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1515 Kuehler Ave, New Braunfels, TX
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Ranked #34 of 217 restaurants in New Braunfels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Dessert
Description: Schobel’s Restaurant on the River serves home-cooked Southern food with a German flair. Whether it’s a quick trip through the buffet or a custom order from our menu, we’re certain you’re going to leave full and happy.We specialize in home cooked food! We have an in-house butcher, home-made sausages, farm fresh vegetables, and pride ourselves on friendly service. We are known for our buffet which is definitely not your typical buffet. Nothing is pre-breaded or out of a can – it’s grandmothers cooking on a larger scale. If buffets aren't your thing we also offer a full menu filled with Southern favorites and a few German dishes. Don’t forget to leave room for our delicious desserts! We have an assortment of homemade pies, with buttermilk being our specialty.Come check out our full bar! With some of the coldest beer in town along with a fabulous atmosphere, Schobel’s is a great place to meet friends and unwind after a long day. We have happy hour specials Monday-Thursday from 4-6 pm.
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70% Recommend
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English first
Mineral Wells, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We wanted to try German food and sit by the river so we chose this place. There were cars in the parking lot, but no one inside. We had a great table outside and ordered drinks. The waitress told us they didn't have menus, only a buffet for a set price and we were invited to check it out before... More

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Austin, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

No refills on tea and water, staff was too busy. The available meat on the buffet was greasy and tough. There was plenty of gristle on the meat portions. I endured two days of IBS after eating here. I will never go back. Never. The manager shrugged about our complaints with service.

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5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I go back every 6 months or so... But its worse... They need to take a step back and look at the food... Just because its food we would cook at home.. Doesn't mean its home made!! They have a menu on the wall. But I find some things not on the buffet... Just disappointing... And I live here...

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Houston, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Ate there on a Sunday and the food was bad, period. Cannot find anything good to say about the food. The cleanliness was average at best as was the service. The deck area overlooking the river was nice but this is a restaurant that fell well below expectations on the food. I have eaten at the Schobels in Columbus and... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Knew it was a buffet. And you can order off the menu. Had both the breakfast and supper here. And hated it. Breakfast wasn't great and had to wait forever for the buffet to get refilled.

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San Antonio, Texas
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257 reviews 257 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Don't expect some humongous buffet offering here, but do expect to have super fresh buffet entrees! We've dined here during weekend breakfast and lunch and Thanksgiving dinner; mostly we have been repeated lunch diners. Adult lunch $10.95; children $5.95. Very nice salad bar with chilled plates and THE best 1000 Island dressing I've ever eaten. The "centerpiece" of the buffet... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Fabulous fresh food buffet. I love to come on German day, but any day is delish! The food is fresh, plentiful, and fairly priced. Love the huge cheese chunk that you get to carve. The chef even came out to see if everything was okay. Don't miss this buffet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I've eaten at many buffets, but I've NEVER eaten at one where the buffet was as fresh and as tasty as here. Do yourself a favor and go here!

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New Braunfels, Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The buffet is fresh and a good assortment. At least 3-4 meats each day and a variety of veggies,, plus sal.ad bar, breads, and desserts. Items from the regular menu are also good. A great choice if you are hungry!

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Ryan S, Owner at Schobels, responded to this review

Thank you for the very positive review! We appreciate you calling out the variety of options we feature on our buffet and we’re delighted to hear that you found everything delicious! All the best, The Schobel Family More

Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Restaurant is beautiful. Enjoyed the view of the river. But the flounder almondine was served with NO butter sauce, tasted very flat. No seasoning at all. Plus the green beans were very over cooked. I took my fish home and the next day I made a lemon butter sauce added fresh herb and lemon pepper...it transformed my flounder almondine into... More

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Ryan S, Owner at Schobels, responded to this review

Thank you Sandra for your review. We’re sorry to hear that the flounder almondine wasn’t seasoned to your liking, but we’re happy to hear that you found our building to be beautiful and we hope you’ll come back in and try us again. All the best, The Schobel Family More

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