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Document and Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Jul. 31, 2015
Sep. 21, 2015
Jan. 30, 2015
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, INC    
Entity Central Index Key 0001067294    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --07-31    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Public Float     $ 3,185,726,301
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   24,025,539  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2015    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Jul. 31, 2015