The Reel Seafood & Grill

4.5
216 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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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TaylorL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service but a bit pricey

AJ
AndyJ
Houston
4 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
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food

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TroyF
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great and staff has always been on point

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GCdatenight
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and outdoor patio. Very pleased!

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BrendaK
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My Mississippi catfish was under cooked it was raw.

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TravisLacy
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Madelyn - was amazing!!! She wasn't in our face but when it felt like we needed something...,BOOM! - She was there. It was like she was either reading our mind or, she was stalking us. Either way - she rocks!

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RobertI
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to the Reel for brunch on a recommendation from a friend and was not disappointed. The food was excellent, service was great. Will definitely be back.

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JohnC
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent but most restaurants for some reason think noise is good

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Linda
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous meal! Everything was delicious and fresh and the portion size was very generous.

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Elle
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was great portions were huge. Food was average.

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JeremyE
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food choices and very quick service. Our waitress was the best!!!!

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RobN
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Food was good, it usually is!! Our server Dani went above and beyond her call of duty to make sure not only we were taken care of, but all her other tables were as well!! Thank you for allowing us to get out, have a cocktail, great food, incredible service in a nice, clean restaurant!!

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Schelli
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Something different and close to home. Glad I found this restaurant. The food wasn't average but I really liked the outdoor seating available.

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ValK
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Notice new servers and I believe ownership but food and service is always good and Continues to be so!

The Reel Seafood & Grill
Responded on October 5, 2020

Hello Val, it is still under the same ownership! Thanks for stopping by & leaving a review :)

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JackM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good.. fried shrimp was good but size very small..highly recommend seafood fondue..not crowed at all and meal took 1hr..but,we will come back and try lunch.

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JennyJ
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Several people in my party felt that the food wasn’t as good as usual. My rice was undercooked (crunchy) and a friend’s meal, which was to come with vegetables, had two slices of onion only. Not the quality of food I’m used to at The Reel.

The Reel Seafood & Grill
Responded on October 5, 2020

Hi Jenny, I apologize your recent experience was not up to par. We are more than happy to resolve situations like this immediately. Please always feel free to ask for a manager should you feel your meal is not up to par. We do our very best to ensure consistency but we are a scratch kitchen and do make mistakes on occasion. Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate it and will use it to improve guest visits.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delish!!!!

AJ
AlanJ
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
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 on September 18, 2020
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
Las Vegas
2 reviews
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
9 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
14 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.

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 4.5 stars by 216 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.