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“Get a table under a fan!”
Review of Gristmill

Gristmill
Ranked #4 of 299 Restaurants in New Braunfels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Gristmill this restaurant is in is over 100 years old with out A/C. In fact I don't think it would be a good idea as the interesting part of this place is it's style. A deck outside on three levels. We had baby back ribs 1/2 rack, wife had chicken salad. The price is less then we expected and service was good (Jan was our waitress). Do some shopping shops or go to some of the wine stores for tasting. Weekends are very crowded.

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Thank Boborunner
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Had a friend in from out of town, and my wife and I met her at the Gristmill. Greune is really great little town, and gave us a chance to show this state doing what it does best.

The view from our table was beautiful, our server was attentive, and there were plenty of things to look at and explore within easy walking distance of the restaurant. We were there before the lunch rush, and on a weekday, so I think that didn't hurt.

I had the fried catfish, and it was delicious. Mainly, it was a great place to sit down and catch up with someone we hadn't seen in a while, and we did not feel pressured to hurry our visit. Will most likely visit Greune and Gristmill again soon.

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Thank Professor_Dudley
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We enjoyed the good food and friendly service. As others have pointed out, the ambiance at the Gristmill is great. We went at noon and had no wait. Sat outside on a deck above the river and visited with family. The pulled pork with homemade potato chips was very good. Everyone in our party of 5 enjoyed their food and there were no complaints at all! We are heading back down in a few days for another event and may go back to the Gristmill for another meal. It is worth a return!

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Thank DJM7859
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Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Went to greune and this restaurant to eat..wonderful view of the river as well as great food...just needs a room with air to get out of the heat...was 105 when we were there.

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Thank countryt
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This place is so much fun, the drinks are fantastic and the food is wonderful! There are picnic tables on park like setting with live music and an outside bar while you wait to be seated. They are overlooking the river.The tables are outdoor but covered and fans blowing to keep you cool. Very loud and casual - your kids will not disrupt anyone. The servers are fun and happy to be there! Get the onion rings and the worst sausage appetizers! Everyone (16 in our party) all LOVED their food! Very reasonable prices too. You can't get more Texas than this place!

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Thank L M
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