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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-625-0684
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“onion rings” (312 reviews)
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“steak” (214 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

We have eaten here several times. Food is good but atmosphere is wonderful! Don't be afraid of the wait. They move people through very fast and provide entertainment outside while you're waiting. Classic Texas!

Thank 655kimc
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous find! Through TripAdvisor we learnt about Guerne Historic District and we went for the day. It was so cute and had such a cool vibe! The Gristmill in the old Cotton Gin was one of the most impressive restaurant settings, even our...More

Thank KHilton1
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We enjoyed lunch with a beautiful view of the river. Our server James was great & the food was as well.

Thank AmyZJG
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Food is very good as well as the service. Atmosphere in an old flour mill is great. Some tables outside have nice river view. If you have wait during busy time they have entertainment. Also have big beautiful fireplaces for during winter months.

Thank Don A
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Gristmill is a huge place. They do not take reservations so just show up and expect to wait 20 ish minutes to be seated. In the meantime, they have some shady picnic tables and some live guitar music....get yourself a drink at the outside...More

Thank Katconcierge
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We have been to the Gristmill numerous times, & the food has always been delicious. The atmosphere is pleasant no matter where you sit. If you are lucky enough to sit near a window or outside on the patio, the views of the Guadalupe River...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is my second time to review the Gristmill and its still an excellent place to eat. A must place for great atmosphere and even better eats.

Reviewed 11 August 2016

We have used the Gristymill over the yeartds when folks come into town form somewhere else, or for Birsthdays, of just special occasions. Super place if you want to sit out on the deck, overlooking the river below, enjoy the afternoon or evening, enjoy the...More

Thank WyoLaw53
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I, along with some friends, decided to visit for dinner. Although it was busy, we were seated right away. I was surprised as there was six of us. We were seated outside, overlooking the river. The food was great, the service was...More

Thank Pavehawk
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Offers nice variety of SW food; steaks, BBQ, etc. My wife loves the mashed potatoes. Plentiful seating but it does get very busy with possible wait times. The bar is okay. Moderate pricing.

Thank viperdiver
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20 July 2017|
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Response from Cinnamon C | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot of shade trees, tables with umbrellas, and if you want to sit inside, there are ceiling fans. To cool off enjoy a margarita, beer, or tall glass of iced tea.
15 June 2017|
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Response from sv1308 | Reviewed this property |
I saw grilled food items and veggies as well, I'm sure if you let the server know they can try to accommodate.
25 December 2016|
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Response from Nancym2020 | Reviewed this property |
I would call ahead and go!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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.
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