On our way home, we decided to stop by Cracker Barrel for some cheap and delicious eats. About half of us had never been to Cracker Barrel before and interested, and the other half were very gung-ho about it. The closest one turned out to be Binghamton.
StB ordered toads-in-the-hole (or is it eggs-in-a-basket?). You know, toast with the center cut out, and you drop a raw egg into it then cook? I know she liked it because she said that’s what she almost always orders here.
I actually didn’t remember often ordering breakfast here (though a quick check says I have), so I gave myself the best of both worlds: my Cracker Barrel go-to, chicken fried chicken smothered in country gravy (omg I love that stuff), along with two fried eggs, hash brown casserole… (and if you clicked that link earlier, I mentioned this platter and not getting it because I didn’t want to be fat… hahahahahah!)
which came with grits, a small bowl of gravy and two biscuits. Oh my god. No, I didn’t finish this, but damn it was good. I might start ordering this instead – it’s a smaller portion of chicken fried chicken, which suits my purposes (and waistline) just fine… and the price is under $8. So good. As usual, my chicken was fried perfectly right – crisp exterior, juicy interior, and smothered in country gravy is awesome. So good. The eggs were cooked fine, the hash brown casserole was great as always, and the grits were okay – once I added butter and salt, ha.
Dr.Y got whole wheat pancakes, which everyone was trying and passing around, and everyone seemed to like it. I had so much food in front of me, there was no way I was going to try someone else’s dish at that point. Yum!
Yvo says: There’s a reason I plan road trip routes around Cracker Barrel stops. It’s not gourmet, but it’s homemade and yet consistent from location to location, it’s excellent, cheap, filling food. It almost makes me understand why people travel all over the country and eat at TGI Friday’s in every single city they visit – almost (for familiarity’s sake). Our breakfasts, with coffee, came out to less than $10 a person, and look at how much freaking food we all got (I didn’t take pictures of everyone’s dishes, but trust me, there was a LOT of food). It’s just… good, comforting, solid, consistent food. Love.
recommended on road trips, though I don’t usually go more than a few miles out of my way
Check the website for locations because they are all over the country, though a bit sparse up this far north