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217 Mary Avenue, Waco, TX 76701
+1 254-757-2871
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: DiamondBack's is a fine dining establishment in downtown Waco specializing...
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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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Anniversary Dinner

Great food - great atmosphere. It felt like we we able to truly relax in this upscale feeling restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Jackye C
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great food - great atmosphere. It felt like we we able to truly relax in this upscale feeling restaurant.

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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This was my first visit here and it was with a group over 180 people! We overwhelmed the staff or they were not prepared for that many. Although the staff were working hard to meet each table, you knew there would be some snafu. YET! The steaks were huge! The potatoes were great but the timing was off in delivering.... More 

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southern US
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Sat at the bar for dinner. Friendly bar staff, great cocktail/liquor choices. Happy hour all night Thurs night - food and drink specials great! Lighting is awesome, ambiance fabulous, staff professional. Live music was enjoyable, but subtle. Quality of crab meat & sushi was excellent. Creative options in addition to steak. Highly recommend.

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West Columbia, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Plus for atmosphere, nice cosy and quite enough to talk for one another. Blend of flavors on salads was excellent. Steak, filet very good. rather pricey though

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We are semi-local and have never been. We were very pleasantly surprised! Lobster bisque is amazing. The prime rib is delicious. Had potatoes au gratin and the green beans as our sides and they were also delicious! Our server was knowledgeable on the menu and made sure we were well taken care of! We definitely be back soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

The hostess Cassie was extremely helpful orchestrating a dinner for my business. Upon arrival she was very polite and informative. She set us up with our server Ray who is very knowledgable and good at what he does. Cassie recommended an Orin Swift varietal which Ray then suggested to pair with the stuffed filet. I appreciate the flawless service and... More 

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Hewitt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Good food and steaks. A little pricey and the side dishes are served family style. Good wine list as well.

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Waco, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My co-workers and I come at least once a month for half-price wine on a Tuesday night. The food is a bit over priced for Waco and its inconsistency, but we return for the service and atmosphere. We have had the same waitress for our last few visits, she really knows her stuff and has a great sense of humor... More 

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Waco, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Diamond Backs is typically considered the best steakhouse in Waco, and it is certainly one of the most expensive. However, their happy hour menu is quite reasonable (appetizers and drinks) and on Thursday lasts the entire evening until close (10PM). Recently went their for an anniversary, and the wait staff brought us complimentary champagne. Try the Kobe beef sliders with... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went here with my daughters family for abirthday celebration. She is new in town and this place came highly recomended. Service was poor and food not worth the price. My wife's steak was not eatable, they did bring her another one.

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

Dear Jerry, We very sorry to hear you were so disappointed with your meal and understand the frustration felt when a special meal does not go smoothly. We would like to get some more details about your visit to fully address the issue with our staff. If you would kindly email us at diamondackssocial@gmail.com we will do our very best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 217 Mary Avenue, Waco, TX 76701
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-757-2871

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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.
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

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