Gristmill Tops Texas List of Best Chicken Fried Steak

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Gruene Texas has been a longtime supporter of the New Braunfels Downtown Association. So, today we’d like to recognize an honor that their most iconic restaurant, The Gristmill, received on the website –  Best Chicken Fried Steak in Texas!


Surprised? I was too when I got an overwhelming amount of reader comments claiming this chicken fried steak is the very best in Texas. But they were definitely telling the truth – the gravy is the richest and creamiest it could possibly be without making the breading soggy. The textures and tastes work so well together to produce a heavenly meal that one wouldn’t typically associate with the hill country. And an added bonus: you get a breathtaking view of the surrounding river while you chow down.

To see what other restaurants had people doing the chicken (fried steak) dance, visit