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217 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2233
+1 254-757-2871
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (63 reviews)
“popovers” (5 reviews)
“prime rib” (10 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
217 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2233
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While traveling over this Labor Day Weekend 2018, we stopped for an overnight stay in Waco, TX. Looking for a nice place to have dinner, we came across Diamonback's. We decided to chance it and were extremely happy with our choice. Not only was the...More

Thank bjliche
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so pleased that you and your husband decided to give us a try and enjoyed your experience with us. We would love to have you back with us any time you are in town!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While this is certainly a nice, high-end restaurant, we were disappointed. Plenty of menu choices yet a tad pricey. The food was good but not outstanding. The waiter was not friendly at all and didn’t try and engage at all. Just went through the motions....More

Thank Paula M
Courtney B, Social Media Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Paula, thank you for sharing your feedback and we're so sorry to hear your experience was disappointing! We'd really like to get more information on your visit so we can address this issue directly. Would you e-mail diamondbackssocial@gmail.com with the details of your visit...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used An app to find a nice restaurant near our hotel for dinner and this fit the bill. It was a rainy night mid- week so there was no competition for a table. The service was attentive and the food excellent. We could have...More

Thank travelingmv
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at DiamondBack's! Thank you for your gracious compliments, and we'll make sure to pass them along to your server and our chef. We hope to see you back again the next time...More

Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Food was great but cost of everything was pretty high. Menu was certainly diverse. Wife had chicken parm and was huge so a good value. I had seared ahi tuna which also was very good. Diamondbacks is certainly the high end of Waco dining.

Thank Mike M
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Hi Mike -- we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! We've passed your feedback along to our owner and manager, and we're glad you and your wife both enjoyed your meals at DiamondBack's. We hope to see you again soon!!

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

This was our second anniversary dinner at Diamondbacks and it was just as good as the first time. Their filet will melt in your mouth and the globe dessert is a special treat.

Thank Kristie C
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Oh, we're so happy to hear that, Kristie! Happy anniversary! We hope to see you back here for many more. :)

Reviewed June 28, 2018

We went to have a nice meal. We were expecting high prices, but these prices were insane! We decided to eat the happy hour appetizers in the bar area. We ordered four in our group to try. The prime rib nachos came with 2 nachos...More

Thank ronijofrazier
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

We're sorry to hear you feel that way. We work hard to deliver a 5-star experience for our dining guests, and we price our plates accordingly. We do have an excellent happy hour at the bar, with 50% off wine bottles on Tuesdays, half-price sushi...More

Reviewed June 24, 2018

We chose this restaurant because it was close to the B & B in which we were staying. It was fantastic. I had shrimp; my friend had steak. Both meals were delicious. But, and I’m not really a chocolate fan, their signature dessert is outstanding....More

Thank Marla2015
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

We're so glad to hear you're a fan of DiamondBack's, Marla! We're also very happy that you got a chance to try our signature dessert too... it's crowd-pleaser for sure. :) Please come back and see us again on your next trip through Waco!

Reviewed May 23, 2018

We recently visited Waco with friends, and enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner for my husband at Diamondback. The food was fabulous AND filling...not those teeny tiny portions of gourmet food that often come with a high price tag. My husband asked for the end cut...More

Thank Gayle H
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2018

Wow! Thank you so much for the raving review, Gayle! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience so much and honored to be considered in such high regard. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon! Thank you!

Reviewed May 16, 2018

So our graduate chose this restaurant to dine at after graduation. We had reserved a room for the event. Being country folks, we were not prepared how expensive this restaurant is. We ordered a 12 ounce steak well done which my wife and I split,...More

Thank JerryM371
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, Jerry! We're sorry to hear that your meal was less than stellar but glad to know that your service was fantastic. :) We've passed your words along to our manager, and we hope you'll give us another shot next time...More

Reviewed May 12, 2018

This was our first time to visit this restaurant and we are extremely unlikely to return. First our drink order was incorrect and although our waitress was kind and apologetic it took an extended period of time to have it corrected. I ordered my steak...More

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Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

First, thank you for giving us a try and second, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. It seems like an honest mistake but we'd love to get to the bottom of this for you -- Would you please email us at diamondbackssocial@gmail.com...More

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August 19, 2016|
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Response from Courtney B | Property representative |
We like to call it "smart casual." :)
Denver P
July 30, 2016|
Response from Courtney B | Property representative |
We appreciate the feedback, Denver. It's true that we are more expensive than most other restaurants in Waco, but we're glad to hear that you feel the quality of the food and the experience is worth it. We look forward to... More
July 29, 2016|
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Response from Mary C | Reviewed this property |
We made a last-minute decision to dine there and had no problem without reservations... however, it was not a weekend night and it was earlier in the evening. Never hurts to call if you can.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2233
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-757-2871
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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