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“Great Atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gristmill Restaurant

Gristmill Restaurant
1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
+1 830-629-5077
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Ranked #4 of 224 Restaurants in New Braunfels
Price range: $0 - $20
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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“Great Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

This restaurant has great atmosphere and lovely views of the Guadalupe River if you get a table overlooking the river. The restaurant is completely open, so it can be a little hot in the summer and cold in the winter, although they do have fans and outdoor heaters in some locations. The menu is varied and the food is good, but not outstanding.

Visited November 2012
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“Gruene classic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

You can't visit Gruene without dining at the Grist Mill. The wait is usually no longer than 20 minutes. Live music some evenings. We enjoyed the tortilla soup and the chicken fried chicken. Great Strawberry Shortcake too!

Visited March 2013
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“Live's up to the hype”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

It is always a welcomed surprise when a "tourist" place lives up to the hype. We have been coming here for years. It has always been a great experience even though we have only been seated with a river view once. Servers have always been worth the tip.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Consistently Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The food is good and the service is usually very good as well. We have eaten here many times over the years and have never been disappointed. The views can be wonderful at sunset looking over the river.

Visited October 2012
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“Good food, great atmosphere.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Each time I go to the Gristmill, the food is good, the atmosphere is the reason I return. From the decor to the view, this place serves up an ambiance that unparalleled. Our server was Makenna, and she did a great job.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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