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9103 Fm 1102, New Braunfels, TX 78130-7112
+1 512-353-0030
11:00 - 01:00
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Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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New Braunfels, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this little spot thanks to "Groupon" It is one of those places that you need to know where you are going, in order to find it LOL Awesome little place, great seating options outside. Enjoy a yard game while you wait for the fantastic food. Patty Melt OMG..or have a power sander race! If you are drinking Iced tea,... More 

Thank Bowlaholic
Homewood, Illinois
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Cold, cold beer...a great juke box...friendly locals...great burgers...This place has it all! Live music many nights. You have to have the smart phone help you find it. Just off I-35 About marker 196. No signs. Local joint pure and simple.

Thank sfron81
Level Contributor
134 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch, were informed rather brusquely that the grill was closed until dinner time. A handful of what appeared to be locals were sitting at one end of the bar drinking...all conversation stopped and they all stared at us and just kept staring...as if they had never seen new customers enter their beloved establishment and didn't... More 

Thank HavocDog
Austin, Texas
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100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

The burger is a hand pressed that has not been processed. A Happy Cow burger makes for a Happy Cow patron. Don't forget the golden brown crispy tater tots. My brother said that the waitstaff was hot, but I wouldn't be a good judge of that. All I know is that everyone was so friendly. I also like the large... More 

Thank Janice V
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014 via mobile

We walked over from Riley Tavern down the street since we needed some food before we commenced to drinkin'. This is a great dive bar with mostly locals as I could tell (it WAS a Monday night) We ordered 3 burgers. Onion rings & a Frito Pie. The burgers are HUGE! We should have split one amongst the 3 of... More 

1 Thank Pamela S
New Braunfels, Texas
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

This is a local bar. Went to try burgers that were raved about. Glad we did. It was fresh, not frozen patty and at least 1/2 lb. Fries were great also. A regular size order would of been enough for 2 since burger so large. Drinks were also good. The local pubs are the best.

1 Thank darlynnski
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Good burgers, bikers and cold beer.... enuff said! A good stop between New Braunfels and San Marcos on Hunter road.

1 Thank Whimychic
Seguin, Texas
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

The Happy Cow (to me) is rated by the live music. Do you remember when the family would go to listen to a band with everyone? The little ones would fall asleep as the evening got later but the music was still the same. This is family entertainment with seasoned musicians whose voices remain the same throughout the years. There... More 

1 Thank 301SueB
San Marcos, Texas
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

This place is an old fashioned hole in the wall honky-tonk. Most times it offers live bands with no cover charge. Friendly atmosphere.

1 Thank Cathy A
New Braunfels, Texas
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364 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

The Happy Cow is actually in Hunter, Texas, an old stagecoach stop, I think, midway between New Braunfels and San Marcos on Hunter Road. It's not an ice cream parlor as you might think but a bar/restaurant. We learned of it thru members of a local band that play here periodically and when they told me they had Belt Sander... More 

1 Thank zinniaqueen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9103 Fm 1102, New Braunfels, TX 78130-7112
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 512-353-0030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?