A quick look at the Cracker Barrel breakfast menu will tell you right off that you sure have plenty of options to choose from. There may be as many 22 different choices here, and that’s just for the main dish. You still have 14 different sides available, and we haven’t even gotten to the 14 different latte options. It’s a cornucopia of choices.
The down side here is that it can be downright overwhelming to have so many options. To help you out and make sure you pick something tasty and good, here are the breakfast options you should consider:
Yes, we all know that the buttermilk pancakes at Cracker Barrel are great. We’ll get to that. But we have to list the French toast first as we think it’s even better than the pancakes.
Your order gives you 4 delicious slices of Cracker Barrel’s house sourdough. This is actually a small change from the traditional formula for French toast, but it’s an improvement. It offers just the right touch of acidity to complement the sugar and fat content.
The sourdough is then dipped in egg batter and then griddled, and this egg batter really saturates the bread pieces. That makes them nicely moist in the middle, even while they stay crispy on the outside crust.
Finally, you have rather lots of butter slathered on top, finishing things off with the special syrup blend they have at Cracker Barrel.
All in all, this is truly a great way to start your day.
Momma’s Pancake Breakfast
Yes, any order that includes the pancakes can’t be totally bad. This particular order comes with 3 of those delicious buttermilk pancakes, and the buttermilk has just the right level of tanginess. These pancakes also soak up the large amount of chipped butter on top, along with the impressive maple syrup that’s better than the flavored corn syrup you get at other restaurants.
But that’s not all. This is a complete breakfast, since you also get some breakfast sausage for protein along with some scrambled eggs. This is the kind of breakfast you wish your mom actually made!
Bacon ‘n’ Egg Hashbrown Casserole
“Tasty” is a good word to describe the Bacon ‘n’ Egg Hashbrown Casserole, though it doesn’t seem to be adequate. This may be one of the tastiest breakfasts you can get anywhere. It’s a huge mixture of all good breakfast items, and the end result is just great.
It starts off at the bottom with a layer of the casserole with the always-cheesy hashbrowns. Then you have lots and lots of bacon bits, with large and thick cuts to make sure you’re satisfied. You have eggs, which you’ll find tender and moist, along with fried onions and even more cheese. It’s as if you can’t have too much cheese.
Finally, on top you have the fresh tomato and scallion. It adds the sort of freshness that you don’t often encounter in other Cracker Barrel menu items. Also, the tomato and scallion add more festive colors to the casserole, so you can’t help but smile when you see it. And once you taste it, you’ll regard it as one of your favorites afterwards.
Old Timer’s Breakfast
The name refers to how much older people aren’t usually focused on living for too many years still. At some point in a person’s life, it becomes all about the quality of life. You just want to enjoy the time you have left.
This is why this the Old Timer’s Breakfast isn’t exactly healthy. It just offers too much food, and it’s probably more reasonable for two people to share. But plenty of folks will find some comfort in the quantity.
But the quality is great as well. The order gives you 2 eggs cooked the way you like, with your choice of meat, grits (always a great Southern staple), and either the cheesy hashbrown casserole or the fried apples. But that’s not all, as like the other combos here you get jam, gravy, biscuits, and butter on the side.
The eggs were cooked perfectly when we ask for sunny-side-up, the bacon was delicious, and the grits were fabulous. These grits were nicely buttery and creamy, with just the right amount of salt that you can eat them without the condiments. The cheese hashbrown casserole was just tasty as well.
Admittedly, ranking the best breakfast orders at any place depends greatly on the particular taste buds of the critic. And we’re not saying that our favorites should be your favorites as well.
But we did ask around, as that’s easy enough through social media. And what we found confirmed our findings. Try out any of these listed items for breakfast, and it’s a fantastic way to start the day!