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River House Tea Room

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1617 New Braunfels St, New Braunfels, TX 78130
830-608-0690
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always delicious

Went here with 3 girlfriends for lunch on Tues. As always, the food was FANTASTIC. I had the special appetizer consisting of 3 crab cakes. They were on the smaller side, but delightful with a cream sauce and spinach. The service was very slow regarding food coming from the kitchen, but we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
Michelle F
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McQueeney, Texas
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McQueeney, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Went here with 3 girlfriends for lunch on Tues. As always, the food was FANTASTIC. I had the special appetizer consisting of 3 crab cakes. They were on the smaller side, but delightful with a cream sauce and spinach. The service was very slow regarding food coming from the kitchen, but we weren't in any hurry so it was fine.... More 

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Thank Michelle F
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This is a nice little place with nice outdoor seating. There's a reasonable selection to choose from the menu. Serving staff are polite and friendly.

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Thank Pete B
texas
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I'm not a fan of ladies tea room lunch places. I have been here several times over the years, and it's just ok. Usually crowded. The food is not too inspired but ok.

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Thank Kitkit1260
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

If you are looking for a place to eat in New Braunfels this is your best bet. The River House Tea Room is much more than just tea. There is not a bad dish on the menu and the service is excellent. This place is a can't miss in NB.

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Thank Thomas P
San Antonio, Texas
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Our desire for an interesting menu in cozy quaint surroundings prepared by a chef specializing in pallet pleasing offerings was unexpectedly rewarded here. I chose the daily special from the chalkboard... mushroom quiche adding a bowl of cheese soup. We look forward to returning with friends to try other tempting selections.

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Thank Lucky K
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Friendly and quick service Clean bathrooms Food we ate: Salad--good wonton crisp, delicious and fresh house dressing Chicken and pecan quiche (du jour)--perfect Smoked gouda soup (du jour)--really just a perfectly crafted soup Bread pudding--nothing can taste better, though I wish it had been less soupy Orange tea--refreshing and tasty Good luck with parking!

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Thank Andrea S
Austin, Texas
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216 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had the quiche du jour and the rueben panini. Both were excellent. Very cozy atmosphere and excellent service. Highly recommended.

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Thank josephedward71
Laredo
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Spent a weekend in Gruene and took our friends to eat for lunch! It was fabulous. Had the Watermelon Strawberry soup! Everyone loved it. Said it could be a dessert. Tried the crab cakes and they were awesome. My husband had the duck wrap and it was so delicious. Even the peach tea was so good it did not need... More 

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Thank TexasAggie77
San Antonio, Texas
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We have had lunch here twice, both times the soup was excellent. The queso blanco cheese soup we feared would be heavy and very spicy, but were pleasantly surprised with how light and tasty it was. We enjoyed it so much we split a second cup. I had the vegetarian sandwich, full of vegetables that were prepared in an excellent... More 

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Thank TomA15
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This was our first time to eat at the tea room, but it will not be our last. What a quaint and special place for an all girls' lunch! The food was absolutely wonderful, and the service was awesome. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1617 New Braunfels St, New Braunfels, TX 78130
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: 830-608-0690

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?