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Clear Springs Cafe

1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130
+1 830-629-3775
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“catfish” (175 reviews)
“onion rings” (210 reviews)
“hush puppies” (29 reviews)
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American, Seafood
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1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Excellent food at the Clear Springs Café! For appetizers, you can't go wrong ordering the fried pickles or the famous onion rings. Just be careful, you could make a whole meal out of either one. Be sure to save room for the seafood! Fried shrimp...More

Thank HappyPenny
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We have passed this restaurant time and time again on our way to New Braunfels and never stopped to check it out. Today, on our way home to Houston from Wurstfest, we stopped in. They lay claim to the best fried catfish and onion rings...More

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

If you want a Texas size burger, you won't find one any better! The patty covers the entire bun and with all the trimmings it's almost impossible to finish it. ( But I managed , lol ) The accompanied fries were great but not as...More

Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

At a recent check-up my Dr expressed that it would be a good idea if I cut back on my protein intake to help out my kidneys. she advised start eating more poultry or fish instead. So after a quick search in google this place...More

Thank Charley W
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Clear springs is a reall cool historical place but the food unfortunately is average and the prices are above average.

Thank bryanjohnson2016
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Food was good, service was ok. Try the jalapeno crawfish chowder and crispy onion rings. Catfish & fish tacos were tasty.

Thank James S
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went back twice because we enjoyed it so much. The onion rings are the best I have ever had. We had the fried shrimp and catfish combo. Wow! Fried food and not greasy?! I wish they were in New York. The atmosphere was whimsical...More

Thank curlygirlNewYork
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We have been eating at Clear Springs for at least 20 years. It seemed like they went through a slump for a while, but last night's dinner was excellent again. Good food at decent prices.

Thank 17Bob17
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Went on a weeknight to avoid the crowd. Unfortunately the service was not up to par for any restaurant. Food was good but had to wait for the tartar/cocktail sauce for 10 minutes after seafood dishes were delivered to table by someone else. Even then...More

Thank christmaskit
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I stopped here on the way home to Boerne, after friends had recommended it. I must say that it was a great treat. I would rate the catfish as the best I have ever had. The service was on the spot and the decor took...More

Thank Curt S
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • 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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