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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” (268 reviews)
“ribs” (213 reviews)
“steak” (230 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 2 days ago

My wife & I love this place! On a whim our son brought us here for lunch. We're glad he did. Very friendly people, competitive prices, excellent atmosphere, and great food.

Thank MoDa0206
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants of all time. There will probably be a wait, but there is usually live music and you can get a drink at the outdoor bar while you wait. The small onion rings will feed four people. Everything is...More

Thank Shelley A
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is obviously a very popular restaurant! On a Wednesday at noon it was crawling with customers, and the food was delicious! We had salads or sandwiches, and they were all very generous servings....great service, too!

Thank Louise L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The location of this place is simply amazing. Trees coming in the plantation style windows, river running under it. OMG, so beautiful. We went here for our anniversary dinner while visiting Texas and we were not disappointed. I had the best chicken fried steak I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, excellent food & friendly staff! Highly recommend the baby back ribs! The Caesar salad is amazing as well! My kids enjoyed the food as well. This is a one of the best eateries hands down!

Thank tracy a
Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting of the Grist Mill is something to behold. If you are in antiquity, you should definitely go there. The food is very good and the helpings are plentiful. the wait couldn't do enough for us.

Thank 902LDCollins
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay a little bit of a wait but so worth it! We started out with the small order of onion rings for the two of us and they were delectable! We paid 50 cents extra for ranch dressing to dip them and it was worth...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great setting overlooking the river. Lovely staff who accommodated our request to move us to a better table. Instead of give ng you a device or texting you when your table is ready, they write your name on a chalkboard outside where you listen to...More

Thank GypsyBlood T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on the way back to Austin. It is in a pretty town call Gruene. We had a bit of a wait as it was busy, always a good sign. It sure was worth the wait. The food is really good fresh wholesome food,...More

Thank dmaa60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views and great food. Loved the broccoli cheddar soup. I would recommend to anyone. Received friendly service.

Thank Diana E
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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