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Remember a time when the family was brought together by home-cooked meals made from scratch with ingredients fresh from the farm? Find that feeling at the River House in Gruene, with our exciting menu of classic southern cuisine. most of our ingredients are locally sourced from Texas farmers, and brought fresh to your table.

Kick back, enjoy a glass of wine and some music on the patio while you bask in the southern nostalgia.

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Let us make your event one you’ll always remember. The River House’s atmosphere combined with an amazing menu make any special occasion even more special.

To book a special event, please contact Ross Wilkinson at Ross@theriverhousetx.com.


Where Southern charm meets the rugged Texas Hill Country.

OUR REVIEWS

“Out of this world food & service. We had the deviled eggs both with the bacon jam & without. Both were amazing, but that bacon jam was out of this world! For dinner our party had the half chicken, mushroom meatloaf, and hamburgers. NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE DELICIOUSNESS. We are still talking about the food this morning. Oh yeah, let’s not forget the soup, yes the wonderful soup. We had the potato leek soup & the tomato basil soup. OH MY GOD!!!I have never had soup that good. I do not care for tomato soup……until now! You will not go wrong eating here.”

“Great place to get lunch or dinner. Found it randomly while at the market and was pleasantly surprised. The have plenty of outside seating which I suggest if it’s good weather. Food was great also. I had a club sandwich with fries. Service was fast and accurate. Two very good things to have in the restaurant business.”

“My son took me here for a Birthday lunch. What a lovely place! It was a beautiful day so we sat outside. We shared an appetizer of Fried Green Tomatoes…They were absolutely wonderful! I had the grilled cheese sandwich with a cup of Tomato Basil Soup for dipping! The sandwich was made just right and had leaves of, I believe basil, in the sandwich. We had a beer with our lunch and it was delivered with a frosted mug! Everything was just so delightful! I would surely suggest taking your special someone here!”

“The River House is just off the beaten path in Gruene Texas. It has a casual atmosphere with an unexpected menu. The lobster nachos are amazing! The menu offers an in house smoked salmon to burgers. A nice variety of beer & wine are also available. Sit on the patio or inside while experiencing creative cuisine in a hometown restaurant or stop by for afternoon tea!”

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    2 weeks ago

    The River House

    It is with great regret that we have to inform our customers this week that due to the circumstances of having an understaffed team coupled with our high standards of delivering the best southern cuisine and customer service in our area, we will remain closed Wednesdays until we are able to staff adequately to go back to our “normal hours” and “normal biz”. You can count on us Thursday Dinner - Sunday Brunch until further notice. If you know anyone interested in working with the most scratch restaurant in Gruene please send them our way! We apologize deeply for the inconvenience. Send your resumes and reservations (that’s a first) to reservations@theriverhousetx.com! See y’all Thursday-Sunday for now! ...

    It is with great regret that we have to inform our customers this week that due to the circumstances of having an understaffed team coupled with our high standards of delivering the best southern cuisine and customer service in our area, we will remain closed Wednesdays until we are able to staff adequately to go back to our “normal hours” and “normal biz”.  You can count on us Thursday Dinner - Sunday Brunch until further notice. If you know anyone interested in working with the most scratch restaurant in Gruene please send them our way! We apologize deeply for the inconvenience. Send your resumes and reservations (that’s a first) to reservations@theriverhousetx.com! See y’all Thursday-Sunday for now!

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    thank you for a delicious engagement brunch for our growing family, oh and the great photo you took of us on Saturday afternoon. 💗💙

    Will brunch be on for tomorrow? ☺️

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    3 weeks ago

    The River House

    Well.....due to The River House’s currently understaffed situation I have made the tough decision to remain closed today Wednesday March 31st. We are working with a skeleton crew at the time and have a ton of work ahead of us as we prepare for a busy Easter weekend. The last thing I want to do now is have an overworked team on Easter Sunday! I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and hope you all can understand. The circumstances are extremely unique right now as we are seeing customer demand rise while job interest seems to be almost non existent, especially for our kitchen crew. I hope and pray this is a temporary issue as we keep putting the pieces back together. We look forward to serving everyone this weekend. It looks to be a beautiful Easter holiday.
    Happy Easter to you all!

