Our Favorite Travel Stop… Cracker Barrel Restaurant

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Pete grew up in Pennsylvania and I was always jealous when he would tell me about this restaurant called Cracker Barrel that he had been going to for years when he was younger.

He knows that comfort food is my favorite type of food. Mac ‘c cheese and mashed potatoes are my love language. Seriously when I was pregnant and nothing sounded good, those were always a safe bet. 

Fast forward a couple of years after we are married and we traveled to Pennsylvania. First stop… Cracker Barrel! And it’s now a tradition! Whenever we are near a Cracker Barrel, we make a stop there first.

This past month we went out to Arizona for a quick getaway and we were all really excited to see that there was one there too! This was Ashley and Emmy’s first time there… they loved it!


Cracker Barrel is more than just a restaurant. It’s an experience. Cracker Barrel’s Retail Store  is one of our favorite parts. They have really unique products like toys, home decor items, clothes and more. Emmy took home a stuffed animal to remember our visit and I bought a baby shower gift! You never know what you will find!

There are also rocking chairs to sit in and games to play as you wait for your table and food.

The food! It’s delicious and so filling.

If you love breakfast you have to have breakfast here. They have a hash brown casserole that is out of this world good and so cheesy. I think it’s my favorite item on the menu! Pete and the girls always order the pancakes. I never do because they are HUGE and even though they all think they can finish them, they can’t… and I swoop in to save the day and eat what is left! 

You can tell that all the food is made fresh. And everyone who works at the ones we have been to have been so friendly and welcoming. You feel like you are eating at a good friends house every time you visit! 

If you haven’t been to a Cracker Barrel in awhile you need to head back in and try all the yummy food they are cooking up!


What is your favorite comfort food?

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


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