McAdoo's
McAdoo's

McAdoo's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mcadoos.com/
  • Phone: (830) 629-3474
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:30pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Seasonal Live music on our New Orleans style courtyard.

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from McAdoo's
Upscale Family Dining serving fresh seafood with a Cajun influence located in the historic post office building in the heart of Downtown New Braunfels.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
McAdoo's reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (28)fit for foodies (23)neighborhood gem (20)good for groups (18)great for lunch (15)romantic (14)great for brunch (14)great for outdoor dining (13)hot spot (10)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • my plate
    grandma
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Had fried shrimp, beans and rice. Will not order those again. This was the first time I have been disappointed at McAdoos. The other four diners in my party enjoyed their plates so their enjoyment cancelled out my disappointment. I will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night patio
    Alpaca1
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We got there earlier than we thought at 5:30. Sat outside on the patio, watched the football game, had marvelous happy hour drinks and appetizers. The food was amazing as I had the shrimp and scallops and my husband had the crawfish plate. We could hear the music and it was so relaxing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Favorite
    TwoRiversDiner
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    When planning a special occasion, we can always depend on this yummy favorite. Food, service and ambiance are all first rare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance and service were excellent
    Kevthebrit
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The building is amazing and the decor reflects the period of construction; very tastefully done. The service was excellent; the wine list phenomenal. The menu has a variety of wonderful Cajun and Southern dishes. The kitchen let it down, food was over seasoned; too much salt. Presentation of the dishes was excellent; again taste left something to be desired. The one disappointment to the evening was the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food at McAdoo's
    BookClub
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Three of us dined at McAdoo's on a Wednesday evening. The seafood fondoo had been recommended as excellent by a friend, and we felt like she underestimated it--fabulous! Our entrees were also superb, and our servers were very patient and professional. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We love this restaurant. It is one of our go to restaurants for out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for date night
    Debbie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My husband and I had dinner here and it was wonderful. The food was great and the staff was very nice. We got our food quickly and we loved everything we had. We would definitely go back. A bit on the pricey side but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    met the family for a Sunday brunch. Great food. Nice atmosphere
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food,lousy service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have eaten at McAdoo's several times. The food has always been good. We went for our anniversary. The food was spectacular as always but this time our service was AWFUL! We have two small kids so going out to eat alone without children is a rare occasion. I would go back but ask for a different waiter or waitress.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unpleasant anniversary
    Anniversary15
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Every year as a tradition we dine at a new location. Unfortunately our experience was not a good one. The ambiance and service were great but the food was terrible. Our appetizer was as if we were at a local wing place, and our entrees were bland. We ordered a dessert to share and neither one of us could eat more than half. The alcoholic drink was very good and the price was reasonable and the dinner rolls were warm and soft. Had it not been a special occasion, and my not wanting to disappoint my husband with his surprise restaurant choice, I would have complained in person. This is the first year that we both left dissatisfied with our choice especially for the amount of money spent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Scallops and shrimp were amazing. Good variety of wines. All alcohol is surprisingly affordable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • raw
    Jays
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My wife ordered the stuffed quail and it was served raw... my dish was very good it was the crab cakes with poached eggs and cajun hollandaise sauce. The manager though in some desert for the inconvenience and the waiter charged us for it. They cooked another order of the quail but by the time it was ready we had to leave.. it was very good but we don't get to go out very often so it was a real disappointment.. If not for that It would have been a much better rating
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Evening at the old post office
    poko
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Enjoyable visit to the old post office. Food was very good. The only draw back we had was slow service from the bar. The waitress was very prompt in giving us updates on the status but it did take a long time to receive some refills to our drinks. We had a handicap individual who had to use their list and their staff was very accommodating and helpful. Always have a good time at McAdoo's and will be back for more.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fast Becoming Fave Place in NB!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is our third time in as many months to McAdoo's. Seafood is fresh and interesting with new offerings each time we've visited. The shrimp and crawfish etouffee is amazing - one serving is enough for two! Highly recommend this, although the grilled fish is wonderful. I had the almond encrusted flounder, which was tender and flaky. And for those of you that can come early and enjoy an adult beverage from time to time, Happy Hour from 3-6:30PM features $4 Dripping Springs Vodka drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Took the old man here for his birthday, had a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Celebrated a birthday here Sunday after church and it was really good, not over the top expensive and the food had great taste. Even our son who is a professional chef said the food was well prepared, even thou his eggs benedict were cold he was complimentary of the preparation and the staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Braunfels Treasure
    jackie78132
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food and the presentation at McAdoo's is outstanding. The menu has something for everyone. Highly recommend for a night out with friends or a special occasionl.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love2eat
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great place to eat. Had an open table reservation for 6pm. Arrived 5 minutes early and was seated at our table at 6:02pm.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vacation gathering
    Dclarke
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We asked for recommendations from friends and family during our vacation and McAdoo's was a favorite. We had a table of 12 and were very pleased with the service and the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great staff
    SeguinFoodie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Thanks for making our dinner go so smoothly! I had 2 Tarts Bakery deliver a surprise birthday cake to you and I really appreciated you all holding the cake for our party as well as setting the toys on top and the candles also. :) Went great for us and the food was great as well as our waitress. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was too notch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Scott took great care of our group. Thank you for making my birthday memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • McAdoo's can use some TLC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The good: appetizer was great and the entrée was delicious. The bad:we had reservations but were seated at a larger table for four when there were just two of us. Not very quaint. The rolls were tasteless, herb butter might help and the crème brulee was thick and heavy. I cannot recommend it. The ugly: The wine list is limited and way overpriced. I know you need to make a profit but this was close to price gouging.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    AllisonM22
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This place is great. Our service was excellent. I had the chargrilled oysters and Mahi Mahi New Orleans. They were very delicious. We will definitely be coming back when we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 112 reviews are from the McAdoo's reviews archive.
