Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cracker Barrel FTW!!!!


I have for many years been aware of a kitschy chain restaurant known as Cracker Barrel.  A lot of my east coast friends are obsessed with this place.  Cracker Barrel is dotted throughout the country but sadly none in California.  There is a strange bizarre cult following for the restaurant even among the snobby hardcore non chain eating foodies out there.  I was SO crazy excited when we got to Texas and I realized there was literally a Cracker Barrel on every corner!  No joke - everytime we drove by a Cracker Barrel I would yell out "CRACKER BARREL"! bahahahaha!


Cute giant checkerboard that they actually have for sale in their "General Store" aka. the gift shop! :p


All of the rockers are for sale too!  They have white and brown ones and they actually have a big bow attached to each one so they're all ready to be gifted :)



"The General Store"


The general store was stocked with lots of specialty products and all sorts of throw back treats! 


Someone swiped some of the Bubble Up!!!


OMG MOON PIESSSSSS!
The hubs and I flipped a lid when we saw them!





Pink Lemonade


Frozen Apple Cider

The frozen apple cider tasted like uber fresh concentrated apple juice it was really sweet so I actually had to ask for some water to water it down haha.  Then it tasted like the most delicious frosty apple cider ever!

Corn bread & Buttermilk biscuits

These came out piping hot!!  The biscuits were soooo buttery and flaky!

I swear there are few things in life more wonderful then a wonderfully buttered biscuit w/ jam!

Meatloaf, Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes, hashbrown casserole, fried apples, carrots, mac & cheese and green beans
Yup. we're total piggy's.

*OINK OINK*

Your entree of choice comes with 3 sides of your choosing.  When you go to cracker barrel you must promise me that you will order the HASHBROWN CASSEROLE.  It was basically exactly what it sounds like hashbrown w/ cheese but it was fried w/ onions it was OBSCENELY, DISGUSTINGLY GOOD. hahaha. 

The hubs kept reaching over to take giant spoonfuls of it from my plate at one point I was really tempted to stab his arm with my fork. HAHAHA jkjkjkjk.  But seriously it was that good.




Clark and Skybars!!


Stick candy for 15 cents!!  Talk about throw back!


I leave you with a picture of some gigantic cowboy boots.  When in Texas! haha.

If you learned anything from this post - run do not walk to your nearest Cracker Barrel!

70 comments:

  1. Cracker Barrel is pretty cool. Are you visiting Texas? Which part?

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  2. The general store is so cute ! Love the specialty items...moon pies are my fav !!! Yumm. Never been there but now I want to try.

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  3. OMG, I LOVE Cracker Barrel! I went there once when I was in San Antonio!! I wonder if we went to the same one? Awesome! :D I love the general store!! And their chicken n dumplings is SO good.

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  4. Yummy! Every place you go seems to have amazing foods. LoL. Seems like you and you hubby are enjoying Texas so far. Those boots at the end are humongous!

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  5. Wow so cute and nostalgic. I've never heard of Cracker Barrel but I like how it gives you tons of food. I love the Moon pies and old school candies. The giant checker board is adorable as well.

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  6. i'll be in TX in oct and i just added cracker barrel to my 'to do/to eat' list. frozen apple cider sounds amazing. xx

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  7. Comfort food is the bestttttt! :D I was telling my bf about your food post from Texas and he said to me, don't you know Texas has amazing food?! I said..no! I've only been to the airport! lol I need to take a trip there some day soon!! You make it look so tasty! :D

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  8. i LOVE biscuits! so so yummy!! gahhh i wish they had this in CA. i can't believe they give you so many sides, that hashbrown casserole looks so good!!

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  9. Haha...if I'm ever by one, I am so there! XD Definitely getting that hashbrown casserole!!

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  10. seriously I shouldn't be allowed to look at your blog late at night...and now i'm hungry. it looks delish and you guys look like you are thoroughly enjoying texas before you move away. love the posts, keep em coming =)

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  11. What is this place Cracker Barrel? It looks delicious! I love how they put their beverage in beer mugs haha.

