Cracker Barrel

5 ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

Safety Rating
4 ratings

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11701 University Avenue
Clive, IA 50325

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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Not safe for Celiacs! Run away!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 2 months ago read full review

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First of all they messed up my whole family’s order. We all the got the wrong food. Second of all, after specifically saying i had a gluten allergy and that no bread or wheat product can touch my food or plate, they came out with a piece of bread on my plate! And then they tried to just take it off and give me the same meal. After i had them make me new food, the waitress and even manager had the worst attitude with me and my family. It was the worst experience and made me never want to go back. If you’re celiac i would avoid this place

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I eat here almost every Saturday. I order steak, salad and veggies, and have had no issues ever. very friendly and helpful.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant

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I personally love Crackerbarrel food, but if you get anything that is cooked on the meat grill or from the fryer, it will be cross contaminated. Eggs, salad and a few of their vegetable sides will be your best option here

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Strange disclaimer on their menu, says "these are items that are free of gluten or low in gluten". The amount of gluten is irrelevant. I'm pretty sure they're talking about the grits being cross contaminated, but "low gluten" items should not be on the gluten free menu. Of course, this is a shared kitchen, so cross contamination is a strong possibility on any foods. Staff seemed knowledgeable, though.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Hashimoto's

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I am not celiac and don’t have to worry about contamination, but I still had a pretty bad experience. There is no meal on the menu that doesn’t include something with gluten. I asked to substitute the biscuits in the meal I was ordering for another side. The waitress said they couldn’t do that and she said they could give me the gravy on the side as if that made a difference. I ended up just giving the biscuits to someone I was with and paying extra to get a different side for myself. It was very disappointing that they had such a lack of understanding about gluten allergies.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Symptomatic Celiac

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This was not good at all. No real gluten free options with high risk of cross contamination. I was sick for a week after. Would not recommend if you value your health.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Gluten Intolerant

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Not gluten free friendly. Even the hashbrowns have gluten (according to the server)

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Symptomatic Celiac

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They have a very wide variety of different GF foods. I’ve never had a reaction to anything. Told them I had a gluten allergy and they made sure nothing got CC even brought my food out by itself.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Gluten Intolerant

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I’ve been to this location twice recently Thanksgiving and my mom’s birthday yesterday. After choosing gluten free items from their allergen menu and being very clear about my diagnosis—Sick both times afterward.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

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