  • New favorite place in New Braunfels
    John
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Im so glad we tried McAdoo's. Im from Corpus Christi and have been longing for good seafood in Central Texas! Great food, service and atmosphere! Beer list was lacking in the darker varieties, but the bar manager assured me he was working that out. I will definitely eat there again and I've recommended it to many.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but messed up reservation
    Cthom
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food and service was good as usual but the reception desk canceled my reservation and did not get any points. I received an Opentable email that I didn't keep my reservation and I had to call restaurant to sort out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Surprise!
    PattyVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Small town restaurant this place IS NOT! I was quite surprised by how wonderful this place was! The food was yummy! The service was impeciable and the history of the post office alone made this place a very nice surprise.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Jenny
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    As always, another great dining experience! Excellent food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must Try!
    Team3521
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We've eaten here several times now and always look forward to coming back. It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for (we never get out of the place for less than $60 bucks). The food is, the service is excellent, and the restaurant is easy to find.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fred -Austin / Canyon Lake
    fredcanyonlake
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This place is off the chart! My wife and I have been here half a dozen times and enjoyed the experience every time. This time was our 30th Aniv and the staff was super nice and the food was a 10+. If you have not been you gotta try this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great First Visit
    MuchAdooAboutMcAdoos
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Several friends had told me about McAdoo's restaurant, so I decided to check it out yesterday when I went to New Braunfels. It is located in a very charming old Post Office building, that has been beautifully restored for this purpose. The variety of foods offered on the menu was excellent. There was truly something for everyone offered. I chose the spinach salad, with a light vinaigrette dressing, & topped with blackened salmon. The 2 mimosas that I had prior to the entrée were excellent as well. The restaurant was a little pricey, But I will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Grttime
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was outstanding, delicious and well presented. The service was excellent and timely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was wonderful
    Yummy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Really enjoyed our evening out with guests from Houston, showed NB has some top tier food experiences.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Enjoy our lunch with family members...enough room for all. One exception, on the kids menu, the french fries had a spicy season that was too much for the children in our party.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nothing was done right.
    Kltexnw
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    From the nasty vodka martini, to the greasy steaks, to the strange taste with the shrimp and scallops. Nothing at this resturaunt tasted right, or good. The best part, leaving.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but too loud.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Great food and good service, but it was too loud to hear the guests at my table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent seafood!
    mwasat
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We drive from San Antonio to New Braunfels to eat at McAdoo's - we love their seafood and the feel of the restaurant. On our last visit, we had a child and a baby with our group, and the hostesses and servers were very accommodating. Love the fried shrimp! The patio is very nice and the live music is fun; however we sat inside this last time. We will be returning!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • McAdoos
    Gallogenova
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The service was very nice. I purposely went at a time when it would be quiet, not so busy because I don't like busy, noisy, crowded place. I love the setting/architecture of this place. It feels nice. The food is good, not superb.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Location, Fair Food
    klambster
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Located in an old post office, the ambience was great. The hostesses greeted us promptly and we sat right down. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. The menu had variety. The con was that both my food and my husband's came out tepid in temperature. The plates were hot, the food was not. I had ordered the steak which came with mashed potatoes and asparagus. My husband had ordered the crawfish. We sent the food back and when it arrived again the food was warmer(I wouldn't say hot) but my asparagus was so overcooked it was blackened at the tips and soggy. While both managers came over to apologize for the cold food, they gave us no break on the price. My steak was just ok. Definitely not worth the $100+ price tag. May try again at lunch
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening, Great food
    love2eatout
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We love your restaurant and when I told her where I had made reservations she was very happy. The staff was perfect and always has been. The food was spectacular, as usual, and we enjoyed it very much. We recommend the restaurant to anyone who will listen and heartily recommend it to anyone who reads this!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perception
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Everyone in our party enjoyed the experience Our waiter was very good and friendly!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.