    -Ross Wilkinson

    PS. Stay tuned for another exciting Supper & A Song announcement coming soon!
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    Well.....due to The River House’s currently understaffed situation I have made the tough decision to remain closed today Wednesday March 31st. We are working with a skeleton crew at the time and have a ton of work ahead of us as we prepare for a busy Easter weekend. The last thing I want to do now is have an overworked team on Easter Sunday! I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and hope you all can understand. The circumstances are extremely unique right now as we are seeing customer demand rise while job interest seems to be almost non existent, especially for our kitchen crew. I hope and pray this is a temporary issue as we keep putting the pieces back together. We look forward to serving everyone this weekend. It looks to be a beautiful Easter holiday. 
Happy Easter to you all! 

-Ross Wilkinson

PS. Stay tuned for another exciting Supper & A Song announcement coming soon!

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    Makes me sad no one is available to work!

    Best wishes for a lovely Easter and continued growth toward summer. You’ll get some new help, I just know it. 👍🏼

    Thank you for hanging in there!

    Hope the situation resolves itself soon. I’m looking forward to all the RH goodies when I make my trip back.

    Hang in there brother. Your product will sustain your success.

    We believe in you guys! ♥️

    Restaurant business is tough under “normal” circumstances. I don’t know how you keep your sanity in the current culture. Really sorry.... but we appreciate those of you who keep at it day after day.

    I love how you put your employees first. ❤️

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    3 weeks ago

    The River House

    Wow. Seems like yesterday. 369 days ago we launched a silly idea I had to stay connected with our customers and employees when the shutdown first hit. “Sauce With Ross” ended up going on for 7 “episodes” and into hundreds of kitchens as our friends, family and customers would cook along with my family and I on Facebook live every week. It was always pretty raw and full of bloopers- but man it was fun. With my sweet wife on camera duty and my animated daughter, Lyla Grace, hosting the kids portion, I really can’t take all the credit for this amazing content. I seriously can’t begin to express how moved I was to learn that families were all cooking together as a team, and having fun, some of them doing it for the first time ever. Parents reached out with notes of gratitude explaining how they never had been able to figure out something fun and “cool” to do together as a family. I’m so grateful people (especially kids) thought this was a fun experience! So many of our NB locals made this a weekly Friday night routine and it became bigger than I ever imagined. What started out as an idea I had after a third glass of wine became something so much more; and I am convinced there is no other town in this world where this would could have happened. We are so grateful NB. As soon as we were able to open our dining operation back up, we quickly learned it was going to be really hard to try and do all of this stuff at once.....especially with barely any staff. With that Sauce with Ross, went on hiatus. But it was never “goodbye”.......it was just “see ya later”.
    Thank you all for what might be the best memories we have from such a scary time for us all.
    Ross, Cristina & Lyla Grace Wilkinson
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    You know we loved it. Just yesterday, Allison mentioned making a pesto pizza!

    I look forward to its revival!

    It was so fun!

    We ❤️ Sauce w/Ross! 🍕 👩‍🍳

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    1 month ago

    The River House

    Happy Spring Break!

    Here’s a “spring break” shot from an amazing day of weather and fish I was blessed to have last week with Bryant Wilson, owner of Slackwater Expeditions, in Charleston, SC.
    We landed some good ones. Got broke off by a couple bigger ones and saw some just overall amazing activity of redfish that day. Bryant is a top notch angler, guide and overall gentleman I would highly recommend if you’re ever in the Charleston area and want to go after reds with a fly rod! I got so excited during this pic I promised I would share it on the restaurant page. 😜. A promise is a promise.
    It was a great day!
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    Happy Spring Break! 

Here’s a “spring break” shot from an amazing day of weather and fish I was blessed to have last week with Bryant Wilson, owner of Slackwater Expeditions, in Charleston, SC. 
We landed some good ones. Got broke off by a couple bigger ones and saw some just overall amazing activity of redfish that day. Bryant is a top notch angler, guide and overall gentleman I would highly recommend if you’re ever in the Charleston area and want to go after reds with a fly rod! I got so excited during this pic I promised I would share it on the restaurant page. 😜. A promise is a promise. 
It was a great day!
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