i just want to add that i had a similar experience a few years back, minus the dress code problems. the bar was nice except they served month old baked potatoes and tried to pass them off as potato skins. thanks anyway. it is an insult to cracker barrel to compare the d?cor. this place looked like a dingy old cellar and smelled worse. we were seated in a small dining room, clearly reserved for those they don't know, and it smelled like raw sewage and some type of artificial orange scented spray cleaner that you would buy in a dollar store. i told the waitress that i didn't care for a drink but she tried to force a mai tai on me. they circle your table like vultures, then try to force drinks on you. my meat tasted like salad dressing marinated horse meat that my grandmother would have cooked in her twilight years when she couldn't even remember her own name. there were chunks of cottage cheese in the raspberry dressing, no tomatoes on the salad, the marinated mushrooms looked like they were a moth old, brown radishes, many of which were in the cottage cheese, finger prints on the butter, lots of brown lettuce, and just a filthy mess. somebody had poked their finger up through the bottom of the still frozen loaf of bread. the french silk pie looked like a lump of turd, and had clearly not been prepared properly. my wife had the pecan pie. it was clear that someone had picked many of the pecans off the top, probably the dipshit you encountered. my wife ordered a baileys coffee, but the idiot brought us a bayleaf coffee. my ""house"" coffee tasted like it had a bloody mary mix in it. we also got 2nd degree burns on our lips when they served the coffee with caramelized sugar on the rim of the glass. they neglected to allow it to cool. when we arrived, i thought i saw the entire staff standing out back smoking cigarettes, picking their noses, and some with their hands in their pants. we should have known then. the place was a free for all. we asked to speak with the owner and he wasn't there. it appeared as if he was never there based on the experience. instead they sent a short curly headed manager that we had watched do absolutely nothing, no work whatsoever, throughout our meal.
Pros: saying good night as we left
Cons: too many to list here, read on