restaurants in new braunfelsThere’s no shortage of award-worthy restaurants here in New Braunfels, TX. Whether you’re looking for authentic German fare, fresh-caught seafood, an elegant wine bar, or good, old-fashioned barbecue, you’ll discover a true culinary hidden gem here in Texas Hill Country. Start and finish each memorable day at River City Resorts, home to the city’s largest collection of New Braunfels rentals. Each of our homes and condos is minutes from the very best restaurants in New Braunfels.

Bavarian – Alpine Haus

Alpine Haus is widely considered one of the three best restaurants in New Braunfels. It’s known as “The Little German Restaurant” around here because they’re serving authentic Bavarian-style cuisine inside of a rustic 164-year-old building in the heart of the city. The talented culinary team at Alpine Haus creates modernized traditional German, Swiss, and Austrian fare, including schnitzel, rinderrouladen, and sauerbraten. The interior of Alpine Haus was been meticulously preserved and charmingly decorated to create an elegant mid-19th-century atmosphere. We highly recommend pairing your authentic Bavarian meal with a bottle of German wine and ordering the black forest cake for dessert.

restaurants in new braunfelsSeafood – McAdoo’s Seafood Company & Oyster Bar

If you wish to stay near the Main Plaza but want Texas-style creole cuisine and fresh fish, we highly recommend McAdoo’s Seafood Company on Castell Avenue. McAdoo’s operates out of an early-1900s post office, and much of the original foundation remains intact, including the exposed brick, tall ceilings, and large windows. Take a seat next to the oyster bar, sit near the hanging rowboat in the main dining area, or venture out to the newly-renovated, fully-covered outdoor patio. Everything on the menu is delightful, especially the pan-seared Chilean sea bass, blackened New Orleans-style mahi-mahi, and shrimp etouffee – yum!

Barbecue – Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que

For an inexpensive yet finger-licking tray of Texas-style barbecue, we recommend Cooper’s Old Time Pit on the north end of town. Based on flavor, Cooper’s is easily one of the five best restaurants in New Braunfels, and it’s only minutes from our waterfront River City rentals. Cooper’s now has four locations in Texas, but that hasn’t slowed them done as they continue to sling some of the best brisket and ribs in The Lone Star State. The cafeteria-style seating fits perfectly with the restaurant’s style as you’ll be served “big boy” portions of succulent ribs and juicy brisket. Each table has a large jar of free jumbo pickles and bottles of housemade barbecue sauce (which are available for purchase).

restaurants in new braunfelsCharming New Braunfels Resorts

For those of you searching for an elegant wine bar, we recommend Huisache Grill, yet another one of the best restaurants in New Braunfels – their prices and wine list cannot be topped! River City Resorts has dozens of New Braunfels vacation rentals within minutes of downtown shopping, restaurants, and attractions. Spend a week in seclusion on the Pecan River Ranch, walk to the Comal River for lazy tubing from the Hinman Haus, or soak in a lavish outdoor pool inside the Village at Gruene. Call us today at 1-830-626-2196, or visit us online at to book a well-deserved springtime getaway to beautiful Texas Hill Country!