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Diamond Backs

217 Mary Avenue, Waco, TX 76701
+1 254-757-2871
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Ranked #35 of 315 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
  • Italian first
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English first
Buchanan Dam, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Zak the server was great, but he did not have any help in serving 17 people with water, drinks, and place settings. My steak was very well seasoned, but over cooked and served cold. The onion rings were very tough and over cooked and cold, they look very nice on the serving stick. The side orders, mac&cheese, mushrooms, masked potatoes... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This is our favorite place in Waco to celebrate anything. Anniversaries, birthdays, or just an evening away from the house, this is the place we love to go. The service is top notch and very knowledgeable. Setting is very quiet and you can eat and enjoy drinks in a comfortable atmosphere. Price is on the high side but you can... More 

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Monahans, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Dinner began with the best lobster bisque I have ever eaten. It is my favorite soup and I always order it if it is on the menu. I enjoyed the 12 oz Filet and augratin potatoes. The filet was cooked correctly and was very delicious. The potatoes were very cheesy and very delicious. I sampled the bernaise had hollandaise sauces... More 

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New York City, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My second time at this restaurant and another "just average" meal at NYC steakhouse prices!! The appetizers of crab cakes (just ok @ $17) and asparagus with lump crab (deep ftried breaded asparagus was greasy and wet with small amount of crab @ $18) were a poor beginning to an average meal. They command very high prices for their entrees.... More 

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

Thank you for your honest feedback. We are very disappointed and embarrassed to hear about your recent dining experience with us. We strive to provide our guests with exceptional service and regret we fell short of that. We will address these issues immediately. Please email us at diamondbackssocial@gmail.com so we can get some additional information from you to help make... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This place is in a strip mall sort of thing, right next to Ninfa's. It doesnt look like a nicer place from the outside at all, but it is. This place was on par with nice steak houses in Fort Worth. The blue cheese crusted filet was fabulous and cooked perfectly (medium rare), the side of mushrooms were amazing! The... More 

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Michael K, Guest Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us! We really appreciate the business and are glad you enjoyed your visit. If you happen to return on a Tuesday please join us for Half-Price Wine Night. Our entire list from bottom to top is half off. More 

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
334 helpful votes 334 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 

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Additional Information about Diamond Backs

Address: 217 Mary Avenue, Waco, TX 76701
Phone Number: +1 254-757-2871
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
Open Hours:
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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