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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: 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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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    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:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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San Diego
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Before I get into the details, I must say we were at Diamondbacks on a VERY busy night. Baylor graduation, the local high school senior prom, and some other black-tie event going on in town. The place was packed. But they knew it would be... We've been eating at this restaurant for the last 6 years (two kids in college... More 

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

Jack, thank you for your feedback. 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 serve the same USDA Prime beef and fresh ingredients that the steakhouses you mentioned use. And while it was the single busiest meal of the year due to... More 

Henderson, Nevada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Steak place but have other things was well. Upscale for Waco. The wine list was on a iPad with good photos and information about the wine. We had a young man who was excellent in his waiter skills. Food was OK, give it a B rating with some things really good and some just average.

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Oak Grove, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
170 reviews 170 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
61 reviews 61 reviews
52 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
73 reviews 73 reviews
58 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 

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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, Entertaining clients, 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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