Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

4.7
755 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 755 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful Mother’s Day Brunch!

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ColetteN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Jacoby’s!!

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YNOT
Austin
5 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, drinks, and atmosphere. I am a restaurant GM, so i am often times hypercritical, and Jacoby’s impressed me in every aspect of the experience. We are recommending this place to everyone and will be back!

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Sarah
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely perfect experience! Ambience, view, the MEAL, service -all fantastic. Can’t wait for my next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food seems to be going downhill. I had the steak and eggs and was very disappointed.

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

We had an amazing experience and having Robert as a waiter made the occasion even more special! He was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was good. Food was great and our server was amazing.
We just didn’t appreciate that when we got there we asked if we can seat outside and the host said “no you can’t” and left us on our table. We looked outside and we saw plenty of empty tables....we understand there are other reservations but she could’ve used a different way to say it.
Then our server came and made us forgot the bad feelings we had.
At the end, we had a good time!

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RobinKkyle
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place, good burger, salad was excellent, thankfully we paid the happy hour $5 special for the bone marrow baguette, very tiny, almost no bone marrow flavor. I would not have been happy if I’d had paid $12 for 4 crusts of bread.

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LauraV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect weekend brunch spot. Amazing ambiance with gorgeous river views, great twists on traditional brunch food and great service. You must try the biscuits and gravy they are heavenly.

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Tash11
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abby was our server and again she was such a delight

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vipSpicylove
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service we have had while visiting Austin this week. Roberto could have been a manger he was very accommodating and personable. Food was great. Patio was decorated cute as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Appetizers/drinks were great, and the view is beautiful! However, the main courses were very bland and overpriced.

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madisonc
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and amazing service. The buster was the most hardworking employee! There was never an empty glass when he was around, he deserved the majority of the tip compared to hostess and waitstaff. HOWEVER, this restaurant is quite overpriced and outdoor seating was an unsanitized picnic table with layers of dirt on it and a sticky consistency. For our reservation we had 5 people for over $300 bill of American burgers and booze. Normally that is $100 less at any other establishment in Austin/ nationwide. Other than that the employees are amazing and the food was up to par. Just not for the price.

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AndrewT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 7 minutes before our reservation, and were made to feel like we were an hour early. The hostess team runs a tight ship. We had time to take in the ambience out back, grab a drink from the bar, and look forward to what would come next from the hostess.
We were rewarded with a perfect table just under the outside patio roof, and Robert provided us with the perfect service. We literally used up every minute of the one hour, 45 minutes allotted to us by the hostess, and tipped not only Robert, but also the attentive staff clearing tables and bringing waters.
Do not be fooled by the neighborhood; you'll be glad you made the decision to stay and try the food. We certainly enjoyed the cauliflower as an appetizer, and the burger and carpaccio were the perfect meal for our planned evening activities.
All-in-all, we will definitely consider going back and recommending Jacoby's.

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vipMsQuin
Chicago
154 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I really wanted to like this place as it has been on my radar for quite sometime, however, after the meal we had last night, I left very disappointed.
If not for the wonderful service we received from Chris, this review would only garner 2 stars.
I love a good frose, but this one had no flavor and was kind of watery, thank goodness the jalapeño biz was much better.
We chose the deviled eggs for an app and usually deviled eggs are brought to room temp before they are served, they should never be served straight from the fridge.
For our meals, we chose the salmon, veggie burger, mac and cheese, brussel sprouts, and a $90 steak. I stress the $90 price tag because my friend said it was one of the worst steaks he has ever had and definitely not worth the cost. We had to send the salmon and mac & cheese back as both were cold and the veggie burger was just alright. The brussel sprouts and strawberry cake made up for the mediocre meal. However, later on in the evening, we all had an upset stomach and for that reason, it will be a while before, or if I ever, decide to dine here again.

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vipSarah
London
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Jacoby’s. Have always heard about it - this was our first time. Good food, great ambiance and lovely staff. Thank you! A great place for my birthday dinner.

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LynnA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

So let me just say that I love everything about this restaurant. Beautiful riverside patio. Best chicken fried steak in Texas, and that is saying a lot! Perfect, and I mean perfect, pecan pie. Would have been a lovely evening except the rude seating hostess was telling customers as she was seating us (and I heard her tell other tables too) that because of the size of our party (3) we were limited to 1 hour 45 minutes. As if we were not worthy. As if we had any control of how quickly we were served or how slow the kitchen was! That is what the waitress should be aware of, not valued customers!!! It just left me with a bad taste in my mouth and certainly made me want to dawdle. Really bad form. Someone should complain...

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Overrated
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Awful all-around. Service rigid & unapologetic. Food: chicken undercooked, hair in yeast roll, and brought beef burger when ordered veggie burger. Would not recommend.

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vipkellya
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food just wasn’t that good, I was disappointed

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Bonst
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Cool spot but the food was just so so, deviled eggs and Texas caviar really weren't impressive. However the burger was delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch experience

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AshleyK
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Steaks were cold and lacked flavor. Spent over $700 on dinner/drinks with our group and nothing was comped when we told them about the steaks. Tip was already included for a large party, but based on the quality we received, I do not feel the price was justified. We will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My husband and I went to Jacoby’s to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Jacoby’s was our wedding venue so it’s always sentimental when we go. Our reservation was for 8:30pm and we were seated outside at a picnic table. It was quiet and we felt wonderfully isolated. The weather was beautiful, slightly chilly (they had heaters at the tables- love that!).
The food is always delicious and this visit was no different. My favorite, the meatloaf, was so good. I took half home for lunch the next day. The stra

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vipAllenM
Austin
47 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was quite good (as always) and our server helpful without being obsequious. The only reason this is a four star rather than a five star review is the obnoxious warning given by the young lady who led us to our table that we had an hour and forty five minutes in which to finish our meal and depart. After nine months in London where we heard this refrain more than a few times at fine dining venues, we had hoped that this English import would not find its way to our shores, but clearly Jacoby’s is worried that its patrons might linger too long over a chicken fried steak and a beer or two. Not likely to happen, but don’t say you weren’t warned.

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Boris
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and spacious place. Will go back for sure!

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vipTravisG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

The chicken fried steak was so tough!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Was great for Easter brunch!

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vipAmanda
San Diego
62 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful biscuits! Lots of creative offerings in a fun and casual setting.

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KathleenM
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place!!! The outdoor area is scattered with picnic tables and overlooks the Colorado River...it's so peaceful that you won't believe you are just minutes from downtown Austin. The food was delicious and the service was excellent(...and the Bloody Marys were TO DIE FOR!). The only caveat is that parking is really tricky...we went for Easter brunch and the valet was full so the only thing available was street parking along a muddy stretch of E. Cesar Chavez. So your walk to the restaurant is pretty much in the street! Perhaps it's not so much of an issue on a regular day. Already looking forward to our next visit!

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Janna
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacobys will always be one of my favorites restaurants. I love taking friends here, going to happy hour, and having date nights. It's a great atmosphere and the food is delicious!

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MeghanD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacobys had a beautiful view, delicious food and drinks, attentive service, and a great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food would have been better, but had to wait 45 minutes for it and them delivered warm to almost cold.

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Tuebor
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Overpriced for what you get. Chilies quality and upscaled prices. Steak was below average, salmon had no flavor, burger was ok, nothing special about food. To top it off parking is horrible! I would never go back, nor would I recommend this place to anyone.

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vipChoncy
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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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 755 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.