Fried oysters and shrimp ... Clear Springs knows how to fry up the seafood. And to me their speciality is their shrimp.
Clear Springs used to have five locations in Texas, but the one in San Antonio closed. This is the one outside of New Braunfels on TX-46, between I-10 and I-35. The other ones are in Nacogdoches, Midland, and Tyler.
Don't try this at home. The only dish more difficult to prepare is deep frying a turkey. You start this dish with breading the cheese sticks. Next you freeze them. Yes, freeze them or you'll have this pot of greasy goo, and you may still get that. Then you get your oil hot. Now comes the hard part and I have yet to master it: deep fry the cheese just long enough to heat the center. Too little time in the fryer, the cheese is cold; too much time, and you have that greasy-gooy mess. My guess is there is a three second window for fried cheese which is ideal.
Blackened Catfish with Crawfish Ettoufee:
Clear Springs's other speciality is their catfish. One of the best plates they serve is the fried shrimp-n-catfish combo. Their cooks know how to fry up seafood.
Fried Shrimp with Side of Shrimp Brochette:
The shrimp brochette is shrimp grilled with jalapenos wrapped in bacon. Need I say anything else.
This is the masterpiece platter: deep fried shrimp, shrimp brochette, and grilled shrimp. There's almost a dozen shrimp on this plate! See the tub of melted butter. That's for the grilled shrimp.