Restaurant review

Joann’s Fine Foods in Austin- [Detailed Restaurant Review 2022]

Stefi Hsia | September 2, 2022

An Austin staple, Joann’s Fine Foods is a classic American Tex-Mex inspired diner. Joann’s serves smoothies, craft cocktails and hearty comfort food from breakfast to dinner, seven days a week. Whether you’re looking for a light snack, a family outing or a date gallant, Joann’s has what you need. McGuire Moorman Hospitality opened Joann’s on South Congress in 2018, it has since become one of our top restaurants in South Congress.

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The atmosphere of the restaurant

As dynamic as its environment, Joann’s Fine Foods in Austin has a warm and classic atmosphere with many colorful and nostalgic photo ops. The interior has a vintage feel, with standard dining booths, wood-paneled walls, and old photographs. The patio is much more modern with lush greenery and vibrant stained glass. Together, the patio and the dining room combine nostalgia and modernity to create a unique atmosphere.

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Joann’s Austin menu

Between Joann’s breakfast, weekend brunch, and all-day menus, it’s hard to decide what to order. Offering dinner classics like chicken fried steak and pancakes, but also Tex-Mex-inspired cuisine served with fresh homemade corn or flour tortillas, Joann’s menu is for anyone crossing the line. his doors.

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Joann’s breakfast

Joann’s Fine Foods serves breakfast Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and all day on weekends. Their breakfast menu offers both American diner classics and Mexican-style options, but unlike a typical restaurant, Joann’s also offers health-conscious items.

On the dinner side of the breakfast menu, Motel Platter comes with a small stack of Barton Springs Mill red corn pancakes, your choice of meat, two eggs any style, and hash browns. This American classic with an Austin twist is sure to be a crowd favorite. The Mexican breakfast menu features Migas and a plate of barbacoa, each served with Joann’s famous homemade corn or flour tortillas. If you’re looking for something lighter, the Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl is refreshing and nutritious, topped with granola and fresh fruit.

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Joann’s lunch and dinner (all day menu)

Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Joann’s Fine Foods serves its menu all day. This extensive menu includes light appetizers such as red snapper ceviche and tajin-topped cucumber sticks. The most notable starter is the green pea guacamole, an unusual take on the Mexican classic, guacamole is served with queso fresco and tostadas.

The star of this lunch and dinner are the wood-fired pecan fajitas. With several protein options as well as vegetarian tofu mushroom fajitas, the sizzling platter is served with queso, rajas, beans and your choice of freshly made flour or corn tortillas. This large starter is perfect for sharing and will leave you wanting more.

Location + opening and closing hours

Joann’s Fine Food is located at 1224 S Congress Avenue and is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Joann’s booking process

Joann’s accepts reservations through open table or by telephone. To reserve a table online, go to and enter your party size and desired date and time. From there you will be given the available options and can choose to sit inside or on the terrace. Open Table will notify you when your reservation is approaching.

Joann’s online ordering process

To order online at Joann’s, visit their website and select the Order online option. You will then see the menu and can make your selections. After entering your personal and payment information, Joann’s will provide an estimate of when your order will be ready for pickup at the restaurant.


Joann’s Fine Foods is an Austin Essential for a reason. It’s a lively yet welcoming environment for anyone looking for an upscale Tex-Mex or classic dining experience. Plenty of photo ops and friendly staff make Joann’s Austin a local and tourist favorite.

With something for everyone, Joann’s offers a diverse and creative menu unlike any other Tex-Mex restaurant in the area. It’s obvious that the property and staff take pride in what they do and want to share some of Joann’s magic with the rest of Austin.