Gristmill River Restaurant


New Braunfels, TX


Steaks & Texas Classics

Since 1977

Once home to a cotton gin (circa 1878), the reimagined space has been considered one of the most iconic dining spots in Texas for nearly half a century. The original Gristmill building was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1975 and the Gristmill River Restaurant opened its doors in 1977. 

Most menu items are made from scratch daily, right down to the soups, sauces and dressings. With its exceptional, tried-and-true menu, the Gristmill is a quintessential spot that celebrates the regionality that makes Texas so special.

A True Texas Experience

On a bluff overlooking the Guadalupe River, the Gristmill’s multi-level patios skirt the 7 indoor dining rooms giving each table a spacious, spectacular view. Historic yet fresh, the ‘Mill has the style and warmth that makes it perfect for a casual evening out or a special occasion celebration spot.

Tastes Like Texas

The extensive menu offers authentic staples like the Texas T-Bone, award-winning ribs and infamous giant plate of onion rings. They also offer a wide array of lighter options such as savory salads and sandwiches. Don’t overlook the bar serving up local beers, classic cocktails, and new world wines. 

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