Cracker Barrel vs. In-N-Out Burger

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DH wanted to stop and grab a bite to eat in Virginia.

He suggested Cracker Barrel.

I protested wanting to find a ‘local favorite’ while on vacation from California.  Realizing my choices were fast food joints less than worthy to a West Coast favorite In-N-Out-Burger, I acquiesced to DH wishes. For whatever reason, I envision Cracker Barrel to be a version of Hickory Farms and was turned off. Reluctantly, I agreed to dine at Cracker Barrel, all the while shuffling my feet in the sand. Boy, was I so very wrong.

Here is why…

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First off, there was this sign welcoming our family.  I immediately took notice “in the spirit of  pleasing people; regardless of race– color of skin – disability – national origin”, etc.. These words spoke to my sense that we are all connected on this little blue marble we live on and lets be nice to each other. No Judgey Judgey. I think I may like it here.

Then came the porch rockers.

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Nice. I so want a porch to reside on and watch the sunset with one of these.

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  You enter into the store environment, it has a very southern feel to it.

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The kids were pleased. very pleased.

Outer Banks June 2010 743Lots of cool stuff.

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Had to tell the littles ‘no’. Then I saw this and wanted to eat my words.

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My Grampa used to stock his Indiana bar with these candy sticks.

He did this to spoil his grand babies.

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Cinnamon was my favorite. He always made sure his jar had plenty of them, thanks Grampa.

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This caught my eye.

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Then Darcey put her paw on me. Hi, sweet heart – I still miss you.

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We are in Norfolk so this seemed very appropriate. Visions of 9-11 washed over me.

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I almost bought this for Father’s Day. DH would have laughed but never worn it.

Outer Banks June 2010 736 My Southern roots smiled.

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Large checker board were abound while the kiddos waited for their food. Mommy and Daddy thanks you Cracker Barrel.

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 Now onto the FOOD

Outer Banks June 2010 740 This is a grilled chicken sammy with thick sliced bacon and sharp cheddar cheese. Burp…

Outer Banks June 2010 741               The kiddos loved the Mac n Cheese. While for breakfast,

Outer Banks June 2010 773 Mommy LOVED the Biscuits and Gravy.

I could eat this for every meal. Hey, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.

So which would you choose,

Burger King, In-N-Out Burger or Cracker Barrel?

Don’t get me wrong, I love a hawt Double Double with cheese and grilled onions, but Cracker Barrel now ranks high on my East Coast/Mid West list.

Thanks DH for broadening my horizons.


5 responses

  1. Aimee

    Awww… Thank you for sharing! I lived in Chicago for three years and we would often visit for breakfast, I really miss that place so seeing you blog brought back so many memories! When I first heard the name, I too did not want to go but once there I enjoyed everything they had to offer! My favorite was the pecan pancakes! Thanks for sharing, the photos especially brought me back to some very happy memories!

    June 28, 2010 at 5:52 am

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  3. Loo Loo

    Yum!! I love the Cracker Barrel :D! Their eggs rock! I give it five stars 🙂

    June 28, 2010 at 4:09 pm

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  5. breadnbutter69

    I’m all for broadening the horizons, but In N Out rocks every time 🙂 Just wrote a post about how it inspires happy relationships,on top of just making you plain happy.

    December 11, 2010 at 5:33 pm

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