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217 Mary Avenue, Waco, TX 76701
+1 254-757-2871
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5:00 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: 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
  • 35
    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
Good but WAY too pricey

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Gdogtexas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
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80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oak Grove, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I ate here on a date night. I can honestly say WOW. Service and food was superb. Atmosphere was quality. Food wAs amazing, a bit high. But you definitely get what you pay for. If ever back in the Waco area we will eat here again.

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Waco, TX
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the environment was warm. Loved our dinner here so much. I wish the wine list wasn't so overpriced but other than that I would go back in a heartbeat

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Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
72 reviews 72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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