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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
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Dallas, Texas
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55 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Add my voice to those who rave about this place. Fried catfish, chopped cole slaw, and mushy pintos with ham. It's an unbeatable combination. (Only the hushpuppies didn't pass muster: They were too small and not corny enough. Maybe pre-made and frozen?) Service was fast, friendly, and attentive throughout the meal, even though the place was jammed. Tip: plan to... More 

Thank DalTx214
New Braunfels, Texas
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

I have never had a bad experience here. No matter what I get on the menu, it is always the way I like it, perfect. My mainstay is the regular catfish dinner, several filets, fries, slaw, and hush puppies. The seafood gumbo is a wonderful dark rue , and very spicy. The onion rings are to die for, they must... More 

Thank TheLyonsGroup
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is our stop for Friday night dinner - we love it. The catfish is great, the shrimp is great, but the onion rings are the best. You get a piled high plate of onion rings for a little price. The atmosphere is a trip back into time looking at all the nostalgia hanging from the ceiling and the walls.... More 

Thank cawmktg
Bartonville, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Every time we are in the New Braunfels area, we go to Clear Springs Cafe! Great catfish and love the eclectic atmosphere. Great place for families or just friends.

Thank Avidscrapper
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Great food, service, rustic western atmosphere. Will go again soon. They have a huge menu. Shrimp and fish were excellent.

Thank JRB70
New Braunfels, Texas
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Just $9.99 for the small catfish plate is a deal! You get 2 hush puppies, cole slaw and a big portion of catfish. Not a fan of catfish? The chicken-fried steak is unbeatable!

Thank Billbo B
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been to this restaurant in a while, but I was pleasantly surprised by the number of non-fried options they've added to their menu over the last 2-3 years. Would definitely come back

Thank Nate O
New Braunfels, Texas
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

The restaurant has an old saloon atmosphere with vintage signage and toys on the walls. The catfish is a little pricey, but very good. You have to try the onion rings. The texas-size onion rings can feed 4 - 6 people.

Thank txyankee2
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Me and my family come here at least 4 times a month! The atmosphere is very friendly the food and service are great! The onion rings are the best

1 Thank jessicagC4266NS
New Braunfels, Texas
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Food is great. Big portions. Dining area is large with multiple rooms. Can also be seated upstairs. Nice area outside to wait

Thank Tlynn702

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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
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?