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Gruene River Grill

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1259 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
+1 830-624-2300
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Beaumont, TX
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on a Saturday night around 6:30. We walked right in and were seated without a wait, but there was just 2 of us. When we left an hour later, they were packed. We ordered the Calamari and it was very good with a nice crispy crust. I ordered Salmon Picatta and my husband had fried shrimp. Both... More 

Thank angelbutter
Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My party was stunned by how beautiful and HUGE this restaurant is! If you wish to dine outside on one of the many decks that are at tree top level that is an option. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed listening to the river skip over stones, the shade of a timber full of trees set in a... More 

Thank Jane H
Buda, Texas
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645 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't go wrong here. The food is outstanding. You can dine inside or outside. The onion rings are a great appetizer. Be careful. They could fill you up. May have to wait if you go on weekends, but well worth it.

Thank daddymo2
Fredericksburg, Texas
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten at Gruene River Grill several times. The food is consistently good and so is the service. I've tried several different items, and haven't had anything I didn't like yet. This is a good place for couples, families and large groups.

Thank lgray13
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing restaurant to have dinner at - Jordan our server was right on que to communicate with us of a very large party was at the restaurant unexpected but service shouldn't be altered too much Food was delicious drinks were great and the view of the river was very nice

Thank Bibimary
North Carolina
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125 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While waiting to be seated, we had drinks along the tables in front of the bar. The structure is beautiful, rustic and casual. We were seated outside along the railing and had a nice view of the river. Our lunches were all good, and we ended with a blueberry cobbler a la mode. Yummy.

Thank grits4
Maine, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for lunch and the food was so good. The wait staff was attentive to our needs and was always there making sure that we were all set. The atmosphere was fun and relaxing and this is a place that I would come back to.

Thank Maine_Girl_25_Years
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154 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the meatloaf which came with green beans and mashed potatoes. The beans were fresh... maybe too fresh. They were long and uncut, like they were picked in the garden this morning. They were tough to cut otherwise eat them like spaghetti. The meatloaf was good but covered in some type of thin chips. Next time I will have... More 

Thank Craig H
San Antonio, Texas
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had appetizers- chips and queso, main courses- I had the grilled chicken salad and it was excellent, and the blackberry cobbler with ice cream to finish. Everyone was satisfied with the portion sizes and tastes. The setting is unique- we loved being in the main room next to the fireplace. A nice alternative to other restaurants in Gruene that... More 

Thank KS8687
New Braunfels, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gristmill is a Texas legend but I think it is a little over rated. Gruene River Grill is much nicer. Atmosphere is great, the wait for a table is a fraction of the time compare to Gristmill. The food is great and they have a great variety as well. Big parties are no problem here and you can sit outside... More 

Thank pontiff9999

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Steakhouse, Southwestern, Seafood, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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: 1259 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-624-2300

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