The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is retail store and a restaurant located at 357 Maine Mall Road, in South Portland, Maine. there are over 600 stores in 42 states across the country, serving homemade food at reasonable prices.
There's nothing like that huge stone fireplace to warm the dining area on a cold Maine day!
Cracker Barrel serves breakfast all day, so even though we were there at lunch time, Mr. Eva ordered cinnamon French toast, which came with scrambled eggs, bacon, and a side of hash brown casserole! Now that's a Man-size meal! His only complaint was he didn't care for the sugar glaze on the French toast. He managed to scarf them down, just the same.
I went for the chicken with apples and onions with an apple cider glaze, with carrots, and hash brown casserole. The dinner was supposed to include stuffing, which they had just run out of, so I substituted broccoli cheese casserole, which was a disappointment, especially since I do like their stuffing. The chicken was delicious! The apples and onions were tasty also in the apple cider glaze; the carrots were tender and tasty.
There are tables for two, four, or more, so any size group can be accomodated.
You could spend lots of time looking at all the wall decorations; there were antique photos, old fashioned tools, old signs, and all sorts of interesting memorabilia.
We have eaten at several Cracker Barrels around the country and consistently get mostly good meals. My favorite breakfast there is their apple-smoked bacon, an apple bran muffin, and hash brown casserole! And the check won't break your wallet! Although, I seldom can leave the store with out a few extra goodies, like old fashioned candies, or something for one of the grandchildren from the country store side of the place!
Note: I was not compensated for this review; we paid for our meals, and the opinions expressed are our own.