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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-625-0684
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“onion rings” (293 reviews)
“ribs” (194 reviews)
“steak” (203 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Must eat. Portions are great! We sat out on the patio. Most want to set inside the actual cotton mill. It's amazing that a place that once manufactured cotton is now a restaurant. Would eat there again!

Thank Tammy P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food and amazing view! Everything was cooked well and we sat right by the cliff, overlooking the Guadalupe River! Once the sun went down, we watched fireflies come out as we drank ice cold beer and ate great chicken and steak! My son had...More

Thank Missy G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We came to the Gristmill with a group of nearly 30, and I was amazed at how great the service was. It was slow (of course) as we had people in and out, but we had a fantastic experience. The servings were huge and the...More

Thank Lori L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We try to eat at the Gristmill anytime we are in that area of the hill country. The food and the service are consistently excellent. The waiters are alway friendly and helpful with menu questions. We always try to sit in the room with the...More

Thank CLTexasTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gristmill is the ultimate tourist restaurant in Gruene, Tx, but, they manage to keep it a very nice place to go. The food is always very good, service is very good and the atmosphere is exceptional along the Guadalupe River. I highly recommend it.

Thank Samroll
Reviewed 1 week ago

My hubby & I enjoyed a recent dinner here with some new friends while attending a business conference in the area. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, and our waitress was especially friendly and helpful in making recommendations for us, and putting up with...More

Thank LB S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Gristmill is a really unique place. I really liked the different dining locations and great menu. Being able to sit inside or on one of the multiple outdoor/patio locations allows for different dinning options. The place is always busy so plan ahead or allow...More

Thank Coachmj99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is great, unique atmosphere is great, service is great, can't complain about that! Their baby back ribs are the best ribs we have ever had at any restaurant. We also love their chips and queso, very fresh chips and we always get the garlic...More

Thank 3mcmahans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took several friends here for drinks and dinner. As usual the food was delicious and the staff friendly and helpful. This is definitely a go to place for us.

Thank Ponygirl53
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gristmill is a unique restaurant with 10 dining areas. Go early to select a table with a view off the cliff, or go later and enjoy music in the courtyard while waiting. If you haven't eaten there, you need to try it. Our service...More

Thank OkiePoke73
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Reservations for party of 12 driving from Austin/San Antonio & Houston meeting for dinner during holidays with children...
26 December 2016|
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Response from Nancym2020 | Reviewed this property |
I would call ahead and go!!!
Cristy G
Do you allow dogs?
22 July 2016|
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Response from Ktrxasgal | Reviewed this property |
Not inside.
Cristy G
Do you allow dogs?
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Response from d0gdaze | Reviewed this property |
Only service animals
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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.