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Diamond Backs

217 Mary Avenue, Waco, TX 76701
+1 254-757-2871
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Ranked #24 of 303 Restaurants in Waco
Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Description: DiamondBack's is a fine dining establishment in downtown Waco specializing in hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood and a full sushi menu. We also offer happy hour every Monday to Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm and Thursdays from 4pm to 10pm.
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English first
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We arrived from the UK to surprise Waco friends and Diamond Backs did everything possible to help make it happen, including providing an apron for the impromptu waiter! The food was great as well.

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Waco, Texas
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

For some reason, there is a common belief that Waco lacks fine restaurants. While they are not numerous, Diamond Backs is one of several examples that should eliminate that perception. $$$$, with fine food and wine selections.

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Lorena
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The food was fantastic. I got the braised short ribs with pasta. The salad was really tasty. The service was fantastic. I felt like I was the only one He had to take care of. The atmosphere is way above anything Waco has to offer. Waco doesn't have upscale eating places. It was way over priced but it was worth... More

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Nikki B, Guest Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal at DiamondBack's. As for the light fixture, we will address this immediately and appreciate you calling it to our attention. Please come see us again soon! More

great barrington,ma
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We ate here the other evening and all I can say is WOW ! We ate at the bar and enjoyed watching the bartender at work . Like I said the menu is outstanding and the food is wonderful. I can't wait to come back to Waco to hit this place once again.

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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Diamondbacks is hands down the best upscale restaurant in Waco. The service is great and the menu has a good selection. I would recommend the crab cakes and the seafood stuffed filet! The dessert selection is amazing and I would recommend saving room. Try the chocolate bag or bananas foster

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Nikki B, Guest Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for the wonderful review Katherine! We are thrilled to hear you enjoy dining with us and hope we see you again soon. More

Wallingford, Vermont
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Close enough to walk to - even without a reservation (I suggest getting one) we sat at the bar to wait for a table. Very good wine selection and staff very friendly. We wound up giving up on a table and ate at the bar and the food was very good. My husbands steak was perfectly cooked and my asparagas... More

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Waco, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Good food but inconsistent service. Very pretty place, can be very quiet. Good wine list, great bar.

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Nikki B, Guest Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review

Hello Eric, thank you for your review and kind comments. We're so glad you chose to dine with us! However, we are concerned about the inconsistent service you received during your meal(s). Please email us at diamondbackssocial(at)gmail(dot)com with more details so we can have the opportunity to look into it and make things right. More

Waco, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It is very pricey, and the food is above average, especially for Waco. My wife had to send the baked potato back 3 times because it was too cold to melt the butter.

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Nikki B, Guest Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review

Kenneth, thank you for your review. We're disappointed to hear you had a less than stellar experience with your meal but we hope you choose to dine with us again soon so we can show you a wonderful time. We are always looking to improve our guest experience, and your feedback has been shared with our culinary team. More

Charleston, West Virginia
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Really enjoyed this spot. Very nice wine list, open atmosphere for our group of 6. Delightful house salad was excellent. The massive puff rolls and sweet honey butter were a meal unto themselves. At the suggestion of a local, I had the snapper while my friends had steaks - all were wonderful. Attentive service without being annoying. Desserts were delicious... More

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Waco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Met six friends for dinner last night for early Christmas dinner. Called the day before and changed our reservations from 4 to 8 with no issues.Charles our server was one of the most knowledgeable and attentive servers I have ever haf. Six of us took his suggestion of the off menu stuffed filet. Two had the snapper. All was prepared... More

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Nikki B, Guest Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review

We're so glad you joined us for a holiday dinner! Thank you for the glowing review and we are so pleased that your party had an excellent time. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Happy holidays! More

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