    -Christine
    http://trendenvy.blogspot.com/

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  12. Look at all that glorious food!!!! Yummm!!!

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  13. wow, southern hospitality!!! those chicken fried steak looks awesome!

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  14. I swear that this post of yours make me wanna visit Texas and Cracker Barrel. It looks so old school with the wooden panels and all. The pictures and your descriptions really did a good job at making me drool even though I've just eaten.

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  15. We have one in town but I've never been to it, maybe once my friends get back I'll drag them to it!

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  16. Wow, big boots! Funny!
    Good play and cool shop!:)

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  17. tummy grumbling just by looking at the pictures! :D

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  18. Haha lovelove the first piccture!
    Such a cute little country house ^^
    I rally love the stuff at the general store :)
    And the food reminds me of winter.. super cozy!

    xx

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  19. I might HAVE to run to a nearby one. I have never been to one but yes like you, have heard so many good things about it. It's not very far from us and I guess we never go since hubby doesn't care for it. Might have to convince him OR show him ur blog post LOL

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  20. Omg that looks DEELISH. You look extremely happy hahaha, I love it!!

    You and the hubs are so cute! The biscuits are drool worthy and THREE SIDES that's awesome. Most places only offer 2 measly sides. I don't understand why there aren't any in Cali!

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  21. Oh Cracker Barrel. I recently went for the first time ever, and I wasn't impressed. I'll spare you the horrid details, but let's just say it wasn't pleasant. Maybe it's location? I dunno.

    Your husband is hilarious! I love his duckface in the first picture!!! You two look like super fun to go out and eat with!!!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  22. THE NORTH STAR BOOTS! growing up N. Star was THE ONLY MALL that was worth going to and how I miss those boots :(

    It cracks me up that this is your first opportunity to visit the fabulous glutton that is Cracker Barrel. My MIL is obsessed with the place and we find ourselves planted in those rockers all too often :)

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  23. Okay - I think you have made me want to go to Texas for Cracker Barrel alone!

    Mr. Lex would be all over that Hashbrown Casserole!

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  24. omg i wish there were a cracker barrel here! the food looks so yum with the giant portions! One day...ONE DAY!!!

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  25. OMG i want that hashbrown casserole!! i NEED to find a similar recipe. so hungry now.

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  26. Ohh, that's awesome. I'm from Houston, but go to school in College Station.

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  27. That place is always crowded especially one in my area. It is a neat place just to look at what they have. My husband and I went a few times but we found their food were on a salty side so we don't go very often. Their stuff looks yummy and the serving portion is generous.

    Have you enjoyed Texas feast so far ;) ?

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  28. OH how cute! That store looks like it has some good yummy eats!

    Wow, that food looks great. *drool*

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  29. omg i have to go therrrrrrrrrrrrre! hash browns are already my fave, even without the cheese and onions!!!!!!! i am so hungry right now!

    p.s. HIII LUCAS!!!! =P he is so awesome, love how he gives us a little tour of the place, posing by each thing. HAHAHAHHH!

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  30. that sounds like such an awesome place to eat!!!
    i love themed restaurants that have their own little gift store~!! it feels so fun to be there :) all the food looks yummmmmmy and the items at the store look so fun~

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  31. Holy smokers! I totally wish I was with you two!

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  32. i have never heard of cracker barrel but now that i know of it i want it!

    thanks so much lisa! lol

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  33. Lisa...hashbrown casserole?! Why must you torture me with such delisciousness?!!! I seriously need to make my way to one of these ASAP! xo

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  34. I love CB! My favorite dish is the Haddock fish filet, it's the BEST! I pair it with ice cold cream soda :)

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  35. I love Cracker Barrel! There's one around the corner from my house and their breakfast is really good for a chain! I didn't realize they didn't have any in CA lol

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  36. this is so cute!! iw anna try it!!

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  37. Hello, yummy!!! Never been either but there is cracker barrels here. Hmm, may not be on my diet :) Looks so yummy though.

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  38. I will totally have to drag the boy to one of these! and run off with a rocker - how fun do they look?!

