Joann's Fine Foods

4.8
161 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.
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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, my colleagues from Minneapolis loved it so much and thanked me for the recommendation.

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vipEricC
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! We ordered toe queso, the patty melt with fries and the tinge chalupa with rice and beans. All of it was delicious and lots of flavor and we are excited to visit again soon.

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vipSarahH
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite place to take visitors!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good food great pancakes

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vipEbie
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it… food, service, ambiance!

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megdoug
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food and service, for the price, was disappointing.
The kitchen sent out two plates fully 5 minutes before the rest were ready, so it's either eat while everyone else watches, or let your food get cold.
Our waiter messed up one of our party's order. We had to send back a dish that got messed up, so that person had to wait another 10 minutes for the correct order to come up, with just a hurried apology.
The chicken mole was dry and the rice tasted undercooked and a bit crunchy. It's a lot of spend on food that was so underwhelming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and place. Never disappoints.

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MadisonS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance outdoors! Drinks and server was amazing

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monty
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Ridiculously pricey for what the food is. Ordered nachos and it came with five large chips. Then it was mostly lettuce. We ate elsewhere after that. I still think its a great ambiance, or a great place to get a drink.

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Akshaya
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Such a gorgeous little diner and the food was absolutely delicious! Everything from the shrimp and octopus ceviche, and the huevos rancheros, to the red corn pancakes. We'll definitely be back.

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RobyB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful addition to South Congress. Loved Joann’s Nachos.

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vipAustinite59
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem! Reminds me of old Austin. Quentin’s Service was friendly and responsive. Another server suggested that I get the Relleno which to be honest typically wouldn’t be my first choice… just not a huge fan. But I decided to go with it and I was pleasantly surprised. Sooo good. Plus the refried black beans are rice were really good too. Love the small touch’s around the restaurant to create a retro feel. Will definitely come back!

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vipLaurad
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food. Extremely loud. Waiter took forever to take our order. And never checked back on us. I still gave him a good tip but I’m sorry I did

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vipSarahH
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great austin vibes and delicious food!

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GinnyM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here a lot and the food is seriously the freshest around you can get. They have options on the menu that aren't heavy, fried, and gross; great no-meat options as well - especially the avocado tacos! Service is great, vibe is great, cocktails and agua frescas are awesome. Go here!

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vipAustinAmber
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We've been to Joann's 3 or 4 times, and the quality of the food on previous visits wasn't anywhere near as good this time. I had the hashbrown nachos, which were really soggy and smothered in sour cream (too much of a good thing!) The other person in my party got the pecan grilled adobo chicken, which somehow ended up flavorless and dry. We'll stick to their drinks from now on.

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vipmountainbed
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The ceviche was excellent. The torta was just OK, although the server highly recommended it. A good drink menu. Service was pretty slow but that seems to be par for the course everywhere post-pandemic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

One entree arrived a full 20 minutes prior to the other, so it was a very awkward meal. Overall service on patio was not good

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks and location

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good. Drinks are unique with a great selection. Perfect seating outdoor for S Congress vibes.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot or friend spot, outdoors seating with a view and the food and drinks on point as always. Lots of flavor in the menu, fresh ingredients and options. Love the ceviche and snacks!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved our experience at Joann’s! We scootered down South Congress and enjoyed Lolita sunrises,
Margaritas and enchiladas with a good view for people watching! Great food and fun service!

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vipBeth
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is simply divine ....
The staff is nice but put all the work on our wonderful but over taxed sever Danny.... as our bus boy was too much attitude to clear our empty plates .
But the excellent food made up for that lil thing

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Mammie
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious Tex-Mex … friendly attentive staff … excellent Margarita!

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vipPai66
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and efficient staff; DELICIOUS food, quick delivery from order to table. Reasonably priced. Will definitely go back!

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vipColleenO
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience2

The margaritas were completely watered down. And their queso was absoloutely tasteless. We got up and left because the queso was so bad. The service was good, but they need to bring their A game with the food. I use to love this restaurant. What happened?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual but fantastic!! Delicious fresh food! Great outside seating!

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TravisM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was bad and they are not friendly

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michaela
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the chicken mole enchiladas, and the frozen margs!

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vipBelgosnow
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joann's is probably my favorite restaurant in SoCo. There are plenty of options for vegetarians and the food is always fresh and tastes so good. The rice bowl with tofu is my favorite. Their Happy Hour has some great specials.

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vipJota
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and service is EXCELLENT

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vipGabby
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

A little overpriced yet good!!!

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vipmmcclelland
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience at Joann’s. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu!!

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vipDaniS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love this place!! The white bean hummus is so GOOD!! Love the Avocado Tacos.

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Allison
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love Joann's. Their chicken fried steak is amazing. Mexican martini was a new drink on their cocktail this list and it was delish. Great service and space.

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RobertS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. This is a favorite spot of ours.

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vipSweetpea78746
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual spot for a special twist on Mexican food. Lovely patios, front and back!

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Hangry
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very bad service over menu misrepresentation, then incorrect order, zero follow up with Server. Won't be back.

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Juniam
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining perfection in the time of the Corona Virus.

FAQs

Joann's Fine Foods is rated 4.8 stars by 161 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.