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Clear Springs Restaurant

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211 Old Tyler Rd, Nacogdoches, TX 75961-4878
+1 936-569-0489
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Round Rock, Texas
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Service was wonderful. Food is awesome. Go for the Key Lime Pie, it's made in house, not the frozen stuff. The Fried Pickles are the best. Haven't ordered the Onion Rings yet, but everyone raves about them. Fried Shrimp - perfect. Chicken Fried Chicken - none left on the plate. Red Fish - also another clean plate. You can't go... More 

Thank BeachBum6583
Kaufman, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service, server was very polite Great food, my wife ordered a meal and it was too spicy for her acid reflux and they never hesitated a bit to remove it and offer her something else. Portions were above the norm and the bread was excellent as well Very clean restaurant

Thank J1982CBdavidw
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here while traveling through. We wanted a seafood spot since it was a Friday during Lent. This place has a great atmosphere. It was extremely busy but the service was outstanding and we didn't wait long for anything. The food was great and the portions were huge.

Thank Jeff G
Corpus Christi, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a Wednesday night during Spring Break. I guess they didn't expect every local in town to show up - as they were not staffed to handle the load. We ordered onion rings as an appetizer but they did not show up at all. The waitress was working way too many tables. Our main courses arrived and everyone at... More 

Thank Jim D
Kountze, Texas
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here while on a little weekend getaway to Nacogdoches. My husband had the chicken fried chicken and I had the famous fried cat fish and onion rings. Both meals were great with great service!

Thank Mom2reese
Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The onion rings are a must!! Gumbo is delicious, also try the skinny grilled chicken with the green beans. Yummy. Their rice is a great side, they will let you substitute it for the French fries.

Thank melissamY6250VZ
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297 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the best onion rings in Texas, the world and known universe - this is definitely misleading advertising on the face of their menu. Very thin homemade ranch dressing served with the bland battered onion rings. Need a dipping sauce with some kick to it to even get close to their claim. Domestic and specialty beer and wines are available.... More 

Thank Diane R
Fort Worth, Texas
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397 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the catfish. I have been to clear springs in new braunsfels and now nacogdoches! The food was pretty consistent. Catfish was good. The server took forever. I think the entire place had 2 waitresses working and everything was slow. We waited forever. The hush puppies were off. The didn't taste good at all. The place looks so old and... More 

Thank Sadie D
Georgetown, Texas
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112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner with family while we were visiting from out of town recently. awe had a large group and service was really good. The food was tasty. I had the chicken fried steak with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. Not the best fried steak but it was very good. I would definitely eat here again in... More 

Thank love_4_travel4ever
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best food, love this place! Was eating light and the grilled talapia was awesome. It was skinny talapia on the menu

Thank 117danelias

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
American, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Old Tyler Rd, Nacogdoches, TX 75961-4878
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Nacogdoches
  • Phone Number: +1 936-569-0489
Nested in the middle of the Piney Woods of East Texas, this Clear Springs location occupies what once was the first refrigerated warehouse West of the Mississippi River. Located next to a busy rail yard, this warehouse was ideal for getting food and supplies to people all over Texas and the United States. Stop in and see history on the walls and enjoy the Best Fried Catfish in Texas as voted by Texas Highways Magazine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?