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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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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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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious decade after decade

I've been eating at Uncle Dan's for (honestly) 30+ years -- since it's old location over on Lake Air near the old mall. I now live thousands of miles away, but come back every time I come home. And every time, it's tasty, friendly and just damn good. My husband, who can't stand the Texas heat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Acampo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Just arrived in Waco did the first time. Moved one of my boys here to attend Baylor for graduate school. His roommate said Dan's is the best BBQ around. We got great intel and the food is absolutely the finest. I had the three meat dinner plate: Pulled Pork, Sliced Brisket, and Ribs. I thought I had died and gone... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I've been eating at Uncle Dan's for (honestly) 30+ years -- since it's old location over on Lake Air near the old mall. I now live thousands of miles away, but come back every time I come home. And every time, it's tasty, friendly and just damn good. My husband, who can't stand the Texas heat, will get on a... More 

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Leander, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We got there a little late for dinner around 6:45PM so there were no lines. As usual friendly service and we had sliced brisket, sausage and turkey. My wife thought the turkey was a little salty but I thought it was fine. The brisket was lean and the sausage was very good. Paired with nice mustard potato salad and beans... More 

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It looked like a nice place but the food was GREASY, SWIMMING IN SAUCE AND IT ALL TASTED THE SAME. We had sliced brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and smoked sausage....little smoke flavor and way too much time in the oven. Don't waste your hard earned money here.

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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