Cracker Barrel Restaurant and Old Country Store roadside sign. (Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
The Only U.S. States You Won't Be Able To Find A Cracker Barrel In
By Angel Albring
Cracker Barrel is known for its warm atmosphere and southern comfort food, but you won't find the restaurant chain in Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Vermont, or Wyoming.
Cracker Barrel may not have opened in Alaska or Hawaii because they aren't part of the contiguous United States, but there is no clear explanation for any of the other states.
Cracker Barrel was founded in 1969 and expanded to other states throughout the 1970s and 1980s, opening locations primarily in the southeastern U.S.
Over the last four decades, Cracker Barrel has kept growing, with 661 restaurants in 564 cities across 45 states. However, its missing presence in those five states may change.
The news station KHQ reported in 2018 that Spokane, Washington, would be the state's first location for a Cracker Barrel, but it has yet to happen.
The Noisy Goose Cafe in Alaska is similar to Cracker Barrel (per TripAdvisor reviews), and Anna Miller's in Oahu has been called the "Hawaiian version of Cracker Barrel."
The Vermont Country Deli in Brattleboro is a good option for down-home comfort food when you are too far north to find a Cracker Barrel.