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Document and Entity Information (USD $)
6 Months Ended
Feb. 01, 2013
Feb. 20, 2013
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 --08-02    
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   23,757,885  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013    
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2    
Document Type 10-Q    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Feb. 01, 2013