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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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Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
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Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Loved this restaurant!! The food was delicious, my husband loved his t-bone steak, the spinach queso was out.of this world. Staff was friendly, on point, and the view was impeccable.

Thank Heather G
Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here many times when traveling, the food is very good the view from the outside dining area is fantastic, can get a little warm they do not have AC but lots of fans to move the air around

Thank Holly-Lyndon S
Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Grist Mill in Gruene Texas is next to Historic Gruene hall the oldest active dancehall in Texas. The Grist Mill is a great place to eat with a varied menu. You can eat indoors or overlooking the Guadalupe River. It's a must visit in the...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Food wasn't anything special, but the view of the area made up for it. Outdoor music was a nice addition to our trip and food and drinks were casual and fairly priced.

Thank TravelLover8098
Reviewed June 5, 2016

All four of us had great tasting meal at reasonable cost. The atmosphere and view of the river made for a good time.

Thank vip1234
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

This historic venue has a breathtaking outlook, friendly staff, and good food at a reasonable price point. We were seated inside by the massive windows overlooking the river and it was a wonderful dining experience. I had a frozen margarita and poblano pesto pasta salad...More

Thank swnickel
Reviewed June 3, 2016

We ended up getting to dinner 10 min before they closed on a Friday night and there was no problem serving us! The crowds were gone but still plenty of people still there. The big parking was packed due to Gruene Hall having asleep at...More

Thank lilskibearsmommy
Reviewed June 3, 2016

The food is excellent the atmosphere is nice and elegant the view is lovely and the drinks are awesome

Thank Teanna C
Reviewed June 2, 2016

We ordered lunch and were served quickly with a nice location by the river. The food was ok, sausage appetizer was excellent. Everything was a bit spicy and they didn't have very many kids options that were not fried.

Thank KMNDallas
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This quaint dinning location is elevated along the Guadalupe River and provides a unique experience. This was my first visit to the Gristmill, but will not be my last! To begin with the scenery is beautiful and full of wildlife. There were deer not but...More

Thank Nicole B
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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, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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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