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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-625-0684
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“onion rings” (264 reviews)
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“steak” (221 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Been to the Gristmill many times over the last 15 years of living as a Texan and generally speaking food and service has been very good over this stretch. The one thing that can affect a good experience is where you wind up getting seated....More

Thank George C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to the Gristmill while I was in Texas. The old cotton mill was beautiful! I had a sirloin, beans, and squash! I will definitely be going back when I visit Texas again.

Thank Fran M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Indoor and outdoor seating. Some seats have rivet view through the trees. Portions were large and food quite tasty. I had the chicken tortilla soup which was awesome and full bodied. Waiting staff efficient and offered an ice tea to go since I drank one...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

These hamburgers are enormous. The onion rings are out of this world and if you order the large...you'll need to carry some home. The choice of appetizers will get you drooling

Thank joscolon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food has been great here every time I have eaten here. The chicken is the most tender and moist!

Thank Aprillb22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Told we would have about a 15 minute wait so sat patiently outside until everyone who arrived before we had and some after had been called in. Finally went back to entrance and told them we had been waiting a long time. Immediately seated us,...More

Thank sunflower48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You simply can’t travel through the New Braunfels area with an appetite and not want to stop at the Gristmill in Gruene. If you are in the mood for drinks, appetizers or a full meal, you can always find a tasty treat at the Gristmill....More

Thank kmckinney90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked the perfect evening to come here. It was in the mid-70s with very low humidity so sitting out in the open was perfect. It was our first time here since we were visiting family. We came on a Tuesday evening around 6 PM...More

Thank 262run
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is all open. It was a cooler day so it was perfect when we went. I had the chicken fried steak and their batter and cream gravy was very good. I ordered it with mashed potatoes (had big chunks of potatoes) and green...More

Thank Emily D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for lunch and had a great meal. I didn't realize how busy downtown Gruene was and was a bit worried the the restaurant would be a tourist trap, I was wrong. It is definitely a place for tourists to stop but the...More

1  Thank Tab L
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July 19, 2017|
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Response from Cinnamon C | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot of shade trees, tables with umbrellas, and if you want to sit inside, there are ceiling fans. To cool off enjoy a margarita, beer, or tall glass of iced tea.
June 15, 2017|
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Response from sv1308 | Reviewed this property |
I saw grilled food items and veggies as well, I'm sure if you let the server know they can try to accommodate.
December 25, 2016|
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Response from Nancym2020 | Reviewed this property |
I would call ahead and go!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-625-0684
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Situated on a bluff overlooking the Guadalupe River, this spectacular restaurant nestled under the shade of towering oak trees has been the perfect getaway for a unique casual dining experience for thirty years. Located in the historic district of Gruene just beneath the famous Gruene water tower, we opened in 1977, serving steaks and hamburgers from a tiny kitchen in the corner of the building. Our menu still features thick steaks and large hamburgers, but the restaurant also serves up popular South Texas fare like chicken fried steak, fried catfish, grilled chicken, enormous sandwiches, fresh fish and special dishes like tomatillo chicken and bronzed catfish. Fudge pie, the enormous strawberry shortcake and our signature Jack Daniel's Pecan Pie are famous desserts. A full bar with a good wine list and fresh squeezed lime margaritas are also big hits.
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