I had heard alot about the Gristmill, and our outing to Gruene was every bit of what they had made it out to be. The Gristmill itself is really quite a unique restaurant with all the surroundings, including the Gruene dance hall. We didn't go in there, but it was right next door to the restaurant. The sign that we used for navigation before we actually found Gruene said to turn left at the light and it would be right beneath the water tower. It was a very accurate description... the water tower was directly over the gift shop just to the right of the entrance to the restaurant.
Gruene is a quaint little town with several antique shops, a general store, an outfitter and a couple boutiques. Totally enjoyable day. Almost definitely a place that I would take any visitors we might have come from out of state... that would be after they have been to the RiverWalk and Alamo.
It's another busy week ahead. Hope you have a great one.