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#21 of 323 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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Fayetteville, AR
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took our daughter to dinner here after her graduation ceremony at Baylor. The positives: service was lovely; the lobster bisque we ordered as an appetizer was some of the best I've ever had. Wonderful. The "popover" type dinner rolls were different and fabulous. I'm still thinking about the soup and rolls - worth the trip there just for those.... More 

Thank tbevis
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

would give Diamondback's 10-stars if that was an option. The ribeye was so tender it cut with a regular knife, perfectly seasoned. After the first bite we realized why there was no salt & pepper on the table, everything was perfect no additional seasoning needed. A definite must is a side the mushrooms.

Thank Jroth924
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

This is fantastic to hear! Thank you so much for your time for leaving the review. We're very proud of our ribeye and it sounds like yours was delicious. We hope you'll visit us again soon! More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food, service, atmosphere.... I came with a friend the first time, and then brought my husband and kids the second time... loved it equally both times. Will definitely come back our next time in Waco

Thank 4Conners
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

We're delighted to hear this! Thank you for joining us, and especially for bringing the whole family in for your second visit. We're happy you were equally satisifed with each experience and look forward to outdoing ourselves on your next trip! More 

Round Rock, Texas
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201 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The jazz playing and the old fashioned steakhouse interior lend a bit of special feeling to a good steakhouse meal. Steak was excellent, wine was good quality and service was great, not very crowded...but it may be that this is a bit expensive for Waco, dinner for one with a glass of wine is over $50. Entree comes with. Slad.... More 

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

We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to DiamondBack's, Deborah. A nice entrée, glass of wine and some alone time sounds like the perfect evening! Our special Texan charm is awaiting your next trip to Waco! Cheers! More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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544 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone in our group of six loved their meal. The prime rib was one friend's "Maybe the best I've ever had." My wagyu beef ribeye was just amazing. Service was excellent, the sides were generous and the service spot on. Sure, prices are high, but for a 'best ever' piece of meet in a very nice environment, it's worth it... More 

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

Haha! We like your thinking! We're very happy to hear your entire crew enjoyed their experience at DiamondBack's and are flattered to be considered by you a "best ever." We hope you'll join us again on your next (company sponsored) trip to Waco! ;) More 

Midland, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was ok but no better that Texas Roadhouse or other franchise restaurant. Music loud you could not talk to party across the table. Prices too high for a spoiled evening due to loud restaurant. Go to 135 Prime for better evening.

Thank frazb6824
Courtney B, Public Relations Manager at Diamondback's, responded to this review

We're very disappointed to hear this. As an award-winning steakhouse, we're very proud of our record of excellence and apologize you feel you did not experience this excellence on your visit. We would love to gather a bit more information about your experience, specifically what day of the week you visited, if you would please contact us via email at... More 

Central Texas
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146 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Nice atmosphere and good food. Wish the menu was a little more expansive--but they do a good job with what they present.

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

Thanks for your feedback. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed the current menu. We're always making new additions and offering limited-time specials, so we hope to catch you on your next visit with something delightfully surprising! See you then! More 

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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Friendly, helpful wait staff. Steaks are expensive and not of great quality. Side dish is included in the price, but salad and sides are lifeless. Spinach dip appetizer was full of cheese with very little spinach included. Would not return.

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

Michelle, we apologize for the delay in addressing your concerns. We are proud to use mostly USDA Prime Angus Beef, which comes from the finest beef suppliers in Dallas, so we're very disappointed to hear you did not enjoy yours. We've passed your feedback along to management for careful consideration. We'd love to continue discussing your experience directly as well... More 

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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful high end restaurant with food to match! I had CHICKEN FRIED LOBSTER & it was AMAZING! The service was great...super friendly. Overall...all of it was so beyond our expectations. I highly recommend Diamondbacks..we loved it!

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

Wow! What an excellent review. We really appreciate your time in leaving it. We're thrilled to hear you were such a fan of the Chicken Fried Lobster (it is quite delicious!), and enjoyed your service and overall experience as well. Don't be a stranger! ;) More 

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152 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

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

This is great to hear, Cindy! We're happy you enjoyed your date night at DiamondBack's and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

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