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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
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (25)
Good for a Date (23)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (17)
Romantic (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Casual (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fun (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Business Meals (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Cozy (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Spicy (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined a day ago

We loved Leslie! She was great!

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·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

Birthday dinner

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·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 15, 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 14, 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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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 11, 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 January 1, 2018

Great place!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·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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 (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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·Dined on December 28, 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 24, 2017

Excellent service with Randy
Very attentive
The food is also delicious

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 19, 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 18, 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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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We were seated immediately and the service was attentive.

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·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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·Dined on December 15, 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 9, 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 7, 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 25, 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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·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 21, 2017

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

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 20, 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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·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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