McAdoo's

4.6
767 reviews
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Seafood
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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1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner

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H
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As an individual with one leg I found the staff, I found the staff exceptionally helpful and accommodating., from the help with the handicapped lift, to seating and general professional assistance. The highlight of the meal was to partake of McAdoo,s build your our meal. Whereby you select 1 to 3 items from a menu list of 16+ . The old post office is beautiful ly restored. High ceiling control the sound

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SG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was professional. He gave excellent recommendations. All the dishes were great. I had Redfish Pontchartrain. Very good. Flash Fried Spinach is definitely a different way to eat spinach, and I highly recommend it. Chocolate Chip Bread pudding and raspberry key lime pie was a great way to finish the meal. Our seating for six was in a great spot. They take reservations so no waiting.

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GH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cold, nasty weather outside- great food and atmosphere inside!
Asked my wife where she wanted to go for her birthday dinner- and out of all the places from Austin to San Antonio- she picked McAdoos!

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T
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Oysters Rockefeller. Very good drinks. Brunch on saturdays ... I definitely recommend.

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AA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in New Braunfels! The food was awesome! The Redfish Pontchartrain is amazing! Very professional and friendly staff!

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OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an outstanding brunch

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S
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was great kept checking on us and was very helpful.

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CI
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I took my mom here on for dinner on January 28 to celebrate her 69th wedding anniversary to my dad who passed away 9 years ago. She is a resident of New Braunfels and has been here before on several occasions. I was visiting from Los Angeles and this was my first time at McAdoo's.

We ordered the Red Fish Pontchatrain with a side of fried spinach to split. Rather than splitting the entree in the kitchen on 2 plates the waitress brought the entree to the table with an additional plate that was wet. I dried off the plate with my napkin before splitting the food. After we each took a bite we discovered the food was not even lukewarm. We asked the server to ask the kitchen to warm it up. He asked us if we would like a soup or salad to eat while we waited. We told him we would have a salad. Within 5 minutes our entree was back at our table, split on 2 plates in the kitchen and hot. The salad never arrived but that was okay. The entree was delicious. My first time to have fried spinach and that was great.

While we were still eating our entree a manager came over and told us she was aware of the cold food the first time we were served. She told us she was sorry about that and would comp the entree. I thought that was great customer service.

I made my reservation on Open Table and put in the notes that we were celebrating an anniversary. I also told the hostess when we checked in and she said she was aware of it. Normally at restaurants they bring a complimentary dessert for a special occasion. I was expecting this but no dessert ever arrived while we drank our decaf coffee. I decided to not ask the server since we had been comped for the cold entree. I was disappointed but maybe this restaurant doesn't do that for special occasions.

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LL
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service. We had the "seafood fondoo" as an appetizer and it was fabulous. The Old Fashioned was terrific. All our dishes--stuffed flounder and the shrimp and grits were excellent. The only downfall was the room we were in was really loud--made conversation a bit difficult. Everything else was awesome!

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OT
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was cold and tasted reheated. Seated in an area by the door with a terrible draft. Didn’t feel welcome at all.

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C
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drove from Dallas to celebrate a birthday. Our server, Emily was courteous, cheerful, & attentive, and when there was an issue with our order, she stepped up and made it right. Great place, great food, and they even let us order an item that was not on the brunch menu! The chef was very accommodating. Great restaurant! We love it!

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

McAdoo’s never disappoints! It has become our favorite New Braunfels restaurant.

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent service and superb food and drinks

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R
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Been here many times. Service was fine...food coming out 30 mins late-unacceptable!! Then came out cold and had to be redone!!! Another 15 mins. Mgr finally came over and took care of dinners - the LEAST she could do!!! I have been in the service industry for 45 yrs which is why we did not complain-understand circumstances but felt more should have been done than 4 entrees being comped!! Will definitely think about going again next time in town!

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KS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful brunch with my parents.

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CJ
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is outstanding and table service is great. However, service at the front is poor. We have been a handful of times with reservations and still always end up waiting 20-30 minutes past our reservation time. Like I said the food is outstanding so it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make, but it can be improved. Someone passing by with some finger food every 10 minutes may go a long way pleasing waiting customers...just saying.

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JG
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food anytime on any item you choose, my wife and I enjoy it here!

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Z
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here. It’s the total package ... great food, great wine, outstanding service and ambiance! The location is quaint and easy to get to as well. We’ll be back!

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LJ
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We really enjoy McAdoo's, but there were issues on Christmas Eve, that we have not encountered before. The food was not served at the same time. The wait staff stated it was due to how busy they were. One meal was wrong. They corrected it fairly quickly.

Two wait staff were managing the area in which we were seated. Sometimes they were very attentive, and other times we couldn't find them.

I am sure it was due to the volume, but my expectations for McAdoo's is higher than what was met this day.

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SP
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Didn’t celebration or acknowledge parent’s anniversary
Was told they were too busy
Poor service with first server
2nd server was delightful
Food cold

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JG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Our family went there as a Christmas gift from me (the Mom) - our waiter was excellent, extremely friendly and attentive - but we were all very disappointed in the food this time...…..I had the crab cakes with the poached egg on top and it was served so plainly - just two eggs was basically it, for 19.00...there was no appeal at all to my meal....highly overpriced..... overall, we were very disappointed - it wasn't our waiters fault that the food was unsatisfactory ---

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PM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

McAdoo's has great food, absolutely delicious! The wine was fantastic and the atmosphere was perfect. My Wife and I had our Anniversary dinner there and we enjoyed every minute. The waitress was very nice and had a great personality. My friends and I always rave about this place. We will go again as soon as we can.

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OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and great food. Overall a great experience

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for a birthday celebration, all aspects of the restaurant are exemplary. Jancy the waitress was especially kind and joyous.

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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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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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W
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

McAdoos is a perfect place to go for a date, a special night out or just any time you want an amazing meal! We always enjoy the superb service, the tasty food cooked just the way we want it and the best drinks from the bar.

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g
San Antonio
41 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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