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Clear Springs Restaurant

211 Old Tyler Rd, Nacogdoches, TX 75961-4878
+1 936-569-0489
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (68 reviews)
“onion rings” (123 reviews)
“hush puppies” (20 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
211 Old Tyler Rd, Nacogdoches, TX 75961-4878
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Clear Springs has good service. The food is very good and they have a variety to choose from. A great place to eat with family, business, or for a event.

Thank lashundrav
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a little trip to Nacogdoches to view the foliage. We had dinner here the second night and the food was really good and atmosphere as well. Service was Great! I would recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner while visiting that really nice...More

Thank linda p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good atmosphere, friendly staff, And generous portions. Good old-fashioned fare. Comfort food and interesting decor.

Thank LWoolsey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got the shrimp brochette at the waiter's recommendation. Was very satisfied with my choice. I was full but not stuffed and the food was not heavy. Service was fast and attentive.

Thank greensboro71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is pure Texas. It’s not easy to find, but when you find it you’ll enjoy the sounds of the train depot next door. The catfish is good, a bit too salty, but good. The onion rings are very tender. The servers are nice.

Thank PastorJohn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Road trip stop. Varied menu, heavy on catfish and other seafood. Gumbo, fresh vegetables, fried catfish, local beer, and peach cobbler...all well prepared and seasoned. Great service, lively crowd.

Thank PepperMarsh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Catfish and tartar sauce is slap your momma good! The chicken fried chicken is amazing! Don’t leave home without their banana pudding!

Thank Christi P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met family at Clear Spring's for lunch. The atomosphere was great. The staff was friendly. We started our meal with their amazing hand battered onion rings. My husband ordered a Chicken Fried Steak lunch with green beans and mashed potatoes and my daugther and I...More

Thank ascott1122
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We usually try to eat here when we are in Nacogdoches. The food is good and it has a great atmosphere.

Thank AV8ORTodd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love onion rings and nobody does them better than Clear Springs! Great big heaping mouth watering, crispy sweet mountains of happiness! Oh, and their babyback ribs are awesome. That's what I always get. I don't even like catfish but I was convinced by my...More

Thank G1916HUstevenj
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Susan S
1 November 2017|
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Response from Lynn T | Reviewed this property |
There were only the 2 of us. It is a good sized restaurant, but I would agree with the other reviewers. Your best course of action would be to contact the restaurant directly. Ne sure to explain your situation including the... More
Susan S
1 November 2017|
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Response from Texasdishman | Reviewed this property |
Yes and No.. if you are having a large group (ie: family, school teams etc.) most of the time there is ample room but just in case it might be a good idea to call to make sure.
10 July 2017|
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Response from Lance K | Reviewed this property |
Clear Springs does not have a patio. ON THE BACK side of clear springs there is a a restaurant called auntie pastas with patio space. But the patio is rarely used. No one would have a problem with a dog there on the patio as... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Old Tyler Rd, Nacogdoches, TX 75961-4878
  • 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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