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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-625-0684
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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

The dishes are expertly prepared and priced quite reasonably.Service good,but the unique atmosphere overlooking the Guadalupe River makes this one of my favorite eateries. Oh yes..the Texas Bloody Mary is fantastic😀

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Thank Pat M
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely dinner and great service! It was a beautiful evening to be outside, so we chose an ideal location with the Gristmill. The food service was outstanding even though it was prom night and the place was packed.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We grabbed lunch as recommended by our friends from Austin. The food was pretty good. The place had a very nice vibe on a Sunday afternoon. It was a fun experience.

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Rochester, New York
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

A nice restaurant, good location. The food and service was ok. Nice view of the river. We would go there again. It looks like it would good to go on an afternoon and snack and drink the rest of the say away.

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Thank Steve_Sy
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Food is always tasty. We've tried a wide variety of things on the menu from burgers to steak to almost all of the chicken dishes. The onion rings are awesome. Beer is cold! Wait staff is usually friendly and not in a hurry. The trip was an exception. The hostess was super-friendly. The server seemed impatient as she waited on... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

A variety of options on the menus make this place a place to go. Although the place is huge, I would guess at least 75 tables, yo will get a choice of rever view, interior or at the upper decks. We chose the river view and was an excellent choice. The tall wood framed windows were open and the view... More 

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san antonio
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We had an impromptu lunch at the Gristmill and it was lovely. We had simple hamburgers but they were quite tasty. The view of the river was pleasant and made the lunch very relaxing.

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Thank ajoyrenewed
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

The food was good. The night we ate there, there was a storm approaching which added to the atmosphere.

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Thank Rose V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Had the grilled catfish and sirloin salad both were exceptional. Great setting and no wait on a Saturday afternoon, green beans were incredible. Worth the drive from San Antonio.

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Thank Jay M
Oslo, Norway
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Wow! Didn't think anyone could beat Baby Back ribs at Saltgrass but this place certainly did! Wow!!! I can't wait to visit again on my next trip!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?