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Clear Springs Cafe

1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130-1929
+1 830-629-3775
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried catfish” (57 reviews)
“onion rings” (221 reviews)
“hush puppies” (30 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130-1929
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Reviewed yesterday

It's not often that I give my stamp of approval to a restaurant. But, in this case, I'm looking for an approval rating number above 10! The service was excellent and the food was even better! If I didn't live 1,500 miles away, I'd be...More

Thank Randy M
Reviewed yesterday

...because it's all about the food, and I've been eating here now and then for 16 years. This is a very nice place to visit, with lots of iconic memorabilia on the walls. You can look at it while you wait for your onion rings...More

Thank CworthyTX
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Rustic atmosphere. A little crowded but laid back and great for families. Fried shrimp is our favorite. Handicap accessible.

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clear Springs has the best catfish in the entire area! Prices are very reasonable and nice patio to wait for your table.

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family has been here many times. Have t had a bad meal. Wish it was cleaner though. Onion rings are great. On the negative, Side tables near windows had dead flies. It’s old and rustic but owners need to emphasis on cleanliness to over...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the food was good but pretty bland. nothing special. the service was pretty bad, we didn't even know who our waiter was supposed to be because we had multiple people come to the table. the food was cold when it got to the table and...More

Thank Kenzie M
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

We used to love this restaurant but disappointed in its cleanliness. Decent food but not good pricing.

Thank Janet L
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

We ordered the onion rings as an appetizer, they were great tasting and not greasy. I found it very easy to eat healthy and stick to my diet. I had the skinny fish tacos (grilled fish) with steamed broccoli and corn. Delicious!

Thank Carol G
Reviewed April 2, 2018

The seafood is excellent, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is fun to see. The combination plates are a great deal and you are served a good portion.

Thank torino7788
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

We as a family make a effort to stop in to this place every time we are in New Braunfels. The banana pudding is DELICIOUS & affordable ($3), the chicken fried steak can be hit or miss but the chicken strips have always come out...More

Thank Benjamin H
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Karen H
November 28, 2017|
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Response from jose c | Reviewed this property |
they do have tables outside and I font think it's dog friendly. but I recommend that you call first to check if they are.
January 22, 2017|
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Please give us a call at the restaurant for more information on purchasing gift cards.
June 12, 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $18
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, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130-1929
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-629-3775
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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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