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Vitek's Bar B Q

#10 of 323 Restaurants in Waco
Certificate of Excellence
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1600 Speight Ave, Waco, TX 76706-2051
+1 254-752-7591
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11:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 10:30 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Plantation, Florida
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I saw the reviews for the restaurant but didn't realize they had a food truck at magnolia market. It was delicious and "killed two birds with one stone" so to speak.

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Thank Melissa B
Waco, Texas
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Vitek's is a well run machine; it's always clean and hopping busy. Brisket is consistently tender unlike some other local shops. The line usually moves quickly and always a place to sit; outdoor seating is available as well. If you don't like any fat cap on your brisket just tell them to trim it for you on the sliced version.

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Thank jim M
Dallas, Texas
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sliced brisket was pretty good 8 of 10. The gut buster was ok. Fatty brisket in the chopped brisket. Beans have a good flavor but were mild. Mac and cheese was excellent. Portions were smaller than expected. Jalapeño Sausage was a great flavor but not spicey. Liked the decor and seating was spacious.

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Thank Nofridays
Waco, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best!! Eat in, take home or take it for a great picnic in Cameron Park!! Love the gut pak. And the potato gut pac too.

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Thank wacoliz
Iowa
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was definitely different from what I expected. They give you about 2 pounds of food in carry out boxes. It's extremely filling, but it is delicious! Definitely a Waco tradition worth visiting.

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Thank ztrigg
Buchanan Dam, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unique "pak" offerings doused with tender BBQ and great beans. Spud pack with baked sweet potato was tasty and a good way to avoid bread. Everyone's BBQ was tender & German sausage got high marks. The place was packed, but we got our food very quickly. Nice selection of main course offerings, sandwiches and sides. We will be back!

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Thank Nancy S
Louisville, Kentucky
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was visiting a client who ordered from this place for lunch. I was a little skeptical when they said they were getting gut packs, but it was a very yummy lunch

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Thank 431ericd
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This is a Waco classic. Vitek's is known for its gutpack (mounds of beef/sausage BBQ, cheese, onions, pickles with Fritoes). The only complaint is the sizes: the small is not enough and the large is a bit too much for most. So go hungry and get the large but don't feel like you have to eat it all!

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Thank Miles P
Amarillo, Texas
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471 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I've heard a lot about Vitek's for years with it's incredibly long history, but really found their BBQ to be just okay, overall. The brisket was dry and didn't have much of a smoke flavor. The hot link was good, but the jalapeno sausage was also just okay and didn't have very good flavor. Ironically, it was the grilled turkey,... More 

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Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Arlington, Texas
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Was pulling through Waco on the way to Austin. Called a friend and asked for a BBQ recommendation. Vitek was perfect as the food and service was great and it was right off of IH-35. My friend told me to try the "guy pack". That can be ordered in "half" (about half a pound) or "full" (full pound). It's fritos,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 18:00
Thursday
10:30 - 18:00
Friday
10:30 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Speight Ave, Waco, TX 76706-2051
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-752-7591

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