Restaurants

Top Choice American in Gruene

Gristmill Restaurant

Conscientious service and juicy steaks topped with lemon-butter are highlights here, where a preshow dinner (it's behind Gruene Hall) transforms into a memorably pleasant experience. Right under the water tower, the…
Barbecue in Around San Antonio

City Market

Judging from our unscientific but extensive tasting, City Market in Luling wins all-round best BBQ in the state. Years of smoke blacken the pit room, the brisket is always succulent, the sausage is made on-site and …
Cafe in San Marcos

Root Cellar Cafe

This intimate cafe sits a few steps below street level and has rock walls, but that's where the comparison to an actual root cellar ends. The atmosphere is on the cozy side of upscale, with local art adorning the sm…
American in New Braunfels

Huisache Grill & Wine Bar

Located in a former home, this cozy, stylish eatery breaks with local tradition by not being even remotely German. An impressively lengthy wine list is one of the draws, as is the variety of choices on the menu – ev…
Bakery in New Braunfels

Uwe's Bakery & Deli

Get your streusels, danishes and pretzels here, as well as sandwiches, wraps, soup and daily specials. It's not all German specialties here, but they've got 'em if you want 'em. Nice service, too.
Pub Food in New Braunfels

Faust Brewing Co

Located in the Faust Hotel, this convivial pub compliments its microbrews with bar food with a German twist – perfectly befitting its setting in this oh-so-German of towns. They're especially known for their German …
German in New Braunfels

Friesenhaus

Schnitzel, leberkäse and sauerbraten are among the specialties you can expect at this German restaurant and bakery. (They also serve several fish dishes.) On Friday and Saturday nights, you can enjoy your meal to th…
Bakery in New Braunfels

Naegelin's Bakery

More than just a great place to pick up German strudels and Czech kolaches, Naegelin's is also the oldest bakery in Texas; having opened in 1868, it's got nearly 150 years under its baking belt. If you're nice, they…
Steak in New Braunfels

Myron's Prime Steakhouse

Despite its location in the old Palace Movie Theatre, Myron's isn't the place to go for kitsch. The atmosphere – and the steaks – are serious. The bar opens at 4pm.
American in San Marcos

Railyard Bar & Grill

Grab some fried pickles and play a game of ping-pong, or enjoy a burger and beer while watching a game of horseshoes out on the patio. No surprise the Railyard is a popular hangout for college students: the vibe is …