The Reel Seafood & Grill

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$30 and under
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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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AlanJ
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We were seating promptly at our reserved time and we decided to dine outside because of, you know, Covid. I felt that there was a bit too much fan activity from overhead and otherwise as the day was not that hot. Once seated, I noticed in horror as my wife was seated on a wicker chair with a couple of streaks of dried bird poo about 6 inches from both shoulders. One to the left and one to right. After deciding that she would not likely run into them, I decided not to alarm her and didn't say anything.

We ordered drinks and an appetizer. I was disappointed in the margaritas as they really were no better than what I could make myself. When I spend $10 on a margarita, I expected it to be better than I could make.

The calamari appetizer was good as far as Texas goes. I had to ask to make sure that the pieces were of the ring variety as we don't like the version that's like eating a gulf prawn.

Both of our fish entries were cooked perfectly, but again, when I ordered an old fashioned, it was this weird mountain of ice in it.

So, overall, my opinion is stick to the wine and beer here and dine inside and you will have a pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was very good.

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to eat here. Service was quick staff was friendly and the food was delicious. We'll be back.

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StephanieC
Baton Rouge
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. I had the stuffed flounder and it was amazing. The calamari was excellent as well. We will be returning in the future.

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DoloresE
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Waiter we had was not to attentive in providing good service!! Got our orders wrong & kept apologizing for it. Had to ask for several things multiple times.
Again not a very good experience being our first time to try this place someone recommended was good. Food was good but again didn’t get what was ordered & did not want to wait more time to have him place the order again !

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MicheleL
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat. Excellent drinks and the seafood is delicious.

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CReis
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very knowledgeable and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back soon!

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davida
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is a suitable restaurant given the prices they charge. Dishes were unremarkable, over cooked, this is fish after all.
With the whole covid thing it appeared our server was over served and did her best, nice job but it didn't matter with the food being so so.

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BobB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been eating here for years because it’s within a mile of my business location. Always great and very nice people.

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Tims
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I gave the food 3 stars because my husbands stuffed flounder was good. My shrimp brochette was cold, tiny shrimp, very very salty and ice cold rice. We ordered an appetizer and salads, and got our entrees first. When we said we didnt want the appetizer or salads anymore they were nice enough to comp them. We had been there before but probably wont go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed. We were able to make a reservation and drove across town to a closed restaurant.

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Everyone was polite and professional. Guitarist was the perfect addition to a great evening!

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Jess4198
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was amazing as always but our server seamed very distracted. I have had better service in the past

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JoeC
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall1food4service5ambience4

Our server, Madlyn, was the only good thing about our brunch. She was terrific. Even though we had a reservation, it took forever to seat us. The young fellow who was hosting really didn't know what he was doing. Our order was screwed up - our dear friend ordered oysters and they brought the wrong ones out. My wife's pancakes were over-cooked and dry. By fondue omelette was over-cooked as well. Not a good experience for a restaurant that is typically very good. CHANGE THE MANAGER !!!

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MrsFoodie4Travel
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food! Hostess was a little overwhelmed and we had to wait a bit, but overall all we had a good experience. We will definitely go again! Seafood Enchiladas are delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food good. Service poor. Didn’t seat us until 30 mins after our reservation time.

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BrianF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great seafood and good drink section.
Much quieter than McAdoo and better price.

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Linda
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great and safe date night.

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ChristineR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

1st visit but won't be the last. Let daughter pick the restaurant as long as there was outside seating and we were all happy with her decision. Food very good (although bread basket boring & Lobster Bisque not up to par) and service was excellent! We are both previous restaurant owners/operators and service snobs. Leighton our server didn't miss a beat.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time it was our 31st wedding anniversary the drinks and food were amazing we will definitely be back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
21 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always

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vipDavidF
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent restaurant with great food and a relaxing atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Will bring friends next time

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ChristopherG
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be back. Quality food, friendly service, and Covid-safe.

MB
MichaelB
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and staff. The seafood was outstanding and delicious

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Burke
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good. $12 for a bowl of soup seems a bit much.
We don't visit this place very often because it is pricey.

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KimA
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress, wonderful atmosphere, quick service and delicious food - we will be back !

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CadanceS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have no idea why I have seen so many negative reviews since the virus began. I went June 24th with my boyfriend and it was amazing. They were so fast and their touchless menus and pay was very convenient.

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PamB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

IT WAS NOT EVEN OPEN AND YOU -OPEN TABLE- STILL HAD ABILITY TO RESERVE A TABLE.

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a pleasing atmosphere. All health precautions are being taken and taken seriously, without negatively impacting a great dining experience. Both inside and outside dining were open and operating smoothly.

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Burke
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was fantastic, service was a little slow. Had to ask several times for tea and sweetener. Overall it was great!

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vipDoctorPat
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the 1st time we ate at this restaurant and it met all our expectations. There was a huge serving of Almond crusted red fish that was absolutely delicious.
My husband's Mahi Mahi was prepared perfectly. The sides were good and all the staff were friendly. We will definitely go back. The fish was as good as what we had last weekend in Port Aransas.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, even better service! Best restaurant experience I've had in New Braunfels

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our sever was amazing. Food was subpar and overpriced. Saltines served with raw oysters were stale Seafood Fondue was runny not creamy at all served in a obviously large chip on the bowl. Fried shrimp were limp and soft like they had been fried earlier in the day

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RayGunn
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service good, friendly and prompt. Mixed drinks so-so. Moved to wine and much better. Appetizer of oysters really good. Entree of seafood enchiladas excellent..and asked for them to be spicy and waiter and kitchen made them perfectly. Waiter was a low key personality and very attentive. When asked he gave good insight and was very conversational. We very much enjoyed our dining experience.

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MichaelH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tana has been our requested server on every visit to the Reel. Her smile, service, and knowledge are exceptional. I highly recommend Tuesday night oyster special.

JD
JulieD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My meal was delicious. The strawberry poppyseed salmon salad was fresh and filling! Service was excellent and the bread pudding dessert topped it off!

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PatriciaC
Corpus Christi
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This restaurant is very loud and it's hard to visit. Their old restaurant in Bulverde was much quieter with nicer ambiance.
The food is good and the service is excellent. We will go back!

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WilliamO
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday. The food was wonderful and or server Joe was amazing! We certainly will be back!

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vipLindaC
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the food tastes Fresh and that is so important!! The Salmon is perfection. I had it cooked medium and added it to my pasta. Will be hard to try other dishes because it was so tasty. The fried zucchini is prepared just the way we like it. Cooked just right and not overly soft. My husband had the calamari and he loved it. And he is very picky about how calamari is prepared.
Tre served us and he is very personable. We enjoyed him, his personality and service.
We will be back as often as possible.

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 196 OpenTable diners.

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