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Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Apr. 29, 2016
May. 20, 2016
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001067294  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --07-29  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes  
Entity Voluntary Filers No  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   23,941,998
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Apr. 29, 2016