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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, Vegan Options
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1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130-1929
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We have been meaning to go here for a long time and finally went. We should have been here sooner!! The food was great!! It is a popular place so make sure you are giving yourself time because there will most likely be a wait....More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We found this on trip advisor while looking for lunch in Gruene tx. Wow what a fantastic Eating place super great friendly service. The trout was good with the cornmeal breaking and lemon butter sauce. Just our style, family friendly and not a franchise!!

Thank gene s
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great place! A favorite of the entire family. Best shrimp and crawfish anywhere!!! Great atmosphere and love the old building. Busy night and still got great service. Will go every chance we can!

Thank Shane S
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

A very unusual restaurant established in an old barn like building. Noted for homemade onion rings which we ordered. They were not the best that I have ever had, but good. Catfish & shrimp combo was good. Service was excellent. Price was moderate. Extremely busy...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is our go to place for catfish, fish and especially onion rings. Always great food, quick friendly service and good old-fashioned home town atmosphere. Just one warning to newbies - don't miss the fantastic onion rings, but only order the large serving if you...More

Thank Trish S
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This restaurant is a great family venue. The seafood and steaks are great and the onion rings are some of the best around. I would highly recommend this place for in town guest and casual dining, without breaking the pocket book.

Thank Howard A
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This catfish feed is guaranteed to make you smile. Don't miss out on the opportunity to enjoy this Texas treat. It's worth the drive. Clear Springs is comparable to a catfish dinner of my mother-in-law's excellent kitchen in Live Oak County.

Thank Pepppertrout
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Why should I mess up my kitchen when CLEAR SPRINGS CAFE can do a better job than myself! Great food food, especially the friend shrimp (perfect) fun atmosphere and friendly staff Thank you clear springs for a wonderful place to get my fried food fix!

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Best chicken fried chicken and chicken fried steak we've had. Also had a strip of fried catfish that was just like the one I make at home. Awesome sweet tea and amazing service!! Will surely come again! I'd like to add that the place was...More

Thank Mary V
Reviewed 1 February 2017

You know a place is good when the parking lot is crowded. Best not-fast-food french fries I've ever tasted. LOVED the fried catfish, fried shrimp. My daughter, the vegan, liked the broccoli - and she's a broccoli critic.

Thank lfredregill
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Karen H
28 November 2017|
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Response from jose c | Reviewed this property |
they do have tables outside and I font think it's dog friendly. but I recommend that you call first to check if they are.
22 January 2017|
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Please give us a call at the restaurant for more information on purchasing gift cards.
12 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, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 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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