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Diamond Backs

217 Mary Avenue, Waco, TX 76701
+1 254-757-2871
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Ranked #30 of 300 restaurants in Waco
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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
great barrington,ma
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 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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17 reviews 17 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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

WACO
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

went with my husband and a couple friends for drinks and dinner, the steak was the best I've ever had and loved the family style side dishes, pricy but oh so worth it!

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

Kristy, thank you for the glowing review! We are so pleased to hear your party had a wonderful time and enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Located a short walk from our Courtyard hotel in downtown Waco this is a very good steakhouse. The service was very good. The cuts of meat were very good as my business associate and I had the filet mignon and rib eye. Both temperatures were perfect. We shared the raw tuna tower as an appetizer which was excellent. We're from... More

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

Richard, we're so glad you found us! Thank you for dining at DiamondBack's during your stay in Waco. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal and hope you choose to stop in again next time you're here. Cheers! More

Sanger, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Nice atmosphere and they take reservations but pricey. We celebrated 2 birthdays there on 11/2/2013. Waiter did fine accept reaching across people. Our meals came with salad and we ordered 2 sides scalloped potatoes which were thick cut and had a delicious sauce. The asparagus was cooked just right but the sauce didn't have much taste. Stuffed shrimp looked great,... More

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