The location of the Gristmill is perfect and in many places that might mean the food is mediocre, but not here. Everything I've had on their menu is outstanding and to this day I've never had better spinach artichoke dip. Service is always great as well, but the atmosphere with the live music... read more
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.