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Joann's Fine Foods, Austin, TX

Joann's Fine Foods

4.7
4.7
320 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • *BOBS* Bizarre Burlesque Bingo

    $5.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Nov 28, 2022 only
    Hold on to your tassles—*BOB* is back with Bizarre Burlesque Bingo. Free to attend with limited reservations. The fun takes place the last Monday of every month. Unlimited $5 bingo cards for purchase upon arrival—cash only! Punch bowls and special snacks available for purchase. Surprise guests. Prizes of all sizes. PJs recommended. Benefits Kind Clinic. Please Note: $5 non-refundable reservation fee gets you one bingo card for play. Purchase as many as you want night of event.

What 320 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Great for Brunch

  • Austin

    Great for Brunch

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  1. M

    Mike

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service in a vibrant environment. We’ll be back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Servers were so rude to us as was the hostess staff.
  3. KL

    KelleyL

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful find in Austin! Diner retro vibe with fun drinks & delicious foodie pleasing food…the Redfish taco lunch special was great!!!
  4. g

    gbrown

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time catching up with friends
  5. JZ

    JohnZ

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best meal in austin for casual fun! love the brunch
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    This place had great ambiance and was so fun—we wanted to love it. The menu looked interesting and thoughtful. Food presentation was good. We were there for brunch. Unfortunately, the execution was poor. Mimosas were warm. Hashbrown nachos were watery. The barbacoa taco had egg in it and no onions/cilantro. Request to slightly modify was declined. Given the location of the place, it was pretty hip. Unfortunately that just didn’t translate to a quality experience. Here’s where I should note the expense, something I rarely do. We don’t mind paying well for a great experience. This place was pricy for the lack of quality and execution. Seems that we were paying for location more than anything. There’s a reason it didn’t have a wait. Could it be better? Yes! With a few tweaks from management, this is a salvageable place and a neat concept
  7. GP

    GabrielleP

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our server was super helpful with recommendations for food and drinks. Everything we ordered was delicious. Chips and guace, hashbrown nachos, chile relleno... all were chef's kiss worthy.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Just want to start off by saying the food was delicious! What really made our experience at Joann’s was the service we received. Our waiter never introduced himself so we cannot provide a name. He started off at our table by setting the water carafe on the table and spilling it and then just walking away. It wasn’t a huge mess but it was definitely an inconvenience. I then ordered a cocktail that was clearly spilled on his journey to our table since he delivered it with it dripping down the slides and missing like half of it. He dropped it off and didn’t mention anything about it. The restaurant didn’t seem busy and we understood that they could be low on servers. A simple apology or recognition of the poor service would have made our experience better. We couldn’t tell if he was new and just didn’t know server etiquette or if he just flat out didn’t care. The food runners were super helpful and friendly! Would still go back since everything else was great! Just wish we had better service for our first experience here.
  9. JH

    JH88

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were very accommodating with our changing numbers and needs. Food was and is consistently good. We try to come for breakfast every time in town.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was a little slow Food was a little over priced for how it tasted Beautiful scenery
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Just disappointed you no longer serve French toast, were out of soy milk, and didn’t have vanilla flavor for lattes.
  12. TA

    TracyA

    San Antonio

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious family lunch here. We got a variety of delicious dishes, but the favorites were the banana pancakes, smoothie bowl and the huevos rancheros! The fresh juices were delicious, too! Very friendly service and cute vibe. We will be back!
  13. LL

    LibbyL

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fun diner. The wait staff wear cute uniforms and are super friendly and helpful. The food was amazing. Ambiance was retro and fun. A must if your staying near south congress.
  14. s

    sophiag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and ambience is so cute!! Definitely a must visit in Austin
  15. BH

    BruceH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

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

    JaniceF

    Austin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    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.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Reserved this place for my friend’s 25th birthday having never been here before and I was impressed. Everyone enjoyed it very much. Food was remarkable, great flavor. Wine was super. Server was kind and friendly. Highly recommend the green chicken enchiladas!
  18. RM

    RyanM

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

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

    HTX411

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joann's is always a great destination for a weekend brunch!
  20. 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. 🤷🏻‍♀️
  21. 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?
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. SS

    SparksS

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Food was amazing but service was slow and inattentive.
  28. 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!
  29. JT

    JoshT

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Good service and nice food selection.
  30. 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!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best casual restaurants in town
  32. 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!
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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
  37. 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.
  38. 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!
  39. N

    Nancy

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 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.
  40. 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.

FAQs

Joann's Fine Foods is rated 4.7 stars by 320 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 35 times today
Experiences are available.
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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