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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-625-0684
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With out doubt this restraunt is our favorite go to eatery in Texas. Food and service is excellent, atmosphere is awesome with fireplaces.

Thank Tdkessel
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared for a wait on a Friday-Sunday, but there is a huge area with live music to enjoy while you are waiting. For an appetizer you definitely have to get the onion rings. They are huge and very good. I had the beef tenderloin salad and it was cooked to perfection

Thank Don R
Flushing, Michigan
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was very relaxed and welcoming. We ate outside at a picnic table on a porch over a river with lots of trees around. My husband had the ribeye and I had the chicken fried chicken. Both were very good, and reasonably priced.

Thank Eileen O
Dickinson, Texas
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is always top notch. We went light with the chicken caesar (with pico) and the chicken spinach salads. They were both great and the ambience was warm and inviting. I just love to visit during the holidays and enjoy the festive vibe!

Thank DMcG_11
Houston, Texas
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a Saturday evening, but after the rush, empty table near by. Our server was very (confused, tired, disoriented, lost, surly, rude?)pick one as I'm not sure how to describe. There were 4 in our party so it wasn't a big top. We were all adults so there were no children for her to deal with. We ordered; 2... More 

Thank Sandra P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW what a big surprise when you walk in here. Every room is packed with beautiful trees and huge windows or open air views Trees, river views are all fantastic. The food is good and service was excellent. There is plenty to choose from on the menu. It's right next to Gruene Hall.

Thank just1backpack
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious. The serve was outstanding. The outside was awesome. Stopped by when you get a chance and enjoy yourself.

Thank D J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really unique place in a small town. Big flavor & portions, spot on for price. A old grist mill turned restaurant. It has a huge courtyard with picnic tables. Large seating options in doors & out.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery as you eat. Nice view of the Guadalupe River. Many menu items with multiple side orders. The food is always delicious and the service is excellent. Best restaurant in Greene, Texas. Love the ambiance

Thank Jacque Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything is overpriced, but the food is good, and the view is amazing! We bring out of town friends here on every visit. It's iconic Texas!

Thank Shawn D

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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
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine
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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