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  39. Aww this place looks awesome to dine at! I love the decor and everything! You guys look like you absolutely enjoyed every moment of it

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  40. I always want to eat with you. I am the only person on earth that doesn't like hash browns (bad associations from camp once) but the casserole sounds divine!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  41. such a cool name! and lol at the OINK OINK Hahah!
    adorable couple!:))

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  42. I love the photo of the giant boots - that is so freaking awesome!! I think I've only ever been to Cracker Barrel once and that was way before my wanna-be foodie days - I may have to try again :)

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  43. Love cracker barrel! My fav is the chicken and dumplings w fried okra.

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  44. I really enjoy reading your food posts! Too bad they always make me hungry!

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  45. it seems like you always have so much fun together!!

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  46. oh my gosh! i think i can stay the whole day in that general store and i won't get bored! ;) and oh my, the food looks amazing! i love restaurants that look like that - so homey and familiar. :)

    i have to check if there's a cracker barrel around here. ;)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  47. So nommy looking! Have you ever tried the strawberry moon pies? :O**

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  48. the giant boots and your hubby are cute!

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  49. You are making me so hungry! What a feast!

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  50. The hashbrown casserole is amazing there

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  51. those cookies look so yummy! mmm i am hungry once again, after looking at one of your posts.. haha x

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  52. I've always wondered what meatloaf, biscuits and cornbread are but thanks to you, now I know! One of these days, I'll have to visit the US and check out the quintessential American restaurants.

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  53. was this the one in san marcos? i was there 2 weeks ago. i had chicken fried steak and it was yummy. got to comment on the portion. were you overwhelm by texas portion?

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  54. Are you in San Antonio? I used to live there and remember those boots! This is making me hungry!!

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  55. HAHA I love Cracker Barrel! These photos take me back, I am so sad that they don't have one in California. I don't think I've ever had the hashbrown casserole though. I need to add that to my list next time I am at a CB! Looking good Lisa! :)

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  56. Lisa, whenever someone from the states would mention Crackle Barrel to me I always thought that they were talking about the sticks of cheese. But now, I understand what the big deal is. It looks AWESOME. I literally wanted to reach into the screen and grab one of those biscuits. They looked SO GOOD. Thanks so much for the post. But I'm mad at you now because I am super hungry :) Have a great weekend!

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  57. Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for liking my blog on your giveaway..My efforts didn't go in vain. <3 ^+^

    2nd I am just having watery mouth looking at all these goodies you treated yourself to. ^_^ Lucky girl...I loved the candy stocks...yummmmmmmmmmm

    3rdly about your previous post....Do you read my mind or what?I was actually looking for the way how to dress my hair in exactly the way you made your tutorial.You are sooooooooooo awesome ^_ <3 you...

    And I hope you keep posting more of the hair dress up tutorials....I would be your dedicated student :P hehehehe


    Love you Lisa and hope you have a good day <3 xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxxoxoxooxxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  58. omg... everything looks so good.... *droooooool

    if i ever come across cracker barrel i'll be sure to order the hashbrown casserole!!! i trust your taste after the bread pudding =D nom nom nom lol

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  59. yumm!! I should give you my recipe for Hashbrown casserole, its delish but sooo bad for you haha !

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  60. I really wished they had one in CA, so I could visit it! The casserole sounds super yummy! I love Southern food, so this sounds perfect for me. :3

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  61. i want some chicken fried steak....yumm. i will definitely have to go to cracker barrel the next time we're in texas!!! the food looks so good and the restaurant looks so cute!

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  62. I live on the East Coast but I have NEVER been to Cracker Barrel. I hope there's one around my house because the food looks really good. I love how the general store sells all those treats from back in the day - it really brings back childhood memories :P

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  63. I'm in the East Coast and I love Cracker Barrel! Every time I go there I always get the chicken and dumplings and okra. So so good. :)

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  64. Hahaha..Girl you do not know ( well you do now) what you have been missing out on ;) some serious good SOUTHERN home cooking <3 I get the meatloaf,mashed potatoes,and hash brown casserole every time!! My mouth is watering.. Mmmm now I want some CB!

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