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Document and Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Aug. 02, 2013
Sep. 20, 2013
Feb. 01, 2013
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     $ 1,543,522,095
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   23,795,327  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Aug. 02, 2013