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Gristmill Restaurant

1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
+1 830-629-5077
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Ranked #4 of 221 Restaurants in New Braunfels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Situated on a bluff overlooking the Guadalupe River, this spectacular restaurant nestled under the shade of towering oak trees has been the perfect getaway for a unique casual dining experience for thirty years. Located in the historic district of Gruene just beneath the famous Gruene water tower, we opened in 1977, serving steaks and hamburgers from a tiny kitchen in the corner of the building. Our menu still features thick steaks and large hamburgers, but the restaurant also serves up popular South Texas fare like chicken fried steak, fried catfish, grilled chicken, enormous sandwiches, fresh fish and special dishes like tomatillo chicken and bronzed catfish. Fudge pie, the enormous strawberry shortcake and our signature Jack Daniel's Pecan Pie are famous desserts. A full bar with a good wine list and fresh squeezed lime margaritas are also big hits.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We had lunch here on an unusually cold day. We were seated by the large brick fireplace which was cozy and warm. This was our first visit to the Mill, an old historic cotton gin. The grounds are quite pretty and there is a lot of outdoor seating, although not today! The place was extremely busy. Amazingly large restaurant. We... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Have eaten here before and was pleased. Not the case this time. Started with Jalapeno Poppers that were a horrid frozen penny pincher brand with neon red peppers, plain cream cheese, and flavorless breading. Were not even hott when served. I got a Seared Tuna Salad. The Tuna was not defrosted properly amd wasn't seasoned except for being so fishy... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Our large group has made coming to The Gristmill a yearly tradition - The Klaberheads band plays at the Wurstfest and then heads over for a fancy celebration meal to unwind before the trip home. They don't take reservations, but always find a table for 18 people with no problem - this place is HUGE! It has an amazing outdoor... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Of course we had to have chicken fried steak and Shiner Bock. The building and surrounding property where fantastic!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I took my 2 friends to the Gristmill for lunch during our road trip from Dallas to San Antonio. It was a beautiful day in November. We arrived around noon and it was a bit crowded. We had to park a couple of blocks away and wait 30 minutes to be seated but it was worth the wait. They accommodated... More

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New Braunfels, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I am a local but 20 years before I was I ate here...Moved from Gulf Coast to here and was suprised to find the shrimp awesome...So my order is always shrimp, Gruene beans, and the small onion rings with prime sauce and ranch. I have a favorite table on the lower deck for summer and in front of the fireplace... More

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Houston, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Food here is nothing to write home about, same is true for the service. This place is always packed, due to it's location. We were there as a party of five and service was painfully slow, especially after we waited about 90 minutes for a table. Food arrived hot, but not with a lot of flavor. There are many better... More

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Plano, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Loved the catfish filets and I am picky about my catfish. Wonderful taste and not greasy! We also tried the tender pulled pork sandwiches with their cole slaw and onion rings. Deliciious!!!! Both visits our waitresses were great! Also, one day was rainy and cold and we were seated next to a fireplace. Very nice!

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17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Ate here as part of a large party. Service was average, seemed to wait longer than needed for orders, and when it did arrive the sides were cold. Main course of BBQ ribs was excellent. Given the large group I would try again as staff was generally friendly and I believe the food to be above average.

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New Braunfels, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This has become an important visitors restaurant be we locals eat there also. It has grown a great deal since it first opened. Two reasons: great food and location. If the locals will eat there you know it is good.

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Additional Information about Gristmill Restaurant

Address: 1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone Number: +1 830-629-5077
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American

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