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#18 of 320 Restaurants in Waco
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217 Mary Avenue, Waco, TX 76701
+1 254-757-2871
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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152 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved this place. Nice dinner, live jazz and soothing atmosphere. Service was tops and the food was really good. Red Snapper was cooked to perfection!

Thank cindywho24
Waterloo, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was recommended by Waco Tours. Pricy but well worth it. Had the daily special portion so large I could not finish it. My wife's steak was just a little to rare to her liking. They came took it back and returned a few minutes later with a perfect cooked steak. Several servers and the manager stopped to check on her... More 

Thank chalkmaneckert
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

We're so happy you and your wife could join us at DiamondBack's on your trip to Waco! Even happier to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your visit with us. Looking forward to seeing you again-- when we'll get her steak juuuust right the first time! ;) More 

Antlers, Oklahoma
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was very pleasant and was an enjoyable dinning experience. My daughter and I were in Waco to visit Magnolia and do a little shopping. We were staying in a hotel just 2 blocks over. And actually the hotel was the one that recommended the restaurant. The restaurant is beautiful and the ambiance is elegant. I felt a little... More 

1 Thank dfwilliams2
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

We're so glad you and your daughter could join us at DiamondBack's and are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience. Our desserts are delectable, so saving room is a Must Do. Next time you visit, try The Globe. Thanks again! More 

Bismarck ND
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have eaten at nice places from Kauai to DC, from the Keys to Seattle, and I have to say this was up there with one of the best of them. I always am nervous going to an expensive place that i have never been to, pay a lot of money and don't want to be disappointed. Diamondbacks is definitely... More 

1 Thank Trevor H
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

We're so happy you could join us, Trevor, and are thrilled to hear we can compete in such a broad range of culinary experience. We're sad to hear you may not return to Waco (we'd love to impress you further or make sure you try the Bananas Foster-- it's bananas ;) ), but thank you greatly for your kind review.... More 

Azle, Texas
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Our food was excellent. The service was very good. Table cloths and real napkins add to a nice restaurant. It was very loud in this restaurant.

Thank Don and Kathy H
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us at DiamondBack's, Don and Cathy. We're sorry the atmosphere was a bit loud for your liking, but we're very pleased to hear you enjoyed the food, service and table setting. We hope you'll join us again! We'll try to find a quieter seating area for you next time. More 

Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great steak dinners. Attentive service. Save room for the chocolate sack dessert. Ample parking and close to Baylor.

Thank Scott4023
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

Yes! Our Chocolate Sack dessert is definitely worth saving room for. Happy you enjoyed yourself at DiamondBack's, Scott. We hope to see you again for your next special occasion. More 

Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Our waitress, Emily, was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. She answered our questions about the meals and the wine. She kept us informed on food preparation, kept our drink glasses full and engaged us in pleasant conversation. The dining room was full but, we could still carry on a private conversation. Casual fine dining. The manager was visible in the dining... More 

Thank JerryP01
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

Jerry, thanks for joining us at DiamondBack's! We're delighted to hear you and your wife enjoyed yourselves. We'll be sure to share your excellent feedback with Emily. You might find the prices of our happy hour more suited for everyday dining. Happy hour is offered in the bar Monday through Wednesday from 4-7pm and until 10pm on Thursdays. Perhaps you'll... More 

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199 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

The steaks here a very good as they should be for the cost. Service was very good, also as you would expect for a place with this reputation. Definitely not a cheap place to eat, but value for money.

Thank Pete B
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

Pete, it sounds like you enjoyed your experience with us and we're delighted to hear it. As a fine dining restaurant, we strive to offer top-tier dining, service and atmosphere at a competitive price, and we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding this effort. Hope you'll join us again sometime! Cheers! More 

Houston, Texas, Usa
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We were celebrating an anniversary and were willing to pay more for an evening out!. Joberto took great care of us. He was careful to get the drinks exactly as ordered. He reviewed the specials with care. He checked to be sure our steaks were prepared as desired. He engaged us with appropriate conversation. The food was good. The steak... More 

Thank SheltonMcBride
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

Happy belated anniversary! Thanks for choosing DiamondBack's to share the occasion. Happy to hear you were well taken care of. Sounds like it may have been a bit of an off day for our kitchen. Hope you'll join us again for your next occasion, so we can show you what a DiamondBack's steak is truly all about! More 

Waco, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Service is spotty. It's better during the dinner hour than when it's not crowded (counterintuitive but the staff wants to sit and talk to each other until they really have to work fast). The steaks were delicious; juicy, thick and very flavorful. All in all, a bit pricey but it's really good.

Thank texmac2017
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your overall experience at DiamondBack's. We try to remain competitively priced for fine dining in the area, but appreciate this feedback. We passed it along, as well as the information regarding staff attentiveness, and will use it to address the situation accordingly. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We hope you'll join us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?