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The River House

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$$ - $$$
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1617 New Braunfels St, New Braunfels, TX 78130
+1 830-608-0690
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great meal and great service. Had the free range chicken with roasted beets and Brussels sprouts. Could have licked the plate!

Thank mrimmelin
New Braunfels, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While dining out in Gruene we enjoyed The River House restaurant! We chose to eat outside and enjoy a great musician and the beautiful patio environment. We first had a delcious artichoke dip and followed it with a Quail dish for my husband and Duck breast for myself. The meals were delicious and resonably priced. We had some tasty wine... More 

Thank hmonaco80
Port Isabel, Texas
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always enjoy a visit to the River House! Have never had a bad meal there. The service is always very good.

New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we ordered was outstanding. The service and quality of the food will have us coming back from now on.

Thank Pam S
Jacksonville, Florida
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Village of Gruene is charming and The River House fits in perfectly. We were checking out the shops and came upon this cozy little restaurant with a lovely outdoor patio. It was a warm, sunny day and just right to enjoy lunch outside. The service was prompt and the menu choices sounded wonderful. I chose the half sandwich of... More 

Thank Pinqylou
Corpus Christi, Texas
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, the food here is really good. We've been disappointed by other places to eat in Gruene. But we decided to gave The River House a try, and we were very pleasantly surprised. The pork belly appetizer is amazing. Very flavorful. The duck breast is heavenly, like duck filet mignon, if there was such a thing. (By the way, we... More 

Thank RS101BCC
Helotes, Texas
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88 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here for anniversary before a concert, and enjoyed it very much. Wife had the roasted chicken, which seemed a little dry and vegetables had a little too much. I had a seafood special and it was delicious. Crab cake appetizer was also excellent, and salad was very fresh. Did not try dessert as we were running late, but selections... More 

Thank Brian B
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The old river house tea room was hands down my favorite restaurant in town. We've been a couple of times since ownership has changed. It's still good, and has a farm to table kind of vibe. But the prices have gone up and the portions have gone down. The chicken in the fried chicken salad is still crunchy on the... More 

Thank Jill S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

W-A-A-Y overpriced...and I'm a local. Don't bother coming here unless you are a tourist and just want to impress your crowd with how much money can spend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I had eaten there several times and had great food. I was told that they now have new owners and that the food was not as good. I went there anyway and found the food to be just as tasty. Nice little getaway spot.

Thank Lacey492

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1617 New Braunfels St, New Braunfels, TX 78130
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-608-0690

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?