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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-625-0684
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and amazing view! Everything was cooked well and we sat right by the cliff, overlooking the Guadalupe River! Once the sun went down, we watched fireflies come out as we drank ice cold beer and ate great chicken and steak! My son had a great time but next time I hope to be dressed a little dressier.

Thank Missy G
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90 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came to the Gristmill with a group of nearly 30, and I was amazed at how great the service was. It was slow (of course) as we had people in and out, but we had a fantastic experience. The servings were huge and the price reasonable ... I have to say the standout was the onion rings! They were... More 

Thank Lori L
Houston, Texas
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We try to eat at the Gristmill anytime we are in that area of the hill country. The food and the service are consistently excellent. The waiters are alway friendly and helpful with menu questions. We always try to sit in the room with the large windows that completely open to let in the breeze. It is alway pleasant and... More 

Thank CLTexasTraveler
Wharton, Texas
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Gristmill is the ultimate tourist restaurant in Gruene, Tx, but, they manage to keep it a very nice place to go. The food is always very good, service is very good and the atmosphere is exceptional along the Guadalupe River. I highly recommend it.

Thank Samroll
Devine, TX
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My hubby & I enjoyed a recent dinner here with some new friends while attending a business conference in the area. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, and our waitress was especially friendly and helpful in making recommendations for us, and putting up with our request for 4 separate receipts (for business purposes). We had an outside table with... More 

Thank LB S
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Gristmill is a really unique place. I really liked the different dining locations and great menu. Being able to sit inside or on one of the multiple outdoor/patio locations allows for different dinning options. The place is always busy so plan ahead or allow time to sit and relax with some music and a beverage. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Coachmj99
New Braunfels, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food is great, unique atmosphere is great, service is great, can't complain about that! Their baby back ribs are the best ribs we have ever had at any restaurant. We also love their chips and queso, very fresh chips and we always get the garlic salsa which is yummy. Gristmill is right on the river and they have lots of... More 

Thank 3mcmahans
New Braunfels, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took several friends here for drinks and dinner. As usual the food was delicious and the staff friendly and helpful. This is definitely a go to place for us.

Thank Ponygirl53
Spring, Texas
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Gristmill is a unique restaurant with 10 dining areas. Go early to select a table with a view off the cliff, or go later and enjoy music in the courtyard while waiting. If you haven't eaten there, you need to try it. Our service was great, the green beans were good, but cool. Ribs were okay. Stack of onion... More 

Thank OkiePoke73
Phoenix, Arizona
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131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service is always great, and so is the food and drinks. We love the views off the patio, great town and a great place to unwind.

Thank mike k

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Restaurant Details

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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, 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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