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“If you like Texas country cooking”
Review of Gristmill

Gristmill
Ranked #5 of 264 Restaurants in New Braunfels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
San Antonio, Texas
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“If you like Texas country cooking”
Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Stop in! Best chicken fried steak in this area hands down. Nice river view. Several dining rooms. Just get up and walk around and admire it.

  • Visited October 2012
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Yorktown, Texas, United States
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“Great Restaurant in Gruene (not New Braunfels), Texas”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

I have never ever had a bad experienc at this restautrant. Great atmosphere, great service, great food! I eat here every chance I get. Highly recommend the potato salad!

  • Visited July 2013
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Hook, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Felt we were rushed”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Decided to go to dinner here after seeing good reviews on TA. Was a hot summers day in July and the restuarant was busy, but there was no queue. Overall teh food was good but we felt very rushed by our server - no time to read the menu. Entries arrived before appetiser was finished, drinsk cleared away when we may have had another and then presented with the bill without being asked if we wanted dessert - and my daughter did!

Food was reasonable & setting was fabulous but whole evening was spoilt for us by the feeling they wanted our tabel for next customers.

  • Visited July 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“Gruene Gristmill”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The atmosphere, the food, and the service are all stellar here with a great overview of the river and lots of shops nearby.

Visited March 2013
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San Marcos, Texas
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“Great scenery and great food”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Located in Historic Gruene overlooking the Guadalupe River, this place has great atmosphere. The food is great! Watch out for long waits on Saturday nights, but it goes by somewhat fast since they have over 1000 tables.

Visited May 2013
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