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$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Steakhouse, Southwestern, Seafood, Bar
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in the area and stopped by Gruene River Grill on a recent Saturday night.  The choice of Signature Cocktails were many, they all sounded great.  We had the Lemon Drop and the French Pear Martini, both were excellent.  The table shared the fried...calamari appetizer, which came out out and spicy, with a terrific dipping sauce on the side.  It was delicious!  Along with the appetizer for the table, we also had the jalapeno crawfish chowder and the tortilla soup.  We passed the soups around the table, all agree the soups were fantastic.  Our entrees were the Filet (beef) Gorgonzola and the Blackened Reedfish.  Both dishes were expertly seasoned and cooked to perfection.  The service was great (thank you Cristy), attentive but not intrusive.  Even if you live an hour away like us, the Gruene River Grill is well worth the trip.  More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were weird roots hanging from the ceiling that were dusty and disgusting to have hover over your food. The server was friendly, but kept removing his mask to talk to us, I hate masks too, but it was unprofessional in my opinion. We had...starters for dinner. The spinach dip and trio (salsa, queso, & guac) were great!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 4, 2021

Took our daughter and her friend for lunch on the way out of town. The service was amazing, and the food was equally as good. We had shrimp tacos, fried catfish, jalapeno crawfish chowder, and a wedge salad. Deserts were spot on (creme brulee and...Tate's big brownie). Be sure to ask for the bread, which is not on the menu and not offered, but delicious. All amazing!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 14, 2021 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food and drinks. We were eating lighter so stuck to the soups and appetizers. Plenty to go around and delicious.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 14, 2021 via mobile

It was Saturday and we were hungry! We found the GRG and decided to give it a go. The place is gorgeous, the staff is nice but the food did take a while to get to us. Other than that I can’t really complain. My...fried catfish was amazing! I would have loved to have outdoor seating but I’ll probably do that some other time.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 6, 2021

We went with friends to celebrate their anniversary and sadly the evening was less than deserving for this event. It began will sitting up in the basement with a large party that was full of young children. The noise level was unbearable but that was...just the beginning. Our waiter appeared to either be under the influence of something or he was just ridiculously inept and unprofessional. The service was beyond slow and he kept forgetting what we ordered or how we ordered it and refused to write anything down even after we asked him to please do so. We had to ask for things three and four times until finally another server stepped in graciously to see if he could get us something. I also went into the ladies room and there was no toilet paper. I bought this to the attention of the hostess and 40 minutes later still none. The food was tasty but the experience was so painful we boxed up most of it to take home just to end the nightmare. I did speak to a manager as we left, which I have never done. The manager was polite and said he was sorry but I just thought he wasn’t all that concerned. Very very disappointed!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed December 30, 2020

Let me start by saying that we visit Gruene 2 to 3 times a year and eat at this restaurant at least once. We understand that Gruene is a tourist destinations and so overall, the food quality is not great. However, every restaurant in Gruene...has the ability to be fantastic due to the amazing menu choices, but the cooks just can’t seem to get it right. This time, we assumed with Covid restrictions, we would have a long wait. We did not. About 15 minutes and we were seated in what is normally the entrance prior to Covid restrictions. Since we didn’t actually make it all the way into the restaurant, where we normally sit, I’m not sure if the added tables were to try and help with spacing of the other tables or if they were just trying to cram more people in for the holidays. I ordered chicken that was over cooked and my husband ordered the shrimp and grits. The grits and the sauce on the plate were inedible. We told the waitress that we would pay for the meal because I did eat some of the chicken and my husband ate the shrimp off of his plate. The waitress apologized and said, ‘“yeah, i’ve never seen it come out looking like that. That doesn’t look right,at all”. What? Seriously? You went ahead and brought out a dish that doesn’t look like it supposed to and then when we complain, you won’t even send a manager over to the table?More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 26, 2020

We sat by the windows viewing the River. We could see deer bedded down below. Our service was excellent and our food was absolutely delicious. Portions were large. Will visit again soon.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 26, 2020 via mobile

I live the interior room with the fireplace. Love this place. When have been many, many times! I like the fish tacos, the chicken picatta, and the cole slaw is unique.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed December 13, 2020

In addition to TripAdvisor recommendations, several other people told us to visit this restaurant. We had a table on the patio overlooking the river. We both had chicken dishes and they were both outstanding. Would definitely visit again.

Date of visit: December 2020
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  • Gruene River Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5