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Clear Springs Cafe

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1692 Hwy 46 S, New Braunfels, TX 78132
(830) 629-3775
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Catfish Heaven

We very much enjoy eating at the Clear Springs Cafe. The food there is always plentiful and great tasting. It is truly a Texas down home kinda place that serves comfort food until you aren't comfortable anymore. If anything comes up a little short it's hard to find a parking spot at times - and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
RonRichtsmeier
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New Braunfels, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New Braunfels, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We very much enjoy eating at the Clear Springs Cafe. The food there is always plentiful and great tasting. It is truly a Texas down home kinda place that serves comfort food until you aren't comfortable anymore. If anything comes up a little short it's hard to find a parking spot at times - and that is indicative of a... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food was good , the atmosphere is fun, the service was great. Stephanie, our waitress was very accommodating & pleasant. We were traveling thru & even though they were busy we were seated quickly, our order was taken quickly & food was brought out promptly.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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240 reviews 240 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Yes, Clear Springs Cafe may even be a 5 of its kind - for we tourists, a near perfect Texan casual eating, semi-rural experience. This is no fine dining restaurant, in fact your meals will be served on plastic plates. But what it does have in spades is atmosphere. The specialties are the onion rings and the catfish (served with... More 

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Gause, TX
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97 reviews 97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We went to Clear Springs Cafe a few days ago and had a great meal. We were there at 3:00 PM and it was jam packed! We had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated. The atmosphere is very eclectic. Lots of antiques on the walls, hanging from the ceiling etc. The cafe is in a large old building... More 

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Gonzales, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Must try the onion rings! The wait can be a little long on weekends, especially in the summer. Casual atmosphere with lots of cool antiques literally hanging from the rafters. Mostly fried foods. Shrimp, catfish, hush puppies. Did I say try the onion rings???

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Berlin, Wisconsin
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65 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great catfish and loved the fried pickles and onion rings. This is a big old barn restaurant with kitschy signs, etc on walls. This is not fine dining...just great fun with good food and service.

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Burleson, Texas
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166 reviews 166 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The last time I came here was years ago and then years before that. I had remembered that it would get busy and the wait for a table could be a while so we got there a bit early and only had to wait about a minute or two to be seated. I had a really good hamburger and my... More 

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Live Oak, Texas
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125 reviews 125 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My wife and I ate here today, and my wife had the shrimp sauteed in garlic butter. What a SUPERB dish. The shrimp were extremely jumbo and cooked to perfection. The garlic butter was absolutely fantastic, probably the best shrimp I have ever eaten, anywhere.

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Worthington, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

If décor would win the day, this would be the place to dine. Our server was excellent. But the food was just average. You eat from paper plates and drinks come in Styrofoam (I can't imagine the amount of that that goes to the landfill each day). And the plates are small compared to the large amount of food that... More 

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Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

As a part of my mother's 100th birthday we had a party of 50 people at Clear Springs on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. That is catfish night and they are always busy but they took care of our large party and got every order right. Service was great and the food just as good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1692 Hwy 46 S, New Braunfels, TX 78132
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: (830) 629-3775

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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