Joann's Fine Foods

4.7
56 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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MB
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went here recently for dinner with a friend. The green chicken enchiladas were probably the best I've had anywhere, and everything we ordered, including drinks, were high quality and fresh ingredients.

f
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Great neighborhood spot!

c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Super cute details all the way from the napkins to the servers tennis shoes - food was great, friendly service ...just a little slow on removing the plates after we ate -

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

CC
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and good food! Will recommend. It was a tad hot as we sat by the door and it was July, so as to be expected.

M
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and incredible food! I ordered the rice bowl with the chicken tinga and was very satisfied. We also sat outside on the patio (which could have been iffy in the dead of Texas summer) but there were enough misters and fans to keep us cool. Great ambiance and a delicious meal. We'll be back!

AD
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was so friendly and helpful. My mom doesn't enjoy spicy food and our server was really helpful in pointing out items that my mom might enjoy.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

KP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While visiting Austin, we enjoyed Sunday Brunch and LOVED everything about our meal! We all decided we would like to move into Joanne’s and cannot wait to return. The hashbrown appetizer, pancakes, French toast, club sandwich, breakfast bodega sandwich were all bodacious! And, to top it off our waiter was adorable and very charming!! Joannes, please NEVER CHANGE!!

JM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!!

MS
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joann's is our favorite breakfast spot in Austin, and we ALWAYS make sure we visit whenever we're visiting Austin. Food is great. Favorite is the Hippie Migas. Service is always excellent.

JM
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Joann's Fine Foods! It's my favorite restaurant in Austin! So fresh and delish and the staff is awesome!

JM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE Joann's Fine Foods! The Hash Brown Nachos are my favorite!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing salads and tacos with home made tortillas!

OT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A+ all around- the only aspect that was slightly lacking was the service, it was a bit slow at times. But this did not overall affect our experience. As a native Austinite, I’ve visited this space numerous times in its evolution to Joann’s. This is by far my favorite of the phases. I enjoyed the Mojo shrimp from the pecan grilled portion of the menu. It was delicious, as was my frozen margarita. And the location can’t be beat! Prime S. Congress location is an A++.

RP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! We stayed at Austin Motel connected to Joann's and got reservations there for the first night. Loved it so much that we ate there twice more in a 4 day weekend!

Y
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Our server, Kiara, was wonderful. Helpful, knowledgeable, accommodating.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service> Delightful atmosphere inside or outdoors.

b
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Two person tables are very small. (maybe offer larger table if the parties are planning to have a working lunch.)

MS
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The fish tacos were very bitter and there is no way the corn tortillas were home made-they were definitely grocery store tortillas.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is very good and creative. Great selection of drinks!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal pushed over the top by a fantastic server. Donovan was supremely nice and attentive. Funny what a difference that makes.

f
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good, but it definitely comes with a sticker shock. Pricy for what it is. I went with a friend and we split the goat cheese appetizer and fish tacos (both were great), and she ordered a margarita, and it was over $60! And a place that claims to be "Tex-Mex" should not charge $4 for rice and beans.

r
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Birthday- college student

SL
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just the best

JK
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Second consecutive visit where there’s been an issue with the food order. The first time, the waiter literally forgot to put our food order into the kitchen. He was a mess. We left frustrated. This time the food took quite a while to come out but ultimately did arrive and the person who brought it proactively apologized for the delay and told us the food would be comped, which we appreciated. I want to like Jo Ann’s , but so far it’s been a so so series of experiences.

B
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My second trip but 1st time for breakfast. Great food! Can't wait to return to try some other dishes.

a
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Great cocktails and atmosphere!

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best breakfast in Austin. Hands down. And that pancake. That f**kn pancake!!!!!
Praise be.
;)

JA
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fun, happy place. Outstanding biscuits and coffee. My fried eggs (over medium hard) were perfect as was the crisp bacon.

A
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. We love Joann’s!

HK
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely evening, fabulous food, great ambiance. Can't wait to go again!

CF
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Seems to have the ‘curse’ of almost non existent service in Austin. Had a great first server, then they switched servers on us and the second one had no interest in our table. He dropped the check before we were even finished with our first drink and walked by at least 7-8 times looking to see if we had put our cards down, which made us feel completely rushed. (Had only been there 40 min)
The food was really tasty, ambiance was fun but lack of service had us leaving quickly instead of hanging out to have another cocktail.

UT
Austin
29 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and a great house margarita as well! Services is also very friendly.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place, I was here when they first opened and the food is awesome, drinks are great and staff is wonderful.

RB
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Only complaint is that its REALLY loud! I could not hear each other without shouting.

PG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Our service was terrible. Food isn’t bad but way overpriced for what it is. $12 for chicken chalupas with 3 small pieces of chicken? No thanks

MB
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was served cold and they were not busy. Fries were highly recommended big disappointment. Server was good. But won’t be back.

t
Austin
86 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was okay. Nothing super exciting. Cute environment.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loud music. Very good food. Nice waitress.

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