Why Cracker Barrel Fans Need To Try This Country Fried Steak

Cracker Barrel loyalists, this one's for you. If you are a fan of the restaurant's nostalgic vibes and country-themed ambiance, you're probably familiar with some of the most amazing dishes on the menu, such as its mac and cheese, gravy and biscuits, pecan pancakes, and country fried chicken. A dish that is absolutely worth trying is the country fried steak from Cracker Barrel, an explosion of flavors that'll leave you impressed. Chicken fried steak might be considered southern comfort food, but the dish has fans across the country (and rightfully so).

For real, don't underestimate this dish at all. As a commenter on Facebook wrote, this Cracker Barrel menu mainstay is incredible and makes you crave it. You won't be able to have it just once and will most likely find yourself daydreaming about the dish on a regular day. As the Facebook commenter wrote, "Ordered it once, and I ordered it again ... and again ... almost every time I go now.I think I might be addicted." Yep, it's that good. Curious? Fascinated? You should be. Here's why you need to try this steak when you visit Cracker Barrel next.

It's like a massive hug

The chicken fried steak from Cracker Barrel is guaranteed to make you feel nostalgic for days long gone. Their version of the classic dish is perfect in terms of the amount of meat it contains. The spices are on point and the flavors are satisfying. The brand calls it a USDA Choice breaded and deep fried steak, and serves the meal with side dishes like buttermilk biscuits or corn muffins as well as sawmill gravy. That does sound amazingly comforting, right? A fan of the dish wrote that they loved the meal as a kid: "My favorite thing to order for years at Cracker Barrel was the ... country fried steak ... It is basically just cube steak that has been extra tenderized, battered, and fried." (via 86eats.) The dish is easily accessible and can even be ordered through Cracker Barrel's app.

If you're open to experimenting, you may want to just try a copycat recipe and make the steak at home for a delicious meal. KeyIngredient offers a recipe to recreate the magic that you've probably experienced already at Cracker Barrel. Or you know, just drive to your nearest Cracker Barrel restaurant for freshly prepared fried steak. You probably want to ensure that you don't eat for several hours to make room for this delicious and extremely satisfying meal.