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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-625-0684
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“onion rings” (278 reviews)
“ribs” (222 reviews)
“steak” (233 reviews)
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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love the location of this restaurant! You get good food portions for a good price! I like their wurst and spinach and artichoke dip!

Thank Jordan E
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came for lunch and were seated right away on an outside patio - lots of trees, wooden benches for seats and the water just below. This place is huge - with seating on both sides of the main building - inside and out. We...More

Thank samanthandtravismom
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing view. Amazing service. Amazing food. My husband and I went for lunch and were quickly seated on the patio overlooking the river. I had the queso burger, and he had the special, which was a Rueben. Of course it was topped off with a...More

Thank 181amberh
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took a friend from the UK to lunch at the Gristmill. The service was excellent and the food was spot on. Highly recommend trying the deserts. They were a highlight.

Thank TXCrawler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was unique, we sat outside under the trees after we notified the person at the front who wrote our name on a big chalk board. You could walk up to the bar and order drinks while you waited and huge misters were running...More

Thank Toober
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a bit of a wait - but worth it. Wide and interesting menu. Lots of attentive staff and really great food. Share the spin dip and HUGE onion rings! Will definitely return.

Thank SDBEC1
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped in for lunch last Friday, 11/2. Not our first visit, but it had been at least six months since our last. We started with the "small" order of their onion rings. It's six gigantic rings with excellent seasoning deep fried...More

Thank rrbkitty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place! It’s takes place in an old cotton mill. The seating outside is my favorite cuz you can see the river right below. Also you can order anything on the menu and it will be good! Gotta try the ginormous onion rings...More

Thank tmassa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with two girlfriends on a Thursday night. We had lemon drop martinis and then shared a full rack of ribs and a couple of desserts. The ribs were so tender they just fell off the bone. Delicious! The lemon drops were freshly squeezed and...More

Thank Redhollis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gristmill is our favorite place for date nights. The Guadalupe River is within view from many seats. The old Gristmill makes a beautiful rustic setting, and the fireplaces are lovely during the winter months. Be sure to try their ribs and burgers!! They can't be...More

Thank toyshopper1
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21 July 2018|
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Response from rsvargo | Reviewed this property |
I haven’t seen dogs there; there is an out door waiting area which seems as though it’s pet friendly however food is not served there.
20 July 2017|
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Response from Cinnamon C | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot of shade trees, tables with umbrellas, and if you want to sit inside, there are ceiling fans. To cool off enjoy a margarita, beer, or tall glass of iced tea.
16 June 2017|
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Response from sv1308 | Reviewed this property |
I saw grilled food items and veggies as well, I'm sure if you let the server know they can try to accommodate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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: 1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-625-0684
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Situated on a bluff overlooking the Guadalupe River, this spectacular restaurant nestled under the shade of towering oak trees has been the perfect getaway for a unique casual dining experience for thirty years. Located in the historic district of Gruene just beneath the famous Gruene water tower, we opened in 1977, serving steaks and hamburgers from a tiny kitchen in the corner of the building. Our menu still features thick steaks and large hamburgers, but the restaurant also serves up popular South Texas fare like chicken fried steak, fried catfish, grilled chicken, enormous sandwiches, fresh fish and special dishes like tomatillo chicken and bronzed catfish. Fudge pie, the enormous strawberry shortcake and our signature Jack Daniel's Pecan Pie are famous desserts. A full bar with a good wine list and fresh squeezed lime margaritas are also big hits.
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