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2771 Fm 725, Exit 187 off I-35, New Braunfels, TX 78130-9621
+1 830-620-1900
Today
10:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent and the service was good. They had a classical guitarist playing, which was very nice. The only down side was I thought the mimosas were very over priced at $5 for a small glass. Aside from that I would recommend

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Thank Victor P
New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This is a charming little cafe on the edge of town. From the road, it doesn't look like much. You could drive by it and not even realize it is there. But inside it is quaint, and the food is excellent. The chicken fried steak is about as good as it gets. The large order is humongous. Get the small... More 

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Thank moondog1961
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We have driven by this place a hundred times and never thought much about it. Finally tried it and we were pleasantly surprised. The Old River City Cafe doesn't look like much from the outside, but just stepping inside the door you know it's going to be better than you thought! Nicely furnished and decorated with vintage charm, the inside... More 

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Thank Kirsten N
New Braunfels, Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I just love this place. It feels like you're eating in your grandma's kitchen with all of the cute old stuff on the walls, the great service and the delicious food. They have a delicious chicken fried steak as well as the best jalepeno corn casserole I've ever had! Perfect place to eat for that cozy small town feel.

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Thank Lacey K
New Braunfels, TX
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Old River City Café is a great place for BBQ (sliced and chopped), chicken-fried chicken and chicken-fried steak. We always get the chile-con-queso and chips. Tue-Fri lunch specials. We are regulars.

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Thank Oldgray49
San Antonio, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Well I have read a mixture of reviews and have a friend that swears by this place, so I agreed to try. What do we look for in Texas comfort food? BBQ flavor, fusion of spices and traditional comfort foods, and of course the southern hospitality. Outside there is not much to look at when you pull up. Inside there... More 

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New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

I've been coming here every year for more than ten years, usually for lunch. My parents discovered it shortly after they moved to the area and became regulars. It's a great stop for a filling, homey lunch and friendly service, a little off the beaten track but worth the ride.

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Thank Marisa C
McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Saturday's are all u can eat catfish & 2 sides. Catfish was very crispy, light batter, not greasy & perfectly cooked! Get the reunion beans! Wow just like grandmas! Sweet potato fries were crisp on the outside & perfect on the inside! Yes we will be back! Service was excellent.

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Thank judywilk
New Braunfels, Texas
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Very large portions I will say that but it's a pretty small menu salads and burgers I wasA little disappointed because I had heard good things about this place

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Thank globespun
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch with several friends and we were pleasantly surprised. The service was very good and the food was very good with good sized portions at a very reasonable price. We will definitely return there for lunch again.

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Thank Nancy P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Saturday
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2771 Fm 725, Exit 187 off I-35, New Braunfels, TX 78130-9621
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-620-1900

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