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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-625-0684
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“onion rings” (273 reviews)
“ribs” (217 reviews)
“steak” (228 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM 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 today via mobile

We went there with 2 other couples and it was the bomb . We had onion rings to start and they were amazing, we all had a steak of some kind and everyone was well pleased . The servers were top notch and the beer...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed yesterday

Every time we are in the area, we eat here. Stopped in after tubing the Comal and was able to get a table overlooking the river. Even though the place was busy, the service was good, food hot, and the drinks never empty. We always...More

Thank B26Marauder
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food is amazing, the fast service was a surprise too. I had the best cesar salad in my life and the Baby back ribs were as amazing as they can be. The restaurant is build around the woods, making the view astonishing, cool air...More

Thank Alicia D
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was good but not great. Service was very good. Atmosphere is good. The one thing everyone should know before they eat there is that it is not air conditioned and the heat can adversely affect your dining experience.

Thank James H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fast friendly service, great atmosphere. Had lunch received good quality food the club sandwich was outstanding and the wait staff was very courteous and attentive. Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank PaulBTex
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is lovely, the atmosphere was inviting, the staff is friendly/attentive, and the food was great! If you're in the area, do yourself a favor a eat here.

Thank Doris W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Caught about an hour of a concert at the hall before ducking into the Gristmill...Had no idea how big it was til we were told to follow the hostess to table #94...WOW..what a space..lovely outdoor dining area amongst the trees...so many different areas to dine...More

Thank Ribar70
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This a must if in Gruene! The place is all in dark grey wood, what you would imagine from a house next to the river. You can enjoy the food with the sounds of nature while you look at the river below ( if you...More

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is delicious. Staff are super nice. Outdoor seating under shade trees and views of the river. Live entertainment. My 2 1/2 year old granddaughter loved the music & danced!!

Thank sheryl77546
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently dined hear over an extended weekend. The atmosphere was nothing short of great. The wait staff were very accommodating. They were quick to help with a smile. We had the chicken fried steak, and to us it was fair. Guess we just expected more,...More

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21 July 2018|
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Response from Nathan M | Reviewed this property |
I’ve been there about 4 times and have never seen dogs 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 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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