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Document and Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Aug. 03, 2012
Sep. 18, 2012
Jan. 27, 2012
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
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     $ 1,182,829,428
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   23,532,814  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Aug. 03, 2012