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Johnny Fins

#1,386 of 2,999 Restaurants in Austin
#1,532 of 3,301 Places to Eat in Austin
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American, Southwestern, Seafood
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16405 Clara Van St, Austin, TX 78734
(512) 266-2812
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Outdoor Seating

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Relaxed casual restaurant by the lake

We come here for the relaxed vibe and water view. While food doesn't blow me away, it is always decent. The shrimp po boy is my favorite. There is often live music during summer. Good place for an outdoor lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2013
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

i have been going to johnny finns for 13 years food is great i do miss johnny being mgr there. go here when the lake is higher.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We come here for the relaxed vibe and water view. While food doesn't blow me away, it is always decent. The shrimp po boy is my favorite. There is often live music during summer. Good place for an outdoor lunch.

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Spicewood, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Actually it's been closed since last year. Waiting for the water level to come back and hopefully it will reopen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

Great margaritas, Food is good too. Music tends to be too loud on the weekends.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

Yes they are still open, but based on the crowd I don't think for very long due to the low water level. Food was ok. Don't bother trying the fried pickles, they are good, but $7 for basically one pickle sliced up? Please. I enjoyed the cheese stake sandwich and the fries were good. The bill was $80 for 4... More 

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Austin, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

There aren't many places to eat if you're going by boat, but this is one of them. We were able to tie off at their marina. The atmosphere is great here, I've always liked this venue. The food however, not very good. I had the nachos and they were very soggy. :( The kids enjoyed it here because they have... More 

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2010

Forget the food. These bums brought five sandwiches to our table and every single one had burnt, not toasted, bread. How does that even leave the kitchen?!?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

I love this place! It is so much fun to spend the day with friends, enjoying the lake and sipping some great drinks! A must for anyone wanting a great restaurant on the lake!

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2009

The food here isn't very good. But it is just one of the places that you will end up going to just so you can be down by the lake. The atmosphere here is entertaining. It is a great place to sit down by the lake and watch boats go by while having a margarita. I wouldn't go here expecting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2009

Food pretty good, outside on the water dining with the huge catfish wanting their share.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16405 Clara Van St, Austin, TX 78734
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 266-2812

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?