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Clear Springs Cafe

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1692 Hwy 46 South, New Braunfels, TX 78130
+1 830-629-3775
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Busy restaurant but was seated right away. Our server was very attentive and friendly. We only went in for a drink but ordered some fried pickles. Despite the rogue fried jalapeño, the pickles were delicious. The only downside to Clear Springs was that it was very humid inside.

Thank vicki_5lm
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Dance hall / gin mill - what a history now a great place to git me some great fried catfish and a heaping plate of the best onion rings - Been here a couple times and am going to visit again when I visit my son's family nearby in New Braunfels. The place is part barn part museum and just... More 

Thank Ruger512
Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

So different, when you first enter. The outside gives you no idea what experiences lie within. The service is quick and friendly. Food is in the mid range, nothing extravagant, just a simple affair. Something different.

Thank FangLam
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

My family (large group of 16) went for a birthday dinner. The service was very good for such a large group. My husband, son and I started with a small order of onion rings - and they were more than enough in size. I had the skinny salmon salad for main course and it was good. My husband had the... More 

Thank Kristi B
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped in at the urging of a friend, and so glad we did! Every wall space filled w/antiques, interesting found items or taxidermy, fish, deer etc! I recommend Chicken Ella! Very tasty. Appetizers were excellent and margaritas were stout. A great end to a hot day of antiquing and sightseeing. Waitress was outstanding and manager did check on us.... More 

Thank Rhonda L
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Clear Springs Café specializes in fried food. The restaurant is actually a converted dance hall (Historic Marker No. 1) built by the early settlers of New Braunfels. They're known for their catfish and onion rings and both were outstanding. The onion rings had a light batter coating and were so sweet. Our children (who aren't that keen on onion rings... More 

Thank Tampa_2002
McQueeney, Texas
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89 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been here in awhile. Hankering for Chicken Fried Steak. Where else to go but Clear Springs! Started with small Onion Rings. Nothing small about them! Excellent as usual. Save room for the Buttermilk pie.

Thank lmurphy581
Tifton, Georgia
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Wow what an awesome restaurant. We went out from Georgia to San Antonio to visit my son and his wife and wanted to experience some real Texas food. I was not disappointed in the least. At first I had my doubts. The building was old and rustic appearing but when I found out it had been an old dance hall... More 

Thank TAPATifton_Georgia
Dalhart, Texas
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

This is my favorite place to get some good fried catfish..wonderful atmosphere and a good place to take the family..portions are generous and you won't be disappointed

Thank Teanna C
The Woodlands, Texas
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

I have been here a few times and I'll go back again. The catfish is good and this time, I added coconut shrimp to my lunch, it was amazing.

Thank Melanie K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 18
American, Seafood
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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?