Cracker Barrel Specials: Early Dinner Deals, $5 Take Home Meals

Cracker Barrel has new summer specials including $8.99 Early Dinner Deals, $5 take home meals and breakfast, lunch and dinner deals.

Early Dinner Deals At Cracker Barrel

From 4 pm to 6 pm Monday-Friday, Cracker Barrel offers Early Dinner Deals for $8.99, the chain announced.  Early Dinner Deals are smaller portions of homestyle favorites at lower prices. Good for dine-in only.  You can find the Early Dinner Deals menu on the  Cracker Barrel Lunch & Dinner menu PDF.  The current $8.99 Early Dinner Deals are:

  • Chicken n’ Dumplins: Slow-simmered Chicken n’ Dumplins (450 cal) with one Country Side.
  • Meatloaf:  Cracker Barrel’s special recipe with tomatoes, onions, green peppers (260 cal) and two Country Sides.
  • U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish: One spicy grilled or cornmeal crusted fried fillet, with tartar sauce (130/400 cal) and two Country Sides.
  • Homestyle Chicken: One boneless chicken breast hand-dipped in buttermilk batter, breaded and deep-fried (530 cal) with two Country Sides.
  • Smoky Southern Grilled Chicken: One grilled chicken breast with smoky southern seasoning (140 cal) with two Country Sides.
  • Chicken Pot Pie: Chicken, potatoes, peas, carrots, celery and onions in a creamy sauce topped with a pastry crust (960 cal).
  • Steak Tips Dinner: Sirloin Steak Tips drizzled with our savory garlic butter sauce (300 cal) and two Country Sides

$5 Take Home Meals at Cracker Barrel

Purchase any regular priced entree and take home a freshly prepared homestyle meal for just $5 more at Cracker Barrel.  The $5 Take Home Meals special gives you one of three homestyle favorites for $5 when you buy a regular entree.  Good for dining in or ordering online.

The $5 choices are Fried Homestyle Chicken & Mac ‘n Cheese, Meatloaf & Mac ‘n Cheese, and Smoky Grilled Chicken & Mashed Potatoes.

$5 Take Home Meals are available with the purchase of any entrée of equal or greater value. Add them to your dine-in order, or use the option to add a $5 Take Home Meal to your online order before adding to your cart.

If dining in, when ordering tell your server you want to add a $5 Take Home Meal.  Or, you can get the deal online as follows:  Add a regular entree to your order, then search for one of the choices and you’ll see them specially priced at $5.  Then, add your $5 choice to your cart.

You can find the deal announcement on the Cracker Barrel $5 Take Home Page.

Cracker Barrel Breakfast All Day

Cracker Barrel is rolling up some new breakfast menu options that are, as always, available all day long.  The breakfast lineup includes:

  • Build Your Own Homestyle Breakfast: Two eggs, biscuits n’ gravy, choice of Standard Meat and a Homestyle Side, starting at $9.99. Standard Meat options include Bacon, Smoked Sausage Patties, or a trio Sampling of Bacon, Sausage and Ham (Sugar or Country).  Premium Meat options for an added charge include Fried Sunday Homestyle Chicken, Steak (Country Fried, Hamburger or Sirloin), Ham (Sugar or Country), Catfish, Spicy Chicken Sausage, Impossible Sausage, Sirloin Steak or Grilled Chicken Tenders.
  • Old Timers Breakfast $9.99: Two eggs with your choice of Breakfast Side, plus choice of Bacon or Sausage. Comes with Biscuits n’ Gravy.
  • Country Boy Breakfast $13.89:  Three eggs and choice of two Breakfast Sides plus Sirloin Steak Tips, Sugar Cured or Country Ham. Comes with Buttermilk Biscuits and Sawmill Gravy.
  • Grandma’s Sampler Pancake Breakfast $10.89:  Two Pancakes, two eggs and a sampling of Bacon, Sausage and Ham. Served with choice of Breakfast Side plus 100% Pure Natural Syrup.
  • Stuffed Cheese Pancake Breakfast:  Homestyle buttermilk pancakes stuffed with creamy cheesecake filling, topped with fresh seasonal fruit and powdered sugar, and served with strawberry syrup. This comes with two eggs plus a choice of Thick-sliced Bacon or Smoked Sausage. $11.99.
  • Pancake Tacos: Two buttermilk pancakes folded and filled with bacon, egg and shredded cheese.  Also comes with choice of breakfast side. $11.99.
  • Biscuit Benny:  A buttermilk biscuit with your choice of ham, sausage or bacon, two eggs with Hollandaise sauce and two country sides. $10.99.

See the menu at:  Cracker Barrel Breakfast Menu.  Also, grab a nice Southern lunch starting at just $8.99 or dinner for $12.99 with Cracker Barrel specials available at most locations.

