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Cricket's Grill & Draft House

American, Bar, Pub
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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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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the food but the experience was plain bad. We were a group of five and absolutely everything we ordered came out wrong and took an hour to come out. Only plus was the delicious brisket burger.

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Thank Patty H
Marquez, Texas
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141 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Since it was a Monday it seemed not very busy for lunch. Waitperson was attentive and helpful with a beer sample before selection. Lots of Texas beer on tap and some beer from other places, too. My husband and I had different burgers and sweet potato fries. All good and tasty. Place is a little dark and feels a little... More 

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Thank BandDMarquezTX
Waco, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to eat and have a gathering. Best Spicy BaJa Burger, So many beers on the wall on tap. Warehouse decor games in the back. Great place for reunions

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Thank dixied113
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

So happy you and your friends had a great time at Cricket's! The spicy baja burger was a good choice. :) We hope to have you all back again soon! More 

Converse, Texas, United States
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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this was great, we were recommended by a local. its a bar and a grill so kids can come and sit on the grill side and the bar side has live music. They had 90s music when we went and they have an amazing selection of beers and drinks. try the frozen jack and coke :)

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

We're so happy that you and your kids could visit Cricket's, Nicole! The frozen jack and coke is a fan favorite, especially during this hot summer-- so glad you could try it! We hope to have you and your family back again soon! More 

Indialantic, Florida
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198 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here after a visit to Magnolia. TA came up and suggested many nearby restaurants. Cricket's sounded fun, so we went. It is big, and even has pool tables in the back. I couldn't count the number of beer taps, but there were a lot. Our great server suggested a couple of Texas brews, and brought samples, and I... More 

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

Thanks so much for coming into Cricket's, Peter! We're happy you got a chance to try our extensive beer selection as well as our super popular brussels sprouts. Next time you swing through Waco, be sure to stop by and see us again! More 

Austin, Texas
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226 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our third year of having a Baylor Bear and we finally tried Crickets...and we'll be back. The menu is fairly large with options to fit everyone in the family - with some standard pub offerings and some unique twists. We had the queso burger topped with fries, the Avocado burger and a chicken quesadilla. All were great...fresh, served... More 

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

We're so happy that you and your family of Bears got to experience Cricket's this weekend! So glad you got to try the Brussels sprouts-- they're a fan favorite! We've passed your feedback about the fries along to the chef as well. We can't wait to see you again on your next trip to Waco! More 

Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here visit brother in college. This is a hang out for locals. Good was good. Unfortunately service was slow but could of been cause they were busy. Beer is cold.

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Thank mustangkay1
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

We're happy you got to experience Cricket's on your visit to Waco! We're sorry to hear that the service was a little slow while we were busy, and we've passed your feedback along to the manager, but we hope you come back again for good food and cold beer on your next trip through town! More 

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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Cricket's on a Sunday night, when we were traveling, although it was a bit out of our way we decided to give it a try because we love draft houses and breweries. They had a fabulous beer selection on tap. Chance was our server who was very friendly and made great beer suggestions. My fiancé ordered the... More 

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

We're so happy to hear that you and your fiancé made Cricket's a stop on your way through Waco, Trish! We will pass your compliments along to Chance. As for the fries, we do hand cut Idaho potatoes and double fry them in house, but we're happy to hear you thought all the rest of the food was great. :)... More 

Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Seated right away. I had the Greek salad with chicken, very good. Husband had brisket burger good and both for the lunch special of $5.99 each.. he also had the hugest order of onion rings, he said were also good. Server wrong top of things. Good place.

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

So happy to hear you and your husband both loved your lunch, Linda! We hope to have you back soon on your next trip through Waco! More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok place. Food was average and service was spotty. We had three bartenders and only one was attentive. Fries came out cold and I requested a new order, they came out cold and greasy. Third batch were borderline warm and we settled for those.

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

We're sorry to hear that your latest experience was mediocre. We will pass your feedback about the fries along to the chef, as that is not a typical experience at Cricket's. We hope to have you in again soon to make it up to you at a level that better reflects our high standards of service and quality. 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
Bar scene, Large groups
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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