Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

4.7
789 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile is a Transparent, Value Driven, Vertically Integrated, Ranch-to-Table dining experience located on East Austin on the Colorado River. We are family operated with simple, southern and rustic roots. We look forward to sharing our family with yours.

Offers

  • Happy Hour 5-6 PM Daily & All Night Wednesday

    Multiple dates available

    Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    $10 Burgers & Fries $5 Old Fashioneds, Margs, Rose & Drafts $5 Starters

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 789 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmberW
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We've been several times and always enjoyed ourselves. This was the first time our service was terrible. Our waiter never came around, didn't refill our drinks once and we had to ask for check. Aside from that, food was great.

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hg512
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was amazing and I would 1000% be back but just be aware due to social distancing you might be seated outside at a picnic table in the parking lot.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Although we appreciate the difficulty in finding people willing to work right now, our server provided very poor service. He claimed not to know about their happy hour specials which are advertised and came to our table once in the first 25 minutes. Additionally, we were sat at a picnic table on their concrete parking lot and then were bombarded with a ridiculous amount of flies while trying to eat our $35 entrees which we ended up abandoning after the large amount of flies.
While I understand that restaurants have struggled this past year, I also can't in good conscious spend the amount of money we did for a nice dinner out for a less than appealing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Jacobys. Food is delicious, cool place to be, and the people are nice.

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Sarah
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacoby’s was absolutely amazing. We went for the Wednesday all day happy hour and it was a DEAL! Some of our favorites from the menu were the yeast rolls (with BARBECUE INSIDE-YUM), the Mac and cheese add bacon, and last but definitely not least the best strawberry cake I’ve ever tasted. We will definitely be back. Such a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge portions, delicious food and drinks, outstanding service

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor ambiance and wonderful view of the Colorado river. Food was pretty good for me - chicken fried steak (under seasoned) and waffles. Those who ordered the smoked chicken migas said they were awesome.

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D123
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very timely and good service, food was fantastic with the portion sizes a little too large if anything. Highly recommend the beef hash.

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NicoleD
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Park bench seating, ok service and steaks far overrated. We were served copious amounts of gravy on a 40 percent fat New York steak from a camping plate for $55 while a guy blew vape from the table behind us. We were told to come back and try a different cow by management. How about you have quality of standards for what you chose to serve your customers. Can’t make this stuff up. Save your money.

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FoodieGirl
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The food was really bad and not what I have come to expect from jacobys. I didn’t feel well after eating there. The service was extremely stand-off ish from the hostess table to the actual server. The woman at the front didn’t acknowledge us at all until another woman came to the front and asked if we had been helped. The server seemed annoyed and didn’t come to the table much for water, food, or to bring the check. I have eaten here many times and this time everything was wrong. I felt like it was a waste of my money and was embarrassed I brought friends from out of town to join.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 out of 10

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betsyr
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We really liked Jacoby’s. The food was excellent. All was terrific except the flies. Lots of annoying flies. I recommend they put half a lemon spiked with cloves on each table. It works to keep flies away and looks nice enough. Or put planters everywhere with lemongrass or parsley or citronella around each table. But I will definitely go again. Food was delicious. Staff super friendly.

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vipmmsc
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magical night on the beautiful back patio. Plenty of space to spread out and the food was delicious. The Strawberry cake for dessert was epic.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome time at Jacoby's. Staff is great, atmosphere and scenery is beautiful, and food is delicious! Would definitely recommend.

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JenniferJ
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steaks in an upscale but relaxed location.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Mediocre at best. The steak tasted like a decent room service ribeye and the chicken fried steak was fully lacking, a complete disappointment. We will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went on Wednesday night and enjoyed the happy hour specials to try a bunch of dishes! They were all delicious - try the bone marrow baguette. Really wonderful night and excellent service.

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JulieG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Fantastic wait staff. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Manager was awful and completely rude.

JT
JimT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic experience at Jacoby's for Sunday brunch on our anniversary. Our waitress recommended we try the beef, and she was definitely not wrong. Can't wait to go back again.

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Clay
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The waitress consistently rushed us. Wanted us to order appetizers right away with our drinks, and then wanted us to order dinner with our appetizers. The food was good, but definitely overpriced for what we got. Overall a decent experience, but not up to the level of hype.

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Johnny
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Overall good food but nothing I’m dying to have again.

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vipShirleyH
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience. One of the steaks was overcooked and they immediately replaced it. Great Ambience for celebrating college graduation!

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AndyD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed it. Great server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Went for my husband’s birthday dinner, food is delicious and restaurant is super nice. Will go back!

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MicheleL
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Jacobys is fabulous! I can not say enough you just make your reservation and go. You’ll be very glad you did.

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Sergio
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the few Austin restaurants that do not outright cater to dogs and baby strollers. If this is what you seek, this is where to go. We loved it!

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BarbaraC
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Have loved Jacoby’s in past but food this time was not good....cheeseburger and carpaccio particularly. Lots of flies were also a problem.

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KatieG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love brunch at Jacoby's! I've had the beef hash and the pecan pancakes. Both were excellent. The wait staff is always knowledgeable and helpful. Parking is a bit hectic, but it doesn't keep me from coming back.

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Jordany
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had friends in town visiting, Jacoby’s is always our go to for visitors!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Jacoby’s! I would recommend to anyone who loves farm to table, rustic atmosphere, and amazing service! I would highly recommend the strawberry cake!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner! Amazing strawberry cake!!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio can’t be beat! Very elegant and casual at the same time.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful Mother’s Day Brunch!

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ColetteN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, mostly outdoor patio seating. Good vegetarian options as well as the meat focus.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had family in town Mother’s Day weekend and went to Jacoby’s for dinner. Everyone loved it. Food was great. Ambiance sitting outside with the light was perfect. The strawberry cake is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Jacoby’s!!

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YNOT
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and the outdoor dining is the only way to go. Sitting next to the river is great. All the food was outstanding and the service is great. Liquor selection is a bit thin, didn't have anything of the basic liquors, wines or beers any of us drink. They had others, but it was a bit of a turn off.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I usually love Jacoby's but we ate on a sticky bench. Server was friendly and attentive but never heard of any of the drinks we asked her about. There were plenty of tables around but for some reason we were seated on a sticky picnic table. The steak was just okay. The mac and cheese was great as always.

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AmberK
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely amazing food on a beautiful patio! Highly recommend the beef carpaccio appetizer, it was fabulous.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile using the Order Online button. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 366-5808.

Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile is rated 4.7 stars by 789 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.