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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods



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.
EVA

17 comments:

Brian Miller said...

def like me some cracker barrel...esp the hash brown caserole...

Gail said...

Sounds like a wonderful outing...I look forward to having an outing one of these days.

Laurie Kolp said...

Now I know where I'll be dragging the family for lunch today!

Al Penwasser said...

We LOVE Cracker Barrel. From chicken 'n dumplings to old timey candy in the gift shop to those infernal golf tee peg games, it's a great place!

Coffee Slut said...

You know, I've never eaten at a Cracker Barrel. It's on my list now!
Happy Sunday!

Kristina P. said...

Man, I haven't been in years! There aren't to many around here, so they aren't very convenient. But you've convinced me to make a trip!

Kristy said...

Oh my goodness that looks delicious! Jealous!

rosaria said...

An all day breakfast offering sounds great to me.
I love these outings with you, a window to a world on the opposite shores.
Have a great weekend.

Terri Sonoda said...

Cracker Barrel is one of my very favorite restaurants and would you believe there is none in Vegas? You have to drive up into Utah to find one. That's just wrong...

injaynesworld said...

I remember all the time I was growing up, Mom buying Cracker Barrel cheese. I never knew there was a restaurant. Yum!

Pat said...

I love Cracker Barrel, too. We usually get breakfast there. I love to browse in their gift shop.....always such nice and unique stuff there!

Vidya Sury said...

Deli-cious!

Sue said...

I love these out of the way places you find!

=)

Unknown Mami said...

I've never been to a Cracker Barrel, but I've definitely heard of them.

The Frisky Virgin said...

Have you ever had the chicken fried steak there? It's one of my favorite southern meals and I heard they have it there--I was wondering if it was any good. :)

Eva Gallant said...

Frisky: I haven't had it, but I'm sure it would be good. They do a superb job!

Eva Gallant said...

Frisky: I hope you have a Kindle!