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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried catfish” (58 reviews)
“onion rings” (226 reviews)
“hush puppies” (30 reviews)
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1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130-1929
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Delicious!!!!! Large portions! real catfish- Not SWAI!!! We were pleasantly surprised and the atmosphere is so much fun!

Thank Charlotte G
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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!!

Thank Mgr1949
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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...More

Thank Danitexan
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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.

Thank Shopalot1
Reviewed 11 March 2017 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...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 3 March 2017

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...More

Thank bootlegger77
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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...More

Thank DLL655
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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

1  Thank Jim A
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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,...More

Thank Michael E
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Karen H
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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.
22 January 2017|
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Please give us a call at the restaurant for more information on purchasing gift cards.
13 June 2015|
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 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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