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Cricket's Grill & Draft House

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221 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701
254-754-4677
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awesome chicken strips; very juicy and not over breaded. Large selection to choose from. Visited once during a stay in Waco and will definitely revisit if in the area again.

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Thank marij2015520
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you liked the chicken strips and we would definitely love to see you again on your next trip through Waco! More 

Cibolo, Texas
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was excited about visiting Crickets because I had seen previous reviews, but sadly my experience did not live up to the expectations. The wait to see our waiter was much to long and the wait for the food was even longer. The dish I ordered was over cooked. The manager offered to comp our dessert, but I was just... More 

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Thank LeslieS22
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

We're so sorry to hear about your first experience at Cricket's, Leslie! You are correct to assume that your visit was an atypical one-- usually our servers are very attentive and quick. We would love the chance to have you back in again to see what everyone else is raving about. Again, we truly apologize and hope to have another... More 

Lillian, Alabama
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with a large group of friends. Prices are reasonable. The wait is short. Pool tables, etc...spacious.

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Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

Happy to hear you're a fan of Cricket's! We hope to have you back again soon and often. :) More 

Olathe, Kansas
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I ordered the brisket grilled cheese. One of the best sandwiches I have ever eaten! There were many delicious sounding menu items to choose from. Located in the same area as Spice Village, so very convenient to see half of Spice Village, grab a bite, and then go back to finish shopping.

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Thank ducksnbaskets
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your brisket grilled cheese-- it's a fan favorite for sure! You'll have to come back to try some of our other menu items next time you swing through Spice Village. Thanks again! More 

Flower Mound, Texas
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent beer list, good food, great atmosphere. Note that the Texas beers are listed separately on the menu. Good variety of entrees.

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Thank Jim W
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at Cricket's, Jim! We hope to have you back again soon on your next trip through Waco! More 

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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a monte crisco sandwich and sent it back because it was cold! A deep fried sandwich should not be cold! The cheese on the fries was not even melted! We will never return here. Also for having 107 beers on tap you would expect it to be ice cold. Not very cold at all!!! Thumbs down

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Thank Breewilleat
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear of your negative experience at Cricket's, and we've passed your feedback about your sandwich and fries along to our chef and manager so we can figure out what happened. The Monte Cristo is usually a favorite sandwich of ours, and your experience does not reflect a typical visit to Cricket's. We appreciate the time you took... More 

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220 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in for Pizza, & was let down by the chef or cook; they would not substitute the meat toppings for fresh vegetables, so went with the local cuisine & switched to the avocado tacos. Now if you would have told me they fried the avocado like a corndog well I would have passed. Glad I tried this specialty, soft... More 

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Thank JJV3
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! Our kitchen has been told not to allow "build your own" flatbreads in order to preserve the integrity and taste of our products, so we're sorry to hear the menu choices did not suffice. We are glad, however, that you liked the tempura avocado taco and we hope you join us again! More 

Temple, Texas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 19-year old daughter and I went to Cricket's for lunch today. It was excellent! Our waiter, Nathan, was very attentive and recommended several items from the menu, which we ordered. I had the steak salad, and it was excellent. My daughter (who is not a big salad fan) thought that it was excellent, too. The steak was very tasty,... More 

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Thank Brenda H
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear you and your daughter both enjoyed your meals, Brenda! We'll pass your compliments along to Nathan and to the chef. The peanut butter bacon burger is truly a fan favorite-- I think we're onto something there! We hope to have you back to visit us again soon! More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in Crickets for a quick lunch before heading to the zoo. The daily special was a peanut butter & bacon burger....didn't get it although I'm kicking myself now! I got the hummus plate - it was delish! Hubby got the pretzels with 3 dipping sauces (we all fought over the Buffalo ranch!) and our daughter got the chicken... More 

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Thank Colleen O
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

We will pass your compliments along to the chef, Colleen! We're so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your meal at Cricket's, and you will absolutely have to come back for the peanut butter and bacon burger-- it's always on our menu and it's a fan favorite for sure! We look forward to your next visit. :) More 

Houston, Texas
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124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to get a beer, drinks, and nosh on appetizers this is a great place! The night we were there they were having Trivia night. Wish we knew about it ahead time cause that would have been fun to do. They have pool tables, darts, tvs etc. and a large bar area. Popular place with Baylor students and... More 

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Thank Tennismum916
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome feedback! You'll have to return for our trivia night-- right now, they're on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. We hope to have you back again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: 254-754-4677

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?