I and some friends had dinner tonight at Cracker Barrel in Wrentham. For me It was my first time and I enjoyed my meal despite problems that my friends had with theirs. We went there around 8 PM or so and were given both a dinner and breakfast menu.
I had the chicken & dumplings platter The ample platter came with my choice of three side dishes, I chose corn, green beans, and a hashbrown casserole. The portion size was very ample and filling. It was a homestyle meal. For dessert I had blackberry cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream. The cobbler was warm and tasty and served in a bowl. The ice cream was good but its size can best be described as a somewhat better than a dollop.
My friends werent so lucky in the problem area. They both got the steak and both had to send their orders back to be properly cooked--the steaks werent cooked as ordered. One of my friends had to send their steak back a second time to be cooked a bit more. One of them also ordered soup and the wrong one was sent out.
The restaurant was good and took the soup off the check and comped us two desserts for the errors on the steak. Our waitress was very attentive, accommodating, and prompt. She also apologized several times for the errors.
I would definately go back again.The food is good solid comfort food served in a nice atmosphere. Their only locations are in Holyoke, Sturbridge, Tewksbury, and Wrentham.
On a side note:
As the name implies, the restaurant also has a country store. The store is the lobby/waiting/payment area and is the size of a small stores sales floor. Its loaded with all manner of kitsch (snow globes, the magnetic particle toy that allows you to create hair, mustache, etc. on a cartoon face, etc.), confections (whoopie pies, candy corns, etc.), and kitchen accessories such as cookie jars.
The walls of the dining area are decorated with small town America artifacts and reclics like old advertising signs, the metal roller skates that attached to your footwear, and the like.