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Cricket's Grill & Draft House

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

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
Mediocrity

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Doug M
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Waco, Texas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Waco, Texas
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Leavenworth, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I've had my share of various bar & grill good, and try some standards by which to compare. I will say the Cricket's Buffalo Chicken sandwich was one of the tastiest sandwiches of this type that I've ever had. A very light and crisp coating cooked to perfection with just the right mix of hot wing sauce, ranch dressing, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Additional Information about Cricket's Grill & Draft House

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

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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?