Vegetarian Friendly Meal Options at Cracker Barrel

At Cracker Barrel we want to give everyone a seat at the table to enjoy a great meal with friends and family.

For our vegetarian guests, if you’ve ever picked up a Cracker Barrel menu and wondered what you could order, this post is for you. We’ve created this handy list to help you make the best choices to accommodate your dietary needs. Mix and match to create your own homestyle meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner anytime you want, and enjoy!

Please Note: All of these recommended menu items meet the criteria for pescatarian diets (that include fish). We’ve also made sure to call out animal products in our menu items so individuals with different restrictions could benefit from this information.

Vegetarian Breakfast Options

Build Your Own Homestyle Breakfast (contains eggs)

Build Your Own Homestyle Breakfast

Enjoy a savory breakfast any time during the day that you can build yourself! Start with your choice of eggs anyway you like, upgrade your side to Impossible™ Sausage Made from Plants, and add your choice of fried apples, grits, or tomato slices as your second side. Or you can upgrade your order to eggs anyway you like, with Impossible Sausage, and Fresh Fruit.

Pancakes & More Pancakes (contain egg & milk)

Blueberry Pancakes

Choose from our famous original buttermilk pancakes or filled with Wild Maine Blueberries or crunchy Pecans. Pair it with 100% Pure Natural Syrup, Dickinson’s Wild Maine Blueberry Syrup, or Sugar-Free Syrup. Or add a a sweet topping with fruit or whipped cream (contains milk).

French Toast (contain egg)

French Toast

Not in the mood for Pancakes but want something sweet? Our French Toast is made with thick sourdough bread dipped in our special egg batter served hot off the griddle. Add a sweet topping with fruit or whipped cream (contains milk).

Egg Sandwich

Egg Sandwich

Our Egg Sandwich comes with two farm fresh eggs* served on seared Sourdough bread with tomato and mayonnaise. Pair it with some fried apples or one of the breakfast sides below for a yummy complete breakfast.

Vegetarian-Friendly Breakfast Sides

Multigrain Toast
Fried Apples
Biscuits (contains milk)
Tomato Slices
Fresh Seasonal Fruit*
Impossible Sausage™- Made WIth Plants*
Buttermilk Pancakes*

* Premium Side

Vegetarian Lunch n’ Dinner Options

Friday Fish Fry

Friday Fish Fry

Hooray for Fri-yay! Get four Cod Fillets hand-dipped in our special batter and fried, plus choice of two Country Sides like Fresh Seasonal Fruit or steamed Broccoli. (Only available on Friday).

Lemon Pepper Grilled Rainbow Trout

Lemon Pepper Grilled Rainbow Trout

Enjoy two lightly seasoned boneless spring water trout fillets, grilled until fork tender, plus your choice of two Country Sides from the list below.

Country Fried Shrimp (contains egg, milk, fish)

Country Fried Shrrimp

Our buttermilk-breaded fried shrimp are served with hushpuppies, and cocktail sauce*, plus your choice of two Country Sides.
*Note: Anchovies are in the cocktail sauce.

Country Coastal Sampler (contains fish, shellfish, egg, and dairy)

Country Coastal Sampler

Take a trip under the sea and enjoy a sampling of some of our favorite seafood entrees. Our new Country Coastal Sampler comes with two Whitefish Fillets hand-dipped in special batter and fried, with crispy Buttermilk Country Fried Shrimp and two Country Sides. (Available on Fridays only).

Country Vegetable Plate

Country Vegetable Plate

Turn your love of sides into a full meal! Choose from 4 of our vegetarian-friendly sides listed below and enjoy.

Vegetarian Side Dishes

Mashed Potatoes (contains milk)
Homestyle Fries*
Macaroni n’ Cheese (contains milk)
Breaded Fried Okra*
Sweet Whole Baby Carrots
Whole Kernel Corn
Steamed Broccoli
Cole Slaw (contains egg)
Fresh Seasonal Fruit
Fried Apples
Sweet Potato Casserole (contains milk)
Hot Vegetable Soup

*Note: cooked in fryer oil shared with animal proteins

House Salad

For some lighter fare, opt for a House Salad without bacon. Pair it with your choice of dressing like our Balsamic Herb Vinaigrette, Blue Cheese (contains milk), Honey Mustard (contains egg), Buttermilk Ranch or Dill Pickle Ranch (contains milk and egg).

Kids Vegetarian Options

Kids can have a blast and enjoy these hearty homestyle meals that are vegetarian friendly too.

Crispy Rockin’ Shrimp (contains shellfish) with Hushpuppies (contains egg & milk)

Crispy Rockin' Shrimp

Dive into our Fried Shrimp served with a side of Steak Fries, a hushpuppy, and cocktail sauce.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich (contains milk)

Kids' Menu Grilled Cheese

If seafood isn’t their thing, kids can get our classic Grilled Cheese.* Made with American Cheese on grilled Sourdough bread and served with a side of Steak Fries.

*Note: Is cooked on grill space shared with animal proteins

Mac n’ Cheese (contains milk)

Mmmm Macaroni n' Cheese

Or for something even cheesier, try our Mmm Mac n’ Cheese. Rich, creamy, and always a kid favorite.

Kids Veggie Plate

Kids Vegetable Plate

Choose from two Country Sides listed above for a satisfying veggie meal that they’ll love.

Vegetarian Friendly Desserts

No meal is complete without dessert! Thankfully, we have vegetarian-friendly options that will make your sweet tooth smile.

Peach Cobbler with Ice Cream (ice cream contains milk)

Peach Cobbler

Our signature Peach Cobbler is made with fresh Peach fruit filling in a warm, flaky crust.

