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Clear Springs Restaurant

) #1 of 76 Restaurants in Nacogdoches €€ - €€€ American, Seafood
211 Old Tyler Rd, Nacogdoches, TX 75961-4878
+1 936-569-0489
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (53 reviews)
“onion rings” (130 reviews)
“hush puppies” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
211 Old Tyler Rd, Nacogdoches, TX 75961-4878
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1 - 10 of 373 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had not been to Nacogdoches in almost a year. We always go to Clear Springs the first chance we get. My family of 4 shared a "small" order of onion rings for an appetizer and they were fresh, hot and flavorful. Chicken strips were...More

1  Thank Cmkcmpeveto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time at this restaurant. The choices on the menu was outstanding. I had fish and chips. The fish was fresh and they served a lot - 6 pieces. The onion rings are to die for. The prices are right and the food was outstanding....More

1  Thank AllenFamily8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This country style restaurant has an old barn feel when you walk in. The waitress initially wanted to seat us in the smaller dining room to the right which is near a bar. This room had a different tone and seemed to have a colder...More

Thank RNRVTravler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started with some awesome onion rings for the table. The batter was seasoned to perfection. Ordered a 14 oz ribeye steak. Very thick and tender. Service was great. Atmosphere was relatively quite for the number of people eating.

Thank Russell B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for a late night dinner as I was looking for a good burger. I ordered the onion rings and an Outlaw burger. The onion rings were some of the best I have eaten and the burger was excellent as...More

Thank Larry N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is something for everybody. Seafood, good steaks, cold beer and margaritas. The decoratio. Is really cool keeping up with the theme of Nacognoches.

Thank Herman A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! We are traveling through town and I found this place on TripAdvisor! Such a great find! We had the famous onion rings! They are great! The gumbo is the best we have ever had in a restaurant. Fried shrimp and shrimp trio was...More

1  Thank Shannon33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem! Restaurant is inviting and the antiques and other decorations will keep your eyes scanning the entire establishment. As promised, the fried catfish and the onion rings were amazing!

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to look at while you wait, from dead animals on the wall to a prosthetic leg riding a bicycle near the front door!? Large seating areas, our group of 8 sat comfortably at a long table. Free drink refills and if you order sweet...More

1  Thank kinx81
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We had a family function at Clear Springs on a very busy Saturday night recently. The food was very good. Salmon with glaze was excellent. Appetizer onion rings were homemade and great. But the dinner should not have taken two hours. Only two servers for...More

Thank WMiller86
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Judy H
Do you serve beer
6 March 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Angie C | Reviewed this property |
It's been a few months since I've been there, but am almost certain they serve beer. Think my husband had a Shinerbock/Texas beer,there. The catfish there is the best I've eaten since childhood. If your a Texan, then you... More
Judy H
Do you serve beer?
6 March 2016|
Response from jwuis | Reviewed this property |
Beer, wine and I believe also a full bar selection.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Old Tyler Rd, Nacogdoches, TX 75961-4878
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Nacogdoches
  • Phone Number: +1 936-569-0489
  • E-mail
Nested in the middle of the Piney Woods of East Texas, this Clear Springs location occupies what once was the first refrigerated warehouse West of the Mississippi River. Located next to a busy rail yard, this warehouse was ideal for getting food and supplies to people all over Texas and the United States. Stop in and see history on the walls and enjoy the Best Fried Catfish in Texas as voted by Texas Highways Magazine.
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