Thursday, July 26, 2012
Chester, VA 23831
Olive Garden then Cracker Barrel deserves a little love.
So, should one write a post about Cracker Barrel?
As road trip food goes, the menu is a ton more appealing than any fast food chains and the prices are really really competitive. You can get breakfast 24 hours a day plus a whole assortment of comfort food. I think my mom ordered some sausage and biscuits, Dad got an open face roast beef sandwich with gravy, my niece got the open face turkey sandwich special, and I, of course, got their country fried steak with mashed potatoes, kernel corn, and sweet baby carrots. Also, this being the south, I got a sweet tea to drink.
Oh yeah, this was really a post about Cracker Barrel. Going on road trips with my family was always one of my favorite things when I was growing up. Cracker Barrel was one of our preferred restaurants of choice when we stopped to eat so Cracker Barrel is part of those memories. Now, I'm not saying that Cracker Barrel will set your world on fire. But, if you're looking for a place to eat while on a long road trip, I can't think of a better place to stop if you're unfamiliar with the area. It has everything you could possibly want: cheap pieces of Americana for souvenirs; a place to rest your feet and rock out for awhile; and good, wholesome comfort food.