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Clear Springs Restaurant

211 Old Tyler Rd, Nacogdoches, TX 75961-4878
+1 936-569-0489
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“catfish” (57 reviews)
“onion rings” (133 reviews)
“hush puppies” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
211 Old Tyler Rd, Nacogdoches, TX 75961-4878
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1 - 10 of 393 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Always great food and service. There is no excuse to leave hungry because they know how to serve up large portions

Thank David D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was packed for graduation, but they were seating groups as fast as they could. Food took a while, but it was great. Server was friendly.

Thank LaloriG
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our waiter Isaac was excellent and paid attention to our water and iced tea glasses the whole time we were there. I had an incredible grilled chicken salad which was "YUGE" and delicious. The family ordered everything from catfish to chicken fried steak and everyone...More

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I are on a road trip and found several recommendations for this restaurant. So glad we stopped by! Staff was friendly. Great small town environment. World famous onion rings and catfish were delicious! Highly recommend!!!

Thank Kristyn H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Down home style deliciously seasoned food. Great variety of Seafood, burgers, steak, and many other favorites. Gumbo is delicious and if you are a healthy eater, lots of salads and vegetable sides to select from. Service is excellent. Waiters and waitresses are very well and...More

Thank Pamela P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant must of been an old warehouse near the train tracks in downtown area. A friend and I had gone to Nacogdoches to fish a new lake near there. Everything that we ordered was very good with a large selection on their menu. The...More

Thank Fishin-man59
Reviewed 1 week ago

The city is restaurant challenged and this is one of the nicest places, great menu and atmosphere. Visited on multiple occasions.

Thank Michael-VirginiaUSA
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place!! I had the chicken fry and what a meal! Big servings and great prices. The sweet tea really hit the spot. There was a group of us so we ordered several desserts and shared. The peach cobbler and ice cream was...More

Thank dfwilliams2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was packed when we got there, but we were seated quickly and the waitress was right there to take our drink order. There were lots of choices on the menu, and the food we had was very good and served quickly. It's not...More

Thank Todd P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here several times and we enjoy it very much. The food is excellent and wait staff friendly. I've been to other CS but this one is always best! Enjoy!

Thank Brenda S
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Questions & Answers
July 9, 2017|
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Response from Lance K | 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
Judy H
March 6, 2016|
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Response from Angie C | Reviewed this property |
It's been a few months since I've been there, but am almost certain they serve beer. Think my husband had a Shinerbock/Texas beer,there. The catfish there is the best I've eaten since childhood. If your a Texan, then you... More
Judy H
March 6, 2016|
Response from jwuis | Reviewed this property |
Beer, wine and I believe also a full bar selection.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: +1 936-569-0489
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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