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Clear Springs Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings

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Small 5.95
Texas 8.95
World Famous Onion Rings
(3) 5.95
(5) 8.95
Shrimp Wontons
Jumbo shrimp with mixed cheeses, bacon and serrano peppers. Deep fried and served with cherry mustard sauce
(3) 4.95
(5) 7.95
Fresh jalapeños stuffed with our famous catfish and shrimp, hand breaded, then fried golden brown. Served with Homemade Ranch
Fried Mushrooms
Served with Cajun Ranch
Fried Pickles
Served with Homemade Ranch
Shrimp Cocktail
6 Jumbo shrimp boiled in our own seafood seasoning. Served with cocktail sauce and lemons
Crawfish Tails
Served with french fries and Cajun Ranch
(1) 5.95
(2) 10.95
Crab Cakes
Pan seared crab cakes with lemon butter sauce, remoulade dressing and pico de gallo
Cheese Sticks
Served with Homemade Ranch
Cup 3.95
Bowl 5.95
Cajun Gumbo
Cup or Bowl. Made fresh daily with big chunks of chicken and shrimp. Served with seasoned rice
Cup 3.95
Bowl 5.95
Jalapeno Crawfish Chowder
A creamy blend of sweet corn, cilantro, jalapeños and fresh crawfish tails. This one's hot and spicy!
Dressings: Homemade Ranch, Honey Mustard, Chunky Blue Cheese, Cajun Ranch, Fat Free Ranch, Italian Vinaigrette, Thousand Island, Raspberry Vinaigrette
Small House Salad
Salad greens, bacon, tomatoes, eggs, cheddar cheese, purple onions and seasoned croutons
Chicken Club Salad Fried
chicken strips, salad greens, avocado, bacon, tomatoes, purple onions, cheddar cheese and spicy onion strings. Served with Honey Mustard dressing
Crawfish Salad
Crispy crawfish tails tossed with salad greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, purple onions and Cajun Ranch dressing. Topped with spicy onion strings
Grilled Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken with tossed salad greens, tomatoes, avocado, purple onions, cucumber, candied pecans and Italian Vinaigrette. Topped with spicy onion strings
Salmon Salad
4 oz. Grilled salmon with tossed salad greens, purple onions, tomatoes, cucumber and Italian Vinaigrette. Topped with spicy onion strings
Skinny Salmon Salad*
4 oz. Salmon fillet lightly seasoned with lemon pepper. Served on fresh salad mix, carrots, cucumbers, purple onions and tomatoes. Tossed with your choice of Fat Free Ranch or Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
Skinny Chicken Salad*
5 oz. Chicken breast lightly seasoned and grilled. Served on fresh salad mix, carrots, cucumbers, avocado, purple onions and tomatoes. Tossed with your choice of Fat Free Ranch or Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
Served with French Fries, Cole Slaw, Pinto Beans and Hushpuppies
Small 10.95
Regular 12.95
Large 14.95
Fried Catfish
The best catfish you ever ate! A little spicy
Small 10.95
Large 14.95
Fried Shrimp
Hand breaded to order
Little Buddy
Our famous fried catfish and delicious fried jumbo shrimp
Served with French Fries, Cole Slaw, Pinto Beans and Hushpuppies. Your choice of (2) $14.95 or (3) $18.95. Add Grilled Shrimp, Fried Shrimp or Shrimp Brochette to any entrée for $5.95
Fried Catfish
Fried Shrimp
Chicken Strips Fried Crawfish
Fried Oysters
add $2 per choice of oysters
Fish and Chips
Served with french fries and cole slaw
Served with Seasoned Rice, Green Beans and Hushpuppies. Add a Sauce $2: Lemon Diablo, Lemon Butter, Cilantro Cream, Dijon Peppercorn
Shrimp Trio
Fried shrimp, shrimp brochette, and grilled shrimp
Seafood Grill
Blackened, farm raised catfish fillet, charbroiled catfish fillet and shrimp brochette
Pan Seared Tilapia
Served with crawfish tails, fresh tomatoes and dijon peppercorn sauce
Firecracker Salmon
Grilled salmon finished with a sweet jalapeño glaze
Shrimp Brochette
Three skewers of jumbo shrimp wrapped in thick cut hickory smoked bacon and stuffed with a jalapeño slice then grilled to perfection
Grilled Shrimp
Three skewers of lightly seasoned jumbo shrimp, charbroiled to perfection. Served with melted garlic butter for dippin'
Blackened Catfish
Fillets Blackened, farm raised catfish fillets topped with pico de gallo
Skinny Tilapia Dinner*
Two fillets seasoned with Cajun spices and grilled. Served with fresh broccoli and seasoned rice
Served with your Choice of Two Sides and Texas Toast. Add Grilled Shrimp, Fried Shrimp or Shrimp Brochette to any entrée for $4.95
Cowgirl 9.95
Cowboy 13.95
Chicken Fried Steak
Cowgirl or Cowboy Tender, hand breaded steak, topped with cream gravy
Small 9.95
Regular 12.95
Chicken Fried Chicken
Chicken breast coated with our special seasonings then topped with cream gravy
Small 8.95
Regular 10.95
Chicken Strip Dinner
Hand breaded in a signature blend of spices and fried golden brown
Chicken Ella
Grilled chicken breast topped with sautéed tomatoes, white wine and cilantro cream sauce
8 oz. Chicken Fried Ribeye
Hand cut steak, hand breaded and topped with cream gravy
French Fries
Creamy Cole Slaw
Pinto Beans
Seasoned Green Beans
Seasonal Vegetables
Buttered Sweet Corn
Seasoned Rice
Steamed Broccoli
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Baked Potato
Served with your Choice of Two Sides and Texas Toast
14 oz. Handcut Ribeye
Served with choice of small house salad or cup of soup
Beef Tenderloin Filet
Served with choice of small house salad or cup of soup
8 oz. Center Cut Sirloin
Served with choice of small house salad or cup of soup
Charbroiled Ribeye & Shrimp Brochette
14 oz Ribeye with a skewer of Shrimp brochette. Served with a small house salad
12 oz. Grilled Pork Chop
Charbroiled Chicken Breast
Skinny Chicken Dinner*
5 oz. Chicken breast lightly seasoned and grilled. Served with seasoned rice and broccoli
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.
$8 - $18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Seafood
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were driving through on our way to Fort Worth and decided to try this restaurant for a late lunch. We were a party of four and each one of us ordered something different. All of our entrees were exceptional. I ordered the chicken fried...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Leaislandgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here at the end of April...a group of motorcycle riding friends out for a weekend trip. Some of the group had eaten here before and liked it, so off we went. This is a large restaurant, so the 9 of us were seated...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank BattyBugs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice on our recent visit. First time, fish and chips which were delicious, and their “world famous onion rings”. The next time we had a hamburger and Impossible vegetable burger, which is best one I have ever had. Again we got the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank kickerma52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at Clear Spring many times and they have never disappointed me, Clear Springs is probably one of the best restaurants in town. After about 6PM they get pretty busy and it can be hard to get in quickly. Large Spacious and lot...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Paul T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took too long to take our order. Our server changed twice during our visit. Took too long to get our food, even though there were only 4 tables with customers in the restaurant, including us. When I got my food, it was cold and mediocre...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank dswords42
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Clear Springs has a variety of seafood and catfish for any taste. They also have steaks, chicken and burgers for those who don't like seafood or catfish.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Scenic32633254427
Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

