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Uncle Dan's Bar-B-Que and Catering

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1001 Lake Air Drive, Waco, TX 76710
2547724744
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Uncle Dan's has been voted the #1 Barbecue Restaurant in Waco for over 15...
Uncle Dan's has been voted the #1 Barbecue Restaurant in Waco for over 15 years. We offer authentic smoked meats including beef brisket, turkey, ham, sausage, home made sides and gourmet mesquite wood fired hamburgers and many other delicious foods. Our amenities include family style dining, private party rooms with full audio visual capabilities, free wi-fi, delivery and catering.
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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Uncle Dan's Serve's Real Bar-b-que

Uncle Dan's has awesome barbecue. The meat has the wonderful smoke grilled flavor that you expect. You may question whether you should go inside because Uncle Dan's is not a fancy looking place on the outside but it is what is inside that counts. This is restaurant is a must for those who love... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Bill A
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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Uncle Dan's has awesome barbecue. The meat has the wonderful smoke grilled flavor that you expect. You may question whether you should go inside because Uncle Dan's is not a fancy looking place on the outside but it is what is inside that counts. This is restaurant is a must for those who love barbecue.

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Waco, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I am always disappointed every time I get dragged to Uncle Dan's. My go-to dish is the Texas Tater, which I've tried with chicken and pork. Neither is that great. The last time we were there was with out-of-town family, and they were disappointed in the brisket. The younger folks working behind the counter are generally ok, but most times... More 

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Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were brought here by friends while visiting central Texas. We love BBQ, but living in FL we usually eat at Sonny's chain restaurants. This was a fun restaurant, we tried all the BBQ, pulled pork, brisket, ribs, and chicken. All was tasty, sides were fresh and plentiful. They also have beer available, on tap and bottled.

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Waco, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

If you want barbecue in Waco, this is it. It's a convenient enough location, friendly service, and generally good food. The quality varies, but to be fair that is true of most small barbecue places. All in all, it deserves to be one of the stops on any visit to Waco, and a regular haunt for barbecue lovers in Waco.

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Lees Summit, MO
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Uncle Dan's barbecue is always excellent. the beef and ribs are always prepared to a wonderful taste. I was a little disappointed the last time. I ordered our food for pickup on New Year's Eve. I didn't check the order and when i got home they had forgotten the rolls and pickles. We survived, but was disappointed. The food was... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I have been here on multiple occasions. The staff is always friendly and the food is always great. I just love the lean Texas tater. Their pecan pies are absolutely delicious!!!

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Greenville, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A coworker took me here for lunch during a visit to Waco. I've never been to Texas before so I was looking forward to trying their BBQ. Apparently he took me to the wrong place. The brisket was OK-kind of dry. Smoked sausage was good but nothing out of this world. The sauce was awful. Really thick and tasted like... More 

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Gatesville, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I had the 3 meat plate so I could sample. Plate is set on a scale and the meat weighed. Looks like I got just under 8 ounces of meat. Brisket was ok in that it was not too dry and had some seasoning to it. Sausage tastes like Eckeridge. Ribs were were dry and not seasoned well. Mashed potatoes... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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126 reviews 126 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food was great, 1,2, & 3 meat dishes, 2 sides to choose for every plate, and sauce applied afterwards. This time I got pulled pork, my friends a variety of pulled pork and brisket with rolls. The sides were fried okra, mashed yams, potato baked or mashed, green beans, & black eyed peas. Reasonable prices.

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Memphis
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Love, love their beef brisket! Sides were great too. Went twice in one weekend :) sort of cafeteria style, but staff are super friendly. Reasonable prices, nothing fancy but great food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 Lake Air Drive, Waco, TX 76710
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: 2547724744

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Description

Uncle Dan's has been voted the #1 Barbecue Restaurant in Waco for over 15 years. We offer authentic smoked meats including beef brisket, turkey, ham, sausage, home made sides and gourmet mesquite wood fired hamburgers and many other delicious foods. Our amenities include family style dining, private party rooms with full audio visual capabilities, free wi-fi, delivery and catering.
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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