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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-625-0684
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most people just zip down I35 and fail the beautiful small towns nearby. Gruene is one such town. Many famous sites in this small near Here. The dance hall has been stepping longer than any other in Texas. Across the street is the gristmill restaurant...More

Thank Howard Bud D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure to stop and have a bite to eat at the Gristmill while touring Gruene. The historic building along the Guadalupe is a perfect spot to rest/eat. Open windows/doors or outside dining is a plus. The place is kid friendly... you just have to...More

Thank KD P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a huge outdoor area which was really nice. The food was pretty good and the service was friendly.

Thank TampaGuy01
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to this place many times and have always enjoyed our experience! If you're in town I'd highly suggest stopping in and grabbing a bite to eat! Side note: Gruene Hall - 1281 Gruene Road was where a scen from the movie Michael was...More

Thank bradgcarlisle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't realize they didn't have AC. It was 100 the day we visited with humidity. The waitress was awesome. She kept bringing water and ice cups. The food was well worth it though. The round cut fries, AWESOME!! The zucchini, AMAZING!! We sat inside...More

Thank fronterhouse81
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food, location and view were all top notch here. Portions were big, my husband and I shared the chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and green beans- YUM! Kids even ate their food. Little pricey, but worth it for the ambiance, great service and...More

Thank Leslie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Salads to burgers to steak sandwich hey they put on a fine feed . It's a busy place especially on weekends but they provide cooling fans ans we had a little entertainment. Well worth the wait!

Thank Ruger512
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must go place. We didn't have a long wait and when we were escorted in my friends were in awe. The food was good but a lil too much for just one person. You can probably share a plate or take a...More

Thank n0rmalyndaz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a historic building with a wonderful atmosphere. The food and service are excellent. We really enjoyed our experience.

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A former gristmill, this place has outdoor seating along the Guadelupe River and indoor dining with fans circulating the air. Southern menu with seafood, steak, and Mexican dishes.Grilled Cajun catfish was good, not too spicy. Full bar service and desserts. Service was a bit slow...More

Thank Elizabeth P
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What menu items are Gluten free? We are coming to stay in New Braunfels in early August. My 16 yr old daughter has Celiac and we would like to take her for lunch and for her not to feel awkward about it.
16 June 2017|
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Response from sv1308 | Reviewed this property |
I saw grilled food items and veggies as well, I'm sure if you let the server know they can try to accommodate.
Reservations for party of 12 driving from Austin/San Antonio & Houston meeting for dinner during holidays with children...
26 December 2016|
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Response from Nancym2020 | Reviewed this property |
I would call ahead and go!!!
Cristy G
Do you allow dogs?
22 July 2016|
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Response from Ktrxasgal | Reviewed this property |
Not inside.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-625-0684
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Situated on a bluff overlooking the Guadalupe River, this spectacular
restaurant nestled under the shade of towering oak trees has been the perfect getaway for a unique casual dining experience for thirty years.

Located in the historic district of Gruene just beneath the famous
Gruene water tower, we opened in 1977, serving steaks and
hamburgers from a tiny kitchen in the corner of the building.
Our menu still features thick steaks and large hamburgers, but the
restaurant also serves up popular South Texas fare like chicken fried
steak, fried catfish, grilled chicken, enormous sandwiches, fresh fish
and special dishes like tomatillo chicken and bronzed catfish. Fudge
pie, the enormous strawberry shortcake and our signature Jack
Daniel's Pecan Pie are famous desserts. A full bar with a good wine
list and fresh squeezed lime margaritas are also big hits.
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