My husband had a burger and a basket of onion rings. The onion rings were lightly coated on the premises and were golden with flecks of black pepper. Not only were they delicious, they were also rather photogenic. They don't have soda fountains, so we grabbed bottles of Mexican Cokes. We did get a lot of quality food for the downtown price we paid.
Jo's is known for their coffee, and their menu includes breakfast, burgers, sandwiches and salads. You order at the counter and get a number. They'll bring your food to your table. There is seating both inside and out. They are friendly, but not particularly fast. I checked out everyone else's food and it all looked tempting.
It took me years to make it to Jo's downtown, and I'm now kicking myself. A tip, if you're going on the weekend before 5pm, you can park free in the Austin City Hall parking garage, which is less than a block from Jo's. Completely off-topic, but what's up with the uvula sculpture outside the parking garage there?
|Beautiful Onion Rings|
|A Metric Ton of French Fries (bigger than it looks)|
|Jo's Interior (the chairs are almost kindergarten-sized)|
|Order at the Counter|
|Yummy Burger with Bacon and Bleu Cheese|
|I know it's a water drop, but tell me it doesn't look like a uvula.|