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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%
Travellers talk about
“fried catfish” (62 reviews)
“onion rings” (235 reviews)
“hush puppies” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130-1929
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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.

Reviewed 8 April 2017

We were there on a Friday night and had to wait almost an hour for a table. Was worth the wait. Very casual fun place. Good seafood. Ordered the large onion rings appetizer for our table of 10 and fed ALL of us! They were...More

Thank atlantis09
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Great service and good catfish. We each ordered the catfish and shrimp-mistake-we easily could have split an entree. Very good and quick server. Onion rings are a must.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We enjoy eating here whenever we need out catfish "fix". Service has always been good and the food as well.

Thank ATWn80Days
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Hubby & I chose Clear Springs Restaurant to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary. There was quite the line outside and the parking lot was full - always a good sign. We had been told not to miss the onion rings, so we chose them as...More

Thank 386maryannec
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

1st time we tried this restaurant after many times coming to New Braunfels!! Best onion rings we ever ate. We ate here 3 times in a week so we could try different things! It didn't disappoint !! Chicken fried steak tender gravy excellent! Vegetables seemed...More

Thank cindymcanally
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Small was good size appetizer for 6 adults! Outstanding! Fried shrimp dinner was big hit--actually all the meal choices were hits. Can be long wait times but convenient outside seating under the trees.

Thank Sally M
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 343lisaw
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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