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Clear Springs Cafe

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1692 Hwy 46 South, New Braunfels, TX 78130
+1 830-629-3775
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is everything i enjoy about eating out in Texas. The restaurant is just a short and enjoyable drive from New Braunfels. The building, the first of the Clear Springs restaurant locations that are now in several places in Texas, is an old grocery store from the 1870s! It's been decorated with a zillion antiques and items to remind you... More 

Thank MissRich64
Boerne, Texas
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Neat building with beautiful landscaping. Loved the rustic decor of this restaurant. The sweet tea just might be the best I've ever had at a restaurant. Fried shrimp was my favorite. Fried catfish was a little spicy and a little dry but still good. Plate came with pinto beans, cole slow, French fries and hush puppies--a lot of food to... More 

Thank Teaniebop
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for my husbands 50th birthday. We wanted a nice local restaurant with family atmosphere. We decided to give it a try based on the ratings. Clear Springs DID NOT disappoint! Everything was on point and absolutely delicious! Sweet southern tea, AMAZING chicken fried steak, shrimp and fish! Come ready to eat! Thank you for a wonderful... More 

Thank Leisa F
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clear Springs is a fun New Braunfels location that specializes in antique decorations everywhere and an old building. The food is good. Get your catfish fix. And onion rings! There are plenty of other options. You can also get other dishes: soups, salads, steaks and chicken. The staff is friendly. They'll keep your drink full and make a friendly recommendation... More 

Thank jmoore04
New Braunfels, Texas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were told to go to the Clear Springs Cafe and try their fried catfish and onion rings. Wow, it was good and then some. We had the middle size order which was ample enough. I guarantee it will fill you up. The cafe has a rustic old fashion homey look with many old antiques scattered throughout... More 

Thank Ron d
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the big group out to have the family style fish dinner and onion rings to boot....it's all over the top gooood! Great service from Cree and the staff keeping the table served and the food a coming!

Thank REHolm
New Braunfels, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's Catfish and then there's Clearsprings catfish. The uniqueness inside is worth the trip but the food is good ole country cooking, but the catfish is what I get every time! Great family restaurant. Check it out you'll be glad you did.

Thank fperez64
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very casual dining--great for the entire family. They have the best catfish and an onion ring "mountain" to die for! (check them out you'll see what I mean) Great customer service--a little busy on weekends, but worth the wait. Fun dining experience.

Thank CharlieZ1952
Sutton, Massachusetts
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145 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch one weekday and found the decor real cool and inviting. Had to orderthe onion rings as I was told they were really good. They were not wrong. Not like the flimsy or all batter type onion rings at other places. Their onions are cut wider and the batter is very flour only driven so there is... More 

Thank Brian D
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our favorite place to eat in the New Braunsfels area. We usually go in off peak hours now because it is a popular place. We always receive very prompt and friendly service. Everything we have eaten there has been great. But the catfish is DELICIOUS and my husband loves the chicken tenders.

Thank Suze P

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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 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $18
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: 1692 Hwy 46 South, New Braunfels, TX 78130
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-629-3775
This was the very first Clear Springs location. It's actually located in Clear Springs, Texas between Seguin and New Braunfels. The building dates back to 1869 when it was mainly used as a grocery store for the locals. If you are ever in the area, it's worth the trip to check out the history that's behind this popular location. You better come early, standing room only is a common sight here.

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