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217 Mary Avenue, Waco, TX 76701
+1 254-757-2871
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4:00 pm - 10:00 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: 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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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Could be a 5 star with improvement.

We settled in after a busy work week. The decor is darkly lit and inviting and the greeters were warm and enthusiastic. Our waitperson was helpful and responsive. The kitchen was another story. The house and wedge salads were fine. So was the lobster bisque- actually terrific. My wife ordered the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
rickybob
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We settled in after a busy work week. The decor is darkly lit and inviting and the greeters were warm and enthusiastic. Our waitperson was helpful and responsive. The kitchen was another story. The house and wedge salads were fine. So was the lobster bisque- actually terrific. My wife ordered the steak trio and very specifically asked for medium well.... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a nice early dinner with our daughter. Food good, atmosphere nice but the prices are outrageous. TWO meals and 4 glasses of 4 oz of wine ($12/glass) later it was $168 with tip! My daughter and I split a meal and they charged us $9!! We didn't even order the priciest menu items. Prob won't be back. Felt... More 

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Buchanan Dam, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
50 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
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

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
Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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 

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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, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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