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Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

4.7
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588 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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. The Jacoby Family founded Jacoby Feed and Seed in Melvin in January of 1981. Since, they have grown Jacoby Feed and Seed in Melvin to a multi-faceted, vertically integrated family business that includes a farm and ranching operation, cafe, and rail center. The Jacoby Family could not be more excited to bring our concept to East Austin.

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Offers

Happy Hour 5-6 PM Daily & All Night Wednesday

Starting Aug 22, 2020 · 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 588 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kellie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Jacoby’s and it won’t be the last! The food and drinks were phenomenal!

Shoutout to our amazing server Shari for making our dining experience memorable!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. That chicken fried steak and waffles.🔥🔥🔥

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KFortson
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely, and delicious! My dad grew up in Melvin, TX with Jacoby's grandparents. We had family in town this weekend. It was perfect getting a little taste of Melvin here in ATX.

Great job, Adam!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great service. Best cup of coffee we’ve ever had....in a tin cup with fresh whipped cream.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done. We will return

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vipThisNicknameIsStupid
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great, relaxed and safe time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

When I made the reservation, I assumed that we would be seated outside due to Covid. We were sat inside. They offered to put us outside. I think I wouldn’t make a reservation online again since I would want to sit outside if I went back. Food was great, they do have valet parking for tips.

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vipmanbche
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So charming! Twinkle lights, picnic benches, dirt floors. Food was amazing! Great margaritas and cowboy caviar! Tater Tots with manchego cheese and a veggie burger. Great service too!

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork belly risotto was one of the best means I've ever had. Love the patio and great service as always!

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Francisco
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. The view, the ambiance and decor made it special for my friends small birthday. I can't remember our waitress' name but she was fantastic; so attentive, sweet and nice. Can't wait to go back again.

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Pollyanna
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a great outdoor dining space, this is the place! We had a blast at the all-night happy hour on Wednesday, so we got to enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and the outstanding burger all for a great price. Service was excellent, and their patio can't be beat. It's beautiful, relaxing, and has the true Austin vibe. Also, whatever you do, don't pass up the strawberry cake. Grandma Hagler's recipe can't be beat!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing outdoor patio overlooking the river and super good brunch! Will definitely be back!

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PiaB
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service is really good. Our server Stephanie E was very nice.

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Carolina
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place for brunch, they are taking covid precautions which makes it better. I’ll definitely go back there more often

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vipEmilyH
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great family meal! The apps and main courses were delish. The desserts we’re not as great as thought they would be but that’s ok. We will be back when visiting Austin in the fiture!

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vipTurnupthecity
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience5

Messed up the cook on steak which was raw instead of medium. Took it back and redid it and still charged half price for dish. At a meat restaurant should have held food to higher quality and refunded full dish.

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AndreaS
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my sons 16th birthday dinner at Jacobys. It was our first time there and I found the place after doing deep research online to find the best burger in town. Thats all he wanted to eat :-). I was crossing my fingers when my son took a big bite of his burger with fries and just saw this huge smile on his face. He said: mom, thats the best burger I ever had. :-). My husband and my other 3 kids ordered the same burger and could only say the same. I ordered the cauliflower steak and was very happy with it, first because i was able to go with my family to eat at a restaurant that was rather meat heavy on the menu ( i am a plant based person) and second that it was absolutely delish. WE WILL BE BACK

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vipJBHB
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Honestly the last two times I've been here the food was meh. I had the salmon the other night and it was bland, a little dry; like one leek, and hardly any sauce. Potatoes were good. The pimento cheese app was also bland-no pimento or zing. Bread was good though.
Time before that my steak was pretty underwhelming as well.
I think I'll be giving this place a rest for a long while.

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Suavice
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner. We sat on the patio. The service was great and the food.

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vipEmily
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch, service, and overall cleanliness during this strange COVID times!

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vipShirleyH
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Happy Hour and it was perfect! The outdoors is so lovely. The service was really good. There were a few mosquitos but they kindly brought us mosquito repellent. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service.

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KatelynnP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Definitely a different style of food. The devilled egg appetizer was great and so were the shrimp and grits!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

It started with the valet service having no organization and almost causing an accident. Then we were sat in the bar area where it was loud, the sever wasn’t attentive and hardly came back. The food was amazing but that was about it.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing anniversary dinner and it was a pleasure to celebrate here after having our rehearsal dinner here four years ago! I cannot speak highly enough about the overall food quality, our service and experience. We love coming here and look forward to many more years doing the same.

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RossP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The chicken fried steak could have used some salt in the batter, the steak was bland

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vipHelen
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good menu selection and good food. Just very slow service. We waited a long time before our dinner was served. Also, the noise level is too much even for outside seating. Perhaps this is because we were seated next to a large group but you could hear them even from other tables. Would have been good if someone from the restaurant hadasked them to be courteous to other patrons and tame the noise down.

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RichP
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great to be seated outside, but unluckily sat close to a loud table celebraing a wedding. Good attentive service... vegetarian options were OK. Nice to have experienced Jacobys

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Austin
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The steak frites was not very flavorful and was overpriced.

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BenzoDrinksAustin
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BBQ Porkchop paired with a Don Julio Anejo Old Fashioned is a must.

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atxfoodiehy
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

high quality ingredients into delicious and creative meals. There is something for everyone to enjoy. Beer list is a little disappointing. Our server was very plain and quiet - not exactly helpful for our first visit; but we cannot wait to return!

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vipEmilyB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The food is always good, the service is friendly and consistent and the atmosphere is great.

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KaylaM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Jacobys for the first time and it was so good! The food was amazing & I loved the scenery of the outdoor seating. I will definitely go back.

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KristinA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

I ended up having a great experience but initially, they tried to seat me inside. I was incredibly annoyed by this since there was not an option to specify outdoor seating, and recent reports have stated it is unsafe to eat inside (hence why we chose this restaurant since they have great food and tons of outdoor seating). I would encourage them to add that designation to this reservation system for people like myself, that are not comfortable eating inside versus trying to force people into it when they show up for their reservation.

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Katx
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Except for delay in getting drinks due to overlooked order all was great.

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Stephanie
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great find! We had just arrived in Austin from a long flight and found this gem on google maps (my favorite eatery searching tool) although we were staying at a hotel downtown, we did the quick easy 8 minute drive and it was soooo worth it!
The food was well priced, fast and excellent! Best meal we have had in Austin so far and will go back before our trip is over! Our girls found fun vintage rings in the entry area. Definitely recommend. The yeast rolls, burgers, Texas caviar, deviled eggs! All great. The servers were so friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night with my wife. Great food, vibes and service.

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MelissaW
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We were not aware that the majority of the seating was outside but we were lucky that the weather was moderate. We think that happy hour is the time to visit and will return with friends to do that. Thanks!

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KatieC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jacoby's was great! Tasty brunch and good cocktails. I think it a great option during COVID as they have a lot of patio space, have disposable menus and require masks unless seated at your table.

FAQs

Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile is rated 4.7 stars by 588 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.