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“Beautiful Place To Eat.”
Review of Gristmill

Gristmill
Ranked #6 of 262 Restaurants in New Braunfels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
The Woodlands, Texas
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful Place To Eat.”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

We always try to find a fancy place to go for romantic lunch/diner but this was a wonderful experience eating by the scenic Guadalupe River. It is a century-old cotton gin restaurant with very good service and food. Love to go back again.

  • Visited March 2013
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Manitoba
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Neat old place”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

If it's warm enough to sit outside the decks have lovely views of the river. The portions are large, the service and food very good and the prices reasonable. We went twice.

Visited February 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere...food was great too”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

In from out of state, and I ate here with 2 co-workers that were also in from out of state. After reading reviews on trip advisor, I decided on this place for our dinner. The building itself was a conversation piece. It was really cool to see the old architecture. Other than a VERY loud party of ladies at the table next to us, we had a nice meal. Our table was in view of the real wood burning fireplace and next to the window with a view of the river (although it was dark out). I really enjoyed my meal. So did my coworkers. This was a great "tourist" spot to check out. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited February 2013
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Victoria, Texas
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103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“What a Great Restaurant!”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

You have got to try this one! The decor is simply fantastic and really blends well with the menu selections. I had the best steak I have ever tasted as did my wife. Super fantastic!

  • Visited February 2013
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new braunfels, tx
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“GREAT PLACE”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Love the food at the Gristmill but the surroundings is even better!! The servers are always friendly and professional, the food is always high quality and the scenery is awesome. Last time we went, it was very cold out so we sat inside by a roaring fireplace. Wonderful

  • Visited January 2013
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