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Gristmill Restaurant

1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
830 629 5077
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Ranked #1 of 217 restaurants in New Braunfels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Schleswig, Germany
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Hands down there is no finer Texas meal anywhere. We were a large party, including kids, but the Gristmill restaurant was huger. The place is enormous, the grounds and the landscaping and the view breathtaking. And English doesn't have the adjectives to describe the food or the fun. he onion rings were the size of doughnuts, the ribs melted off... More

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I have been going to this restaurant for greater than 15 years. I do not live anywhere close but come here at least twice a year and usually more. It really is a "can't miss" experience. It is beautiful and is the epitome of the Texas Hill Country, built right on the Guadalupe River. Most of the tables are good,... More

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New Braunfels, TX
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a great place for tourists to visit, as it is in the heart of the community of Gruene, which is chock full of shops, bars, live music and alongside the Guadalupe River. Their tenderloin sandwich is amazing - piled with lots of very tender beef, avocados, and a soft bun - great portions! The outdoor dining areas are... More

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Oklahoma
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We were in New Braunfels for an extended weekend. Had time to seek out a fun place for dinner. We decided to try Gristmill Restaurant. We had no idea what to expect other than a restaurant on the river. As we were looking for parking nearby we began to realize this was more than a restaurant but a destination. Very... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to eat. Our waiter was incredible! The chicken fried steak is so delicious. My husband said the steak he ordered wasn't seasoned enough. If it's hot and you decide to sit outside to get a river view, be prepared to sweat!! You might consider eating inside instead and just walking down to the river afterwards.

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Urbana, Illinois
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It was a great setting in a wonderful old mill. We were inside, but could still hear the river. They had some local beers on tap and the food was good.

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McAllen, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

After 3 hours rafting, this place was just perfect! Food is really good and the place has a wonderful view!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Enjoyed live music while we waited for our table. Needed a fan in the section inside where we ate but overall is a great experience to eat by the river!

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Houston, TX
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was our first visit to the Gristmill, which is a HUGE yet charming restaurant located in an old cotton gin. There are 10 distinct dining areas indoors and out...and no air conditioning. There are fans inside, and umbrellas outside, though the triple-digit heat in August was a bit too much for me, personally. To cool off, we had a... More

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Waddell, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My family and I drove to this cool restaurant located in Gruene Texas. Also the home of the Gruene Hall, were worth the drive form San Antonio. The food was great, I recommend the burgers and you have to get an order of the onion rings. The service was fast the server was nice and the food was great. Fed... More

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