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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” (248 reviews)
“ribs” (198 reviews)
“steak” (211 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 2 days ago

These hamburgers are enormous. The onion rings are out of this world and if you order the large...you'll need to carry some home. The choice of appetizers will get you drooling

Thank joscolon
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food has been great here every time I have eaten here. The chicken is the most tender and moist!

Thank Aprillb22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Told we would have about a 15 minute wait so sat patiently outside until everyone who arrived before we had and some after had been called in. Finally went back to entrance and told them we had been waiting a long time. Immediately seated us,...More

Thank sunflower48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You simply can’t travel through the New Braunfels area with an appetite and not want to stop at the Gristmill in Gruene. If you are in the mood for drinks, appetizers or a full meal, you can always find a tasty treat at the Gristmill....More

Thank kmckinney90
Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked the perfect evening to come here. It was in the mid-70s with very low humidity so sitting out in the open was perfect. It was our first time here since we were visiting family. We came on a Tuesday evening around 6 PM...More

Thank 262run
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is all open. It was a cooler day so it was perfect when we went. I had the chicken fried steak and their batter and cream gravy was very good. I ordered it with mashed potatoes (had big chunks of potatoes) and green...More

Thank Emily D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by for lunch and had a great meal. I didn't realize how busy downtown Gruene was and was a bit worried the the restaurant would be a tourist trap, I was wrong. It is definitely a place for tourists to stop but the...More

1  Thank Tab L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a late lunch in the Lupe Room with a fireplace and nice seating by the windows overlooking the river. My wife had a very nice grilled chicken salad and I had the chicken salad and incredible hand-made onion rings. We had very nice...More

Thank spren2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch during Wurstfest. Good service . I had Gristburger and it was amazing. Thick fresh burger and an amazing bun-- the bun makes the burger!!!! Others in my group had chicken fried steak , green beans and mashed potatoes. Rave reviews all around....More

Thank nana1003
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the wait. Recommended for a romantic destination (ask to sit along the rail to view river), evening out with group of friends (ask for a long table) or families dining with kids (ask to sit near patio). Chicken Fried Steak has never disappointed here.

1  Thank GottaRun
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20 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.
16 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.
26 December 2016|
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Response from Nancym2020 | Reviewed this property |
I would call ahead and go!!!
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Restaurant Details

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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, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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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