McAdoo's

4.7
737 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood

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About

Upscale Family Dining serving fresh seafood with a Cajun influence located in the historic post office building in the heart of Downtown New Braunfels.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm;
Friday- 11:00am - 10:30pm;
Saturday: 10:00am- 10:30pm;
Sunday: 10:00am- 9:00pm
Weekend Brunch and Bloody Mary Bar served on Saturday and Sunday
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Phone number
(830) 629-3474
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
McAdoo's will be happy to cater your special event. Please contact the restaurant for details on off-site catering
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
McAdoo's parking is located across the street
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Entertainment
Seasonal Live Music on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Evening
Live Music Every Sunday on the Covered Patio for Sunday Brunch
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 737 People Are Saying
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DA
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great time

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B
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been to McAdoos many, many times. The food, service, atmosphere, drinks are consistently good.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Expected a piece of cake or treat for the birthday girl. It wasn’t offered.

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MK
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the food. I tried the Buffalo oysters. The oyster flavor was overcome by the hot sauce. Not my favorite.

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KF
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My in-laws are from Canada and they were so impressed with the service! Food was delicious and the raw oysters were the best we've ever had! We will definitely be back!

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GC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time here --phenomenal food. The stuffed flounder and the shrimp brochette (spelling) was awesome!

WORD of ADVICE ref: PARKING --get there early, the parking lot across from restaurant fills up quickly!

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D
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening at McAdoos started out a little rough, finally getting a table at 6:55 when our reservation was for 6:30. I was a little bit twisted for the late sitting and table given ...by the kitchen. Thinking to myself, this evening is going to be a “swing and a miss” I was fully anticipating writing a below average to bad review, but to my surprise once greeted by our server everything started to click, table service and the food is off the charts really outstanding. We have dined at many New Orleans restaurants and who would have thought New Braunfels could compete on that level, but McAdoos does. So, I do highly recommend McAdoos but be prepared when you arrive the front of the house is not as fluid as the rest.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal with great service

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HF
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Food took too long to arrive because they ran out of one item on one plate. Manager should have given us a credit instead of a insincere apology

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SF
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Wonderful fave of ours except ordering bar menu for first time thought there would be 2 sliders not 1. Food is always good consistently good. Happy hour one of the best.

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g
San Antonio
38 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went with our extended family the Saturday after Thanksgiving and all had a good time. The meal was very good and the staff was extremely helpful. We ranged in age from 8 years old to 88 years old - so quite a different palate, but everyone was able to find something they enjoyed.

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good dinner but the place we were seated at was dark. Could not see the menu or the tab.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice!

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DM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I went there for my birthday and it was fantastic. It was busy and the waiter said as much. That being said, he was very efficient and got everything out quickly as possible. The food was amazing and I would go back in an instant.

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B
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappoints! Food was scrumptious and service was prompt.

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BW
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I love MacAdoos but I was really disappointed on this visit.
Open table reservation was great. Food was good.
I ordered wine from the wine list. It had 5.50 a glass. When I was brought the bill at the end of the evening, it was 9.00 a glass!!! That’s not right.
It was a little dark and noisy so I paid the bill but I am really disappointed that they would do things like that!
Sincerely. Bea Wiesner

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KT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary and it was wonderful! We can't wait to come back.

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B
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to McAdoos many, many times. The food is always very good, the drinks are wonderful and the service has always been good.

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S
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of our experiences at McAdoo's have been exceptional for their fried shrimp and fried oysters.

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SM
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Celebrating my dad’s 88th birthday. Noise level was very loud and hard to have conversations. Food was good. Service was sporadic. Water glasses were not replenished.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Disappointed from ordering the crab legs. I was served 3 claw legs and no complete crab legs. Buffalo oysters were very good.

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DS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend of mine and I get away once a month or so when the kids are in school. She suggested McAdoo's once when we were deciding where to plan a trip to. Since then we've been going back regularly. From where I live, it's nearly a two HOUR drive for me and worth EVERY minute!

