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Cricket's Grill & Draft House

American, Pizza, Hamburgers
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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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 16
    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
Great mix of flavorful bar & grill food plus a huge beer selection

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Rich_Holden
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Leavenworth, Kansas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Maryland
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 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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Dallas, Texas
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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
80 reviews 80 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Chicago,IL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?