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Johnny Fins

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16405 Clara van St, Austin, TX 78734-3916
(512) 266-2812
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Point Venture, TX
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

This used to be a fun place on Lake Travis to go to with some reasonably good food and entertainment. Sad to say that it is permanently closed and will not be re-opening even though the lake water level is very good now. The facility has been sold and will be moved across the lake to replace the current facility... More 

1 Thank Boatnmaniac
Houston, Texas
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71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank G2661244
New York City, New York
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank puccipuppy
Spicewood, Texas
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank stever761
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69 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2011

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

Thank n5kur
Spicewood, Texas
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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313 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 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 

Thank tripcasey
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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?!?

Thank Ken P
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63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank sunnietexas
Austin, Texas
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16405 Clara van St, Austin, TX 78734-3916
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 266-2812

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