The food this last trip was sensational! We always get a nice appetizer. I recommend the sampler. I ordered the seafood stuffed flounder. The portions for lunch are modest, and with the sampler, there's enough for everyone to carry out to-go boxes!

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JP
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoy the short drive from San Antonio to New Braunfels to enjoy a truly wonderful meal with family or friends. The atmosphere is charming, the staff are very personable, friendly and professional. The selection of meals is varied and everything I've ever sampled is excellent. We recommend this establishment to one and all.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent upscale restaurant with a good variety of menu items - something for everyone. A bit pricey but worth it. The fundoo is always a good choice and the specials are usually outstanding. The service was the best I have had in a long time. The waiter was informative and attentive to the timing of our meal being served. I highly recommend McAdoos.

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T
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was amazing. The Bloody Mary bar was awesome!!

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KT
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ambiance and service are outstanding. Something should be done about the very loud noise level, It's uncomfortable to talk/shout to be heard. with. little imagination to introduce some sound reducing surfaces this would up the enjoyment level significantly.
Our prego waitress was a doll. Food was very good, they kindly split it in the kitchen for my girlfriend and me as portions are very large, but the trout was a bit over cooked. Typical for Texas.
love the old PO backdrop.
We'll be back.

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N
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service....

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FO
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was pretty good, but the guest of honor's meal was 10 minutes later than everyone elses and when it came out, it had a long hair in it. Bummer....

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b
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place this is our new go to restaurant!!!!

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C
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is usually consistently good here. On our latest visit my fish was great, but my husband had the shrimp & grits and said the grits were very lumpy. Also, our waitress took my wine glass away when I had about 1/4 glass left.

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e
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very pleased with food and service. gumbo was ok. but mahi mahi and fondue made up for it. loved the bread pudding!

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AZ
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

McAdoos’s ALWAYS has amazing food and drinks! It’s perfect for a special occasion, Sunday brunch, or lunch!

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JE
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to McAdoo's several times now and every time it's been great. Far from the coast but sill has fantastic, very fresh seafood. The seafood stuffed flounder and seafood salad were both very good. The location in downtown New Braunfel's, close to the square, is quaint and walkable.

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c
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Pointless to reserve a table when we end up waiting as long as we would have had we not even reserved one. This is the second time this has happened when reserving a table here. We use open table all of the time and never have this issue at any other restaurants.When we arrived one of the 4 or 5 hostesses told us our table was being cleaned and we would be seated. They ended up sitting us a different table then the one she first showed us. Waiter forgot 2 of our drinks and it took 20 minutes to get them and the bread. One of our orders was wrong and they ran out of glassware. Seeing as how the hostesses were standing around seems like it would have made sense to have them bus tables and help out in other areas. Most of the tables around us received wrong orders or didnt even get their appetizers. We eat here about 2 times a month and service seems to get worse with each visit. The food is excellent if you happen to receive your order,however the negatives are tending to outweigh the positives here.

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LC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! The service and food were beyond outstanding. Literally the best meal I've had in a long time. Super fresh and full of flavor!

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AM
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food as usual! We always enjoy our meals out here!

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CR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Cocktails seemed to be somewhat weak, otherwise the experience was good.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite spots, we like to go here for dates or celebrations. Last visit was for our anniversary and it was great. Service was good, had a trainee that was exceptional. food was pretty good (this visit), we just weren't too keen on our choices this time around. Overall, we enjoy this place and always have a great time.

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JD
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining here. Upon walking in, I liked the decor, old industrial elements exposed, a former post office, gas lights, etc. They were busy but not crowded for a late Sunday morning. Great menu selection. Make your own Bloody Mary bar was a fav. Food was a level above cooking. Staff was prompt and courteous. All around good visit. I recommend.

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MP
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious & atmosphere delightful! Our waiter worked hard to ensure a great experience. Highly recommend!

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