The Reel Seafood & Grill

4.4
244 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Reel Seafood & Grill and The Reel Seafood House pride themselves on preparing food from scratch on a daily basis in order to deliver you a quality meal. We receive daily deliveries and hand craft every item that hits your table. The Reel also has a variety of non-seafood options making it easy for everyone to enjoy. The Caddell family has been in the restaurant industry for 25+ years and were very excited to bring you a high-quality seafood restaurant in New Braunfels and Bulverde. We are proud to work with our friends and family which allows us to bring you a more personal experience with every visit. Now let's get reeled in! Join us for Sunday Brunch, lunch or dinner.
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4.4
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vipluv2dine
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our party of 8 had to choose other cocktails because of the lack of bar stock.
No Rye whiskey for Manhattans for example.

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PaulF
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good service. Redfish was a bit fishy and shrimp brochettes had ash on them from cooking so the flavor was poor.

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RichardB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was just ok. Waitress was nice Location is in a shopping center.

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Brenda
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going to the Reel. Enjoyed the food and service. Will go again.

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The seafood and soup were excellent. Service was also very good.

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vipDavidH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter dinner. Enjoyed the classical guitar player on the patio a lot!

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KRockSA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, terrific food and good service. Every team member worked to make sure our dinner was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and service! One of our date night favs!

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vipDonB
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! And the serve was great. That combined with yummy mixed fajita’s made for a fun evening.

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TerryB
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and we enjoyed listening to the music!

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mamaluna
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food, the service and the wine selection was all just above average. I’m not sure I’d return; especially driving in from Austin.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekly date night

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CynthiaG
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, drinks, and entertainment were great. My favorite was the peach Sangria. Flavors were well balanced and it was refreshing. It was perfect end to a beautiful day sitting on the patio and enjoying live music that still allowed for conversations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Madison was our server and did a great job in taking care of us on our anniversary

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Shearwater
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good dinner and not too loud or crowded. Could have had more waitress staff

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lynnr
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was fast even though they were very busy. Servers were attentive to our needs.

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JohnT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Sat outside to listen to the live music and it was a lovely evening. My only complaint was that the first cocktail I ordered (a specialty martini) tasted a bit watery. Otherwise everything else was delicious.

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NBLocal
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Live Music. Delicious food
Great evening! Thank You!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a very good experience. It was a little cold in the restaurant, but the food was great as always.

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Gibby
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived at the Reel on Friday night, we were so delighted that we had made reservations because there were many people waiting for tables. The hostess showed us to our table within 3 minutes. Food was delicious! We will definitely reserve with Open Table the next time we go out in the evening. Thanks so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Felt like we were being rushed out. We ordered drinks and appetizers, and asked that they wait to send out the entree. We had barely taken a bite of our appetizer before the entree came out. We had ordered the redfish ponchartrain, and it was completely unappetizing. The redfish had obviously been sitting out long before we ordered and was dry and hard. The “lump crab” was a couple of small shreds of crab, floating in a bland green sauce. We gave our feedback to the manager and he gave us a $30 gift card as an apology, which was a nice gesture, but I doubt we will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had to reschedule our original date due to inclement weather. The menu looked great online, so we were excited to try it. The food was very blah, not very much flavor and just not at all what we expected. The seafood “fondue” was not a creamy cheesy fondue at all. It was just ingredients with cheese melted over the top that we literally had to cut up with a fork and knife. My husband’s fish was super fishy which indicates it was frozen and then thawed to cook. His Jambalaya was bland. My seafood enchiladas had no seafood inside (only cheese), but did have shrimp and crawfish on top. Our waitress was fantastic though and took great care of us. She was the redeeming quality of the evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

We were seated and were not asked what we wanted to eat or drink for over 15 minutes. Only then we were asked because I flagged our waitress down. People seated after us had already ordered so this is totally unacceptable and bad business practice. To make matters worse our food order was not correct upon arrival but we ate in silence. I will share this horrible service to anyone and all whom ask!!! Shame on you The Reel

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MichaelH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The Reel is one of favorite local restaurants which we visit weekly however, they have major disconnect when using OpenTable for reservations. Far to often we arrive having made dining reservation only to learn that the hostess did not see or set our preferred seating arrangement. Once again last week on Tuesday, Feb. 23 I made a very specific table and server request in my OpenTable reservation. Upon arrival we were seated in a much convenience of the OpenTable app but the lack of follow-up by the participating restaurant such as the Reel Seafood Restaurant is frustration and disappointing.

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HeidiS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my friend for her birthday dinner. We decided this place was the right place because they offered blue point oysters. They were so fresh.
The sauces were matched perfectly with the fresh fish.
This is upscale dining. However there are plates starting at $15. I chose the Mahi Mahi Boudreau, my friend choose the trout.
I would highly recommend skipping past the chain seafood restaurants and choose The Reel. You will not be disappointed.

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vipSteveC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best raw gulf oysters I have ever had. Large, fresh, and no pieces of shell in the meat area unlike another place in town.

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vipTday
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok. Our server was nice but clearly overwhelmed. Had to ask for menu, had to ask for bread twice, got our food but had to ask for silverware twice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Garrett was a great server, outdoor patio was fantastic (albeit the heaters might’ve been a turned up a little too hot). Food great, drinks great. They were out of jalapeño tequila for the Mexi-Martinis, just means I’ll have to go back again

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PamelaW
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was very pleased the entire experience at the Reel Seafood. Service was great, our server was so pleasant and efficient, and fun. The food itself was awesome! Considering all that was ordered, the price was good too.

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Unknown
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience1

Fine dining prices for a regular shopping center restaurant. Food was edible but nowhere near the equivalent to the cost. Our server may have been new. He was nice enough but did not know the menu and we saw him rarely. Had to ask twice for refills. The restaurant was clean and staff were friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Never disappointed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and server!

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GlennG
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, price, and ambiance were outstanding - this time and every time we come. The Reel has become our "default" restaurant. We come here more than any other restaurant. We will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great but our service was very slow. Took forever to get a second drink and our appetizer which was a dozen oysters on the half shell. Others were checked on to and three times before we were checked on once. Other than that the food was delicious and we definitely will go back

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ALANP
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall1food2service5ambience2

food was not up to par .. probably will not go there again

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TaylorL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely LOVED the food. The waitress was great, the mood was perfect. We had a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service but a bit pricey

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AndyJ
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good option if you are looking for a Cajun inspired seafood restaurant that is pretty low key. Very good menu selection. I would not hesitate to visit again if in the area. The calamari appetizer was good and our party of 4 all enjoyed their main course.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great evening, food was great, amazing guitar player every Saturday night!

FAQs

The Reel Seafood & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (830) 214-6103.

The Reel Seafood & Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 244 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.