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The River House

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1617 New Braunfels St, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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McQueeney, Texas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I love the River House! We recently moved to Gruene and we now go weekly for their fantastic food and live music.

Thank Michelle F
Brenham, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Lovely Setting along river in downtown historic Gruene. The food is hig quality and excellent choices for lunch and d inner.

Thank cindyleberly
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Casual fine dining at it s best. Lovely setting. Creative menu. Duck tacos were excellent as was the blackened redfish served on a risotto cake. Nice local beer selection also. Service was friendly and attentive.

Thank D T
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently ate at this charming restaurant. We ate on the patio and it was so peaceful and shady. The restaurant is located one street over from the main road thru Gruene so it is away from all the crowds. The staff was friendly and attentive and the food was top notch. The prices are a little... More 

Thank Jleelee1963
Fort Worth, Texas
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148 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We were in New Braunfels for a quick 2 days and only had time for one dinner out. Three places made the short list before the trip and the menu at The River House won out. We had never been to Gruene before and were a bit put off by the craziness that was 6:00pm on a Saturday night. Gobs... More 

Thank TXGirl2001
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

The food was awesome and they use ingredients from local farmers. In house pastry chef bakes everything fresh. Service was amazing and our server was extremely knowledgable about the menu and ingredients used. Would definitely recommend this place!!!

Thank Mads916
Nashville, Tennessee
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147 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Just wandered up by happenstance. I sat to have mid morning glass of wine while my wife shopped at the surrounding stores. Perfectly shaded patio for a tepid Texas morning. The sangria was an excellent refreshment. Live music is setting up for the afternoon. We may come back for dinner!

1 Thank love2travel2802
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Let's knock the negatives out of the way first because there are many more positives. Expensive prices and wish the Sangria drinks tasted as good as they look. Not horrible but not nearly strong enough. Now onto the good! Our waitress (forget her name but think it was Micky) was punctual, friendly, and informative. She also said they have music... More 

2 Thank phoe777
New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Hubby and I went for a ride down River Road last night and ended up in Gruene for dinner -- so happy we chose The River House! We've been before for drink and appetizers while listening to Shawn Hart play music on the deck, but never went just for the food. We discovered a great evening atmosphere on the deck... More 

Thank Lisa W
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

This place is terrific! Used to be a tea room. Local food and farm to table fare. We had the crab melt and it was terrific! We also shared the spinach salad. The blackberry vinaigrette was soooo good! I had the special: crab crusted snapper with a avocado/tomatillo salsa and grilled cauliflower on a bed of brown rice. Soooo good!... More 

Thank Jennifer D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1617 New Braunfels St, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3022
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: 18306080690

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?