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Diamond Backs

#17 of 314 Restaurants in Waco
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217 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2233
+1 254-757-2871
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16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They over delivered! Had the steak topped with crab meat. There was so much crab it could have been another meal. Our hotel had a refrigerator, so we had plenty left over for lunch. My daughter and I could have easily split a dinner and been very satisfied. We loved it so much went back the second night of our... More 

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Thank judyrhodes
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review

Judy, thanks to you and your daughter for joining us TWICE on your trip to Waco! We appreciate your kind words and are thrilled you enjoyed your experiences. Hope you'll stop in during your next visit too! More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful service. Food was amazing!! All of the staff were very friendly. The only thing they could use improvement on is the manager was walking around and for the hour and a half we were there I never once saw him speak to a single guest. Not a huge deal but I also never really saw him speak to the... More 

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Thank Amber0210
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and your meal at Diamondback's, Amber! We have passed your feedback along to the owner and the general manager, and they will speak with the staff about their attentiveness. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, and we hope to see you back in the... More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The food here is very good. Maybe not quite good enough to compensate for the prices, but very good none the less. Our service was very good, but the beer glasses were not correct for what we were drinking. Our server offered a soup in lieu of salad, but forgot to mention it was a $6 up-charge. I also recommend... More 

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Thank Keith K
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, Keith. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Diamondback's and we will certainly pass your notes along to the kitchen and the servers. We hope to see you again in the near future! More 

Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Actually, my wife ordered the filet and said it was the best filet that she has ever had. I ordered sushi and it was so-so but the experience in terms of service, atmosphere and value was superb. Next time I will order the filet and probably revisit this review to 5 stars.

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Thank jeff e
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review

We're happy to hear that you and your wife had an excellent time at Diamondback's, Jeff. We will pass your feedback about the filet and the sushi along to the chef, and we welcome your return. More 

Wexford, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Never been to Waco Texas and we were looking for a good steakhouse and this restaurant surpassed my expectation. Food was cooked perfectly, portions are huge. Love it looking forward to coming back .

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Thank ebaty64
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear that you had such a good time at Diamondback's on your first visit to Waco! We too look forward to your return. More 

Comanche, Texas
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I came here with my entire family for my birthday and we had such a great time. The food and atmosphere is so great. I'm a big fan of the rolls and house salad. Try their new dessert!

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Thank MacaroniEveryMeal
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear that you had a good time at Diamondback's on your birthday! And yes-- if you're talking about The Globe, it's a new favorite for sure! We hope to see you again soon. :) More 

Dunedin, Florida
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

If you are looking for a very classy and good steak, Diamond Backs is the place. Meals start at $38-45 ala carte.

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Thank mahimike
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback! We hope our food and service are on par with the price, and we hope to have you back for steak night again soon. More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Our friends recommend this restaurant. They said it's their favorite when they visit Waco. We celebrated our son's 18th birthday. We were seated right away. Made reservations for 6. I loved that we had our own intimate space for our group of 6. See... we were in Waco to get our son settled in as a freshman at Baylor all... More 

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Thank Michelle O
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how much you loved your experience at Diamondback's, Michelle! We've passed it along to the kitchen and the servers. We hope that you and your family will come in to see us every time visit your son throughout the next four years. Go Bears! More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Nice ambiance and the food was very good. Unfortunately, the service did not equal the quality of the food. Ordered a bottle of wine and the server poured half the bottle in two glasses. Constantly had to ask for water if we could get their attention and brought us the bill and left all the dishes on the table. If... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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195 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I came here for our anniversary dinner. The drink menu is on an iPad. The food was very good and not cheap so if you're on a strict budget, it might not be the place to go. I had a cocktail, $11, and did not seem to have very much alcohol in it. My only complaint. The... More 

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Thank rdp343
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Backs, responded to this review

We are so glad that you and your wife chose Diamondback's for your anniversary dinner, and we're so happy to hear that it was a lovely evening. We hope to see you again soon! We've got a great happy hour menu as well for more casual occasions. We appreciate your wonderful review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2233
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-757-2871
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?