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2803 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX
+1 254-752-3650
09:30 - 20:00
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Sun 09:30 - 14:30
Tue - Wed 09:30 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 09:30 - 20:00
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Love the BBQ here at Michnas. It is by far the best Brisket and chicken in the area. They also have a lunch buffet that gives you endless options. Don't miss out if you are a BBQ fan.

Thank 522troys
Cabot, AR
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Joe was very friendly and the smoked tri-tip was awesome. Great service and we were glad to make this a stop while we were in Waco. Thanks for the hospitality and wonderful food!

Thank HopkinsFam2014
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We had a nice smoked meat lunch with great sides. The sausage is handmade on site. The smoker for the meat is a shed in the back, so this is the REAL DEAL. The service was just great. The people serving us were friendly and caring. Good place for a family meal!

Thank Elizabeth S
Jena, Louisiana
Level Contributor
48 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

If you like Bar-B-Que and are in Waco, this is a great place to go. Buffet style of several meats and vegetables - and to go along with that it all is reasonably priced. If ANYONE leaves hungry, it is more than likely their own fault. Don't believe they are open at night, but noon and afternoon is fine eating.... More 

Thank Forest R
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

I was living too many years in Waco before I tried Michna's and realized what a gem it is. This place has far better brisket and ribs than the other overrated places in town. There have been times when it wasn't quite as consistent as other times but it has always been good. When they really nail the brisket though... More 

Thank B C
Copperas Cove, Texas
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124 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2014

Starting with the "bad" ... the facility is very dated due in part to the passing 2 years ago of the original owner Bob Michna. It is not an up-scale place. Now for the good. The brisket is so tender and not over peppered that sauce is not a necessary ingredient. The sauce is good however and not overpowering. The... More 

Thank Charlene_Smith42
Level Contributor
49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

We did not like anything about this place. The BBQ was terrible. The inside as well as the outside was old and dirty looking. I will never be back to this place...AWFUL....

Thank Patti B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for fall of the bone, finger licking good BBQ, THIS IS THE PLACE! The owners are such nice people and make you feel welcomed from the moment you walk in the door to the time you leave! I love their butter potatoes and Tammy is always so sweet to throw all the "fixins" to my potatoes... More 

Waco, Texas
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Ribs, corn, sausage, and dumplings are ok. Place looks very interesting. But buffet looked scary (sorta nasty), cramped near register, chicken had good smoked flavor...but unfortunately was very dry. Chicken in dumplings tasted strange. Homemade bread was ok, but saw no cornbread even though there was a sign for it. Had to ask for the pecan pie..I should have passed.... More 

Thank Dad_Son_Review
Austin, Texas
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125 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

First time in Michna's and I was welcomed and treated like a regular! The food was good and well priced. The atmosphere was an old fashioned place with nostalgic charm with pictures of John Wayne and Clint Eastwood on the walls. My kind of place. And the best of people!

Thank Jim R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations
Open Hours
09:30 - 14:30
09:30 - 15:00
09:30 - 15:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2803 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-752-3650

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?