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Gristmill

1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-625-0684
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (301 reviews)
“ribs” (196 reviews)
“steak” (208 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was hoping we would have had a great experience. We did have a big party but our food was just average. Our waitress messed up our order and we never ended up getting our onion rings which that is what everyone said we had to...More

Thank Benandmags
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The setting is awesome. The service was very good. The price was expensive but in line with other restaurants. Everyone enjoyed their food very much except for our 5 year old. He got the chicken strips. They looked great but he kept saying they did...More

Thank kathleenhymes
Reviewed 2 days ago

Okay so you get there and they put your name on the list and then you walk around the corner to find a big A## Chalkboard with like 100 names that keep getting erased and more added. Our 30 minute wait turned into 1.5 hours....More

Thank dcallawaytx
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was highly recommended, reviews were good, Day was hot did not know there were only fans to cool down, Queso was edible but not great as they say it is, Chicken fried steak again was edible but only just, garlic potatoes were tasteless except for...More

Thank selective1957
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Scenic wonderful place! I loved it, the food was great, flavorful, veggies on point and huge portions so be ready to bring leftovers or share a meal. The old building tho.. so charming! It's like a huge tree house. Dress lightly during the summer months...More

Thank Macielita9
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is hard to find something that isn't absolutely fantastic on this menu! The restaurant is multi-level and open, so it can be hot in the summer time, but definitely worth the wait for a seat. The service is good and the food is, too.

Thank ryanjstone
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family and I have visited the New Braunfels/Greene/San Marcos area for about 15 years. We typically make it a point to eat at the Gristmill. Honestly after this trip I don't think we will. The food is just ok. Best thing on the menu...More

Thank remommy
Reviewed 4 days ago

We come here every summer when we are in town vacationing at the Schlitterbahn. We were here for an early lunch on a Wednesday, and didn't have to wait on a table. Food was delicious as always...we had chicken fried steak, chicken fried chicken, shrimp...More

Thank myboys03
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The historic location of this restaurant is certainly a draw. We had only a 20 minute wait on a Sunday evening. We waited comfortably outdoors in the shade with the fine mist being broadcast by the multiple rotating fans. Our party enjoyed frozen Margaritas, Margaritas...More

Thank Marcia S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday. Our wait to sit outside was 10 minutes. Word of warning, outside sitting is picnic tables, I'm not of fan of picnic tables. Servers were great and very attentive. My husband and I shared our meals. The...More

Thank Kathy A
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nancyh0904
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.
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NTC_1974
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.
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sugarlandtraveller
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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Description
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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