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Clear Springs Cafe

1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130
+1 830-629-3775
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried catfish” (53 reviews)
“onion rings” (198 reviews)
“hush puppies” (29 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1692 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had to ask for someone to wait on me, but other then that this place is GOOD. Waiter was helpful and made sure everything was up to par..... I ordered the onion rings, as they advertised world famous. They were good, but I have had...More

Thank Snyder82657
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Old establishment decorated with old antiquities has the ambiance of an old Cracker Barrel. Good sweet ice tea and lots of favorite menu items. I had the fried catfish. Great service, good foot, reasonable prices.

Thank YumGuru
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great surprise today! This quaint restaurant was perfect for us today! We are spending the weekend in New Braunfels and googled restaurants in town. This one looked interesting. Definitely not disappointed! Great atmosphere, fast friendly service, fantastic onion rings with delicious ranch dressing,...More

Thank rocketman174
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting new Braunfels for schlitterbahn and decided to go have dinner here since the reviews were great and the onion rings looked amazing. At first I didn't think our experience was going to be great because the hostess seemed more intrigued by her...More

Thank Shayna G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we visit New Braunfels, or San Macos we make sure to stop and eat here!! The atmosphere of the Barn is lovely! The food is amazing!! The onion rings and sweet tea are a must!! Burgers, as well as seafood, its all great!...More

Thank sherylmock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best we have found for a deployment! We are usually in place for weeks and we have been back 3 times, and plan on an onion ring run very soon!

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the time it is very good. We went mid week and got there early. We ordered regular catfish plates and I noticed the food got to us much too fast. The catfish and the fries were warm but definitely not fresh cooked. The...More

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always order fried catfish and fried shrimp. Onion rings are super, large order enough for the whole party, Servings are large

Thank SaritaTijerina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clear Springs Cafe has some of the best darn Onion Rings and Fried Catfish I've ever eaten and believe-you-me, I've eaten more than my share ... all over the South. Such a neat place, really comfy atmosphere, great service and just plain ole' down-home good...More

Thank BunnyBeeNWAustin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at the cafe. I ordered the salmon, and my husband ordered the chicken fried chicken. It was all delicious!Oh! You have to order the onion rings! They are amazing! The service is also very good. I have only good things to say...More

Thank Christy R
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13 June 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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 S State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78130
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-629-3775
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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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