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Josephine House Austin

#420 of 3,066 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703-3934
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant was one of the highlights of our dinning experience in Austin. As I am a vegetarian, I had the Josephine Rice Bowl and the Strawberry Upside-down Cake for desert. They were fresh and delicious. The service was excellent, and the restaurant itself is welcoming and quaint. We had to make a reservation and we were not rushed. There... More 

Thank Sepib0
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent brunch. Reservations a must. Service was excellent, the pancakes were the best but wife love huevos rancheros and son had waffles..quaint location in Clarksville. Sorry we just now found it after kids were in Austin the past 7 years.

Thank Larry H
Level Contributor
45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us had dinner here to celebrate a college graduation. We all had delicious dinners. My husband had pork chops which were the best I have ever tasted. They were smoked and were so tasty. Two of us had tri tips which were also delicious. The green beans with the steak were tender and delicious. We tried three desserts... More 

Thank barbrw99
Washington, D.C.
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123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for an extended weekend with friends and came here for both brunch and breakfast. We loved it! Most interesting menu both times. Excellent Stumptown coffee (hello, Portland!) Had a delicious rice bowl with vegetables for brunch with a fantastic basket of breads. One of the most interesting entrée items ever with an interesting combination of seasonings,... More 

Thank 29Lorenzo
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

If you don't come here often, you should. I sat on their from porch and had this amazing charcuterie board with chicken liver mousse, jeffrey's pate, and Olli Salame Molisana while sipping on L'Oliveto white wine... Great ambiance and friendly staff.

Thank Kate C
Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I went to visit my nieces and we were a party of 4, we try to get a table for lunch. They never were honest! They kept us waiting saying as soon as a table is free they will sit us, people finish left new ones came and sat and kept us saying the same story for 45 minutes, what's... More 

Thank pattydiaz1
Palatine, Illinois
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117 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

When we were sitting in this restaurant, my husband said he felt like he was in a tea room. I was sitting in a position where I could see all the tables, inside and out, and realized that the women:men ratio was 4:1. The menu is limited. The only vegetarian option was some vegetables in a bowl with an egg... More 

Thank KarenfromChicago
williamsburg, va, USA
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We went there with family and friends and we were appalled at the prices. The cheapest glass of wine was $12 but most were $15 or more. The cheese platter had 5 small pieces of bread and 3 very tiny bites of cheese. We ordered a bottle of wine, and 3 individual glasses of wine and one cheese platter. The... More 

Thank linda201198
Austin, Texas
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127 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

A friend took me here for lunch one day last week. Lovely menu and beautifully presented counter full of salads and treats to tempt you. I had the burger, which was delicious. I am embarrassed at how quickly I ate it to tell the truth. Not a lot of parking in the lot and can be a little noisy, but... More 

Thank Liz S
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175 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I was excited about trying our this restaurant as I LOVE Jeffrey's next door, a partner restaurant. While I really liked my crab cake, my husband his tasty burger, and the meager wine pours, I thought what we spent was way out of line with what we got. But, the real downside here for me was that it was cold... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703-3934
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin

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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?