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) #5 of 208 Restaurants in New Braunfels €€ - €€€ American, Bar, Pub
1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-625-0684
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“onion rings” (293 reviews)
“ribs” (194 reviews)
“steak” (201 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
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Reviewed yesterday

The Gristmill is a unique restaurant with 10 dining areas. Go early to select a table with a view off the cliff, or go later and enjoy music in the courtyard while waiting. If you haven't eaten there, you need to try it. Our service...More

Thank OkiePoke73
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food is only one of the great things about.this olace. The love music while you wait, people watching and friendly service make this a definite place to visit.

Thank Melissa L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an hour wait as we came late Mother's Day! There was out door entertainment, so the time passed quickly! The 6 in our party each ordered something different and each thought it was excellent. Hint - order the Fried Onion Rings as an...More

Thank Martha L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent seating mechanism for a busy place near the hall. Great service and drinks selection. We had steaks and fish. The grilled catfish was the best. Salmon came with two choices of seasoning. Great selection of sides. Good food and wonderful sangria made it an...More

Thank Rebecca K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This Restaurant is located in an old Gristmill. Dinning is inside or outside. I had a pretty good Sirloin with mashed potatoes while my wife had the Chicken fried Steak with green beans. Both servings were good. Deserts are spectacular, enjoy. By the way do...More

Thank Bear3642014
Reviewed 5 days ago

Old Grist Mill converted to al fresco restaurant. Food is great and atmosphere is excellent. Overlooks Guadalupe River. Onion rings are great but you get a lot! I like the Guadalupe Chopped Steak. When you finish, you can walk over to the Gruene Hall -...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is charming, beautiful and a very nice place to eat. It's got the country charm that us out-of-staters were looking for. It's huge and obviously very popular. We were there on a Monday for lunch and it was still pretty busy. We had...More

Thank fishjustinfish
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun adventure! Who ever thought a quick snack could be so much fun? First, the menu here is fantastic! Tons from which to choose. Second, staff is all, to the person, Texas friendly, yet professional. They acted like each person to walk through...More

Thank Tootsielala55
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on a Saturday night and the place was packed. We did have to wait over an hour to be seated but there was live entertainment and you could have drinks or appetizers. Once seated the wait was fairly short considering the size...More

Thank JG801
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered a hamburger and got deathly ill...so ill that I could not get out of bed for days! While there, I went to the ladies room which was absolutely filthy. There was a trash can filled with dirty diapers and many scattered on the...More

Thank AlmostFamousRocker
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Reservations for party of 12 driving from Austin/San Antonio & Houston meeting for dinner during holidays with children...
25 December 2016|
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Response from Nancym2020 | Reviewed this property |
I would call ahead and go!!!
Cristy G
Do you allow dogs?
21 July 2016|
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Response from Ktrxasgal | Reviewed this property |
Not inside.
Cristy G
Do you allow dogs?
21 July 2016|
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Response from d0gdaze | Reviewed this property |
Only service animals
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-625-0684
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Situated on a bluff overlooking the Guadalupe River, this spectacular
restaurant nestled under the shade of towering oak trees has been the perfect getaway for a unique casual dining experience for thirty years.

Located in the historic district of Gruene just beneath the famous
Gruene water tower, we opened in 1977, serving steaks and
hamburgers from a tiny kitchen in the corner of the building.
Our menu still features thick steaks and large hamburgers, but the
restaurant also serves up popular South Texas fare like chicken fried
steak, fried catfish, grilled chicken, enormous sandwiches, fresh fish
and special dishes like tomatillo chicken and bronzed catfish. Fudge
pie, the enormous strawberry shortcake and our signature Jack
Daniel's Pecan Pie are famous desserts. A full bar with a good wine
list and fresh squeezed lime margaritas are also big hits.