Peg Game – Cracker Barrel
Came here for breakfast on a weekend and didn’t have to wait to be seated. There’s an attached store with countless miscellaneous items for sale that you can browse if you have to wait. You can find everything from clothes to candy to books to accessories. Many of the items seem much more like collectibles, instead of the latest trend. The interior decor of the eating section reminds me of the interior of a cabin – lots of wood. Lots of random items along the walls. In addition, each table includes a peg game to keep you occupied while you wait for your food (or if you’re not enjoying your current company at the table and wish to be antisocial, though this is just as bad as being on your phone during the meal!).
Uncle Herschel’s Favorite
I had 2 eggs (scrambled) with grits, Sawmill gravy, homemade buttermilk biscuits, and a couple slices of orange plus hashbrown casserole (or fried apples) and grilled (or fried) farm-raised catfish filet (or fried chicken tenderloin, grilled pork chop, sugar cured ham, 8oz hamburger steak, or hickory-smoked country ham), $7.79. My favorite part? The deliciously cheesy hashbrown casserole! I was not impressed with the catfish because 1) it was smaller and thinner than I anticipated, 2) it was a bit dry, and 3) it was too salty. The biscuits are okay, but not the best I’ve ever had in North Carolina.
Sunrise Sampler with a side of Pancakes
Similar to Uncle Herschel’s Favorite is the Sunrise Sampler – 2 eggs (over easy) with grits, Sawmill gravy, homemade buttermilk biscuits, and a couple slices of orange plus hashbrown casserole (or fried apples) and bacon (or smoked sausage or country ham), $7.99. I also tried a side of Pancakes, and it’s alright – just your typical plain ol’ pancakes with butter on top. The syrup comes in a cute little bottle. The problem is, it can be difficult to finish both the biscuits AND the pancakes due to all the flour! Prioritize, or come extra hungry if you’re planning to have both!