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Gristmill Restaurant

1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
830 629 5077
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Ranked #2 of 217 restaurants in New Braunfels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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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English first
Corinth, TX
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A group of us tried the Gristmill because we heard food was good and a great atmosphere. Definitely pretty to be under trees and to look out over the river. Problem is that we didn't realize this restaurant is completely "open aired" and when temperature is a humid 102 degrees at 6:00pm, this does not make for a good dining... More

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New Braunfels, TX
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Awesome place!! Love it!! A family must stop. Beautiful, historical, what more could you want? Great food too! Friendly service A PLUS!

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Livonia, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Gristmill is so scenic it is irresistible--you just want to step in. the food is good--not great, but the views are spectacular. the prices are a little high, but you are paying for the experience.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I stopped at Gruene on the way to San Antonio. We have always heard great things about the Gristmill, so decided to try it ourselves. I loved the tortilla soup! It was very flavorful and delicious! My husband loved the chicken fried steak. We had a great river view and a super waitress! We will be back!

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful restaurant nestled in the trees atop a hill overlooking a river, serves southern comfort food which is OK, pretty good service, a bit pricey though, our family of 4 ate for $105 with no alcoholic beverages. Our server Jeanette was excellent and caring. It's a busy restaurant, it was very crowded and we had to wait 1.5 hours to... More

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College Station, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well this is a better place if you have more beer prior to eating. I would not order the steaks as they lack flavor and have a tendency to be over cooked. I had to send my back, rare, because it was well done. I am sure it had to do with the too hot to touch plate it was... More

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Seabrook, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went with family.. It was hot but well worth it. Food was very good. Went in the middle of summer so it was very warm.. No AC.. Believe it.. there wings were very good.. Sausage is OK.... but there steaks are hard to beat...

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It was my second time here and although the first time was good I had to try it again to make sure it wasn't just luck! On my second visit to the Gristmill Restaurant we experience the same freest hospitable staff, comfortable surroundings and wonderful food. My family thoroughly enjoyed the river view and the open setting that allowed them... More

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Sugar Land
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Dined here on July 22, 2014 while on a trip to the Schlitterbahn. Now it was a hot late afternoon, and sitting outside was not that refreshing as drinking a beer while floating on the Comal river. The outdoor restrooms were AC'ed which was odd. This restaurant has grown since I was last there, but the meal was high quality.... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went early on a Saturday night (5:15pm) and only had a 20 minute wait. The wait was getting longer quickly-so plan to go early or enjoy drinks from the bar while you wait. Most tables are outside with a view of the river. The waitress was great and very helpful with suggestions. The queso and chips were quite tasty.... More

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