If you do much traveling, you've seen Cracker Barrel restaurants just about everywhere in the US. These popular eateries are usually conveniently located at major highway exits, and are well advertised on roadside billboards. We have visited several Cracker Barrel locations; the Harker Heights, Texas store is one of the best.
What I do remember is having a cup of coffee in my hand and taking the first sips. I suppose anyone's coffee would have done the trick that day, however, on that fuzzy morning, the coffee at Cracker Barrel struck me as especially tasty.
Then the food arrived, and it was perfect. Eggs, hash browns, sausage, and toast – everything was excellent. Yes, it's true I was not totally alert. Even with lingering anesthesia I can still taste the difference between good food and not so good, and this was good food.
We have eaten at the Cracker Barrel in Harker Heights many times; breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and we have enjoyed great food and service every time. I know they want customers to browse and hopefully buy merchandise from the gift shop, and I know other reviewers have complained they were not seated in a timely manner. Our experiences at this store have resulted in immediate seating, friendly service, and excellent food.
Chances are you don't have to go far to find a Cracker Barrel Restaurant. If you're in the Harker Heights, Texas area, stop in and enjoy a great meal. And play some Peg Solitaire while you're there.
Larry Manch is an author, teacher, guitar player, freelance writer, and columnist. His books include: 'Twisted Logic: 50 Edgy Flash Fiction Stories', 'The Toughest Hundred Dollars & Other Rock & Roll Stories', 'A Sports Junkie', 'The Avery Appointment', 'Between the Fuzzy Parts'. His books are available in paperback and e-book.
He also writes about sports for Season Tickets, food and travel on Miles & Meals, and music/guitars on The Backbeat.