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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
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (26)
Good for a Date (23)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
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Casual (15)
Romantic (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Business Meals (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Fun (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Cozy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Spicy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Healthy (3)
Live Music (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Just the kind of great first impression that will have me returning over & over - thank you!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

We went here for Valentine’s Day. It was overpriced for the food, which was just ok. The waitress wasn’t sure what the special was and couldn’t recommend wine. The atmosphere is nice, but not nice enough that I care to return.

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service and freshest seafood! Happy hour drinks were also Super!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 4 days ago

We had an 8:15 reservation. Got there early and checked in at 7:45. Were told that they would put us at the top of the list. We met another couple in the bar who said they had 7:30 reservations and hadn’t been seated yet. At 8:30, the other couple was seated and invited us to join them at their table because they had room. We were on a date and wanted to be alone but agreed to sit with them as to not be rude and also because we had no idea when we would be seated based on them being seated an hour later than their reservation. We know it was Fat Tuesday but still expected a restaurant who takes reservations to be able to stay on schedule and seat parties who had the forethought to make a reservation versus allowing every walk-in party to get on the list. We go to McAdoo’s quite a bit and this was the first time being disappointed. The food was amazing as always.

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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was great. We decided to go out the day before Valentine’s Day to miss the crowds and completely forgot it was fat Tuesday! We had to wait next for 20 or so minutes past our reservation time to be seated, but it was understandable. There was quite a crowd. The bar staff seemed a bit overwhelmed and took a long time to get a drink while waiting, probably 15 or so minutes. This is certainly not the typical night I’m sure. When we did get seated our server was amazing food came out quickly and as ordered. All the seafood dishes were on point. If you’re stickler for authenticCajun food, this might not be your place, ( Red beans and rice and gumbo werent bad but they were nothing to write home about either.) but if you want great seafood, and delicious comfort food you will love it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place in New Braunfels to celebrate Mardi Gras!!! We were also celebrating my husband’s 66 birthday.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Good seafood selection, oysters are fresh and tasty.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Casual, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

To dark cant hardly see your food or menu. Need tsome brighter ligjt bulbs or lighting on each table. Sevice is great. The food is normally excellent. I tried something new and it wasn’t what I expected

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was awesome. Service a little slow. Sat outside and enjoyed the Texas Sun! Bloody Mary Bar was awesome!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I madecreservation. I dont like getting placed in the corner stuck next to someone i dont know. But itcwaa a get-together With Friends so didn't want to complain of that points.... but then I ordered blackened salmon got my plate and it was grilled salmon send it back got the same exact grilled salmon back. My best experience at Macado's

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on January 22, 2018

We loved Leslie! She was great!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I had been to McAdoo’s one time before and loved the food and the uniqueness of the decor. For that reason I picked it for our first anniversary celebration. The food was still good but the service really suffered. My hisband’s food was not hot and nothing was even mentioned about it being our anniversary even though I put it on the reservation and we heard someone mention it to a table beside us. The topper was when the waiter spilled a half full drink on my daughter and didn’t even get her another one or in any way apologize. When you’re paying a premium for a specialty drink, something should have been compensated for it.

I will go back probably because I do like the food and the ambiance but I hope the service is better next time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Birthday dinner

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great seafood in downtown New Braunfels. Amazing place to celebrate family birthdays

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Casual, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

McAdoo’s continues to serve reliable, well prepared seafood mostly for the locals in New Braunfels weary of the recent invasion of chain fare on I-35. Clever atmosphere inside original New Braunfels post office. Recent visit was fine except for incinerated garlic bread that accompanied the seafood fondue. Once pointed out and quickly replaced, all was well!

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2018

30-Sec Review: While McAdoo's is classy on all levels, the long wait for food can turn a into a 2 hour dinner. Food is great, drinks are great, oysters are great. Service is better than most, the wait is the only reason I'd consider elsewhere.

