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217 Mary Avenue, Waco, TX 76701
+1 254-757-2871
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (54 reviews)
“popovers” (4 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
217 Mary Avenue, Waco, TX 76701
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful amnospher, personable staff, to die for food. Everything we ate was beyond mouth watering front the appetizer to the salad to the main course to dessert. This restaurant is a must while in Waco!

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 4 days ago

stopped in for dinner before heading back to san antonio. note that the door says opens at 4 but it is more like 5:10. nice atmosphere and maybe we just took the wrong menu item but the prime rib was more fatty than i would...More

Thank Kathleen S
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kathleen, thank you for your feedback and for joining us on your trip through town! We apologize for any confusion with our opening hours. Door hours for our formal dining room read Monday-Thursday, 5-10pm and Friday-Saturday, 5-11pm; however, our bar is open earlier for happy...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We were looking for a cool place to have a drink and appetizer. Found out the sushi was on special. The tuna roll was wonderful. Bartender friendly and attentive. Would love to come back and have dinner someday. Nice wine list.

Thank Kristine W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome atmosphere Excellent wine list/selections Unbelievable steaks Staff are five star. Each took great pride in their knowledge of cuts of meats as well as wine flavors

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

We're pleased to hear such excellent feedback, Harold! We are very proud of our staff, and it's great to hear they're doing such a fantastic job. Thanks for joining us and for your kind words. Hope to see you again soon at DiamondBack's!

Reviewed 22 June 2017

We had a lovely meal with our college son last weekend at Diamondbacks. Service was outstanding and presentation was very well done. Our waiter did us a favor by letting us know that a half side dish served 2-3 people - we were ready to...More

Thank sallen512
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! We're very happy to hear such wonderful feedback! Good food and good service... What more could you ask for! ;) Hope to see you again soon. Thanks again.

Reviewed 9 June 2017

Full disclosure – I’m a geezer originally from the West Coast. Walking into this place is like walking into an old San Francisco Italian steakhouse. Candle light, lots of inviting wood paneling, high ceilings, a generous Happy Hour and soft Sinatra music in the background....More

Thank rrkessler
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

We ask ourselves the same thing quite often! ;) We're happy to hear you enjoy yourself when you visit us and we love that we can transport you back to your era. See you next time!

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Stopped in after a day of shopping for a martini or two. Nice place to relax after a day at the office or a day of shopping! Dinner menu looked pretty good as well!

Thank CJMTraveler
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thanks for stopping in for a little R&R and a couple martinis! When you're back in town next time, be sure to stop by for one of our specials, like Tuesday Half-Priced Wine or Extended Happy Hour on Thursdays. Thanks again!

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The food is expensive but was delicious. Lovely atmosphere and attentive service. I am a vegetarian and was able to order salad and vegetables for the table. The asparagus was tough, but everything else was wonderful.

Thank SantaFeSam
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thanks for this feedback, Sam, and for visiting us at DiamondBack's. We're happy to hear you enjoy your meal and will make note of the asparagus. Hope to see you next time you're in town!

Reviewed 21 May 2017

We took our daughter to dinner here after her graduation ceremony at Baylor. The positives: service was lovely; the lobster bisque we ordered as an appetizer was some of the best I've ever had. Wonderful. The "popover" type dinner rolls were different and fabulous. I'm...More

Thank tbevis
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thank you for your feedback and for including DiamondBack's in your graduation celebration! Please pass our congratulations to the grad. It sounds like your meal was off to a great start, but we fell short at the entrée. As you mentioned, many customers rave about...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

would give Diamondback's 10-stars if that was an option. The ribeye was so tender it cut with a regular knife, perfectly seasoned. After the first bite we realized why there was no salt & pepper on the table, everything was perfect no additional seasoning needed....More

Thank Jroth924
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

This is fantastic to hear! Thank you so much for your time for leaving the review. We're very proud of our ribeye and it sounds like yours was delicious. We hope you'll visit us again soon!

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20 August 2016|
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Response from Courtney B | Property representative |
We like to call it "smart casual." :)
Denver P
30 July 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
29 July 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Mary Avenue, Waco, TX 76701
  • 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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