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The River House

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1617 New Braunfels St, New Braunfels, TX 78130
+1 830-608-0690
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Helotes, Texas
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81 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for anniversary before a concert, and enjoyed it very much. Wife had the roasted chicken, which seemed a little dry and vegetables had a little too much. I had a seafood special and it was delicious. Crab cake appetizer was also excellent, and salad was very fresh. Did not try dessert as we were running late, but selections... More 

Thank Brian B
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The old river house tea room was hands down my favorite restaurant in town. We've been a couple of times since ownership has changed. It's still good, and has a farm to table kind of vibe. But the prices have gone up and the portions have gone down. The chicken in the fried chicken salad is still crunchy on the... More 

Thank Jill S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

W-A-A-Y overpriced...and I'm a local. Don't bother coming here unless you are a tourist and just want to impress your crowd with how much money can spend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I had eaten there several times and had great food. I was told that they now have new owners and that the food was not as good. I went there anyway and found the food to be just as tasty. Nice little getaway spot.

Thank Lacey492
New Braunfels, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This restaurant is hidden back off the street, some pass by and may think it is another shop. In reality it is fine dining in Greune. The food is top quality and the service is enjoyable. There is local music on Thursdays and Sunday afternoon. Great for a date night!

Thank bfricker
Leander, Texas, United States
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had a very good server and he kept up with us for all request which was the highlight of our lunch. This restaurant was owned by a local chef and she sold the business in the last year. Most of the menu had the same offerings but of course the servings were smaller and not as tasty. We had... More 

Thank Mark M
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Quality down, smaller portions, higher price. Sloppy presentation, ingredients (hamburger buns disappointing. Bring back the old tea house!!!

Thank Sbryie
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1,946 reviews
1,266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had lunch here while passing through Gruene. We started off with an order of deviled eggs with bacon and salmon which we split. We then ordered one chicken sandwich and one rib eye sandwich that we split. Food was great. Good service. Clean quaint environment. A fairly small restaurant with only 11 tables. Nice luncheon menu with plenty of... More 

Thank WorldTravelers34
McQueeney, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

My husband and I love the River House! We recently moved to Gruene and we now go weekly for their fantastic food and live music.

Thank Michelle F
Brenham, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Lovely Setting along river in downtown historic Gruene. The food is hig quality and excellent choices for lunch and d inner.

Thank cindyleberly

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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
American, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1617 New Braunfels St, New Braunfels, TX 78130
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-608-0690

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?