2019- this review has nothing to do with the staff. They were great!! BUT I’m very disappointed in Cracker-barrel. One reason is they have no clue how to put together their new allergy menu. I think it’s been done by a person who has no idea or interest in the subject matter. I come here with my husband who enjoys the turkey and dressing which he says is very good but me...I love the vegetables but I have to make sure I don’t mess up all my hard work healing from years of torcher. Look at the allergy menu! You need to go back to the drawing board. 2018The veggies here are very delicious!
Nice staff and in fact manager came to the table me to verify I could eat, as not to fully dedicated prep area. His mom also has wheat allergy and he was concerned with the level I may have. Very understanding and also quite attentive to making sure I had a good experience and meal.
The restaurant had an allergen menu which I was excited about, until I looked at it and realized there aren’t many options. You can basically just have eggs or yogurt for breakfast. The breakfast meats are gluten free but they are cooked on a shared grill so not safe for celiacs. The staff working that day was not familiar with celiac disease or cross contamination.
We had read options online, suggestion grilled chicken, pork chops and other options. Got there and asked if they had a separate menu. Our server said “yes, but it’s VERY small”. We ended up with 2 eggs, fried apples, baked sweet potato and pinto beans. We are both very sick now, only 1.5 hours later :(
We came here for breakfast and disappointed to see there was not many options, (not a menu, just a list) the only breakfast item they had was egg, fresh fruit, and yogurt. I Would say not celiac friendly since they couldn't tell me or guarantee me if other items in the regular menu were GF.
Had breakfast of bacon and eggs here. Also had grilled chicken tenders dinner with mashed potatoes and green beans. Decent food for a decent price. I was confused with the allergen menu they gave me, so I started pulling info from different websites about what the chain has that's GF (which is a lot). Not sure if celiac friendly.
Ok, so I would like to have NEVER expected a CRACKER BARRELL to be Gluten Friendly, but I went to one with my Non-Celiac Family on vacation, and the Manager at this location not only knew what gluten was, he made me my breakfast (2 scrambled eggs with cheese, 3 strips of bacon, & a side of hashbrowns) adeptly because his daughter has Celiac, hypoglycemia & cannot eat dairy. I THOROUGHLY enjoyed eating like types food as my family with my family & felt FINE all day long!! Thank you, Cracker Barrel!!!
I had to go online to find my options and even then I couldn’t do what other suggested. All of their meats have been seasoned or fried already, so you can’t ask for them to do it plain. I had the sugar ham with steamed broccoli and mashed potatoes which was fine. The staff I had wasn’t very knowledgable, but then again I came at a time that was SUPER busy and didn’t ask any other questions. If you go to celiac-disease.com they have a list of what is most likely safe.
Staff was friendly & tried to be helpful. At one point three employees were searching for the ONE gf menu in the Tallahassee restaurant. They never found it. I felt safe eating bacon & eggs but was disappointed they do not have gf waffles, pancakes, biscuits, etc.
Gluten free menu online 0 consistent with restaurant. Hostess unaware of what gluten was. Did have 1 menu for allergies available in the restaurant. Did not eat here due to above.
Didn't have anything other than vegetables on the gluten-free menu. Ordered a plain side salad, green beans and a baked potato. They couldn't even bring my food all at the same time. By the time I received my potato, the rest of my group had finished eating. The potato wasn't cooked completely, the green beans were ok, the salad had brown edged lettuce.
I had a horrible experience last time I went here. I would not recommend it to anyone! I can’t fathom why it is even coming up on this app. The waitress told me “Ma’am, we serve comfort foods here and if you can’t eat those, you are at the wrong place!” 😡 Wish I could give it zero stars.
Cracker Barrel needs to step up their game! It shouldn’t be impossible this day and time to find food on a restaurant menu that doesn’t contain gluten. It’s crazy! You can’t hardly eta anything here if you are celiac!
Had breakfast there. Very friendly staff, but they only offered eggs, yoghurt without granola and fruits on their GF breakfast menu. I asked for GF bread, there was none which was very dull (couldn’t they just have GF bread in the freezer, and keep a separate toaster for the GF bread? Or put GF bread in a plastic bag and microwave it. Like other restaurants do). Also they don’t seem to know the difference between “wheat “ and “gluten”, since they got it mixed up in the menu.
Very few breakfast options for GF. My daughter and I both had tummy issues after eating there today. Seem to be less accommodating than in previous years. Do have an allergy menu that lists items in major allergen categories . No meats on the wheat free list. All are cooked on common griddle. My daughter only had poached eggs and still had issues.
Salad was served with crackers and biscuits although waitress was told 3 times no crackers..no croutons..no biscuits. She offered to take the crackers off and have the kitchen replace food just where the crackers were. NO! Hubby had salad for late dinner.
Like everywhere else that isn’t a dedicated gluten free restaurant, they can’t say it’s for sure gluten free but I eat here at least three times a week and have no issues. I have all the grilled fish, hamburger steak or grilled chicken tenders. They have a variety of sides I can eat, too. And it’s always good!
We've eaten there twice and both times hubby felt sick. Not horrible sick but defiantly I don't feel good need to lay down sick. The last time we went the manager came and talked to us and told us what was truly safe and what wasn't so he ordered eggs and the sweet apples. Came out with a biscuit in the eggs and when we pointed out he can't have that he's Celiac the waitress rolled her eyes and took it away and came brought new eggs but he still got sick. The only reason I didn't give this a 1 star is the manager tried to be real helpful which is always nice but we won't be going again. Meat is cooked on the same skillet as the pancakes. She did assure us the eggs are on their own surface but still....
Handy laminated allery menu for no egg, no wheat, no soy, etc. It says to notify the manager if cross contamination is a concern for you. No protein on the list (thus my 3 star rating).
Asked for a gluten free menu and was handed an allergy book. I asked the server for information on food prep and informed him I am Celiac. He said the salad was prepared separately, and if on the allergy menu, should be okay. I think there’s too much risk of cross contamination to be really celiac safe.
They state GF menu, however it is only veggies and fruits that are GF. No meats, pasta, etc. Also, wouldn't recommend for celiac due to cross contamination. I had mashed potatoes and carrots for dinner.😐
Not gluten free at all. Within 10 mins of eating what I thought was gluten free (grilled pork chop, green beans and turnip greens) I was sick. Waitresses did not understand was gluten free or celiac was. Very disappointed
Their gluten free options are very very limited. It’s one little tiny page. Sucks. Go somewhere else.