I had the fish tacos and my husband had the cat fish. Cat fish was melt in your mouth and the flour tacos were amazing. Fish was made exactly as I requested.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 692jennifer
Reviewed March 29, 2019

Recent visit to this town, got a recommendation from someone, where we were staying. Went for a late lunch, and found , maybe the best tasting shrimp I have ever had. It is a pub/brewery type place, but the food was incredible. First, the world...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Donald E
Reviewed March 23, 2019

A day of shopping in Nacogdoches and an Excellent lunch at Clear Springs restaurant. The food and service was excellent. We both had the Little Buddy dish. It is fried catfish and shrimp with coleslaw, hush puppies and pinto beans. Also we ordered the fried...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank davidfW9546PB
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Chicken fried steak was melt in your mouth good - perfect size, heaping portion of mashed potatoes and cream gravy. We also enjoyed their Sirloin steak that could beat any other restaurants best Ribeye steak. We will be going back for 2nds and 3rds on...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank audreysT1475XF
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Susan S
October 31, 2017|
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Response from Lynn T | Reviewed this property |
There were only the 2 of us. It is a good sized restaurant, but I would agree with the other reviewers. Your best course of action would be to contact the restaurant directly. Ne sure to explain your situation including the... More
Susan S
October 31, 2017|
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Response from Texasdishman | Reviewed this property |
Yes and No.. if you are having a large group (ie: family, school teams etc.) most of the time there is ample room but just in case it might be a good idea to call to make sure.
July 9, 2017|
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Response from lancek53 | Reviewed this property |
Clear Springs does not have a patio. ON THE BACK side of clear springs there is a a restaurant called auntie pastas with patio space. But the patio is rarely used. No one would have a problem with a dog there on the patio as... More
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