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Cricket's Grill & Draft House

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221 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701
254-754-4677
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you like beer and good happy hour cocktails....

The beer menu is impressive and varied. There is a huge selection of Texas craft beer along with the usual popular imports and mass market beer. The wine selection is very limited; one white, one red blend and one white zinfandel. Cricket's is not a wine bar. The interior is quite large, capable of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
lonestarlizard
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Austin, Texas
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127 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The beer menu is impressive and varied. There is a huge selection of Texas craft beer along with the usual popular imports and mass market beer. The wine selection is very limited; one white, one red blend and one white zinfandel. Cricket's is not a wine bar. The interior is quite large, capable of holding around 700 guests, with a... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nice selection of beers on tap. Pool tables, small outdoor balcony upstairs. Typical bar food, burgers, sandwiches, etc. Had the fried chicken tenders. They were very good. Crispy crust, served hot. Servers was pleasant. Would return if I was in mood for pub food.

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Waco, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Many on draft some unusual ones. Ciders.shuffleboard. pool. Standard bar food burgers,wings nachos. All bars are non smoking in Waco now.

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Waco, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Very nice place and very good appatizer from fried mushrooms, fried pickles.chicken stripso and of course a cold on draft harp

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Waco, Texas
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Only place to have a wide variety of tap beers. Food has been average at best. I appreciate the beer options,but they could be so much better at service and quality. Some wanna be beer snobs hang out here as well. I still go occasionally, but know what to expect. I have noticed I don't stay too long each visit.

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West Columbia, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Good lite ale, will return there, nice place to rest after shopping and clutching your breath. Interesting pub atmosphere we did not expect in WAco.

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We took a large group and were escorted to a dark, dingy room in the back where everything was sticky... chairs, tables, floors, even the salt shakers.... Many of us ordered tacos because it was $2 Taco Tuesday. After ordering the waitress returned to tell us that tacos were $2 all day except from 5-9 pm so we would have... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Stopped in for a bite after the Farmers market to get out of the heat. The place looked old and it was nearly empty but it filled up by the time we left. I now know why. The food was good and presented well.

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Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I come to Crickets every time I come to Waco, but it's just for a quick beverage before heading somewhere else for dinner. I absolutely REFUSE to eat here. The food is bar food, and everything (save the side salad) is fried, greasy, or a sandwich. I'm not impressed with the menu. Recommendation, come for the beverages, eat somewhere else.

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Minneapolis,MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited Crickets several times during our stay because we loved the extensive craft beer collection. Brandon behind the bar was so friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable about all the beer. We shared some excellent nachos and our daughter and her friends also loved the philly egg roll appetizer. Brandon gave us all sorts of excellent tips on other places to... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?