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“A Must!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Gristmill

Gristmill
Ranked #5 of 261 Restaurants in New Braunfels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, 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.
Allen, Texas
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“A Must!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

If you are in Gruene TX, you must have a drink or a meal at the Gristmill. Unique setting in the old gristmill and the tables outside overlooking the river are great! Go early for dinner or a late lunch to get a good seat!

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Gray, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“beautiful location and awesome food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

The Grist Mill is located right on the river in Gruene in the middle of all the little shops. Beautiful scenery! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The food was AMAZING. Best pulled pork sandwich I have had since being in TX. The onion rings are HUGE. There were 3 of us, and we all got different meals. We all loved everything. Highly recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
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Kalamazoo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Had dinner with friends we haven't seen in 20 years. Great outside seating, down on the lower level. Steak salad was fabulous. Apparently our dinner tickets got confused or delayed, and the manager came over, apologized for the delay and comped us 2 desserts (pecan pie!!). We hadn't even noticed the delay since we were so engrossed in conversation. Nice touch! Don't miss this cute little town, Greune Tx.

  • Visited May 2013
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Shawano, Wisconsin
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Lovely setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Service was excellent. Steaks very thinly cut and overcooked but the fish was cooked to perfection. We heard the ribs were suppose to be really good but they are not on the menu. You just have to ask for them.

  • Visited May 2013
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“nice and fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

it is relaxing and service is very good and fun waiters. We like the food and many choices. It is the place to go in the Gruene area

Visited April 2013
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