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217 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2233
+1 254-757-2871
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (57 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
217 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2233
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

When heading back to DFW from a business trip to San Antonio, there was BAD traffic in FW. So, we decide to stop off and try Diamond Backs based on Google ratings. I had no idea resturants of this caliber were in Waco. Great ambiance,...More

Thank fwtxtravel
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner in Waco, and we'll be sure to pass your feedback along to the waitstaff. We hope you visit us again when you swing through our little town!

Reviewed 2 April 2016

Diamond Backs is located near the convention center and is among several restaurants. The atmosphere was great. Some diners were dressed for fine dining but most were casual. There was music but not to loud and the lighting was low but not too dark. The...More

Thank ClydePJr
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, Clyde. We'll be sure to pass your feedback along to our waitstaff. We hope you come back to visit us again soon!

Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Love Diamondbacks. Not sure why they aren't more busy than they are because the food is really, really good. Could be because I'm only in town during the week. I'm sure later the weekend / weekends it's more busy. Regardless, Diamondbacks is a really nice...More

Thank LFisher1717
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

We hope to continue keeping you come back often. :)

Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

We ate at Diamond Backs based on reviews read here. We went on a Thursday night and were pleasantly surprised by really good live music. Our meal started with the Tuna Tower. It was tasty but the tuna was minimal. We shared our entree- Chicken...More

Thank Tawnya M
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

So glad to hear that we lived up to our reviews, Tawnya! We hope you return soon. :)

Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We were meeting friends for dinner in Waco and have tried several other restaurants previously. We were in the mood for a good steakhouse and we found this place. We had steak because that's what they serve. The service was outstanding and the food was...More

Thank Ken M
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Thanks for recommending us to your wife and daughter, Ken! We hope they had as good of an experience as you did. We hope to see you all again soon!

Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a great Texas Aka ushi steak from the specials with matching Texas merlot at this friendly gourmet place. Highly recommended if you're in for something extra.

Thank Erik M
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Great choices, Erik! We hope to see you again soon. :)

Reviewed 28 February 2016

Have been going here since it opened and have always been pleased. Favorite plan is head to the bar and have cheap appetizers and drinks during Happy Hour. When I want to splurge and am with buddies I get a steak and a bottle of...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2016

Celebrated a milestone dinner for my son with 23 guests this weekend in the Banquet room. The service and food exceeded all expectations. Jerry, the manager, was involved in all aspects of the evening and a visible, helpful presence. Rose and Charles to excellent care...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

I recently was at Diamond Backs got a business dinner and was very impressed. The restaurant is housed in an old warehouse with high ceilings and brink and timber walks. The wine list is above average, the menu has something for everyone, the plating quite...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Waco and wanted a place close by to eat and this was recommended. We sat in the bar area because it was happy hour and we felt a little underdressed. They had a good wine selection and menu. I know they are...More

1  Thank Nancy U
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20 August 2016|
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Response from Courtney B | Property representative |
We like to call it "smart casual." :)
Denver P
30 July 2016|
Response from Courtney B | Property representative |
We appreciate the feedback, Denver. It's true that we are more expensive than most other restaurants in Waco, but we're glad to hear that you feel the quality of the food and the experience is worth it. We look forward to... More
29 July 2016|
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Response from Mary C | Reviewed this property |
We made a last-minute decision to dine there and had no problem without reservations... however, it was not a weekend night and it was earlier in the evening. Never hurts to call if you can.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
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 Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2233
  • 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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