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Clear Springs Cafe

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1692 Hwy 46 South, New Braunfels, TX 78130
+1 830-629-3775
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Blackened catfish had a great flavor, but on the salty side. The green bean were also very salty. Skinny salmon salad was very good and so was the salmon dish. Make sure you order the onion rings OMG!!

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Thank Mgr1949
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful shrimp, catfish and gumbo Relaxed place with lots to look at Antique bath tub in the bathroom

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Thank Lisa W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was fine but not at all worth waiting in any kind of line. They won't let you substitute onion rings for fries, even for a up-charge. We had catfish and burgers and fried pickles. The pickles were good but not a very big order.

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Thank Danitexan
New Braunfels, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't recommend the fish and chips. Got a large portion of "chunks" that were thick battered with fish was mushey inside. All the signs of frozen, improperly prepped fish.

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Thank Shopalot1
Richardson, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is really good, better than expected. We ordered a small order of onion rings. It was a lot of rings, so I can't imagine what the large order would be like. The poblano chowder was outstanding. Catfish, shrimp, and chicken fried chicken were all good. We would definitely return to this restaurant again.

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Thank Scott M
Yoakum, Texas
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard the catfish was great here. My mother was tired from a doctor's visit and as we passed through New Braunfels , I told her we would stop here for good fried catfish which is her favorite. She was looking forward to the meal. The week before I had taken her to the Grist Mill where she had... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fried catfish here is wonderful. It's delightfully prepared, light, and delicious. Clear Springs has many other great food, mostly casual, but very well prepared. The onion rings are famous here, too. Service is excellent. While nothing fancy, it is very clean, nice, has lots of ambiance, especially if you love old Texas eateries, and is simply a great place... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the fish tacos which were very tasty the drinks the service was wonderful the buttermilk pie was very flaky and taste

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135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends suggested this place. Never expected it! Great atmosphere, great service, friendly folks and good food. The catfish was great and I'm not a catfish lover. The onion rings were in my top three I've found anywhere in the US. Love to go here again, wonderful experience.

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Thank Michael E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been meaning to go here for a long time and finally went. We should have been here sooner!! The food was great!! It is a popular place so make sure you are giving yourself time because there will most likely be a wait. The onion rings were so good and our shrimp and crawfish were so tasty. We... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 18
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1692 Hwy 46 South, New Braunfels, TX 78130
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-629-3775
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?