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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” (301 reviews)
“ribs” (196 reviews)
“steak” (208 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 yesterday

The Gristmill is definitely worth a visit if you are in the Gruene/New Braunfels area. The food is good and prices are reasonable/moderate. There is something for everyone - even the kiddos. Try the onion rings, addictive! To me, the best part of this place...More

Thank jsambo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

24 years ago my new wife and I came to the Gristmill on our honeymoon. It was deserted and we wanted a good meal but didn't really have money to eat there. We squeaked by and now we returned 24 years later with our daughters....More

Thank Kerry S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were driving from San Antonio to Dallas and knew we HAD to stop at the Gristmill for their famed spicy bean Bloody Mary. Perfectly made, with fresh lime, spicy green beans and jalapeño stuffed green olives. We didn't have time for a meal but...More

Thank Lori R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food and the best scenery in Texas. It's a must go stop. Steak, drinks, apps, any choice is a good one.

1  Thank Judson S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love eating here, I've came with famil, friends and my husband. The food is great and the environment is so open. You don't only get to enjoy a southern meal but experience the river and lovely area of Gruene. You can choose inside or...More

Thank l_ilyc46
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was hoping we would have had a great experience. We did have a big party but our food was just average. Our waitress messed up our order and we never ended up getting our onion rings which that is what everyone said we had to...More

Thank Benandmags
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The setting is awesome. The service was very good. The price was expensive but in line with other restaurants. Everyone enjoyed their food very much except for our 5 year old. He got the chicken strips. They looked great but he kept saying they did...More

Thank kathleenhymes
Reviewed 5 days ago

Okay so you get there and they put your name on the list and then you walk around the corner to find a big A## Chalkboard with like 100 names that keep getting erased and more added. Our 30 minute wait turned into 1.5 hours....More

Thank dcallawaytx
Reviewed 5 days ago

Was highly recommended, reviews were good, Day was hot did not know there were only fans to cool down, Queso was edible but not great as they say it is, Chicken fried steak again was edible but only just, garlic potatoes were tasteless except for...More

Thank selective1957
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Scenic wonderful place! I loved it, the food was great, flavorful, veggies on point and huge portions so be ready to bring leftovers or share a meal. The old building tho.. so charming! It's like a huge tree house. Dress lightly during the summer months...More

Thank Macielita9
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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.
26 December 2016|
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Response from Nancym2020 | Reviewed this property |
I would call ahead and go!!!
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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