Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

4.7
731 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 731 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLynnA
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch experience

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AshleyK
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
3 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
45 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
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
10 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
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
1 review
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
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
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
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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Iesheay
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food!
Had crab cakes, pecan pancakes, the bibb salad, and what I like to call the “OH MY GOODNESS! Biscuit and gravy”
Love the heated lamps on the patio as it worked wonders for a slightly chilly rainy day for Brunch!
The service was great! Our server was very attentive to our needs and very patient. I highly recommend! I will be coming back in the very near future!
I loved the complimentary valet parking-as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was tasty but cold when delivered. Service was verrrrrrry slow and getting drink refills etc took longer than you’d expect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday night.

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Paul
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very interesting menu options that was well-cooked and presented. Outdoor areas are super pleasant to eat.

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Jeena
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, delish as usual. Service, impeccable. Patio is one of the best in Austin, love all the trees and "tree" furniture!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

It didn't taste ike quality meat. It tasted like old meat.
Also, We ask it to be medium cook and it was well cook.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for their Wednesday happy hour and I can’t express how amazing the food was for the price. One of the best cheeseburgers in town, and for $10. Their beef is sourced from the family ranch outside of Austin to give you a real farm-to-table experience. We loved eating under the twinkle lights on their massive patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely place. Brussels sprouts were 🤯 bananas. Bought a candle in the lobby on the way out. My girlfriend had a great time and that’s all that matters.

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vipDonF
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No matter the occasion, brunch or dinner, you will not be disappointed at Jacoby’s. Save room for dessert, the strawberry cake should not be missed!

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JoshuaC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As this was our 3rd time to the restuarant, it was the best thus far...! We definitely will be back as the food gets better each and everytime. My server was on point too and new when to come and bring apps or water before bringing the main dishes. The drinks hands were amazing too! Thanks for making my bday dinner a success!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Shrimp and grits were too small and too disappointing for $30 in my opinion. The Mac and cheese was the best thing. Okay, the drinks were pretty good too. My Melvin mule was very nice. However, This place feels like an upscale chili’s, but not exactly in a good way. I don’t see a reason to come back to this establishment. The prices don’t match most of the food. Overall, disappointed.

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BKDTexas
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have stumbled upon this place! Visiting my Longhorn son and looking for a fun place to enjoy dinner with the Fam ...Jacoby’s fit the bill perfectly. We loved the vibe and The outside patio was lovely. Our server was great and Super attentive. From The specialty cocktails to Appetizers and entrées, everything was perfect. Simply delicious. My son said it was the best meal he’s had in a while and he loved the shrimp and grits. As a Texas native living in California I had to have a chicken fried steak... it did not disappoint. My husband said the steak and frites was fantastic and my youngest son said the burger was incredible...So big he could not even eat all of it. So thrilled I found this place...Will be back next time we’re in the lone star state!

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NishaJ
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food was not worth the price and was lacking flavor. The ambience was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best southern food in town

MT
MTfoodie
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fun, happy place with great service and food.

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SurfBetty
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this local gem! Great view of the river from the back patio - and the food is always amazing!

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RudyB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here was a great experience. We see future visits with Family and friends.

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, if pricey,.. great place for a special occasion. Lovely outdoor area.

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MKayyy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food good ambience good service. Would go back again

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EmilyS
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Tasty and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, service and surprisingly we got there during happy hour. The margaritas and yeast buns were great as was everything else

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 731 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.