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Clear Springs Restaurant

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211 Old Tyler Rd, Nacogdoches, TX 75961
+1 936-569-0489
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bryan, Texas
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here on a VERY BUSY Friday evening but received our orders surprisingly fast. The server was helpful and attentive and the food was delicious.

Thank CindyH789
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to visit a old friend, and it has been some time past but I remember coming to this little place with all the interesting décor, and yes it is still there. Just as you get to the brick road in downtown Nacogdoches, and head toward the railroad tracks, look for the shack building with a will full of... More 

Thank myshoe99
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for good hand battered onion rings, Clear Springs is the place to go. Their Chicken Fried Steaks and greenbeans is amazing too. I love taking new visitors (to our town) to eat here because of the old pictures and posters hanging on the walls and the train runs right beside the building. It's just a really neat... More 

Thank Anita S
Mansfield, Texas
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came across the restaurant as we came into town and we were glad we stopped. Great atmosphere. A welcoming and attentive staff. And great seafood.

Thank Chitowncouple04
Dallas, Texas
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try it based on other reviews. Saturday evening a little before 7:00 there was a 20 minute wait to be seated - in the bar. About six minutes to be acknowledged by the waitress; the bartender came out, took my drink order and brought my tea. When my order was placed, the kitchen was super quick - and... More 

Thank Kat L
Nacogdoches, Texas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Has a variety of food. Great tender steaks.Their onion rings are awesome.Wonderful Cajun gumbo. Don't forget dessert! Try their homemade peach cobbler topped with ice cream.

Thank NacRes2014
Apple Springs, Texas
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Lunch special was good...plenty of food. We were disappointed or my husband was that his seafood platter no longer on menu. He got oysters, shrimp, crayfish tails though. I don't eat any form of fish/ seafood so I get chicken strips. Variety of menu options now. Prices typical. Didn't like seating - bar area so music was loud. Table sticky....but... More 

Thank Debby L
Nacogdoches, Texas
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123 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were seated immediately on a Sunday morning. Got our beverages right away and the appetizer soon followed. Fried pickles were great. Food came out hot and was filling. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will be coming back.

Thank Brenda E
Nacogdoches, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Clear Springs is consistent in providing great food at a reasonable price. It is always my go to restuarant.

Thank Travis R
Boulder, Colorado
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is the place to eat if you find yourself in Nacogdoches TX. They have a variety of items to order from. Nice family atmosphere. Fried onions seem to be the local fav. Can't go wrong here for traditional food. Their ribs was a little on the burnt side and rather dry...not as tender as you would think.

Thank Wh3r3isBourdain

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 18
American, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Old Tyler Rd, Nacogdoches, TX 75961
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Nacogdoches
  • Phone Number: +1 936-569-0489
Nested in the middle of the Piney Woods of East Texas, this Clear Springs location occupies what once was the first refrigerated warehouse West of the Mississippi River. Located next to a busy rail yard, this warehouse was ideal for getting food and supplies to people all over Texas and the United States. Stop in and see history on the walls and enjoy the Best Fried Catfish in Texas as voted by Texas Highways Magazine.

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