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Cricket's Grill & Draft House

American, Pizza, Hamburgers
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221 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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Most recent review
Great downtown stop for a bite to eat!

Stopped by for dinner before attending an event downtown and the food and service was awesome. I will definitely be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stopped by for dinner before attending an event downtown and the food and service was awesome. I will definitely be back!

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Canberra, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Been there twice now and both times the vibe has kind of been lacking! We went there to play some darts which was fine. Plenty of beers on tap, friendly and knowledgeable staff that are happy to offer up little samplers of beers before you choose. It's a good place to head to after dinner for a bit, not for... More 

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Houston, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good food and good selection of beer. It was not very crowded but then it was on Baylor's spring break. Easy access to the Convention Center.

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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I really want to like this place. Been here a couple of times to sit at the bar and have drinks and it has been the same poor service each time. Quite frankly, if a female is working the bar and you are a female you will not get good service, period. Every visit I order a drink and never... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. Please accept our sincere apologies for your disappointing experience. We are very troubled and surprised to hear about the repeat lack of attention you received. There is no excuse for this poor customer service and our manager has addressed the issue. While we understand you gave us multiple opportunities to make a good impression, we... More 

McKinney, Texas
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We made 3 trips here over the weekend. We stayed at the Hilton across the street. In town for a wedding. Cold and icy and this was the best overall option available within walking distance. We chose it over the other nearby places because of the atmosphere. We didn't want Tex mex next door simply because we were having Tex... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Was seated for over an hour- husband ordered a beer- server came back after 15 minutes to say sorry we're out of that one/ same scenario happened 3 times. Meanwhile food order never appeared/ without explanation or apology- we finally told the server we were leaving due to poor service & she didn't blink an eye-nor did the host or... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Stopped at Crickets Grill & Drafthouse and we fell in love with the food. Had fried pickles that were thick sliced and lightly battered. With the buffalo ranch dipping...they were great. Wife had the bacon cheddar burger which was perfect. It had cheddar running out the sides! We shared a double fried order of fries with cheddar all over. Very... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Overall the ambiance and the feel of the restaurant was exactly what we were looking for. The french fries are delicious - and as someone who is a health nut and never eats fries, this is a huge compliment. My husband said his burger was a little on the greasy side but my chicken sandwich was very good. Will probably... More 

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Waco, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The first thing I always notice at Cricket's is the smell. It always reminds me of a proper pub, and in my book that alone makes it worth a visit. The food is pretty good, but I'm also not sure what you would really expect. I'm not much of a beer drinker, but the draft list is extensive and the... More 

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Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

They had more than 80 beers on tap, the food was great as we ate here more than once due to the location. Service was great and Adam stands out as one of the nicest bartenders i have met.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: 254-754-4677

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?