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Cricket's Grill & Draft House

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American, Bar, Pub
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221 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701
+1 254-754-4677
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is definitely worth the stop. The beer and food was perfect, but Deja definitely completed the experience. She was so knowledgeable and friendly and made us feel at home. :)

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Thank Andrew S
Broken Bow, Oklahoma
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105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cricket's is a good place to grab a meal and watch a game. But...........and the reason I only gave them average instead of very good........not all seats have a good view of a TV!!! Not a good set up for a sports bar. The booth we were given was in the back with very limited and long distance views of... More 

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Thank oklahomabiologist
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in after a trip to the Spice Village. It was an hour before closing, but we thought we'd have enough time. We were seated very promptly because they were not busy at all; however, it took almost 10 minutes before a server came to our table. And that was after my husband did a stare down. The waitress... More 

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Thank Christy D
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in at Cricket's, Christy. We're sorry to hear how your experience started; that's not our norm. We're happy we could turn things around and you enjoyed your food- both great choices! We hope you'll stop in again and, next time, we'll be speedier to serve you. More 

Amarillo, Texas
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110 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a decent selection of beers. The food was very good. Try the Philly egg rolls for an appetizer! I had the fish tacos and really enjoyed them. Restrooms are clean and the staff was funny and helpful.

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Thank SunTraveler99
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

Happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Cricket's! The egg rolls and fish tacos were a great choice. ;) Hope to see you again soon! More 

Muskego, WI
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had intended to go to Olive's but the wait was long since they serve breakfast. We were looking for lunch anyway and Cricket's had just opened for the day. The restaurant was virtually empty and yet the waitress sat us just two tables from the front door right next to the hostess stand. Very odd - perhaps because this... More 

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Thank michellecmc
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you were not thrilled with your food selection, Michelle-- we assure you that we cook everything from scratch. We have passed your feedback along to the kitchen, however, and we hope to see you again. More 

Saint Louis MO
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In Waco with friends and had an awesome evening at Crickets. The service was great. The food for each of us was hot and tasty. The place is huge, so I'm sure it can get crowded on game days (and nights), but for this particular Tuesday, it couldn't get any better. Adam, at the bar, was a first class bartender,... More 

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Thank Tug1104
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Food was priced well and tasty. Had a small burger which was actually quite large, if you want tomatoes need to ask for them. Brussel sprouts were amazing tasting, as were the mushrooms. I'm not sure the whiskey sour had any actual whiskey in it, so switched to beer for second drink, some local brew that was quite tasty. Service... More 

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Thank shelly m
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, Shelly. We're glad that you enjoyed the food, but we were sorry to hear about the service during your visit. We'd like to get some more information from you re: date and time of your visit so we can better address it with your particular waitress on staff that day. Can you reach out to... More 

Waco, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I used to go to Cricket's frequently with friends, but I went with a group of friends once and the bartenders added $9 to my tab as a tip to themselves. It's not like I forgot to close my tab and they were adding gratuity for me--I had left a $1 tip on a $2 tab and they added a... More 

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Thank mustbmorgan
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

We are shocked to hear that someone on our staff would do that, and we'd love to get some more information from you regarding this incident. Can you email us cricketssocial@gmail.com with some more information-- namely, the date and time you were in Cricket's? That is unacceptable, and we need to discuss it with responsible parties immediately. Thank you for... More 

Comanche, Texas
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I went to Cricket's recently for a burger since they are known for having pretty good burgers. I was really unimpressed as I got a sad looking dry burger without even melted cheese. At least the fries were good...

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Thank MacaroniEveryMeal
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear that you were unimpressed with your burger during your recent visit to Cricket's. We'd like to get some more information from you re: date and time of your visit so we can find out who was working in the kitchen during your meal and address it with them personally. You were right to say that we... More 

Johnson City, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped in for a cold beer while in the area. The bartender was nice and made recommendations. Beer good and cold. The only real negative and a reason I would not eat here is because on a trip to their restroom I saw dead crickets on the floor. They were in the bathroom mostly but appeared to have been there... More 

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Thank MaccaFan1
Claire W, Public Relations Manager at Cricket's Grill & Draft House, responded to this review

While we consider crickets to be quite an ironic problem to have in our establishment, they're also quite a nuisance during cricket season all across Waco. We can assure you that we are on top of it. Thank you for your feedback, and we apologize for your experience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-754-4677

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?