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Clear Springs Cafe

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1692 Hwy 46 South, New Braunfels, TX 78130
+1 830-629-3775
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Description: This was the very first Clear Springs location. It's actually located in...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Friend took us for the Catfish !

We were at San Antonio Raceway for the day and as we went to go home my friend offered to buy if we'd go to Clear Springs with him! Can't turn that down, he had not been in a number of years, but we were glad to see it open and rocking & rolling. Nice "Texas-y" ambience, great menu and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Marble Falls, Texas
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Marble Falls, Texas
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92 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were at San Antonio Raceway for the day and as we went to go home my friend offered to buy if we'd go to Clear Springs with him! Can't turn that down, he had not been in a number of years, but we were glad to see it open and rocking & rolling. Nice "Texas-y" ambience, great menu and... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I go every year because it is some of the best seafood we have had in Texas. We are from Louisiana and we have the some of the best, but the restaurant will meet all your expectations and then some. This is a must try.

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Thank romron
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our office is about 1/2 mile from Clear Springs. So YES, it is convenient for us, BUT it's so good we even better to take visiting customers. AND, when they come back, they want to go to Clear Springs! Great menu, and their salads are wonderful. Bring your appetite.

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Thank Pkubala60
Houston, Texas
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261 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came off of a day of fishing on the Guadalupe to find this place as an answer to satisfying our appetites - and then some! Onion rings, fried okra, fried catfish, fried oysters, cornmeal encrusted trout - fresh salad, green beans, and a nice wine list - plus some interesting margaritas made with a non-spirits type alcohol. Ambiance was... More 

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Thank West_Tx_54
Fate, Texas
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in town on business and took a colleague to show it off. This is my favorite stop for lunch or dinner any time I'm within a two hour radius. Clear Springs now has one more fan who is planning trips around the ability to dine in this wonderful restaurant. It ain't fancy, but it's absolutely the best catfish and... More 

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Thank Dan H
New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have ate here several times and has always been a good experience, the staff is friendly and quick with service. Wide variety of food, I usually have the catfish and shrimp and the plates are bountiful. Busy place So earlier the better.

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Thank torino7788564
Miamisburg
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and the place was packed; however, the wait was a short one. Our waitress, Lauren, was the BEST--super sweet and friendly and super efficient. We ordered the onion rings--really good--and burgers for lunch. Everything was really good and the atmosphere was fun--lots of stuff to see on the walls and great people watching. Happy we... More 

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Thank Linda W
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

If you like onion rings and fried catfish, this the place to have them. The small portion of rings will satisfy as an appetizer for six and the Texas sized will feed a small army. This rustic restaurant is worth the visit just to look at all the antiques and the good service and good food are an added bonus.... More 

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Thank Nancy P
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We always enjoy onion rings...get the large order only if you have several folks in your party. If not, the small order will do ya. I always get the Little Buddy...catfish and shrimp. The plate comes with some sides - can't go wrong with any of them. Try the hush puppies - you'll know what I mean afterwards. Tea is... More 

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Thank lifelesson13
Texas
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Although it seems like the Monday lunch crowd caught them off guard, staff seemed overwhelmed and a bit harried! We finally got a table and the food and our excellent server Tammy made up for any wait. Can't say enough about Tammy. She had a big table, was double then triple sat with 2 other big tables and out little... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 18
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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