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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” (265 reviews)
“ribs” (200 reviews)
“steak” (220 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This has been one of my favorite places to eat for eats but they have changed the chicken fried steak. Not sure what they did but to was barely warm which made it tasteless. They must be precooking and putting under a heat lamp. The...More

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed October 15, 2016

my three friends and i go to the grist mill in october to celebrate a birthday. we like to sit outside by the river and go during the week when it is not too crowded. we love the large onion rings (both servings and size)....More

Thank ruth f
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We were told this was THE place in Gruene to eat at. Maybe I just don't like southern food, but everything was a bit of a disappointment. It was very crowded, which I thought detracted from the ambiance. It's a beautiful property just not the...More

Thank Aviatrx
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Such a great little place to enjoy time with your family. Extremely busy over the weekend so expect a wait for a table unless you get there early. Catfish was delicious!

Thank maddieadventures
Reviewed October 14, 2016

This restaurant used to be a go to anytime we were in the area, but they have slipped a bit. We got there right at opening and few tables were occupied. When asked about "next available" we said "Sure" but that we did not want...More

Thank Lakeguytx49
Reviewed October 14, 2016

You really go here for the view of the river and the historic structure of the establishment. The food is typical and not bad. The place is very large and accommodates a lot of people but is spread out so you do not feel crowded.

Thank txtopcat
Reviewed October 13, 2016

We had a meal here as we waited for the Gruene dance hall music to start.It was a very hot day but the trees and the sun shades covering the tables over looking the river were great and made it a very pleasant place to...More

Thank ger w
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Have eaten here several times. Love the inside with the different rooms and outside scenery. The wait was a little long, but worth it.

Thank Brian K
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Drove from Fort Worth and stopped in Gruene for lunch before travelling on to San Antonio. A great place to stop, the mill is very Old Worlde and great for photos. ASK FOR A SEAT OVERLOOKING THE RIVER....there are many dining levels to this place...More

Thank RocheMaree
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

This place came highly recommended, they were even filming for discovery channel while we were there. We were not impressed. It started with poor information upon arriving and went to tables cut so low you could not fit your legs under them. Next was appetizers...More

Thank DannyZ3669
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions
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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