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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-625-0684
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Gristmill is our number one go-to when we visit New Braunfels and Gruene. Never once been disappointed. Great burgers, steaks,chicken fried steak and salads. The spinach and artichoke dip is hands down the best I’ve ever had. The service is always friendly and attentive but...More

Thank d00763
Reviewed yesterday

I started visiting the Gristmill back in the 80's when I was in college at Trinity University. We just returned from a visit to Texas. Each visit I return to the Gristmill and I am never disappointed. We ordered the stuffed jalapeno poppers and pulled...More

Thank Journey4life2gether
Reviewed yesterday

The Gristmill is an ok restaurant in our opinion. The onion rings are outstanding (and ridiculous in size). But my wife and I much prefer one of its competitors for quietness, food quality, and food selection. Still, it's not a bad place. We just have...More

Thank Lawrence F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Service was friendly. Food was well cooked but under seasoned. Music was nice. Ask to sit outside because its cooler.

Thank terhadley
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took 8 family members to Gristmill for lunch. Always try to eat there when i’m In the area and once again, they did not disappoint. Food was great, service was good and the view was breathtaking, as always. Even though it’s shaded and they have...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great way to experience Gruene! Gristmill’s menu offers something for everyone. The baby back ribs were fall off the bone good and the sides were delicious too. (Mashed potatoes and Gruene Beans) You won’t be disappointed!

Thank mglas27823
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We waited an hour and a half which I was told to expect, so that's fine. (Got there at 9, sat at 10:40). They have a great wait system and when we went, outdoor entertainment for those waiting. Gruene dance Hall is also right in...More

Thank Halsey G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’m a true Southerner and I know my chicken fried Steak folks! This is my second visit in the last two years and when I say the chicken friend steak has been on my mind since last year, I meant it!

Thank c0astalgirl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The entire town of New Braunfels is quite unique and the Gristmill was no exception! The mojitos while I waited were cool and refreshing in the Texas heat. There was a wait, but with so much ambiance to take in, the time passed quickly! I...More

Thank Cyndicadyd
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wait was very long but we knew that upfront. Staff was extremely friendly. Once seated staff was great. Good food.

Thank rebeccabrabb
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July 19, 2017|
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Response from Cinnamon C | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot of shade trees, tables with umbrellas, and if you want to sit inside, there are ceiling fans. To cool off enjoy a margarita, beer, or tall glass of iced tea.
June 15, 2017|
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Response from sv1308 | Reviewed this property |
I saw grilled food items and veggies as well, I'm sure if you let the server know they can try to accommodate.
December 25, 2016|
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Response from Nancym2020 | Reviewed this property |
I would call ahead and go!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
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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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