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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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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried catfish” (62 reviews)
“onion rings” (236 reviews)
“hush puppies” (32 reviews)
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American, Seafood
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₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130-1929
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the friendly Staff and complimented with To Die for Food/dessert. The reason why Resturant like these are so successful has more to do with great staff and great food. I highly recommend trying once and you'll want to come back.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank yoana_prlp
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Excellent fried fish, a mountain of onion rings, superb wait staff. The earlier you go in the evening, around 5:30, the quicker you get in.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Darlene W
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We did the catfish and onion rings plus cornbread crusted trout. Both were excellent. Our waitress was excellent the venue was excellent. We had a ball.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank trymahjong
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is really nice and the service was excellent! However, it was so hot in the restaurant we were sweating. The food was ok. Most of my party had various versions of shrimp and were happy with it. My husband had the steak and...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Brandy B
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Super rustic old building. Texas style menu , heavy on seafood choices. Good catfish , Good shrimp, beans, slaw....etc... Always busy but they get to you pretty quick with a good attitude . Good times..

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Lee L
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We had an after graduation get together here and we had a party of 17. We got there and got sent to the back where the big families were. The food was good but the only problem was that they only had one waitress for...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Ryiane
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Great place for a graduation dinner. Best onion rings around. Get a small if less than 4 people the portions are huge. Also tried the pork chops for the first time. They are very tasty and moist.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank RVargas98
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Had crawfish salad, salad should be cold but not fried crawfish. Had to return it. 2nd time here and same issue, cold fried food. Very disappointed

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank GCfromTexas
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This place is great! If you like good seafood, then this is your place. We love to eat here and cannot enjoy a meal without the huge plate of delicious onion rings with bbq sauce for dipping. Their fried shrimp and catfish are wonderful and...More

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank 3mcmahans
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Should add Onion rings, fresh crisp just the right amount of breading. now for the Catfish, it is obviously fresh, lightly breaded not to hide flavor of fish. Babybackribs cooked just right, come off the bone, but don't fall off the bone. Sauce is not...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Rtnb
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Bette A
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Response from Robert F | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. They told us it would be a 45 minute wait. We were seated in 10 minutes.
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57tye
23 August 2018|
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Response from 263kenj | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I really do not know what you can and cannot eat. I do know, that they have the best onion rings of anyone.
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Karen H
28 November 2017|
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Response from jose c | Reviewed this property |
they do have tables outside and I font think it's dog friendly. but I recommend that you call first to check if they are.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 18
Cuisine
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
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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