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The River House

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$$ - $$$
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1617 New Braunfels St, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3022
+1 830-608-0690
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Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Port Isabel, Texas
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101 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy a visit to the River House! Have never had a bad meal there. The service is always very good.

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Thank LAURA D
New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything we ordered was outstanding. The service and quality of the food will have us coming back from now on.

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Thank Pam S
Jacksonville, Florida
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Village of Gruene is charming and The River House fits in perfectly. We were checking out the shops and came upon this cozy little restaurant with a lovely outdoor patio. It was a warm, sunny day and just right to enjoy lunch outside. The service was prompt and the menu choices sounded wonderful. I chose the half sandwich of... More 

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Thank Pinqylou
Corpus Christi, Texas
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, the food here is really good. We've been disappointed by other places to eat in Gruene. But we decided to gave The River House a try, and we were very pleasantly surprised. The pork belly appetizer is amazing. Very flavorful. The duck breast is heavenly, like duck filet mignon, if there was such a thing. (By the way, we... More 

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Helotes, Texas
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87 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here for anniversary before a concert, and enjoyed it very much. Wife had the roasted chicken, which seemed a little dry and vegetables had a little too much. I had a seafood special and it was delicious. Crab cake appetizer was also excellent, and salad was very fresh. Did not try dessert as we were running late, but selections... More 

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Thank Brian B
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The old river house tea room was hands down my favorite restaurant in town. We've been a couple of times since ownership has changed. It's still good, and has a farm to table kind of vibe. But the prices have gone up and the portions have gone down. The chicken in the fried chicken salad is still crunchy on the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

W-A-A-Y overpriced...and I'm a local. Don't bother coming here unless you are a tourist and just want to impress your crowd with how much money can spend.

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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I had eaten there several times and had great food. I was told that they now have new owners and that the food was not as good. I went there anyway and found the food to be just as tasty. Nice little getaway spot.

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Thank Lacey492
New Braunfels, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This restaurant is hidden back off the street, some pass by and may think it is another shop. In reality it is fine dining in Greune. The food is top quality and the service is enjoyable. There is local music on Thursdays and Sunday afternoon. Great for a date night!

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Thank bfricker
Leander, Texas, United States
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had a very good server and he kept up with us for all request which was the highlight of our lunch. This restaurant was owned by a local chef and she sold the business in the last year. Most of the menu had the same offerings but of course the servings were smaller and not as tasty. We had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1617 New Braunfels St, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3022
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-608-0690

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