Joann's Fine Foods

4.7
143 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
What 143 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAustinAmber
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
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
21 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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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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DaniS
Los Angeles
1 review
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
5 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.

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RachelleF
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff always look like they enjoy their job. Friendly, knowledgeable, and welcoming.

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vipethanm
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!

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vipPete
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a cool place!! Loved sitting outside in the covered patio complete with tiki bar. The breakfast tacos were probably the best I've ever had and they paired perfect with their fresh margarita cocktail. The service was friendly and attentive, but not overbearing. Great food, fun atmosphere, fair prices.... what's there not to like?!

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vippmaddo
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty homestyle sort of like a diner ambience and food with good service. I'd recommend.

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Alicia
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Need better shade support on the patio, so that people aren't sitting in blazing sun. Food was so-so, felt too crowded for COVID when walking in, but the spacing was nice one seated. Great location and ambience, aside from the lack of shade when sitting on the patio.

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JohnE
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Somewhat loud inside for comfortable conversation at tables, music choice a little too euro dance club

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vipPMB7
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Definitely will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

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SamH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was a little too loud for us outside. The music was so loud that it was a strain to hear each other.
Otherwise, we love the atmosphere. The outdoor seating area feels pretty safe.

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vipLydiaV
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order pozole extra spicy with avocado on the side! You won’t regret it!

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vipAustinTexasFoodLover
Austin
38 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined here for my birthday and it was delicious. Loved sitting outside.

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PhilM
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual place. True Austin vibe

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CourtneyW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, vibes, and service. Joann's never disappoints.

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vipBrooklyn
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, super cute setting. Will definitely be back!

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vipSarah
London
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Joann's! The food is wonderful, the staff is so pleasant and the ambiance is great. We love the outdoor patio for dining! A fun place for breakfast, lunch or dinner and the margaritas are the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not sure if there was a leak or if the outside dining area is by sewage

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Kate
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Was really looking forward to this place but was pretty disappointed.

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Joann's Fine Foods is rated 4.7 stars by 143 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.