 2009 @ 6:30