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Joann's Fine Foods, Austin, TX

Joann's Fine Foods

4.7
4.7
303 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
Joann’s Fine Foods is a South Congress neighborhood spot, a new take on the American diner, and a vacation for locals and tourists alike. Open early and late at the Austin Motel, Joann’s is a welcome respite for early birds and night owls, outlaws and in-laws, all ways always.

The menu is a tribute to diner culture featuring Tex-Mex favorites and California inspired healthy options. Classic breakfasts, milkshakes, enchiladas, fish tacos on house-made tortillas, colorful salads, daily juices, a pecan-burning grill, and an impressive mezcal collection all find a home here. There’s something for everyone – when in doubt, just say “meet me at Joann’s.”

All Ways Welcome. So Close Yet So Far Out.

Learn more about McGuire Moorman Hospitality and their family of restaurants at www.mcguiremoorman.com.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tex-Mex

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 358-6054

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 303 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Great for Brunch

  • Austin

    Great for Brunch

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  1. BH

    BruceH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We really the diner and the food, drinks were small and overpriced. Parking is terrible
  2. JF

    JaniceF

    Austin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We went for Bobs Bizarre Bingo but decided to eat as well. I was excited about the hash brown nachos however they didn’t live up to my expectations. My hash browns were soggy not crispy. Overall flavor was there but the crisp texture was lacking. The Tacos and Chicken fried steak were great. Drinks were slow coming but tasty. The bingo event was a blast! We will definitely be back for bingo and to try their brunch menu.
  3. RM

    RyanM

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fun, high energy, diner with good drinks and food but with high-end prices.
  4. HT

    HTX411

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joann's is always a great destination for a weekend brunch!
  5. MA

    MicheleA

    El Paso

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love this restaurant and the food was amazing but the music was so loud you can’t have a conversation with the people you are with. That one thing might keep me from coming back. 🤷🏻‍♀️
  6. CQ

    ChristinaQ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    beautiful diner space, great menu selection, friendly service- what else could you ask for?
  7. DR

    DRDiner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Overall food and service was great. The room was noisy though because of the high background music and the cocktails are way over priced for what you get.
  8. j

    jeffp

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very sweet, especially our server Jaden! The food was delicious and we will definitely go back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Didn’t realize at first because I took home most of my food but there were some hairs in my turkey club. Also when we first got there we were seated right in the sun when there were shaded spots available. It was miserable, we were sweating so much until we asked to get a new table.
  10. AG

    AmyG

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great spot to grab a bite on South Congress Sunday afternoon. Refreshing drinks, yummy shrimp and fried rice.
  11. JH

    JoyH

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went for *BOBS* Burlesque BINGO, what fun! The staff were very prepared; I heard them prepping before the event started to make sure everyone knew the menu and event logistics. Everyone happy and friendly. Food was very good and so were drink options. The options are tasty, interesting, and creative. The BINGO event was well done and super fun. I recommend Joann's and highly recommend going for *BOBS* Burlesque BINGO.
  12. SS

    SparksS

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Food was amazing but service was slow and inattentive.
  13. c

    cgrat1

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Joann’s twice, and both times we had excellent service and delicious food & drinks! We love the ambiance of the outdoor patio, which is surrounded by flowers and is very laid back. The pink peppercorn Paloma drink is soooo good!
  14. JT

    JoshT

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Good service and nice food selection.
  15. NK

    NaomiK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The green chicken enchiladas were amazing! This is a unique restaurant with great vintage decor in a lively part of Austin. The service was outstanding!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best casual restaurants in town
  17. E

    Erica

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious food and a beautiful ambiance! Had a great time!
  18. JE

    JESS

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The breakfast tacos and create your own margarita were delicous.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    If it wasn’t on SOCO this restaurant wouldn’t make it. It’s trendy, expensive, loud, bland food, slow service.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Impeccable interior design and vibe, coherent with the image branding through service. Tiny room for improvement on the tortillas. They are made at home, taste great but needed to be a cooked a tiny bit longer to get that slight crisp on the edge. Great experience all round.
  21. F

    Foodnwiney

    Austin

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks are good- ceviche was amazing and I loved the green chili enchiladas
  22. TM

    TheMoldyVinegar

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joann's always delivers! The frozen retro margs are one of the best tasing I've had in town. It's so much more complex than just being a lime slurpee like so many other margs in town. The green pea guac is also a staple on my table. It's fresh, delicious, and light - the perfect portion size to wet your appetite and enjoy with your first cocktail. Every entree I've tried has been delicious and satisfying. You never leave Joann's disappointed, I visit often.
  23. SC

    StacyC

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing brunch every time we go. Make sure to get a reservation!
  24. N

    Nancy

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience3
    Food was good, this is generally where we love to go, but the other evening, despite not being crowded, our service was poor.
  25. JS

    JamieS

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SUPER yummy. Felt a expensive for the simplicity of breakfast food, but the vibes were fabulous and the people were great.
  26. K

    Kenn

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flavorful and amazingly prepared Tex-Mex that doesn’t make you feel weighed down. And the drinks are top notch!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Devine experience!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Family was coming into town for a wedding. Hostess and waitress were super accommodating of our large party for lunch. Even brought a complementary sticky bun and chocolate. Love Joann’s!!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was expensive for being a diner, but the portions were better than expected. Drinks were expensive as well, but strong. Spent about $30/person— expensive meal but not disappointing.
  30. KW

    KathyW

    Austin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Good service and food, but this place is really loud. Makes it almost impossible to carry on a conversation. I’ll try it again for breakfast or lunch, but not for dinner out with the ladies.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food cool setting. Service was good.
  32. GA

    GeauxAnniversaryLover

    Austin

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    my husband had a pacifico and a patty melt with cotija fries. I had the chicken tinga tacos with a margarita. The food and drinks were great. Service was quick and pleasant.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    had a wonderful time I love Joann’s! Patty melt never disappoints
  34. T

    Tobeywon

    New England

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top shelf Awesome food Great flavor Really good service We had Jack. He was wonderful We will be back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was in point and better than most any other version of the same dish anywhere else
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dad and daughter meal. Food came out super fast! Shrimp was amazing thank you so much for having us!
  37. E

    Eliza

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Father’s Day
  38. SA

    SAfoodie3124

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Joann's is one of our favorites on SoCo. The white bean hummus is outstanding!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was bad and the service was worse. The good reviews are bizarre, definitely avoid.
  40. E

    Evebabes

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vibe was excellent and the food was real deal fantastic. Drinks were yummy and staff was friendly. We went back the next morning for more deliciousness.

FAQs

Joann's Fine Foods is rated 4.7 stars by 303 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Joann's Fine Foods

1224 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tex-Mex

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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