Double Chocolate Coca-Cola® Fudge Cake (contains milk & egg)

Double Chocolate Coca-Cola Fudge Cake

A true Cracker Barrel tradition, enjoy rich, warm double chocolate fudge cake made with real Coca-Cola®.

Vegetarian Family Meal & Catering Options

Impossible Sausage - Made from Plants Catering Size

If you’re throwing a party or impromptu get-together with friends and family, you can get all our famous Country Sides in convenient catering sizes, hot and ready to serve starting at servings of 10. Use our A La Carte Menu to find the right vegetarian-friendly choices to accommodate your guests. Everything from Impossible Sausage™ – Made from Plants to Pancakes or French Toast, and more.

Buttermilk Pancakes Breakfast Catering

We hope that this has given you some more options and that you’ll give us the opportunity to serve you a delicious meal, made with care. Find a Cracker Barrel near you to come in to see us today or order online for easy pickup or delivery. Happy eating!

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26 thoughts on “Vegetarian Friendly Meal Options at Cracker Barrel

    1. Yes it is if they are following Pescatarian. Pescatarian is under the vegetarian umbrella.

      1. Look I am a Muslim. All fish and most seafood is halal so this list is good for me but no it is not vegetarian.

  1. Fish and shrimp are not vegetarian 😕Thanks for making an effort to be clear about some other details, like the oil products are fried in.

      1. A pescatarian is someone who maintains a vegetarian diet with the addition of fish and other seafood like shrimp, mussels, salmon, crabs and lobster. However, a pescatarian is not considered a vegetarian—the diets are separate from each other. A vegetarian diet excludes all animals.

    1. Pro Tip: By product of animal is vegetarian. You are thinking about Vegan. Also Fish and Seafood is Pescatarian which is a category under Vegetarian. Learn what is what before you start fussing over things.

      1. No. Any animal flesh is not vegetarian. Whatever this umbrella that you are referring to that says pescatarian is a type of vegetarian diet is flat out wrong. I am a nutrition specialist, so I feel pretty confident in saying this.

  2. Total fail! How much thought went into creating a vegetarian menu full of eggs, fish, and shrimp?! So, not a single person at Cracker Barrel corporate caught this total ridiculousness? This shows an extreme level of ignorance. It’s 2023, google it!!!

  3. I’m sorry crackerbarrel but this is really disappointing as someone who is vegan and will be traveling through the United States soon I was hoping to be able to get something but impossible sausage won’t suffice as a meal it’s 2023 surely you can do better !

  4. So just went to breakfast with our family who enjoy going to Cracker Barrel and we were just informed that you no longer carry the Impossible sausage which was one of a very limited menu for those of us that don’t eat animal products – I am disappointed in Cracker Barrel and will not return until you get some meat alternatives and maybe this doesn’t matter to your bottom dollar but our all vegan and vegetarian friends and organizations will also boycott

    1. Cry a river and just take your money elsewhere. People like you give us vegans and vegetarians a bad name.

  5. Take the seafood out.of the vegetarian.menu. just admit you have no veggie mains

  6. Thought I would post this here since I see so many people complaining about seafood being on the vegetarian menu. Also some complaining about the dairy and eggs…
    First and foremost, fish/seafood is Pescatarian which is in fact a category under the Vegetarian umbrella. So that would in fact make fish and seafood vegetarian technically.
    Animal By Products such as dairy and eggs also are Vegetarian.
    Lacto-Vegetarian, Ovo-Vegetarian, LactoOvo-Vegetarian
    Vegan, Whole Food Plant Based, and Plant Based are the ones that do not eat fish/seafood, eggs, or dairy. Vegan are the only ones that do not eat any of that plus honey or even avocados.
    So please people educate yourself on what actually is what before you start complaining about what a company offers on their menus. Also if you don’t like it, then don’t eat it. Simple as that.

    1. Pescatarians are not vegetarians, that’s why they’re called pescatarians. Fish in itself is a meat. If you look it up, the internet will tell you that pescatarian and vegetarian are not the same. This should be labeled as a pescatarian menu, not vegetarian.

    2. Pescatarians eat fish. Vegetarians don’t. It’s really that easy. Get out of here with your vegetarian umbrella crap. The whole menu is fish. What an absolute joke.

    3. Been a vegetarian for 25 years, and not a single ignorant person has ever told me that fish is vegetarian. Just a bit of advice – if it has eyeballs and breathes and you have to cut its heart out to eat it – it’s NOT vegetarian! FOH.

    4. Sorry, that’s simply not true. Even Chat GPT knows what a vegetarian is:

      A vegetarian is a person who follows a dietary pattern that excludes the consumption of meat, poultry, seafood, and sometimes other animal-derived products. The primary focus of a vegetarian diet is on plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds.

      There are different types of vegetarians, including:

      Lacto-ovo vegetarian: This is the most common type of vegetarian. Lacto-ovo vegetarians do not eat meat, poultry, or seafood but include dairy products (lacto) and eggs (ovo) in their diet.

      Lacto-vegetarian: Lacto-vegetarians avoid meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs but include dairy products in their diet.

      Ovo-vegetarian: Ovo-vegetarians avoid meat, poultry, seafood, and dairy products but include eggs in their diet.

      Vegan: Vegans follow the strictest form of vegetarianism. They avoid all animal-derived products, including meat, poultry, seafood, dairy products, eggs, honey, and sometimes even products like gelatin or certain food additives that are derived from animals.

    5. There is no such thing as Vegetarian umbrella. A pescatarian is someone who maintains a vegetarian diet with the addition of fish and other seafood like shrimp, mussels, salmon, crabs and lobster. However, a pescatarian is not considered a vegetarian—the diets are separate from each other. A vegetarian diet excludes all animals.

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