On my first visit, I went for lunch and started off with their homemade bacon jam that comes with garlic toasts. The bacon jam itself was sweet, but definitely “bacony.” The garlic toasts the menu stated they came with had no garlic whatsoever, but rather a drizzle of olive oil. Either way, I enjoyed the bacon jam a lot and ended up putting it in my mashed potatoes with my entree (don't be afraid kids, it's delicious).
Up next I decided to go with their Brisket Plate which comes with garlic mashed potatoes, brisket covered in au jus and your choice of one additional side dish. I went with their sweet potato
casserole. Although my brisket and mashed potatoes were tasty... they were cold. As in, they were last night's reheated left overs kind of cold. I was really disappointed with the brisket and mashed potatoes being cold. The sweet potato casserole was simply mashed sweet potato topped with a handful of toasted mini-marshmallows. It was delicious and piping hot don't get me wrong about that, but I wouldn't necessarily call it a 'casserole.'
Up next we ordered their Fried Black Eyed Peas. Throw some hot sauce on these and you had a jar of fried pea goodness. These were really addictive and perfectly seasoned.
For dinner, I went with their pork chop that was topped with toasted pecans in a mustard infused maple syrup. Along with the chop, it came with a sweet potato puree and your choice of an additional side. I made the mistake of going with their brussel sprouts and carrot medley. My pork chop was delicious, it was juicy, tender and the mustard maple syrup went perfectly with it. The sweet potato puree with the maple syrup tasted great as well. My only gripe was the lifeless brussel sprout and carrot medley, it had no flavor in it whatsoever. Even with the vegetable speed bump, this was a much better meal than my first.
With my burger, I had their Fatty Fries. These "fatty fries" are french fries topped with freshly made gravy, cheese and bacon. Even though the fries are of the frozen variety, the gravy, cheese and bacon combo was delicious. You couldn't just have one bite of these fries, they were like fried, cheesy crack and I was hooked. I'll definitely be getting these again.
All in all, I very much enjoyed Crackers. There were definitely some speed bumps and I will most likely avoid getting any of their entrees when I go for lunch. I'll stick to their burgers during the day and dig into the whole menu for dinner. I especially love the fact that their decor gives the vibe that you're out on the bayou, when in reality you're across the street from a canal that separates Miami Springs and Hialeah. The service has always been attentive and courteous, so no complaints there. If you're looking for southern food from a mom and pop establishment, I definitely encourage you to check this place out!_____________________________________
Crackers Casual Dining
78 Canal St
Miami Springs, FL 33166