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Clear Springs Cafe

1692 Hwy 46 South, New Braunfels, TX 78130
+1 830-629-3775
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (165 reviews)
“onion rings” (225 reviews)
“hush puppies” (32 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1692 Hwy 46 South, New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the friendly Staff and complimented with To Die for Food/dessert. The reason why Resturant like these are so successful has more to do with great staff and great food. I highly recommend trying once and you'll want to come back.

Thank yoana_prlp
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent fried fish, a mountain of onion rings, superb wait staff. The earlier you go in the evening, around 5:30, the quicker you get in.

Thank Kay W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the catfish and onion rings plus cornbread crusted trout. Both were excellent. Our waitress was excellent the venue was excellent. We had a ball.

Thank trymahjong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is really nice and the service was excellent! However, it was so hot in the restaurant we were sweating. The food was ok. Most of my party had various versions of shrimp and were happy with it. My husband had the steak and...More

Thank Brandy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super rustic old building. Texas style menu , heavy on seafood choices. Good catfish , Good shrimp, beans, slaw....etc... Always busy but they get to you pretty quick with a good attitude . Good times..

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an after graduation get together here and we had a party of 17. We got there and got sent to the back where the big families were. The food was good but the only problem was that they only had one waitress for...More

Thank Ryiane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a graduation dinner. Best onion rings around. Get a small if less than 4 people the portions are huge. Also tried the pork chops for the first time. They are very tasty and moist.

Thank RVargas98
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had crawfish salad, salad should be cold but not fried crawfish. Had to return it. 2nd time here and same issue, cold fried food. Very disappointed

Thank GCfromTexas
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is great! If you like good seafood, then this is your place. We love to eat here and cannot enjoy a meal without the huge plate of delicious onion rings with bbq sauce for dipping. Their fried shrimp and catfish are wonderful and...More

1  Thank 3mcmahans
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Should add Onion rings, fresh crisp just the right amount of breading. now for the Catfish, it is obviously fresh, lightly breaded not to hide flavor of fish. Babybackribs cooked just right, come off the bone, but don't fall off the bone. Sauce is not...More

Thank Rtnb
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could I get a gift card there for my son who lives there ?
22 January 2017|
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Please give us a call at the restaurant for more information on purchasing gift cards.
The location on the map provided by TripAdvisor is incorrect.
12 June 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 1692 Hwy 46 South, New Braunfels, TX 78130
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-629-3775
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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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