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Clear Springs Cafe

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1692 Hwy 46 South, New Braunfels, TX 78130
+1 830-629-3775
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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seguin, texas
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

i ordered the salmon, because i had eaten it there before. The salmon was very large & had a great jalapeno honey sauce. i just expected better sides, considering the price. i expected fresh green beans, not from a can, and the rice was just plain brown rice. Atmosphere was nice. Onion rings were average, same as most places.

Thank dotblair
McKinney, Texas
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Four of us went for lunch. First timers. We got the onion rings, fried catfish, crawfish appetizer and french fries. The waitstaff were very friendly and helpful. The decor is what you see in the main picture here. It was OK. And unfortunately, the food was also just OK. All of it seemed very ordinary, including the famous onion rings.... More 

Thank Wayne H
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took some visiting friends to eat at Clear Springs for lunch and once more, was NOT disappointed. Delicious shrimp, salads, even a chicken fried steak plus those amazing onion rings as an appetizer. Great atmosphere and friendly waitstaff!

Thank Sherry H
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Dinner at this former dance hall was fun and delicious. The rustic decor gave us lots to look at, but we probably spent more time looking at the onion rings, trying to resist having another one. Good service, even for our large group.

Thank Julie J
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317 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We drove by this place in the morning and I joked that we would probably eat there later because it looked like a run down restaurant but would probably be great food. Later the locals brought us here without them knowing my comment. It may not look great from the outside but it was delicious. I had the catfish meal... More 

Thank Jamgrace
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I was a little skeptical about whether I would like this place but it really wowed me. Interesting decor, not too loud, sitting upstairs gave us a fun view of the whole restaurant. The servings are large! Ordered a small onion rings appetizer for 6 and would have eaten more. We also had chicken fried steak (huge portion!), coconut shrimp... More 

Thank Donna B
Marble Falls, Texas
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124 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We were at San Antonio Raceway for the day and as we went to go home my friend offered to buy if we'd go to Clear Springs with him! Can't turn that down, he had not been in a number of years, but we were glad to see it open and rocking & rolling. Nice "Texas-y" ambience, great menu and... More 

Thank fred a
Shreveport, Louisiana
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

My husband and I go every year because it is some of the best seafood we have had in Texas. We are from Louisiana and we have the some of the best, but the restaurant will meet all your expectations and then some. This is a must try.

Thank romron
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Our office is about 1/2 mile from Clear Springs. So YES, it is convenient for us, BUT it's so good we even better to take visiting customers. AND, when they come back, they want to go to Clear Springs! Great menu, and their salads are wonderful. Bring your appetite.

Thank Pkubala60
Houston, Texas
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269 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

We came off of a day of fishing on the Guadalupe to find this place as an answer to satisfying our appetites - and then some! Onion rings, fried okra, fried catfish, fried oysters, cornmeal encrusted trout - fresh salad, green beans, and a nice wine list - plus some interesting margaritas made with a non-spirits type alcohol. Ambiance was... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
American, Seafood
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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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 Hwy 46 South, New Braunfels, TX 78130
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-629-3775
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?