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Clear Springs Cafe

1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130-1929
+1 830-629-3775
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (223 reviews)
“fried catfish” (57 reviews)
“hush puppies” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130-1929
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Reviewed yesterday

Went on a Friday night around 6:30. Plenty of parking. Outside waiting area with misting fans, live music and a bar to get something to drink while you wait. We only waited about 10 minutes for a table. Cool antiques around the building and hanging...More

Thank likenmo
Reviewed 2 days ago

There was plenty of parking space. We went on Wednesday and it was busy. Told it could be a 35 minute wait, we were seated in 10 minutes! I had to try the world famous onion rings.. They were the best I've ever had! The...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 5 days ago

And yes, the Little Buddy entree with shrimp, catfish, beans, coleslaw is a huge bargain at $13 bucks. It is delicious and as fresh tasting as you could get in the land-locked Hill Country region. It is always crowded so plan ahead even though the...More

Thank Alexa8776
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want down home Southern good cooking, this is an excellent choice. The prices are good the food is delicious and you get a lot of it. The onion rings are exceptional. I've been here a few times and have never been disappointed with...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anytime we are in the area this place is always on our list to stop and eat at. Love the food and the atmosphere.

Thank sportsmom38
Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere was amazing, parking was abundant, seating was adequate, service and food were terrible! My son, his girlfriend and I had been wanting to visit this restaurant since last summer so it was our first stop for dining. The server brought our drinks and appetizer...More

Thank Toober
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Clear Springs Cafe is the original of the other chain restaurants in Tyler, Nacogdoches, & Midland. The food is great and the portions are huge! Lots of good menu choices for every appetite. We received excellent service for a large group of family &...More

Thank weshunter00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here too many times to count, mainly because I love a great catfish dinner and this place is the best for miles around. Try out the massive onion rings. The atmosphere is Texas eclectic and will keep you entertained while you sip...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a find! We happened to drive by here and stopped for dinner. We started with the onion rings and fried pickles, which were both delicious and very large portions. The small onion rings were enough for the four of us. My husband and I...More

Thank SusanMom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had cousins in from west Texas and they wanted to eat somewhere unique. We took them and their grand children to Clear Springs Cafe. The onion rings were a big hit. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food. It was a great family get together and...More

Thank DRM1954
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Karen H
November 28, 2017|
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Response from jose c | Reviewed this property |
they do have tables outside and I font think it's dog friendly. but I recommend that you call first to check if they are.
January 22, 2017|
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Response from 983tomc | Property representative |
Please give us a call at the restaurant for more information on purchasing gift cards.
June 12, 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130-1929
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-629-3775
  • E-mail
This was the very first Clear Springs location. It's actually located in Clear Springs, Texas between Seguin and New Braunfels. The building dates back to 1869 when it was mainly used as a grocery store for the locals. If you are ever in the area, it's worth the trip to check out the history that's behind this popular location. You better come early, standing room only is a common sight here.
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