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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 good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried catfish” (60 reviews)
“onion rings” (229 reviews)
“hush puppies” (30 reviews)
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1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130-1929
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Clear Springs was highly recommended by several friends of ours. We went with very high hopes, and the food was good. It not worth all of the talk. The margarita I ordered tasted like a pre mixed frozen drink that could have been made at...More

Thank twirlindsie
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We've been here multiple times and I usually get the Little Buddy (catfish and shrimp) since it's so good. This time I got the Little Buddy...oh yeah, you knew that. My wife selected the Fish & Chips and it was very nice. She shared some...More

Thank lifelesson13
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This was our first visit....won't be our last! We started with a small order of Onion Rings (2 people). They were soooooooooo good! My husband had Mahi-Mahi with crawfish etoufee' and I had a chicken fried steak. Both meals were really good. There was a...More

Thank wcalways
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I really hate to share secrets and I don't. However, this one is worth sharing so the owner's stay in business so we can keep coming back. It's just a fun place. The Cafe has history - catfish a must. From that it grew and...More

Thank Spary09
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

You can't go there and not have the large order of onion rings. These are so good, you'll never order them anywhere else. There is no comparison. Top them with a little hot sauce and wow! Crunchy, nicely seasoned batter, moist soft but not mushy...More

Thank 392jills
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Catfish was excellent, so good. It's an old place but food is amazing, the staff is very good because that place was pack of people, but service was excellent. Ahhhh coleslaw yummy, yummy.

Thank Maricarmen R
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I had to pleasure to eat here Sunday night 9 April 2017. We started off with a small order of onion rings which was quite sufficient for two people. Best onion rings I've ever had. Had catfish plate. It was cooked right not overcooked and...More

Thank MrPoint
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here many times since being in this area.. The food is always very good.. Especially the onion rings.. Well everything we have tried has been really good.. We were standing in line to be seated , and this gentleman that was standing...More

Thank annf549
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Best food and service in town!! Even with a long wait you can have drinks outside and enjoy the music! Love the atmosphere.

Thank Brooke S
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Not my fist time here. Always AWESOME food and service. It doesn't matter what you order. Catfish and shrimp, fish tacos or a salad. Will for sure be back.

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Bette A
11 October 2018|
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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.
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.
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
  • 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, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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