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Old 04-23-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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Any recommendations to stop on the way to SA? Gruene, New Braunfels? Anything worth checking out, anywhere worth eating?
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:20 PM
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The Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar in Gruene Historic District

I was just there last weekend. Good food in a unique setting and this is a great time of year to visit.

Hickory-Smoked Meats Since 1945 | New Braunfels Smokehouse is my second choice of places to eat in that stretch. But you have to like German food or sausage to truly appreciate it.
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:28 PM
 
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Any recommendations to stop on the way to SA? Gruene, New Braunfels? Anything worth checking out, anywhere worth eating?
Is it worth stopping between SA and ATX? It's so close. By the time you get going on the highway, you'd have to stop. You might as well continue on to Austin and enjoy that beautiful city.
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:29 PM
 
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Oh, but Gruene is so neat. I second the Gristmill, and you have to at least take a walk through Gruene Hall, the oldest dancehall in Texas. There's also all kinds of cool shops if you're into that.
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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stop at coopers in new braunfels for some *wonderful* bbq.

Cooper's BBQ: New Braunfels, Texas | (830) 627-0627 | 1125 N. Loop 337 New Braunfels, TX 78130

and the san marcos outlets if you want to shop.
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:23 PM
 
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The Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar in Gruene Historic District

I was just there last weekend. Good food in a unique setting and this is a great time of year to visit.

Hickory-Smoked Meats Since 1945 | New Braunfels Smokehouse is my second choice of places to eat in that stretch. But you have to like German food or sausage to truly appreciate it.
Thanks -- you got my mouth watering all the way down here in Corpus Christi with that Gristmill River Restaurant, LOL. Looks like I'm going to have to take a roadtrip really, really soon.
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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Is there a main area where the Gristmill is? Are there shops around, kind of like a mainstreet? Thanks for the suggestions! Also, is it better than New Braunfels?
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:46 PM
 
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New Braunfels does have Landa Park, which is nice. But Gruene is more historic.

And yes, if you follow the signs to Gruene, you'll find the Gristmill, which is in the historic area of Gruene. It's impossible to miss. It used to be a gristmill.
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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Gruene is all of 2 blocks. You can't miss the Grist Mill. It is next to Gruene Hall (a great place to grab a beer and pitch horseshoes).
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:54 PM
 
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FROM Austin.....go through Dripping Springs to Wimberly. Wimpberly has a small artist colony and some great art finds. Very quaint and picturesque through there. Along the way stop at Saltlick BBQ! Omg.....it's as good as BBQ can get. And nobody disagree with me unless they have been there!

From there the drive along Devil's Backbone is beautiful....but you'll have to wind around some to get back to Gruene and New Braunfels. I ditto what the others said about Gruene and New Braunfels. Landa Park is wonderful if it's not too crowded. Lots of natural springs just bubbling out of the rocks and lots of shade. Beautiful!
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