Weekday Lunch Deals at Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel has three lunch special available every weekday – Chicken N’ Dumplins, Meatloaf and Pick 2 combos –  and additional daily specials on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Every Cracker Barrel Lunch Special comes with buttermilk biscuits or corn muffins; some also come with one or two country sides.  Most Lunch Specials are priced at $9 (typical price, your price may vary).  Here are the typical deals; your deals may vary:

  • Chicken N’ Dumplings $8.99 – available Monday – Friday
  • Meatloaf $8.99 – available Monday – Friday
  • Pick 2 Country Combos $8.29 – available Monday – Friday
  • Broccoli Cheddar Chicken $9.49 – available Wednesdays
  • Turkey N’ Dressing $9.49 – available Thursdays
  • Friday Fish Fry $14.99 or Country Coastal Seafood Sampler $13.99 – available Fridays

Lunch Deals are available from 10:30 am to 4:15 pm.  View more details at: Cracker Barrel Daily Specials

Dinner Deals at Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel has Daily Dinner Deals available every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.  Every dinner comes with buttermilk biscuits or corn muffins; some also come with one or two country sides.  Daily Dinner Deals are priced at about $13 (typical price, your price may vary).  Here are the typical deals:

  • Wednesdays – Broccoli Cheddar Chicken $12.99
  • Fridays  – Country Coastal Seafood Sampler $13.99 or Friday Fish Fry $14.99
  • Saturday – Country Fried Pork Chops $13.79
  • Every Day – Homestyle Chicken $13.69

Dinner Deals are available from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.  View more details at: Cracker Barrel Daily Specials

Cracker Barrel Rewards Program – Free Appetizer

The new Cracker Barrel Rewards program offers members the opportunity to earn Pegs (like points) through restaurant or retail purchases and redeem them for rewards. The program is inspired by Cracker Barrel’s iconic peg game, and members can earn Pegs on qualifying purchases made at all Cracker Barrel locations, on, and in the Cracker Barrel app.

Go to the Cracker Barrel Rewards page here to enroll. You’ll get a free Barrel Bite appetizer just for signing up! Also, enjoy Birthday, Anniversary, and Surprise Bonus Rewards, as well as one-of-a-kind digital experiences. You can redeem Pegs for a full menu of options across three Peg levels: 75 Pegs, 150 Pegs, and 225 Pegs.

Family Meals

Cracker Barrel has Family Meal Baskets available to-go or for delivery that can feed a group of 3-5 people and start at about $30.

Cracker Barrel Family Meal Baskets range from about $30 – $40.  Here are the family meal options and pricing.

  • All-Day Pancake Breakfast $39.99 – Buttermilk Pancakes with butter and syrup and Scrambled Eggs, plus choice of Bacon or Sausage Patties, and Hashbrown Casserole or Fried Apples
  • Signature Chicken n’ Dumplins $39.99 – Chicken n’ Dumplins and Buttermilk Biscuits plus choice of 2 Country Sides
  • Southern Fried Chicken $45.49 – 12 pieces of Southern Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Biscuits plus choice of 2 Country Sides
  • Sunday Homestyle Chicken $46.49 – 6 boneless fried chicken breasts and Buttermilk Biscuits plus choice of 2 Country Sides
  • Grilled Chicken Tenderloins $45.49 – Chicken tenderloins with BBQ and Honey Mustard sauces and Buttermilk Biscuits plus choice of 2 Country Sides.

You can also buy sides by the quart, including broccoli, corn, fried okra and mashed potatoes, and family-sized beverages like lemonade and iced tea.

Pricing may vary by location; click here for the Cracker Barrel Family Meals webpage for full details and to place an order.

Does Cracker Barrel Sell Other Merchandise?

Cracker Barrel frequently has merchandise on sale plus free shipping on orders over $100.  Visit:  Cracker Barrel Merchandise Sale to see the sale items and start your order.

Cracker Barrel Menu

Visit our Cracker Barrel menu page here to see what they’ve got and how much things cost. Or, visit their website here.

How Do I Find A Cracker Barrel Near Me and Hours?

There are Cracker Barrel locations all over the map with over 650 diners in the United States.  Looking for one near you?  Click here to find a location near you – you need to start an order to find the closest one. Most locations open at 7 AM, and usually close around 9 PM during the week, and 10 PM or later on weekends.  It’s definitely more popular during the breakfast / weekend brunch hours.

Can I Get Cracker Barrel Delivery?

Cracker Barrel offers delivery for a fee on a typical order will be $5 – $6.  Sometimes, we’ll find a free delivery deal or promotional code.  We’ll be sure to post them here when we do.  To start a delivery order, click here for the Cracker Barrel website.  You can order delivery in the mobile app, too.

Where Is Cracker Barrel’s Nutritional Information?

Cracker Barrel has a full listing of calorie and nutritional information available online. To view the calories and nutritional information, click here for the official website of Cracker Barrel Nutritional Info.

Does Cracker Barrel Sell Gift Cards?

Cracker Barrel gift cards are an easy idea for online shopping.  Looking for one?  Visit the Cracker Barrel official website here and add one to your shopping cart.  Sometimes, there are Cracker Barrel coupons that give you an extra discount on a gift card purchase.  The special offer usually comes around during the springtime and holiday season, like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Gift cards have no cash value, but don’t have an expiration date generally.

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