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Clear Springs Cafe

1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130-1929
+1 830-629-3775
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (175 reviews)
“onion rings” (212 reviews)
“hush puppies” (29 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood
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1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130-1929
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by the Clear Springs Cafe (or Restaurant, judging from the sign out front) based on earlier Tripadvisor reviews, and it did not disappoint. The interior of the barn-like dining room was quite something to see: it seemed to be covered from top to...More

Thank kay-cee-1138
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to have a great seafood meal or a chicken fried steak or a gumbo , very layed back ,lots of old signs ,and old toys hanging from the raffters .. good food nice place

Thank treborzerp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You've got to get the onion rings. Fantastically yummy. I like the fried catfish. Hamburgers are great too.

Thank SandyBuck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brought out of town guests that were all happy with both service and the wonderful food...especially the fish dinners.

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were driving from Waco to San Antonio and looked for a place for an early dinner and found this by looking on Trip Advisor. The food is amazing!! For appetizer we had the best fried mushrooms ever. My coconut shrimp was...More

Thank Lily_girl02
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This place will never grow old. Great food at a great price in a great atmosphere, any day of the year. Haven't found anything bad on the menu in 19+ years of eating here. Always leave happy.

Thank Andre M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

we went on a saturday and there was a waiting list. had to wait about a half hour,which was no big deal they will serve you a cold beer or what ever your pleasure. my wife and i ordered a catfish plate each and shared...More

Thank Sw1956
Reviewed 11 October 2017

So this is a fun, loud restaurant with lots of people and a very busy waitstaff. I always get the fried catfish because it's soooo good here. But they have lots of other choices. It's always good and always busy. Be prepared to wait for...More

Thank rivercitygirl2016
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a great place to take a large group for lunch or dinner. They have a wide variety of options on the menu. They recently started offering ribs on the weekends, and they are delicious. My personal favorite is the garlic shrimp. The spicy...More

Thank M3375JUcathyl
Reviewed 3 October 2017

All of the food is good and the service is great too! A really unique experience, not your typically decorated restaurant. I would highly recommend it!

Thank Lawrence P
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Karen H
28 November 2017|
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Response from Marla R | Reviewed this property |
No pets indoors. They do have an outdoor picnic area with an open bar and where live music is played on the weekends.
22 January 2017|
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Response from 983tomc | Property representative |
Please give us a call at the restaurant for more information on purchasing gift cards.
13 June 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130-1929
  • 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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