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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-625-0684
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Auburn, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food in a quaint town on the river. We had the beef tenderloin sandwich and the pulled pork sandwich with house made fries and onion rings. All were very good. I guess we lucked out because we had heard there was typically quite a wait but we were seated right away. We were there at about 3 so kind... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Gristmill is a VERY busy restaurant, but has plenty of space to sit, inside and outside, Also great service!! It is worth the wait as the food is always good!!

Thank Luv2Fly2Madrid3
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place enjoy a meal! Friendly staff, beautiful facility, you will not be disappointed. It is overflowing with west Texas history. It will shock you that this restaurant is the 2nd largest in Texas. It is a converted cotton mill, absolutely stunning. Great food, vast menu, friendly, welcoming staff.

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Chicago, Illinois
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147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Let's cut to the chase. The onion rings here are MAGNIFICENT! Golden brown, piping hot, with a black-pepper infused batter, my friend that I was visiting recommended we share some of these, and I'm so glad he did! They were fantastic. The setting of this restaurant is magnificent. Home of a former Grist Mill, it's right by the water and... More 

Thank jahhp
San Antonio, Texas
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very popular tourist restaurant in Gruene Texas great atmosphere staff is ply over sized portions but oversize pricing two chicken salad sandwiches one burger three sides $65 food is very good. It's one of those let's take our out of town guest to places but not a hey let's go here for lunch

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Marble Falls, Texas
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206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Group for a late lunch on a week day. The chips and Queso were very good. Had to request straws twice. The Bronze catfish (grilled) was very good. Salads were good. Drinks were good. Some had steaks and liked them. The steaks were delivered cooked as ordered. The place and weather were very pleasant on this day. The waiter did... More 

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Huffman, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The good was average. We had grilled chicken, mashed potatoes were great, ribs were very good. The jack daniels pecan pie was delicious. The location is great outside you can see the river.

Thank Vam56006
Rowlett, Texas
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My family and I as well as business associates have eaten here many times and we love it. I was in town for business and stayed specifically in New Braunfels just to eat dinner here. I ordered the 8oz bacon wrapped filet, mash potatoes with gravy on the side and a Caesar salad. They charged $2.49 extra for the Caesar... More 

Thank JimmyCrackKorn
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered steak which was a mistake but the spinach salad before was delicious with ranch but daughter's with house dressing wasn't. Potatoes were served with gravy which we had not ordered due to gluten intolerance. O in rings were quite good. Drinks had to be ordered twice.They were busy but waitress was at next table several times. We reported... More 

Thank Marilyn S
Lost Hills
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I eat here every time I am in New Braunfels. I have never been disappointed. Lots of tasty food at a good price. The ribs and green beans side are delicious.

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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
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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