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Clear Springs Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1692 Hwy 46 South, New Braunfels, TX 78130
+1 830-629-3775
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very unusual restaurant established in an old barn like building. Noted for homemade onion rings which we ordered. They were not the best that I have ever had, but good. Catfish & shrimp combo was good. Service was excellent. Price was moderate. Extremely busy on weekends, so it is better to go midweek around 3 to 4 pm. We... More 

New Braunfels, Texas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our go to place for catfish, fish and especially onion rings. Always great food, quick friendly service and good old-fashioned home town atmosphere. Just one warning to newbies - don't miss the fantastic onion rings, but only order the large serving if you bring the family or your party includes a lumberjack. As a couple with healthy appetites... More 

Thank Trish S
New Braunfels, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a great family venue. The seafood and steaks are great and the onion rings are some of the best around. I would highly recommend this place for in town guest and casual dining, without breaking the pocket book.

Thank Howard A
Casper, Wyoming
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This catfish feed is guaranteed to make you smile. Don't miss out on the opportunity to enjoy this Texas treat. It's worth the drive. Clear Springs is comparable to a catfish dinner of my mother-in-law's excellent kitchen in Live Oak County.

Thank Pepppertrout
West Columbia, Texas
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Why should I mess up my kitchen when CLEAR SPRINGS CAFE can do a better job than myself! Great food food, especially the friend shrimp (perfect) fun atmosphere and friendly staff Thank you clear springs for a wonderful place to get my fried food fix!

Thank Holly H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best chicken fried chicken and chicken fried steak we've had. Also had a strip of fried catfish that was just like the one I make at home. Awesome sweet tea and amazing service!! Will surely come again! I'd like to add that the place was full, however there was no wait and the hot food was served pretty quick.

Thank Mary V
Honolulu, Hawaii
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76 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You know a place is good when the parking lot is crowded. Best not-fast-food french fries I've ever tasted. LOVED the fried catfish, fried shrimp. My daughter, the vegan, liked the broccoli - and she's a broccoli critic.

Thank lfredregill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everytime we are in the area we stop here fried pickles and onion rings are awsome and if you have those you only need the small catfish which comes with fries, slaw, beans, hush puppies. Waitstaff is awesome

Thank saibrs
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had never been here before and stopped in for lunch based on Zomato reviews. So glad we did - best catfish we've had in a long time! Everything we had was wonderful - and great service!

Thank SDSaylor
New Braunfels, Texas
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fish and chips, onion rings are very good. This is not the best place for a burger. Prices are mid range.

Thank Richard B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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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