The Reel Seafood & Grill

4.5
369 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Stuffed flounder was outstanding!Served on bed of spinach was perfect for my low carb lifestyle.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, we sat outside, loved hearing Ryan play! Food was great, service too!!

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ErasmoV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Food and Excellent Service. Spot on for a Friday night!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than Pappadeaux. Our new favorite seafood place!

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StevenF
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We got right in with our Open Table reservation even though they had a waiting line. We were also pleased by the service and menu. Our waitress was 'new trainee' but was quick to answer our questions and seek the answers with more experienced staff. We selected Red Snapper Pontchartrain and Almond Crusted Red Snapper. Both fish were good sized and excellent.
However, I hope the Pontchartrain sauce was a mistake from the kitchen. It was an unappetizing and oily greyish brown rue with only large crab chunks floating in it. I tried it thinking it was just a different style Pontchartrain sauce but it only seemed to have pepper as seasoning and burnt flour taste. I scraped it off and pulled out the crab chunks. I should have sent it back but I was tired and just wanted to finish eating.

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Alpaca1
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good and service!

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vipGregG
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood enchiladas are the best. Fresh and well made. Second time around for that dish.

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vipGadgetgrl
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cheesecake ever

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MegT
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good
However, felt very rushed.
For a pricey lunch I like to take my time.
Otherwise, good spot for seafood.

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PatS
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was still a good visit but you can tell they were struggling, the food was not as good as previous visits. We will be back again, hoping this was a fluke.

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MickeyS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my relatives here for the first time and they loved the food and location.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was good considering as busy as it was

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vipTracyS
San Antonio
26 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a nice Sunday Brunch at reasonable prices..

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vipCTX312
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time to visit. We selected this restaurant based on high online ratings. Expected some good food…and we were not disappointed. Food is EXCELLENT. Seafood was fresh. The halibut I had was “melt in your mouth” delicious. My wife had crawfish two-ways. Perfect. Staff was very friendly. The hostess, wait staff, manager…all very welcoming. No idea but it “feels” like a family run business. We will definitely be repeat customers.

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GingerW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service by Kaitlyn. The food was served piping hot and very fresh. The red sangria was delicious. We also really enjoyed the cheesecake and crepe brûlée.

MJ
vipMoniqueJ
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious! Nice atmosphere and good service!! This is the hubby and me go to spot!

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MichaelH
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We highly recommend that you request Tana as your server. She is consistently the best.

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MichaelD
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to go the The Reel. We love the Happy Hour on Tuesday's for $4 margaritas and 1/2 off a dozen oysters. The service was great and the food is always good and consistent from visit to visit.

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JennyJ
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our service was impeccable and the food was delicious! Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, ambiance, & service even considering they’re understaffed. Always a hit with our family

MJ
vipMoniqueJ
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyable experience!

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TROYT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food.
No specials on Saturday for lunch , you have to order off the dinner menu $$$

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Renee
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good, we liked the outside seating area, service was very good too!! We’ll definitely go back

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ClaudiaD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

It took the waiter to get our food 45 min 2 tables got there after us and they got their food. When we brought to the managers attention nothing was done… he asked if there was anything else he could help us with and we asked him for a another beer and never brought that either. Very poor service.

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vipNTownDining
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our server was fantastic but the food was not.
One dish was missing the seafood topping all together and the other was way over cooked & dry.
Even the fries were over salted to the point of being inedible.
This is my second try at this restaurant over the past few years and we will not be back for a third.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Love the food! Love the service! Very cliche decor, it’s a fun vibe. I don’t love the brunch here, but the calamari, oysters, and Damon salad are amazing!

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QueenBee
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Kaitlyn, was so attentive! The food was delicious and nicely presented. My husband had fried shrimp and I had shrimp salad—which has become my new favorite! We always enjoy our evenings at The Reel!—& are already looking forward to next time!

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HenryH
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and it was a great experience. Will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good but not very hot. Service was very good.

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DonnaG
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is great, we keep going back
Little items with service, I asked for dressing on the side, did not happen.
Friendly cordial staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Our server was great . It was busy night and she was working extremely hard !

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Oops
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Fish was over seasoned and over cooked. Dining area over crowded and very noisy.
Waitress was rushed, abrupt and snarky.
Don’t believe I will return to The Reel

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JulieR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not the friendliest staff. The food was decent but seemed over priced.

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vipEdwardK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for 7 and still had to wait 20 min.

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CharlesS
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Seafood was good. Only issues: despite reservation waited 20 min,and the noise level is pretty high in there. Not sure why with that they needed music playing as well in background! FYI, the staff that seemed like management appeared sort of unkept in wrinkled casual ...

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The food is good but the overall experience is missing something..

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TimJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The Reel Seafood & Grill was very underwhelming to say the least.

My table was not bussed the entire time we were there.

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Hiya
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Please bring food out--- without other food on the sides of the dishes. I am picky but enjoy silverware and glasses----CLEAN! Server seemed interested in other things than our meal but was overall very nice

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Vernon
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent as always. Despite being packed, we were well taken care of, and our fish was of the highest quality and cooked perfectly. The Reel goes the extra mile to ensure a wonderful dining experience.

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KatherineM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fast service, even on a Saturday evening. Great margaritas. We had a fabulous Redfish Pontchartrain, gumbo, fried shrimp and Greek Salad and loved all of it.

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 369 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.