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Clear Springs Restaurant

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211 Old Tyler Rd, Nacogdoches, TX 75961-4878
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had ribeye steaks everywhere and I always compare them to the Clear Springs ribeye...hands down, Clear Springs wins...deliciously seasoned and always cooked perfect. Good salads. Onion rings can't be missed! Good service. Anything here is good. Fun atmosphere of old warehouse.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
San Antonio, Texas
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered onion rings as an appetizer and a lunch special (you get to pick two items), and I chose a cup of gumbo and a fish taco. The onion rings, gumbo, and taco were all some of the best I've had ... They were all great! I highly recommend them. My only complaint (and the reason I didn't rate... More 

Thank David T
Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and service! Convenient to downtown area. Nice atmosphere and decor. Mostly good southern and Texan cooking. A tad pricey but worth the trip.

Thank Ben M
Lufkin, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When my boyfriend and I go here we always order the onion rings as an appetizer (Texas sized so we can take some home for later). If you have never ate here, try the onion rings! I promise you won't regret it! We usually get the 16oz steak that comes with two sides, a salad and a piece of Texas... More 

Thank dayandnight94
Nacogdoches, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

My favorites here are the catfish plate and the garlic chicken. The onion ring appetizers are great. The service is good and the atmosphere makes this one of my favorite places in Nacogdoches to eat.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

I am never disappointed here! Service is friendly, fast, almost always perfect! This restaurant along with its sister restaurant Auntie Pasta's set the bar in Nacogdoches. Each time we visit another restaurant we end up saying "we should have spent that money at AP or Clear Springs".

Lufkin, Texas
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Went there the other night for our anniversary. We had visited recently and it was good. My wife has allergies asked to substitute some of the sides but they were not at all accommodating for her. We ordered regardless, one of their more expensive items and if it had been cooked any more than it was we would not have... More 

Thank Dwayne H
Jacksonville, Texas
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252 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

You cant go wrong at this restaurant. All the food entrees are delicious and delicious. The service is top notch as well.

Thank gigem74
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We rely on reviews when selecting a restaurant. This one was highly praised. The decor was fantastic and very interesting. The food good, and nice portions. The style is more like home style cooking. Kinda black-eyed peaish. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it just didn't live up to the outstanding reviews. If you get lucky and are seated... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Good food is the most important thing, it was good. I had the catfish and grilled shrimp with fries, couldn't finish it all, but I tried.😄🇨🇦

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $18
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Old Tyler Rd, Nacogdoches, TX 75961-4878
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Nacogdoches
  • Phone Number: 19365690489
Nested in the middle of the Piney Woods of East Texas, this Clear Springs location occupies what once was the first refrigerated warehouse West of the Mississippi River. Located next to a busy rail yard, this warehouse was ideal for getting food and supplies to people all over Texas and the United States. Stop in and see history on the walls and enjoy the Best Fried Catfish in Texas as voted by Texas Highways Magazine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?