Food Guide
Oysters - All were delicious. Literally, we had 4 varieties. No complaints.

Seabass - Tender, moist, superb. Rice was slightly sweet but no issue at all. Overall, yum.

Halibut - No complaints from my tablemates. Flash fried spinach is bomb!

Parmesan Trout - Well cooked, crispy and not dry. Good flavor, lemon dijon sauce was not overly caper-flavored, which I appreciated. Flash fried spinach!!

Mahi-mahi New Orleans - Deliciously grilled, this embodied a yum creole flavor.

As I said, the food was great. But we did wait nearly 1 hour for entrees for our table of 8. It was a big table but certainly 1 hour on a Sunday night was much.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner with friends! Food was delicious and our waitress was helpful and attentive. We will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Dinner was great, a little disappointed they didn’t recognize our anniversary since it was identified on the reservation...

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very disappointed with the quality of the food. Got order wrong and wait time was excessive. They comp’d my wife’s dinner but could not deliver in time.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Family dinner! Mixed bed of appetites and there was something for everyone. Jordan our server did a great job highly recommend for a top notch food night in a relaxed atmosphere

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent brunch with an extraordinary make your own Bloody Mary bar. Top notch food and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This is a NICE restaurant in a old post office beautifully restored. We all ate seafood and our meals were great.
This was a dinner for six celebrating our 55th anniversary and was disappointed the restaurant didn't recognize that by offering something small.
Overall it was a pleasant evening

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent service with Randy
Very attentive
The food is also delicious

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Beautiful setting in old post office. The oysters Rockefeller is amazing.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 18, 2017

This place was a great find. Quality food, great location and awesome atmosphere!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We celebrated Christmas dinner with family and we were promptly seated at our reservation time. We had very good service and the waitress even volunteered to take our photograph. Our appetizers were delicious and everyone was completely happy with the meal they ordered. I strongly recommend this place for an excellent seafood entree. Price was very reasonable. We will definitely return for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great experience; however, this was the second time in the past few months where we made our McAdoo’s reservation thru OpenTable but the restaurant did not have a record of it. Fortunately, it was during an off period so McAdoo’s was able to accommodate our party.

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We were seated immediately and the service was attentive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Absolutely fantastic as always, from the seating service through to the desert presentation. Prompt, courteous professional wait staff. Excellent authentic Cajun cooking. Nostalgic, interesting atmosphere and location makes you feel welcome to a wonderful dining experience. Upbeat but not snobbish.

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Healthy, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Cozy, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Organic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Celebrating holidays and a birthday. Overall, very happy.

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 (Corpus Christi)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Everything was great. John Mark and Eric were awesome. If you go for brunch I recommend the Bloody Mary bar. Oysters were a great start, crab cakes Benedict also great, and my husband raved about the chicken and waffles especially the waffles. We will be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We waited a long time for our food while others around us got their appetizers and main courses and were paying their bills. Once our food arrived it was very greasy and not very good.

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Everything was perfect! Wait staff was so very courteous & knowledgeable about menu offerings! Food was very fresh & delicious! Grilled Oysters Rockefeller were some of the best I have ever had anywhere!

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The restaurant was converted from an old Post Office and has some of the original furnishings displayed (tastefully) within the restaurant. However, the new construction far exceeds the original building and has a great ambiance. Our food was delivered quickly and was of excellent quality. Our server was great and we plan to request her for our next visit. Overall, a great dining experience and value.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Over priced for average food and average service. I would suggest to lower prices if they don’t have quality food. Servers should be better trained. Our server didn’t know much about the menu.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent! Gumbo was very good! Seafood enchiladas were just right.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Wonderful dinner, highly recommend. Fresh prepared seafood...quality rich ingredients.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We eat here at least 2 times a week and are always bringing friends and relatives to join us. Everyone loves this restaurant. The food is great. The service is great. The atmosphere is wonderful.

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Romantic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (San Antonio)·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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