As you walked through the doors; the smell of food filled the room. Your tummy would start to rumble with anticipation of the tasty items being made.
This is the type of memory comes to mind for most people when they think of comforting foods. It starts with the smell that is match up with a wonderful memory. Restaurants is a way for people to relive theses times. Places like Cracker Barrel Old country Store and Restaurant on Douglas Ave in Altamonte Springs Florida, thrive on setting up an environment that brings us back to a happier place and time in our lives. There seems to always be someone to greet you at the door and with the early nineteen hundreds decor style, you can expect it will be a family affair.
One of the best things about here is that their breakfast is all day long. One of their traditional favorite is the OLD Timer's Breakfast. This dish comes with eggs, hot creamy grits, homemade biscuits and gravy. It's also come with fried cinnamon apples, cheesy hash-brown casserole, and a choice between thick bacon, smoked sausage and country-style ham.
A favorite classic salad is the Country Chef Salad. It is very much like a cob salad but with a southern twist. This salad is on fresh green topped with oven-roasted turkey breast, sugar-cured ham, and hickory smoked bacon. There also is slices of cucumbers, grape tomatoes, and Colby Cheese. Their twist is the two deviled eggs and the homemade sourdough croutons that nicely add the southern charm.
A popular way to order is the Country Dinner Plates. It's selections of some of their hearty favorite. There is a choice of meats like the Hickory Smocked Country Ham, Chicken n' Dumplings, lemon pepper grilled rainbow trout, and homemade beef stew to name a few. Then pick two country vegetables. A few of the choices are the Country green beans, sweet whole baby carrots, whole kernel corn, and turnip greens. All this come with ether a homemade buttermilk biscuit or corn muffins.
Cracker Barrel Old country Store and Restaurant is a great place to have good old southern foods the way grandma would make it, without having to cook it yourself.