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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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“onion rings” (314 reviews)
“ribs” (197 reviews)
“steak” (217 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the few steak houses I've been to where you don't need steak sauce on your steak. The steaks are all pretty amazing and the portions are fairly large. Also, try the chips and queso. I've been to this restaurant multiple times...More

Thank librajulz
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is an institution in the Gruene/New Braunfels area. It's a huge old building, with lots of different dining spaces, both indoors and out. Don't miss the chicken fried steak, served with cream gravy. Vegetables seem to be from the can. Service is sometimes hit...More

Thank theskyprincess
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We were glad that we went at lunch, because we didn't have any wait to be seated and the service was excellent. It's a huge place, so I imagine dinner might be a crazy time to go. It was quiet, the scenery was beautiful and...More

Thank birdermurdermama
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here since I was a child. Nothing but beautiful nights and great memories. It will sometimes get busy during the weekends/evening hours. So expect a 30-45 minute wait. It's so worth it though. Request a table by the river and I recommend...More

Thank Anna W
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We were here in August thankfully, it was cloudy and overcast that day. We sat outside overlooking the river, very nice scenery. We were there for lunch on a Saturday so they were quite busy. Service was a little slow, it seemed to me that...More

Thank Coop64
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Was in San Antonio for a conference and met an old friend from Georgetown here for dinner. Was totally blown away with the style and atmosphere of the building and was overwhelmed by the genuine hospitality of our waitress. Ordered the chicken fried steak and...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for appetizers & drinks before a concert at Gruene Hall. Very neat establishment. We were seated in a covered outdoor area; near the river & close enough to hear the live music. The Sangria is good. The Spinach Artichoke Dip is wonderful!...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The wait was about 15 minutes at lunchtime, not bad. It was busy but they handled the crowd effortlessly. We had appetizers the onion rings and Texas tornadoes they were delicious. The house margaritas were palate pleasing. I recommend for sure

Thank NikkiA3
Reviewed 27 August 2016

My wife and I found ourselves on a visit through Texas around dinner time and decided to try the Gristmill based on TA reviews. This building is an old gristmill, true to it's names and several parts of the structure still exist, giving it a...More

Thank Peppppy
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Gruene is one of our favorite date night destinations with The Gristmill being the centerpoint. Indoor, outdoor , summertime or winter, the Gristmill is consistently good. Chicken or beef, fish or salads, it's ALL good.

Thank Sharla P
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19 July 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.
15 June 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.
25 December 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
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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