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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-625-0684
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of space for our group of 13! Wait staff was amazing, will be back! Good food... it looks as good as it tastes!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank C E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The entire menu looked delicious, but a friend recommended their burgers. I understand why—undoubtedly one of the top 5 burgers I’ve ever eaten. It was a busy Saturday afternoon—would love to return mid-week sometime and so could have a river view table. Rustic, historic decor...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KarenKST
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is a very interesting place to visit. I would advise walking around the whole restaurant and looking at the whole thing. It is interesting where you can see the old mill walls and how they added on to it. As far as the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Whatwegoingtodotoday
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were visiting Gruene with a friend from out-of-state. We had a great meal at the Gristmill - drinks were good, ribs were awesome, service was great too!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TxBonnie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A warm winter day overlooking the Guadalupe River in an historic building with wonderful food! We had the tenderloin salad and our cousin had the tenderloin sandwich. We enjoyed every bite. Waitress was very friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RosiesFavs
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gristmill used to be a wonderful representation of Texas situated on the Guadalupe River in iconic, historic Gruene. Friendly and rustic, filled with Texan fare. This is not the case anymore. The restaurant is always crowded, but I don't fault them for that. However,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TrueTexasTraveler
KristenK1256, Guest Relations Manager at Gristmill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience at our restaurant. We strive to offer delicious Texas fare alongside friendly, attentive service and we fell short. We are passing your feedback along to management so that it can be addressed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have reviewed this restaurant before, and at that time I had nothing but praise for this establishment, but that all changed on 12/30/2018 my wife's birthday. We were visiting from out of state and have eaten here almost everytime we come out to see...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank livetoride07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Black Friday we went down to see some music and decided to eat dinner. The wait wasn't that long. We ate on the back patio area. Our server was friendly. Food was a step above average. My husband got the Guadalupe, which is chop...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Me9247
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family went on 12/29/18, and after finding parking in the convenient, free parking lot across the street, we checked in at Gristmill, where we were told that it would be a 60-70 minute wait. It was very cold that day, but the waiting area...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Svnl5353
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gruene is a place known for entertainment. Most of the food recommendations have always been reserved for New Braunfels, Fredericksberg and other like communities around the area. But if you are headed to Gruene Hall for a concert, seriously consider starting the evening right next...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dancinggoats
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July 21, 2018|
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Response from Susan R | Reviewed this property |
We were just there in late December, I did not see a dog friendly section. But they do have outside picnic tables. It was cold outside but many groups were eating food & drinks at the outside tables. We of course chose to... More
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 sbr1308 | 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.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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