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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 [email protected].


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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    1 month ago

    The River House

    Dear friends and fans of The River House,
    After giving much consideration we are going to take the typically slow month of January to do some deep cleaning, re-organizing and overall freshening up. Come and see us by New Year’s Eve before we suspend our regular lunch and dinner services for the month. We will continue operating for special events, catering & private dining throughout the month of January and resume normal service mid February. Stay tuned for announcements on upcoming Supper & A Song along with our Wild Game Wine Dinner. We wish you all the happiest of New Years and thank you for all of your support!
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    Dear friends and fans of The River House,
After giving much consideration we are going to take the typically slow month of January to do some deep cleaning, re-organizing and overall freshening up. Come and see us by New Year’s Eve before we suspend our regular lunch and dinner services for the month. We will continue operating for special events, catering &  private dining throughout the month of January and resume normal service mid February. Stay tuned for announcements on upcoming Supper & A Song along with our Wild Game Wine Dinner.  We wish you all the happiest of New Years and thank you for all of your support!

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    Hi Ross. This is Sharla (SharShar) your mom's longtime friend and cofounder of PSO. We are moving from Washington state to San Marcos in early March and are really excited to come enjoy your Southern scratch cooking!!

    Carolyn Rogers. We will have to wait until Feb to meet here. It's worth the wait.

    Happy happy New Year my dear friends!

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    1 month ago

    The River House

    Well the freeze beat us today. Our pipes are completely non functioning and this mean we have no water. Regretfully we will have to close this evening due to not having much needed running water to operate. We apologize for the inconvenience and we wish you all a Merry Christmas. ...

    Well the freeze beat us today. Our pipes are completely non functioning and this mean we have no water. Regretfully we will have to close this evening due to not having much needed running water to operate. We apologize for the inconvenience and we wish you all a Merry Christmas.

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    You are not alone! Many of us are thawing out.

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    1 month ago

    The River House

    Merry Christmas! Don’t forget to treat yourself to a little something here and there this year. Come join us tonight for half off bottles of wine for our last “Wine Down Wednesday” before we close for Christmas. Dinner starts at 5pm! ...

    Merry Christmas! Don’t forget to treat yourself to a little something here and there this year.  Come join us tonight for half off bottles of wine for our last “Wine Down Wednesday” before we close for Christmas. Dinner starts at 5pm!

    2 months ago

    The River House

    Today we will close early at 1pm to prepare and set up for a private event this evening. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes your weekend plans. We re-open tomorrow at 10am for brunch as normal followed by our fried chicken Sunday supper 5p-8p.
    Thank you & Merry Christmas!
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    Today we will close early at 1pm to prepare and set up for a private event this evening. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes your weekend plans. We re-open tomorrow at 10am for brunch as normal followed by our fried chicken Sunday supper 5p-8p. 
Thank you & Merry Christmas!

    2 months ago

    The River House

    Due to extremely slow lunch services and our need to keep costs under control we have made the decision to close for lunches on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We will be open for dinner Wednesday - Sunday with lunch on Friday and brunch Saturday & Sunday. ...

    Due to extremely slow lunch services and our need to keep costs under control we have made the decision to close for lunches on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We will be open for dinner Wednesday - Sunday with lunch on Friday and brunch Saturday & Sunday.

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    We love river house! Our favorite restaurant!!! ❤️

    Great family owned business tucked away in Gruene! My daughter’s happy place!

    Stay strong!!!

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