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#19 of 323 Restaurants in Waco
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217 Mary Avenue, Waco, TX 76701
+1 254-757-2871
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Bismarck ND
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123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have eaten at nice places from Kauai to DC, from the Keys to Seattle, and I have to say this was up there with one of the best of them. I always am nervous going to an expensive place that i have never been to, pay a lot of money and don't want to be disappointed. Diamondbacks is definitely... More 

Thank Trevor H
Azle, Texas
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our food was excellent. The service was very good. Table cloths and real napkins add to a nice restaurant. It was very loud in this restaurant.

Thank Don and Kathy H
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us at DiamondBack's, Don and Cathy. We're sorry the atmosphere was a bit loud for your liking, but we're very pleased to hear you enjoyed the food, service and table setting. We hope you'll join us again! We'll try to find a quieter seating area for you next time. More 

Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great steak dinners. Attentive service. Save room for the chocolate sack dessert. Ample parking and close to Baylor.

Thank Scott4023
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

Yes! Our Chocolate Sack dessert is definitely worth saving room for. Happy you enjoyed yourself at DiamondBack's, Scott. We hope to see you again for your next special occasion. More 

Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our waitress, Emily, was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. She answered our questions about the meals and the wine. She kept us informed on food preparation, kept our drink glasses full and engaged us in pleasant conversation. The dining room was full but, we could still carry on a private conversation. Casual fine dining. The manager was visible in the dining... More 

Thank JerryP01
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

Jerry, thanks for joining us at DiamondBack's! We're delighted to hear you and your wife enjoyed yourselves. We'll be sure to share your excellent feedback with Emily. You might find the prices of our happy hour more suited for everyday dining. Happy hour is offered in the bar Monday through Wednesday from 4-7pm and until 10pm on Thursdays. Perhaps you'll... More 

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195 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The steaks here a very good as they should be for the cost. Service was very good, also as you would expect for a place with this reputation. Definitely not a cheap place to eat, but value for money.

Thank Pete B
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

Pete, it sounds like you enjoyed your experience with us and we're delighted to hear it. As a fine dining restaurant, we strive to offer top-tier dining, service and atmosphere at a competitive price, and we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding this effort. Hope you'll join us again sometime! Cheers! More 

Houston, Texas, Usa
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were celebrating an anniversary and were willing to pay more for an evening out!. Joberto took great care of us. He was careful to get the drinks exactly as ordered. He reviewed the specials with care. He checked to be sure our steaks were prepared as desired. He engaged us with appropriate conversation. The food was good. The steak... More 

Thank SheltonMcBride
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

Happy belated anniversary! Thanks for choosing DiamondBack's to share the occasion. Happy to hear you were well taken care of. Sounds like it may have been a bit of an off day for our kitchen. Hope you'll join us again for your next occasion, so we can show you what a DiamondBack's steak is truly all about! More 

Waco, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service is spotty. It's better during the dinner hour than when it's not crowded (counterintuitive but the staff wants to sit and talk to each other until they really have to work fast). The steaks were delicious; juicy, thick and very flavorful. All in all, a bit pricey but it's really good.

Thank texmac2017
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your overall experience at DiamondBack's. We try to remain competitively priced for fine dining in the area, but appreciate this feedback. We passed it along, as well as the information regarding staff attentiveness, and will use it to address the situation accordingly. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We hope you'll join us... More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

How can you go wrong with warm popovers and sweet cream butter to start your meal? So good. The lobster bisque was tasty but a cup would be better before a meal. My husband had prime rib which was perfectly cooked and had a tasty crust. His crab fried rice was a heaping bowl of what was really closer to... More 

Thank Tracy H
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

We agree, there's no better way to start a meal than with our delicious popovers! :) We're happy you enjoyed most of your meal, but are disappointed it didn't completely satisfy for a "home run" status. We'll pass your feedback along to the kitchen and Jose. Next time you visit, we'd be happy to assist you in choosing another dish... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

They over delivered! Had the steak topped with crab meat. There was so much crab it could have been another meal. Our hotel had a refrigerator, so we had plenty left over for lunch. My daughter and I could have easily split a dinner and been very satisfied. We loved it so much went back the second night of our... More 

Thank judyrhodes
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

Judy, thanks to you and your daughter for joining us TWICE on your trip to Waco! We appreciate your kind words and are thrilled you enjoyed your experiences. Hope you'll stop in during your next visit too! More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful service. Food was amazing!! All of the staff were very friendly. The only thing they could use improvement on is the manager was walking around and for the hour and a half we were there I never once saw him speak to a single guest. Not a huge deal but I also never really saw him speak to the... More 

Thank Amber0210
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and your meal at Diamondback's, Amber! We have passed your feedback along to the owner and the general manager, and they will speak with the staff about their attentiveness. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, and we hope to see you back in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Mary Avenue, Waco, TX 76701
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-757-2871
DiamondBack's is a fine dining establishment in downtown Waco specializing in hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood and a full sushi menu.

We also offer happy hour every Monday to Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm and Thursdays from 4pm to 10pm.

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