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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-625-0684
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Marble Falls, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Group for a late lunch on a week day. The chips and Queso were very good. Had to request straws twice. The Bronze catfish (grilled) was very good. Salads were good. Drinks were good. Some had steaks and liked them. The steaks were delivered cooked as ordered. The place and weather were very pleasant on this day. The waiter did... More 

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Huffman, Texas
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220 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The good was average. We had grilled chicken, mashed potatoes were great, ribs were very good. The jack daniels pecan pie was delicious. The location is great outside you can see the river.

Thank Vam56006
Rowlett, Texas
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I as well as business associates have eaten here many times and we love it. I was in town for business and stayed specifically in New Braunfels just to eat dinner here. I ordered the 8oz bacon wrapped filet, mash potatoes with gravy on the side and a Caesar salad. They charged $2.49 extra for the Caesar... More 

Thank JimmyCrackKorn
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9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered steak which was a mistake but the spinach salad before was delicious with ranch but daughter's with house dressing wasn't. Potatoes were served with gravy which we had not ordered due to gluten intolerance. O in rings were quite good. Drinks had to be ordered twice.They were busy but waitress was at next table several times. We reported... More 

Thank Marilyn S
Lost Hills
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I eat here every time I am in New Braunfels. I have never been disappointed. Lots of tasty food at a good price. The ribs and green beans side are delicious.

Thank Gretchen L
Port Isabel, Texas
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99 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love the Gristmill! It is always a wonderful experience. The food is amazing and the service is almost always great as well. Sometimes, a new server might get flustered and not give the service they should. I am always amazed that when seated outside or by an open window, we have not been bothered by insects or birds! We... More 

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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch while stopping off at Gruene, TX. The mill is very large. Wide menu options. Very historic building. A must experience.

Thank Sue G
Huntsville, Texas
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Gristmill for the 5th time in the last 3 years! My mother lives close to the restaurant and we had heard rave reviews from friends. Each of the first four times we are there the food was mediocre at best, so I did not post to see if it improved. Last night I had the special shock was... More 

Thank Mojo498
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has good food and a great atmosphere. Gruene has become quite a tourist attraction, but if you go off-season, it's not too crowded. I feel that the prices are a bit high but worth it for the experience.

Thank Linda W
New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in with a large group, service was quick and friendly. Food order was taken and explained in a timely fashion. Food arrived and we were always checked to see if we needed anything. I had the cheesesteak sandwich whish was excellent, the others complimented their meals. CFS was good, gravy had a very nice taste.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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
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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