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Cricket's Grill & Draft House

221 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701
254-754-4677
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Ranked #67 of 301 restaurants in Waco
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Pizza
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
The Woodlands, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Server had no knowledge of the menu (food or beer), a poor attitude, and a primary response of "can't", as in "we can't do that". Who ever heard of a restaurant NOT having any side dishes other than fries, fries, and fries (not even a side salad)....? I will certainly not return, and recommend others stay away.....unless all you're looking... More

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Nikki B, Guest Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

Hi there, we're really bummed to read your review and would like the opportunity to make things right. Although we do offer much more than fries (including a wedge side salad) to accompany our entrées, it sounds like we dropped the ball on service and we're concerned that you left our restaurant disappointed. Please email us at cricketssocial(at)gmail(dot)com so we... More

Jacksonville, Fl
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I stopped in for lunch and a beer and Crickets is the true American/Texas draft house!! Awesome beer selection and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend stopping in when visiting Waco!!

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Nikki B, Guest Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

Thanks for the stellar review and we're glad you came in for lunch! We hope to see you again next time you stop in Waco. Cheers! More

Walsall
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Veggie burgers or veggie ‘burgers’? The Cricket Grill has the distinction of having a bar with 100 taps dispensing 100 different varieties of beer, in addition to a good range of wines and spirits. Customers are a beer menu, not just a food one. There are numerous pool tables, and the atmosphere is somewhat dark and noisy. A quieter part... More

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Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We sat ourselves because their was no one around. We waited for about 10 minutes without being greeted and then we finally got the attention of a staff member. I was very disappointed in the menu. I looked online, saw what I wanted to order, and nothing was on the menu that I saw. It was slim! I was stuck... More

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Nikki B, Guest Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

Hi Sadie, our from-scratch kitchen specializes in fresh, never frozen USDA choice burgers and handcrafted sandwiches. We also offer a selection of appetizers, salads, tacos and entrée baskets. If you were looking for something on the healthier side (but still filling), our Greek Grilled Chicken Skewers or South Texas Ranch Fajitas would be great choices! We are disappointed to hear... More

Waco, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

They have the coldest beer on tap you can get anywhere. You name it- they have it and then some. The appetizer mix tray was the perfect size for the three of us. They have pool tables and a indoor smoking room. Come on by and give it a try, you wont be sorry.

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Waco, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Visited memorial weekend-Friday . Great selection of drinks and a really unique food menu. But the service really won us over. Staff very attentive to our children which was a pleasant surprise considering the college crowd. Try the tacos! Especially the fish tacos.Games, pool.... We had a great time. This is a very large place with a relaxing atmosphere.

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Nikki B, Guest Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

Wilfred, we're so glad you and your family stopped in last weekend! The fish tacos are new to our menu and we're happy to hear you enjoyed them. We hope to see you all again soon! More

Waco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I had been a fan of Crickets since it opened nearly 17 years ago, but it has taken a nosedive in the service area. The food has been hit or miss, more recently it seems to have been improving, but the waitstaff in the bar area needs some serious training on how to wait on customers. On two recent occasions... More

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Nikki B, Guest Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear we've let you down and would like the opportunity to make this right. We appreciate your business and want to make our customers happy during every visit. Please email us at cricketssocial(at)gmail(dot)com so we can get in touch with you. More

Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I absolutely love crickets. The menu has a pretty good selection. The cheese fries and pretzels are great. This is a good lunch or dinner spot, but as it gets later in the night it gets loud since it's a popular bar. It has lots of pool tables, giant Jenga sets, and shuffleboard.

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Nikki B, Guest Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

Thanks for the glowing review Katherine! We love seeing you at Cricket's and hope you join us again soon for more of our famous cheese fries. Cheers! More

Friendswood, Texas
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food here is pretty consistent, however it may take some time to get your order. It seems like it's taken quite a while every time I've been here. They do have a pretty amazing bacon peanut butter burger that is a must to try. Onion rings are a bit different and have a "donut style" batter. It's not sweet,... More

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The Villages, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Staying in Waco on our way to Dallas, this restaurant is located in an area where there are several restaurants. Mostly catering to students and visitors to the college area. You can walk the area in about 10-15 minutes to see all the restaurants. One had about 5 people sitting at the bar, one had about 3 or 4 sitting... More

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Nikki B, Guest Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

We're so glad you found us and stopped in for a bite! Thank you for the glowing review and we hope you visit us again next time you are in Waco. Cheers! More

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