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Barnett's Pub

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Irish
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420 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2109
+1 254-714-1356
Tue - Wed 16:00 - 23:00
Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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Waco, Texas
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331 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We did try to have dinner here recently because we had a restaurant.com coupon. We had a large party sitting for about 15 minutes; became clear there was no table service and they really weren't set up to be a restaurant at all; although I assume you could get some pub food at the bar, the bar was busy and... More 

1 Thank neuroshrink
Waco, Texas
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were new to Waco and looking for a nice pub. It's small but homey and it was a great way to beat the the heat. The beer is cold and the staff is friendly. We'll be going back again soon and often...

Thank Denver P
Waco, Texas
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Until last year, I had been to Barnett's Public House only once. Within the last 10 months, I have revisited several times. The staff is friendly. The drinks are very good. The food is FABULOUS - especially on one of their special food and beverage pairing nights. I will definitely go back!

Thank GourmetGalleryK
Palm Springs, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Drinks and snacks were well priced. There was entertainment: a band, live music, the crowd was appealing.

Thank Isolda M Q
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

This is a great addition to Waco. Quaint atmosphere, friendly service and delicious food. We started with baked brie and then shared bangers and mash and shepherd's pie. All delicious.

Thank Jackye C
Redding, Connecticut
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151 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Several of us went to Barnett's for drinks before dinner and loved It. The bar has a good selection of beers, friendly staff and an overall pleasant vibe. Good spot for a drink !

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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

I like this bar. This is were I started drinking beer and they helped me out with choices since I wasn't a beer drinker so I didn't know what was good. They have darts in the back which was fun and during certain times they serve appetizers. Good chill atmosphere. They have an open mic night and I understand it... More 

Thank Amy F
Waco, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

This used to be quite a good pub, and it even managed to put some Irish soul into a building in the middle of a Wacoan downtown. Now, with the new owner, the place feels gutted and left in a strange sort of limbo - it's neither a pub, not is it a bar, and there's no soul left in... More 

Thank Alina B
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97 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

As a business traveler I'm exposed weekly to a different city and the various tastes of local establishments. I always review and rate within a restaurants classification. The exterior is classic Irish Pub. I liked it. The interior layout presented itself as if its preferred clientele would forgive its mediocrity so they could drink and spill without concern. ( still... More 

1 Thank Richard D
Marlin Texas USA
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014

According to the Waco Tribune Herald, Barnett's Irish Pub will be closing at the end of this year. After the booked New Year's Eve parties, the pub will close its doors.

Thank LadyofTexas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Bar, Pub, Irish
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2109
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-714-1356
Welcome to Barnett’s Pub, Downtown Waco’s finest (and only) Irish pub, where you'll find an atmosphere of friendliness and Irish charm with fine liquor, beer, wine and delicious Irish food.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?