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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is an institution in New Braunfels. So, .....it's not health food. Although there is grilled stuff in the menu, I can never get past the Fishermans Platter. 1/2 fried catfish, 1/2 fried shrimp. Add a side of the most incredibly crispy thin cut onion rings and you have my favorite guilty pleasure food in the whole county.

Thank Susanna H
San Marcos, Texas
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is worth a visit, but you may have to wait if you get there at lunchtime. Go early! Great atmosphere and service. The onion rings and jalapeño stingers are outstanding, but they are known for the fried shrimp and catfish. Worth a visit. I try to get there about once a month.

1 Thank Timwsalles
Shiner, Texas
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We always make it our stop for good food, GREAT service! Appetizers are a MUST, Try there onion ring, jalapeno poppers & fried pickle's. Chick fried chicken is very tender! Burgers are very good! Sweet ice tea is mixed perfect! Never had a bad meal or bad service! A MUST stop and try out place. Oh yea, VERY historic place.... More 

Thank acrv06
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to dine , the decore takes you back 50 years or more prices are reasonable, serves big partys too

Thank treborzerp
Hallettsville, Texas
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clear Springs is know for their seafood and onion rings. You can't go wrong if you stick with those items.

Thank Ann S
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302 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like every Clear Springs Cafe I have been to, the food is delicious. Fried,baked, blackened...it is all good. This location is really neat, although google map gave us a location on the wrong side of the road. The building is OLD and the inside has a clean, rustic look to it. Despite the high ceilings, the noise is not bad... More 

Thank Pam W
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place was packed for a Monday night. Food was good 😊 service was very good. The building reminded me of the old buildings where I grew up wood floors and an old trough in the men's room.

Thank Marvin B
Texas, the Lone Star State
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312 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 and coconut shrimp are my top choices at this restaurant. But everything on the menu... More 

Thank HappyPenny
Houston, Texas
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122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 EVER and they are not lying! The onion rings had a very tasty but light... More 

Thank Kim R
Victoria, Texas
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96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 good as the extra onion rings we ordered. They were as good as any I've... 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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?