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Gristmill

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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-625-0684
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Awesome food and service. Order the Tomatillo Chicken or the Bronze Catfish. Yum, yum. Go early because they get real crowded!

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Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Very good food! Excellent service! Located on the river. The best time to go there is when the weather is nice. You can get a table on the deck overlooking the river. On a hot day, it is naturally cool from the river. Variable menu. I have never had anything the was less than excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is a really fun place to eat with great food. The deck wraps its way down the bluff to 3 different levels overlooking the river. The main building has two levels, multiple different dining areas with large rustic fireplaces and wild game taxidermy on the walls. There are large picture windows for awesome views. Onion rings are INCREDIBLE!! They... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Ambiance is really nice, barnwood beams, very large windows looking out through the tree tops over the river, it is almost like dining in the treetops, very nice. The Chicken Tomatillo on a bed of red bean salsa and tomatillo sauce was very tasty, the chicken itself was good but just a little dry and rubbery as chicken breast can... More 

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Goshen, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Had visited the shops but came back for a great meal. Cooper was our server and right on top of everything. Plenty of beverages, explained the specials and answered questions. We choose the 2 ceaser chicken salad, 1/4 pound burger with a side of fries and I had the pulled pork special with Cole slaw and chips and with the... More 

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Fairfield, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

It's always a treat to be in the area and have dinner at the Gristmill! Who wouldn't enjoy eating outdoors in an old mill with a beautiful river flowing right behind (or in front!) of you?! The food is great American food, and the portion sizes will plenty fill your belly after day at the river! My favorite dish is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Came here after a business trip. Had a great meal - the environment was nice and the food was good. I would definitely recommend.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Wether you are seeing a concert at the hall or just there for a lazy afternoon meal, the Gristmill is always perfect. The food is delicious and the views are stunning. We live fairly close and even eat here as regulars, we also bring all our guests here as it is a must do when in the SA/New Braunfels area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Staff was amazing, food was great, the weather was perfect for us sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere and watch the river. Will be back.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here off and on since I was a kid (more than 30 years) and it only seems to get better. It's relaxing with consistently good food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, 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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?