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Gristmill Restaurant

1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
+1 830-629-5077
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Ranked #4 of 226 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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Humble, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We have visited this restaraunt before (and will again). The restaraunt is looks out over the river and depending on the time of day - gives great sunset views. Best chicken fried steak EVER,

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Katy, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds during the day and at night, wonderful staff, great food. Right next to Gruene Music Hall. Wonderful view of the river.

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Spring Branch, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We always take out of town guest to the Gristmill Restaurant, it sits on a bluff above the Guadalupe River and if you're lucky (or willing to wait), you can get a seat on the wooden patio outside and see the tubers going down river having fun while you have your meal. The food here is excellent, it's a huge... More 

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Los Angeles, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you're traveling through the San Antonio to Austin corridor, stopping off in Gruene for a meal at the Gristmill is essential. This place is an institution for all the right reasons. Great service and better food. I only have chicken fried steak once a year, and that's when I'm in Texas and only at the Gristmill. If chicken fried... More 

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Port Arthur, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was my second time here and my family's first time. We went at dusk, just as the sun was setting, overlooking the river, it was the perfect setting. My family really enjoyed the views and the food. Our server was great! The restaurant is in an old cotton mill in an cozy little town called Gruene. If you have... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Amazing atmosphere. I wish I lived near here. The restaurant is multi-level and looks over a river. The ribs were amazing. Note to management: Put them on the menu!! Southwestern Caesar salad was ver good. Green beans were excellent and the fried potato slices were good too.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I am fortunate enough to live near the restaurant so I have been able to visit during all types of times and would recommend avoid making your visit here during weekend dinners in the summer and Gruene Market days- if you do be prepared for anywhere from a 20 min to 2 hour wait! Otherwise, expect normal wait times and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It was mid December and we elected to sit on the balcony overlooking the river, great atmosphere. Space heaters kept us warm. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was very good. Will be coming back..

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Lumberton, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We took our kids and stayed in the Canyon Lake area after Christmas. This was our first time to visit the Gristmill and we are glad we did. The atmosphere, the food and wait staff were awesome. I want to suggest to all to order the tomatillo avocado sauce. We even bought some to take home.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

this was our second trip here, the first was after a hard heavy rain and all you could hear was the raging river, this time it was quiet and very nice. we had a very attentive young man for our waiter, took good care of us and all his guests. very impressed with him.

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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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