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“Love it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Diamond Backs

Diamond Backs
217 Mary Avenue, Waco, TX 76701
+1 254-757-2871
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Ranked #31 of 298 Restaurants in Waco
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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.
Waco, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Great place to meet friends for dinner or for appetizers and drinks. Great atmosphere. Perfect for an intimate dinner for two or a large party. Service is always great and so is the food!

Visited July 2013
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Nikki B, Guest Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Sherry, thank you so much for the kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon for happy hour or dinner.
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English first
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
“Rehearsal Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Wonderful Party at Diamonback's. Great food, excellent service. Thank you Stuart for all your attention and detail to our rehearsal dinner. Looking forward to eating at the restaurant again.

Visited May 2013
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Nikki B, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Thank you so much for the kind words! We were honored to have been chosen for such a wonderful occasion and really enjoyed your group. We hope to see you all again soon!
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Waco
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A Unique Local Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Diamond Backs is purely Texas. Its decor and menu reflect the Lone Star State. Although the dishes are usually quite good, the prices have simply gone far too high...much beyond typical Waco prices. We no longer take out of town friends there as our bills are the hundreds of dollars.

Visited October 2012
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Nikki B, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thank you so much for the review and honest feedback! If you're looking for the same DiamondBack's experience but with less expensive bites, join us for happy hour in the High Noon Saloon from 4-7pm Monday through Wednesday and 4-10pm on Thursdays.

We also offer rotating specials, such as half price sushi on Thursday nights and half price bottles of wine on Tuesday nights. These specials are subject to change, so please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay informed.
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Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Allergic Reaction”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I have a fairly sensitive and somewhat severe reaction to fish. I always check with the restaurant to make sure that they can prepare the food I eat separately from any fish or seafood products. Since I saw a lot of fish on the menu here, I was doubly cautious. Nevertheless, six hours later I was wildly ill -- following the very typical pattern for my fish allergy. The place was fine, generally, but the server or the kitchen didn't take me seriously when I made very specific requests. Usually a restaurant will say they can't do it and I leave. Server said it would be no problem. Sadly that wasn't the case and I paid dearly for it.

Visited February 2013
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Nikki B, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
We take menu requests and special dietary restrictions very seriously at DiamondBack's, and we are shocked and embarrassed that you experienced an adverse reaction after dining with us.

Please send all details you can remember about your visit with us to diamondbackssocial@gmail.com so we can look into this. This is a very serious matter, so please be assured it will be treated with high priority.
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Abilene
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“Overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Have eaten there several times but was shocked by the pricing and I must say we are food people and not very price sensitive. Daughter had a seafood stuffed fillet special which was priced at $67. Dinner for four was $340 dollars which was really over the top. Service was iffy at best. Hate the write these kind of reviews but really thought the value was not there for the service and food. Probably the nicest place in Waco but not worth the price.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nikki B, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Joe, we hate hearing that your service was "iffy" – we strive for superior service and excellent guest experience and want to make this right. Please email us details about your visit to diamondbackssocial@gmail.com.

We invite you to join us for happy hour in the High Noon Saloon (featuring less expensive bites) from 4-7pm Monday through Wednesday and 4-10pm on Thursdays. We also offer rotating specials such as half price sushi and half price bottles of wine. These specials change frequently, so please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay informed.
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