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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-625-0684
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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245 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Gristmill is a historic building in a beautiful location atop the hill above the river below. I would recommend sitting on the decks if weather permits. Lots of shade trees and views of the river and land below. Great food and service!

Thank Greg P
San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a perfect spring Sunday, sunny, very little wind, temperature in the mid-70s, and the place was packed at noon. I had the special--Fire Roasted Chicken, my friend had the Acapulco Chicken and both of us were pleased with our choices. I was pleasantly surprised by the veggies. I expected the green beans to be overcooked since they were... More 

Thank Laurence B
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the Gristmill for a relaxed lunch and visit. We were seated outdoors with a great view of the river. We found the place to be quiet enough to easily carry on a conversation. The food and service were both good as well. Don't forget to stop by the old dance hall on your way in. We had... More 

Thank William H
Clearwater, Florida
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107 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I had lunch today at the Gristmill. Food and service were excellent. The onion ring starter (6 rings) were huge and very tasty . My wife's chicken quesadillas were excellent as was my burger . Made mistake lasst viisit and ate at the River Grill---Terrible mistake. Gristmill is the place to go.

Thank jslingo
Olympia, Washington
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had lunch at the Gristmill, it was a beautiful day and they tried to seat us inside. We insisted on sitting out on the deck overlooking the river. We were they a little before lunch time so there was not a crowd but the service was very slow. Once we got our food, it was very good. However, we... More 

Thank Karen G
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

With out doubt this restraunt is our favorite go to eatery in Texas. Food and service is excellent, atmosphere is awesome with fireplaces.

Thank Tdkessel
Houston, Texas
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared for a wait on a Friday-Sunday, but there is a huge area with live music to enjoy while you are waiting. For an appetizer you definitely have to get the onion rings. They are huge and very good. I had the beef tenderloin salad and it was cooked to perfection

Thank Don R
Flushing, Michigan
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was very relaxed and welcoming. We ate outside at a picnic table on a porch over a river with lots of trees around. My husband had the ribeye and I had the chicken fried chicken. Both were very good, and reasonably priced.

Thank Eileen O
Dickinson, Texas
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is always top notch. We went light with the chicken caesar (with pico) and the chicken spinach salads. They were both great and the ambience was warm and inviting. I just love to visit during the holidays and enjoy the festive vibe!

Thank DMcG_11
Houston, Texas
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a Saturday evening, but after the rush, empty table near by. Our server was very (confused, tired, disoriented, lost, surly, rude?)pick one as I'm not sure how to describe. There were 4 in our party so it wasn't a big top. We were all adults so there were no children for her to deal with. We ordered; 2... More 

Thank Sandra P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?