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About 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.

196 N Castell Ave
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern

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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(830) 629-3474

Website:
http://www.mcadoos.com/

Entertainment:
Seasonal Live Music on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Evening
Live Music Every Sunday on the Covered Patio for Sunday Brunch

Catering:
McAdoo's will be happy to cater your special event. Please contact the restaurant for details on off-site catering

Parking Details:
McAdoo's parking is located across the street

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

McAdoo's Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Casual (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Romantic (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Business Meals (9)
Authentic (7)
Cozy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Fun (6)
Spicy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Music (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Healthy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great spot, food was spot on, looking forward to a return visit to try other menu items...service was great and the location was unique

Tags: Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was not hot. Asked for coffee and it took too long to come. We ordered dinner salads which were never brought.

We paid our bill and left. Disappointed.

There were seven in my party.
None of us will be back.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Celebrating 40th anniversary. Drinks took at least 15 minutes, salad came right with drinks and before salad was even half eaten dinner came. Felt very rushed. Halibut did not taste fresh and Cesar salad was dry. Very disappointed.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This place was fantastic. Me and my wife went for our anniversary/ date night while visiting New braunfels and were blown away. The food was amazing . The gumbo, red fish and mahi mahi is what we got. The sauces on the fish with crawfish and crab mixed in were amazing, definitely was one of the best gumbos I have had and even down to the bacon crumbles in the wedge salad was really great. Highly recommend this place if your in the area very busy so MAKE RESERVATIONS!!!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a pleasure to eat here whether it’s lunch, brunch or dinner. The food and service are consistently first rate.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Calamari was heavily breaded. Stuffed flounder was served cold. When returned it was re-rewarmed too much. No Manager insight.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We celebrated my wife's birthday and food was excellent. The only thing that bothered me a little is, that I said that we are celebrating my wife's birthday when I made the reservation, but nobody even said a word.
But food was great!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Loved it soooo much went back
Two days in a row!! Service was exceptional.. the bubbles and raw oysters !!! Just Fabulous !!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Bar Seating, Romantic, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Fantastic every time, have loved every bite of everything I've ordered.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Was very happy how management really worked hard to make sure our dining experience was great. Our server was exceptional. The only thing they should include is a description of their additions. Their grilled shrimp were Cajun spiced which wasn't known prior to ordering.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great seafood...flavorful dishes! Went for my birthday and all the dishes were tasty!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Food was great, unfortunately our waiter forgot about us for most of the night and left us with empty glasses. The hostess Hannah was awesome! She did a lot of things for us that didn't fit her job description. Our waiter owes her his tip, big time. This is my second trip to Mcadoos, the first trip the service was unbelievable. I think this time we were victims of a very busy night, and we were seated in a smaller room next to a VERY loud large group. It was so loud we couldn't hear each other at all. We will be back again because the food is so good, and I think we will again have a good experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

We had the opportunity to sit down on the patio. It was a beautiful day and the food was delicious and ambiance was perfect in the courtyard.

Tags: Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We're originally from the New Orleans are so finding seafood that reminds us of home is sometimes tough in the Austin area. McAdoos is at the top of our list and is definitely worth the drive. We've eaten here several times since it was recommended by a friend and have been very satisfied each and every time we've gone. Always leave looking forward to the next time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 31, 2017

One of the best meals and dining experiences ever including some top five star dining spots. The food is always prepared perfect, fresh and tasty. The Mexico City cocktail is the best one that I have tasted and I've tried many similar cocktails. This one beats them all. The Sea Bass is wonderful and again prepared perfectly. Service and cleanliness is over the top. We will always return for a nice meal at McAdoo's anytime in the area... long drive from Houston but just may be worth the trip.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The old post office is a great place for a restaurant with some great history of New Braunfels posted on the walls. Another great meal...that we all enjoyed!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 20, 2017

great quail dish and great eggs with crab cakes, excellent bloody marys

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This is one of our go to places for date night when we are looking for a great meal, awesome drinks and a wonderful atmosphere!!

Tags: Spicy, Business Meals, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Great Beer, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Food was wonderful and the service was outstanding. My wife was able to get soft shelled crabs even though they were not on the menu. I had the special salmon dish and it was also excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Good meal, service good but ran out of beef options.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Good food but heavy crowd made service mediocre. Waiter was still very professional despite being slammed with tables.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food was delicious and fresh. We had a variety of things from the menu and none of it was disappointing. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for great seafood.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food was not impressive and the presentation of the "stacked seafood salad" was AWFUL. DId not look good, seafood was minimal and stringy and basically just not appetizing. I have had good food there before but would not go back.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Our server (Megan) was excellent! She made our experience so much more worthwhile. She was understanding and efficient.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Healthy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great food. Great atmosphere. Michael our waiter was outstanding!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 22, 2017

A great place for a special evening. McAdoo's excels in all areas.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food was good. Had to wait although we had reservations. Desert was great. Cheesecake and bread pudding.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Service was great food was just ok this time stuffed flounder was very tasty but finding 4 small bones takes away from the pleasure, my wife said her fried shrimp though good was on the dry side slightly over cooked.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Loved this place!! I'm a history guys...so getting to know a little bit about the history of the building in its former life was fun for both me and my boys. The food was fresh, delicious and healthy. The waiter was attentive and fun.

Tags: Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Kid-friendly, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

So we got there 10 minutes before our reservation at 745, we didn't get seated until 8 but that's totally okay. We started with the Mexico city shrimp. It was so dang good yall. I'm talking 10/10. Now, I ordered shrimp etoufee, my husband ordered fried shrimp and my daughter ordered chicken fried ribeye. The fried shrimp was okay, probably the best of the entrees. Chicken dried ribeye had so much fat it was almost inedible. The shrimp etoufee, it was terrible. It had no flavor at all. Like it tasted like nothing. I ended up eating my husbands beans, they were so spicy. But had flavor. Honestly the best part was our waitress. She was so sweet. She was training another girl.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Our server was attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and her timing was perfect with everything. Made us feel welcome and special and helped us pick the perfect dinners. Thank you for a wonderful experience, as always!

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 17, 2017

DO NOT EAT HERE! After reading several reviews my wife and I decided to give it a try. Started ok with a very nice looking place and some nice raw oysters but then it all fell apart. The shrimp and crawfish in my etouffee were still frozen inside. Guessing that would be a sign of not so fresh. When I said something to our waiter the plate was just taken away and no one seemed to care. Took off bill but with a comment on it "customer didn't like". Really?

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Great as always.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We love this restaurant. It is my wife' s favorite and we go at least once a week even though its a half hour from home.

Great food and great service!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Excellent choice and good food and music. Great service and "I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We were delighted with the food and the service. Well managed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Wonderful food, neat atmosphere in an historic post office. Fondoo is highly recommended. I had the Chicken Fried Ribeye it was HUGE and very delicious!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Great fiod and friendly service. Have been going for the past four years during summer and it has never dissapointed us. Strongly recomend it

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The seafoods were fresh, and the food is full of taste. The rustic interior really makes the dining cozy. The service too, was excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Too noisy inside and too many noisy uncontrolled kids running around. Nice people

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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