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Vitek's Bar B Q

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1600 Speight Ave, Waco, TX 76706-2051
+1 254-752-7591
11:00 - 15:00
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Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 10:30 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a Waco classic. Vitek's is known for its gutpack (mounds of beef/sausage BBQ, cheese, onions, pickles with Fritoes). The only complaint is the sizes: the small is not enough and the large is a bit too much for most. So go hungry and get the large but don't feel like you have to eat it all!

Thank Miles P
Amarillo, Texas
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432 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've heard a lot about Vitek's for years with it's incredibly long history, but really found their BBQ to be just okay, overall. The brisket was dry and didn't have much of a smoke flavor. The hot link was good, but the jalapeno sausage was also just okay and didn't have very good flavor. Ironically, it was the grilled turkey,... More 

Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Arlington, Texas
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Was pulling through Waco on the way to Austin. Called a friend and asked for a BBQ recommendation. Vitek was perfect as the food and service was great and it was right off of IH-35. My friend told me to try the "guy pack". That can be ordered in "half" (about half a pound) or "full" (full pound). It's fritos,... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The BBQ was good and the environment is pleasant and sports bar like. There were many families there and it looks like there was good outdoor seating as well (we sat inside). The sides were typical of any Texas BBQ but enjoyable and well prepared. The meat was smokey and tender.

Thank Graham C
Columbia, Tennessee
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Vitek's has been in Waco for 70 years! Really good brisket and BBQ pork! Ribs are also on the menu, but we wanted the brisket!

Thank CoachC33
Gotha, Florida
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196 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Perfect spot for a filling lunch right off the highway. We were in town for a tour of Baylor and trip to the Silos at Magnolia Market. Lots of choices of ways to have your bbq. They have traditional sandwiches and tacos but are also famous for their gut paks. Gut pass consist of Fritos corn chips, cheese, chopped beef,... More 

Thank M1chtopher
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Love this place Great atmosphere good meat and sauces I try to eat here every time I visit Waco Not to be missed

Thank Mike H
Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Best "Little" Bar-BQ, Lunch/Dinner, Sports Bar, Restaurant in town. You don't have to be a Baylor fan to love this place which is so close to campus. Run by a 3rd generation of the original family, Julie has expanded everything about the place ! A wonderful experience for anyone, young or old, student or ex,or anyone else that is hungry.... More 

Thank shotgun1973
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Some of the best BBQ I have ever had. The food was amazing. Between the 10 of us that went, no one had anything bad to say about the food they ordered The staff was also very friendly and personable. On a side note, I was in town for a training class and was unable to go to the Dr.... More 

Thank CaliGirl92019
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63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

End of the day hunger pains and this was the place recommended to us by a local. It's a walk-up order restaurant with brisket, pulled pork etc. served in styrofoam to-go container. They have a very large open seating area inside that sports several big screen tvs that were playing college football games when we were there. Has that open,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Speight Ave, Waco, TX 76706-2051
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-752-7591

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?