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Clear Springs Cafe

1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130-1929
+1 830-629-3775
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried catfish” (57 reviews)
“onion rings” (221 reviews)
“hush puppies” (30 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130-1929
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seafood is excellent, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is fun to see. The combination plates are a great deal and you are served a good portion.

Thank torino7788
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We as a family make a effort to stop in to this place every time we are in New Braunfels. The banana pudding is DELICIOUS & affordable ($3), the chicken fried steak can be hit or miss but the chicken strips have always come out...More

Thank Benjamin H
Reviewed 14 March 2018

If you are a lover of catfish then look no further than Clear Springs Cafe. Located south of Austin and adjacent to New Braunfels three miles east of I35 on highway 46 you will find Clear Springs Restaurant a catfish lovers delight. Recent visit while...More

Thank Ritch F
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The food was great as usual, with the start of just out of this word onion rings. Server was attentive, and nice to work with. One minor flaw this visit: the young lady who was responsible to seat us was either tired, not in a...More

Thank kennethsY7291WH
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This place is unique right out side of New Braunfels. Everyone need to get the stack high onionrings. They are delicious and filling. I always get the fried shrimp. The service is fast, and you do not have to dress up, very laid back.

Thank 263kenj
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This place has an abundance of fried food on the menu. So If that is your thing you'll love this place. If there is a downside, it would be that at mealtimes it can get insanely crowded. So don't go there and then complain about...More

Thank Jack1982
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Excellent catfish and onion rings served in an old Texas atmosphere. Good service and food. Enjoyed looking at the memormalia from the past that decorated the restaurant. I have not tried the Chicken Fried Steak but my Dad tried it and was a full plate...More

Thank Delashmutt
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Based on the crowds of people waiting for tables at 5 pm on a Saturday, we were anticipating a delicious dinner. Located in Clear Springs, Texas, this place is as country and kitschy as you can get. We were seated after only a short wait....More

Thank Txoccasionaltraveler
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Delicious Food, great prices, nice staff. This place draws the crowds but they are quick to get you a table. Would highly recommend if you are anywhere near the area because you will not be disappointed. This place is casual. Quick fast & efficient service...More

Thank thebiscuits
Reviewed 20 February 2018

The food was amazzzzzinnnng. Kids got chicken strip plate to split ( I had to test them to make sure they were 'safe' to eat ;) and the gumbo was really good as well. Relatively expensive but worth it. Allison made sure that we always...More

Thank Shawnuh M
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Karen H
28 November 2017|
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Response from Marla R | Reviewed this property |
No pets indoors. They do have an outdoor picnic area with an open bar and where live music is played on the weekends.
23 January 2017|
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13 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130-1929
  • 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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