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“Good food ” 5 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 #3 of 229 Restaurants in New Braunfels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Houston, Texas
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“Good food ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Located in the historic area aka/ tourist trap of Gruene. We visited on a Saturday and as expected they were fairly busy. Our server Beth was fast, friendly and efficient. Prices were reasonable with good sized portions and everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. Would definitely return.

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Houston, Texas
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“A staple for us when in New Braunfels!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

This place is a staple for us each time we are in New Braunfels. Bee coming back here for years and never disappointed. Ask for seating outside overlooking the river. Beautiful view. As for the food, always delicious.

The catfish, either bronzed or fried are great. The Mashed potatoes are made, well, out of potatoes not poured out of a box. And the chicken fried steak - well you won't go wrong with that with! Down home country cooking that is delicious! Highly recommended.

Visited January 2014
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Marble Falls, Texas
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“Been eating here for years and”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

did it again! Great atmosphere, service, and food. The onion rings are out of this world; the hamburger large, tasty, and made to order. The servers do not pressure the diners to order more, a refreshing change. Every time we are near, we swing by for another memorable meal.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“An unexpected great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

When we saw the name Gristmill River Restaurant we thought it would be another one of those restaurants in a rundown old building with food just barely edible.
Boy were we surprised!!!
Unfortunately we only ordered a hamburger and steak sandwich. They were the best ever, so I can only imagine what the other delicious food that passed our table tasted like. Luckily my wife decided to add onion rings. They were the largest I have ever seen and cooked to perfection.
Gruene is an old revitalized town that is a little off the main road but well worth the trip to get a meal at the Gristmill River Restaurant.
Be sure to ask for outdoor seating overlooking the river

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Ambiance and great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

What a great time of year to come here. The cool weather ensured that the fireplaces were all lit and warming the space. Apple cider was a great drink to have available on a cool day. My husbands hamburger and the special pulled pork sandwich that I had were very tasty and plentiful. It was a nice place to longer, although it got very busy by the time we left. I would recommend getting there early for lunch.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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