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Document And Entity Information (USD $)
3 Months Ended
Oct. 28, 2011
Nov. 16, 2011
Jan. 28, 2011
Entity Registrant Name CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, INC    
Entity Central Index Key 0001067294    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --08-03    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Public Float     $ 1,146,917,971
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   22,949,548  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012    
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1    
Document Type 10-Q    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Oct. 28, 2011