We are officially in the Easter season. (Can you believe we’re already in March?) That also means 40 days of fasting from meat on Fridays for some people as they look forward to celebrating Easter on Sunday, April 17th.
Finding good meat-free meals can be challenging. That’s why we’re happy to help by providing some delicious homestyle options that are priced just right. So, keep those frozen fish sticks in the freezer, and let us make you a meal made with care as you observe this Lenten season.
Friday Fish Fry
Our Friday Fish Fry is the perfect meal to satisfy your hunger and keep your commitment. You’ll get four Cod Fillets, hand-dipped in our own special batter and fried to a golden brown, with your choice of two Country Sides. Try it with our Three Cheese Squash Casserole, or a Loaded Baked Sweet Potato, Steak Fries, or some Fried Okra, together with our hand-rolled Buttermilk Biscuits and you’ll be hooked. We start serving it at 11AM, and it’s only available on Fridays.
Fried Shrimp Platter
Our Country Fried Shrimp Platter gives you fresh shrimp breaded in buttermilk, cooked with just the right amount of crispiness and served with hushpuppies and your choice of two Country Sides. Try pairing it with some loaded Hashbrown Casserole Tots, a cup of Seasonal Fresh Fruit, or some tangy Cole Slaw, and you’ll have a perfect lunch or dinner for your Friday.
Lemon Pepper Grilled Rainbow Trout
Looking for a non-fried alternative? Enjoy two lightly seasoned boneless spring water trout fillets grilled until fork tender and served with two of your favorite homestyle sides, and your choice of Buttermilk Biscuits or Cornbread. (Check your local store for serving times and availability).
Country Vegetable Plate
Not craving fish or shrimp? No problem! Go with a Country Vegetable Plate and load up on some homestyle Cracker Barrel country sides. Pick your favorite four sides and try something brand-new or double up on your best-loved ones.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we couldn’t agree more, so we serve it all day! It also makes an excellent alternative for lunch or dinner when you’re refraining from meat. Order your favorite Pancakes with a side of Coarse Ground Grits or Hashbrown Casserole instead of bacon or sausage and enjoy a satisfying breakfast that just makes you feel good. Speaking of good, try a Good Morning Breakfast with some veggies or four slices of our rich, golden French Toast with warm butter and 100% pure natural syrup. You see, you’ve got lots of choices!
Crispy Rockin Shrimp & Mac n’ Cheese for the Kids
Don’t worry, we’ve got some great options for the kids too! They can enjoy a kid-sized portion of our battered Crispy Rockin’ Fried Shrimp with a side of Tater Rounds or their favorite Country Side, a hushpuppy, and cocktail sauce. It’s served in a fun Cracker Barrel carnival-style carton with a warm Buttermilk Biscuit.
Or they can opt for our beloved, creamy Mmmm Mac n’ Cheese. (The mmm’s are in there for a reason – because kids love it!) Served with a Buttermilk Biscuit and a smile.
Grab Some Extra Sides for Dinner
By the time Friday night rolls around, sometimes the last thing you want to be focusing on is creating a big dinner. Order some of your favorite sides like some Hashbrown Casserole Tots or Creamy Mac n’ Cheese to take home to make getting dinner ready for the family a snap. Browse our A La Carte menu for some great non-meat alternatives that everybody will love.
Don’t Forget Dessert…
Nothing rounds out a good Lenten meal on a Friday like a satisfying dessert. Treat yourself or the family to a refreshing Strawberry Shortcake or some sweet Biscuit Beignets, deep-fried and tossed in cinnamon sugar with butter pecan sauce for dipping. Or take home some homestyle chocolate chip cookies or browse our pantry for something sweet to enjoy over the weekend.
Easter’s on It’s Way!
In 40 days and counting, Easter will be here! Now is the best time to start planning ahead and making your Easter Sunday preparations. We’ve got everything you need to make your holiday stress-free. Nostalgic Easter candy and gifts for creating fabulous Easter Baskets, Easter-themed décor, dresses, and delicious meals you can prepare in just two easy steps.
If you want a simple and delicious Easter dinner or brunch idea this year, browse our Easter Heat n’ Serve offerings, featuring Sugar Cured Ham and juicy Prime Rib. Just Heat n’ Serve. That’s it! Spend more time with family and friends this holiday and let us worry about the cooking. You’ve fasted and done the work. Now let us help you celebrate!
We’ll help you stay on track during this Lenten season with meals made with care. Plus, we’ll help you prepare to have the most joyous Easter celebration yet. Order online for easy curbside pickup or delivery, or find a Cracker Barrel near you and stop in to see us.