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Clear Springs Cafe

1692 Hwy 46 South, New Braunfels, TX 78130
+1 830-629-3775
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“catfish” (163 reviews)
“onion rings” (224 reviews)
“hush puppies” (32 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1692 Hwy 46 South, New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I went here with three of my friends when we were debating about what to eat. I was skeptical that this place would be mediocre, but my doubts were crushed when the food came out. The chicken fried steaks are huge, definitely don't consider the...More

Thank Teddy G
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Haven't had anything here I didn't like. Everything from the burgers to the Little Buddy is delicious.

Thank Adrian R
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We joined our friends on a Saturday for dinner. We arrived about 5:30p and the wait was at least 30 min. The wait gets longer as the evening passes. So be prepared. But it's worth it! The outside waiting area is quaint and live music...More

Thank Quietmanwife
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Long time customers - love the onion rings (try them with Ranch) & the shrimp! Other favorites are the catfish and chicken-fried steak. Service usually good too

Thank Paula L
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

All of the food I have had here has been excellent! I especially love there desserts and their garlic mashed potatoes. Also good atmosphere.

Thank kb78155
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Interesting decor, lots to look at. Decent food. Onion rings are a favorite. I enjoyed a crawfish salad! A little spicy, yet tasty. Try the grilled shrimp salad with housemade raspberry vinaigrette. Very busy so plan on a wait.

Thank Leslie D
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We go there for the onion rings and the chicken fried chicken/chicken strips which is the best in town. We enjoy the ambience and great service. You would think the small order of onion rings would be four or five instead you get a heaping...More

Thank Oldgray49
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service. My husband and family love the onion rings. Fried fish is fantastic. We have been coming here for years and it is always consistent in quality and service. If you don't like fish, the chicken fried steak is always good, too....More

Thank TraceyReynolds
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Good food. Had the combination plate with fried catfish & crawfish with sides of pinto beans, cole slaw. The hushpuppes were so-so and the sauses were very water down & diluted, but overall good meal. Service was quite good. The onion rings were exclent :-)...More

Thank john H
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We have been here twice... The first time was a few months back. Let me first say, this is a great atmosphere! Now to the food... Sigh... It was okay... It was meh. Here we go: Shrimp is decent (Rating 6). Size is average. Hush...More

Thank BigHenry911
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could I get a gift card there for my son who lives there ?
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13 June 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: 1692 Hwy 46 South, New Braunfels, TX 78130
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-629-3775
  • E-mail
This was the very first Clear Springs location. It's actually located in Clear Springs, Texas between Seguin and New Braunfels. The building dates back to 1869 when it was mainly used as a grocery store for the locals. If you are ever in the area, it's worth the trip to check out the history that's behind this popular location. You better come early, standing room only is a common sight here.
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