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Uncle Dan's Bar-B-Que and Catering

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1001 Lake Air Dr, Waco, TX 76710-4550
+1 254-772-4744
10:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Waco, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Uncle D's, what we call it at our house :) , is a family owned business that has become a staple for delicious BBQ in the Waco area! Every single time we dine in, the service is great. Every single time we order at the drive through, our food is still hot and delicious by the time we get home.... More 

Thank ComeOnGina
Walterboro, South Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2016

I had the double meat brisket sandwich with both sauces, wife had lean but meaty ribs. The sauces made both better, prices were good and the time we went there was no crowd. Sides were plentiful and of course drinks came with unlimited refills.

Thank Ranirish
Hewitt, Texas
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

-very friendly staff, I love sitting next to the fireplace in the winter. Fairly empty in the evenings, guess it's more of a lunch place? Very tender brisket, Waco location also serves burgersand several other items not on the Hewitt menu. Maybe not the worlds best barbecue, but it's very tasty and this is a good Waco staple restaurant. A... More 

Thank SlickBitsy
Abilene, Texas
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324 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

WE had the opportunity to enjoy takeout from Uncle Dan's in Hewitt, TX. It is a small place, but the strong smell of Bar-B-Que beckons you to come on in and enjoy! We ended up sampling several items on the menu and id not find any we did not like. I enjoyed the Turkey Plate with a side of slaw... More 

Thank Richard S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

I have been eating here for decades. Wonderful food and friendly service. Drive thru on Lake Air Drive moves very quickly.

Thank Mark H
Hewitt, Texas
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

but the "bbq" is the worst on the planet. No smoke flavor. No salt or pepper rub. No flavor. But hey, enjoy the baked potato.

2 Thank midwayhorn
Acampo, California
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Just arrived in Waco did the first time. Moved one of my boys here to attend Baylor for graduate school. His roommate said Dan's is the best BBQ around. We got great intel and the food is absolutely the finest. I had the three meat dinner plate: Pulled Pork, Sliced Brisket, and Ribs. I thought I had died and gone... More 

1 Thank Steven W
Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

I've been eating at Uncle Dan's for (honestly) 30+ years -- since it's old location over on Lake Air near the old mall. I now live thousands of miles away, but come back every time I come home. And every time, it's tasty, friendly and just damn good. My husband, who can't stand the Texas heat, will get on a... More 

Thank LaughingDogMama
Leander, Texas
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598 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We got there a little late for dinner around 6:45PM so there were no lines. As usual friendly service and we had sliced brisket, sausage and turkey. My wife thought the turkey was a little salty but I thought it was fine. The brisket was lean and the sausage was very good. Paired with nice mustard potato salad and beans... More 

Thank wacotom
Copperas Cove, Texas
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124 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

It looked like a nice place but the food was GREASY, SWIMMING IN SAUCE AND IT ALL TASTED THE SAME. We had sliced brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and smoked sausage....little smoke flavor and way too much time in the oven. Don't waste your hard earned money here.

2 Thank Charlene_Smith42

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Lake Air Dr, Waco, TX 76710-4550
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-772-4744
Uncle Dan's has been voted the #1 Barbecue Restaurant in Waco for over 15 years. We offer authentic smoked meats including beef brisket, turkey, ham, sausage, home made sides and gourmet mesquite wood fired hamburgers and many other delicious foods. Our amenities include family style dining, private party rooms with full audio visual capabilities, free wi-fi, delivery and catering.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?