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Clear River Pecan Bakery, Sandwiches and Ice Cream

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138 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4228
+1 830-997-8490
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Fort Worth, Texas
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick break from shopping. We all enjoyed some ice cream- the Mexican Vanilla was amazing! Friendly service and great atmosphere!

Thank Tara A
Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We live in Fredericksburg and love going to Clear River as often as possible. Best ice cream in town!!!

Thank Todd S
Fredericksburg, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Step back into the 50's: homemade ice cream, good coffee, fairly large menu. Usually crowded, including many locals who use it as a hangout.

Thank Kent R
San Antonio, Texas
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Clear River appears to be an ice cream parlor and indeed it is ... and a lot more besides. A wide variety of fresh made salads and sandwiches are prepared quickly by a friendly staff in a funky diner environment. Bakery goods and local ice cream look rich and enticing! Great Main Street choice!!

Thank Frisco6
McKinney, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We passed this store several times on our visit because we thought it was just an ice creamery. Fantastic food! They serve sandwiches and desserts and are like a soda shop in the fifties with fun music playing and red booths. The King sandwich is delicious as are their house chips that have Parmesan sprinkled on top. We will definitely... More 

Thank mgbabler1
Park City, Utah
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

You have to get the Mexican Vanilla and the Peach Amaretto and Pecan ice cream!!! It may very well be the best ice cream in the state!

Thank racegreer
Lone Tree, Colorado
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274 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2016

This counter-service restaurant serves up what my wife described as the best chicken-strawberry-candied pecan salad with raspberry vinaigrette dressing she had ever eaten. We also shared an excellent pecan pie dessert. My muffaletta sandwich, served warm, was good but not great. We came back later in the afternoon for ice cream, which was excellent. The staff are very friendly and... More 

Thank TBearden
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 21, 2016

The box suppers we ordered were delicious but the price listed is 7.99. We were charged 9.99. When I said something he said, "No, we changed our prices a while back." I told him this site says $7.99. He didn't care.

Thank mi3sons1
John D, Owner at Clear River Pecan Bakery, Sandwiches and Ice Cream, responded to this review

Clear River does honor its posted prices. The price you saw was posted on Trip Advisor by a third party without my knowledge. That price was not posted by me or any associate of my business. I never said I DID NOT CARE. I immediately called Trip Advisor and had to have them remove this menu that I could not... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful sandwiches! Several different flavors of ice cream. Many cookies and other sweets. But honestly the atmosphere was the best! Cute soda shop feel with great music from 'back in the day'. Easy to get to right on Main Street.

Thank Christian M
Texas, USA
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147 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

Every time we visit Fredericksburg - Clear River is a must do on our list. . . Always a great place for a sandwich and a malt. Generous portions of freshly made food and you just can't beat their malts. This place stays at the top of our list with only a few others. It's a must do - for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4228
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 830-997-8490

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?