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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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to dine , the decore takes you back 50 years or more prices are reasonable, serves big partys too

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Thank treborzerp
Hallettsville, Texas
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clear Springs is know for their seafood and onion rings. You can't go wrong if you stick with those items.

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Thank Ann S
Texas
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302 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like every Clear Springs Cafe I have been to, the food is delicious. Fried,baked, blackened...it is all good. This location is really neat, although google map gave us a location on the wrong side of the road. The building is OLD and the inside has a clean, rustic look to it. Despite the high ceilings, the noise is not bad... More 

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Thank Pam W
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place was packed for a Monday night. Food was good 😊 service was very good. The building reminded me of the old buildings where I grew up wood floors and an old trough in the men's room.

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Thank Marvin B
Texas, the Lone Star State
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312 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food at the Clear Springs Café! For appetizers, you can't go wrong ordering the fried pickles or the famous onion rings. Just be careful, you could make a whole meal out of either one. Be sure to save room for the seafood! Fried shrimp and coconut shrimp are my top choices at this restaurant. But everything on the menu... More 

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Thank HappyPenny
Houston, Texas
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122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have passed this restaurant time and time again on our way to New Braunfels and never stopped to check it out. Today, on our way home to Houston from Wurstfest, we stopped in. They lay claim to the best fried catfish and onion rings EVER and they are not lying! The onion rings had a very tasty but light... More 

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Thank Kim R
Victoria, Texas
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a Texas size burger, you won't find one any better! The patty covers the entire bun and with all the trimmings it's almost impossible to finish it. ( But I managed , lol ) The accompanied fries were great but not as good as the extra onion rings we ordered. They were as good as any I've... More 

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Thank RICHRT
New Braunfels, Texas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

At a recent check-up my Dr expressed that it would be a good idea if I cut back on my protein intake to help out my kidneys. she advised start eating more poultry or fish instead. So after a quick search in google this place was rated #1 so we went to try for lunch: the experience was to say... More 

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Thank Charley W
New Braunfels, Texas
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Clear springs is a reall cool historical place but the food unfortunately is average and the prices are above average.

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Thank bryanjohnson2016
Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Food was good, service was ok. Try the jalapeno crawfish chowder and crispy onion rings. Catfish & fish tacos were tasty.

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Thank James S

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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, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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?