Barnett's atmosphere of Irish charm is perfect for winding down after work or a memorable night with close friends.
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Barnett's Public House
420 Franklin Avenue
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 714-1356
Hilton guests and Waco residents alike flock to the Brazos Grille for upscale, yet affordable, dining and exquisite regional, Italian inspired cuisine.
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Brazos Grille
112 S University Parks Drive
Waco , TX 76705
(254) 759-5511
With waterfront views and Cajun-style food, this restaurant takes you straight to the bayou without leaving the city.
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Buzzard Billy's
100 North I-35
Waco, TX 76704
(254) 753-2778
Connect with friends over omelets or a steaming bread bowl of French onion soup. Or bring your laptop and take advantage of the free wifi, latte in hand!
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Olive Branch
215 S. 2nd St.
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 757-0885
The freshest ingredients crafted by a seasoned chef in this secluded, fine dining getaway right in the heart of Waco make for a delicious night out.
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1424
1424 Washington Ave
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 752-7385
Delectable ingredients deliciously wood-fired on the spot. Great pizza to go or linger and dine al fresco.
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900 Degrees Wood-fired Pizzeria
601 Webster Ave.
Waco, 76701
(254) 313-8514
Belly up to the bar or relax on the gorgeous patio with friends. Austin's on the Avenue will quickly become your favorite neighborhood bar.
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Austin's
719 Austin Ave.
Waco, 76701
(254) 709-6981
Take your taste buds on a Far East adventure with favorites like green curry, Pad Thai and chicken satay served amidst lovely asian decor.
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Bangkok Royal
215 S University Parks Dr
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 757-2741
Billy Bob's is serving up good 'ol Texas hamburgers with your choice of extras plus sides and favorites like Frito Pie too!. Stop by and chow down.
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Billy Bob's Burgers Food Truck
202 S. University Parks Dr.
Waco, 76701
(254) 630-6452
It's part classy, part chic with a healthy dose of yum! This boutique bar and bistro is a stylish destination for your next meal or drink!
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Brazos Bar and Bistro
211 Clay Ave.
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 754-7000
This espresso bar, housed in an antique elevator is a must see! It also serves tea drinks and snacks and sweets.
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Bru
601 Franklin Avenue
Waco, 76701
Don't feel like dealing with the hassle of making breakfast but still want the comforts of home? Cafe Cappuccino is the perfect solution!
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Cafe Cappuccino
100 North 6th Street
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 756-0396
Cheddar Box has elevated comfort food. Made with artisan ingredient, this food truck makes grilled cheeses like you've never had them before!
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Cheddar Box
601 Webster Ave.
Waco, 76701
Get a real taste of the Far East's exotic cuisine without having to leave the country. A Waco favorite for years, Clay Pot is as authentic as it gets!
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Clay Pot
920 S. 10th
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 756-2721
This modern food truck is brand new to Waco streets, offering fresh and fast lunch and dinner delectables such as Asian tacos and banh mi sandwiches.
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Club Sandwich
On the move
Waco,
(254) 304-2494
Coach's Smoke - with crowd pleasing barbecue and sides, screens to watch the game, fun atmosphere and great location - is a good choice for any occasion!
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Coach's Smoke
330 Austin Ave.
Waco, 76701
(254) 732-1200
You can have your coffee and drink it too at this coffee shop where the community and conversation are just as important as the carefully crafted drinks.
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Common Grounds
1123 S. 8th St.
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 757-2957
The ideal location for guy's night or a casual dinner with friends. Enjoy great burgers and beer while you watch sports or play some games of your own!
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Cricket's
221 Mary Avenue
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 754-4677
A melding of Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern, D's satisfies both meat lovers and vegetarians with their array of heart-healthy, aromatic fare.
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D's Mediterranean Grill
1503 Colcord Ave.
Waco, TX 76707
(254) 754-6709
Enjoy a diverse selection of craft beers in this neighborhood pub where everyone knows everyone and the tap is always flowing!
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Dancing Bear Pub
1117 Speight Ave.
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 753-0025
Jazz on the turntable, wine by the bottle or the glass, this is the perfect place to unwind in style or grab something delicious to take to a dinner.
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David Mayfield Selections
1800 Austin Ave. Ste 1
Waco, 76701
Offering a wide palette of finer foods and wines presented by knowledgeable yet unobtrusive staff, Diamondback's is Downtown Waco's premiere steak house!
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Diamond Back's
217 Mary Avenue
Waco, 76701
(254) 757-2871
Experience the art of fine coffee and craft cocktails at Dichotomy Coffee and Spirits.
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Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits
508 Austin Ave
Waco, TX 76701
Have a craving for a fresh, juicy burger sandwiched between two buttered and grilled buns? This time-tested mom and pop burger joint will not disappoint!
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Dubl R Burgers
1810 Herring Ave
Waco, TX 76708
(254) 753-1603
Who says you have to go to Austin or Dallas for some healthy (and tasty) menu options? Someone who hasn't been to Food for Thought!
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Food for Thought
1121 Speight Ave
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 753-3998
Come stroll around downtown and grab the best tasting hot dog in Waco!
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G & K's Hot Dogs Inc.
619 Austin Ave.
Waco, 76701
(254) 855-7977
Part of the Waco tradition, come and experience what all the locals know and love about the food and friends to be found on the Big "O" Deck.
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George's
1925 Speight Ave.
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 753-1421
Meet your neighbors for lunch at The Gospel Cafe and encourage the growth of a safe, hopeful downtown community. Lunch is served, by donation.
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Gospel Cafe
825 S 10th St
Waco, TX 76706-1329
+1 (254) 753-5916
A fun and casual spot for the whole family, Jake's Texas Tea House features mouthwatering Southern fare and automobile-themed decor.
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Jake's Texas Tea House
613 Austin Ave
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 756-2522
Come taste barbeque so good, Waco residents have been coming to Jasper's for nearly 100 years. You'll be licking your fingers and wishing for more!
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Jasper's Bar-B-Que
105 Clifton St.
Waco, TX 76704
(254) 732-0899
MmmMmm. Tortillas and chips from scratch! Purchase by the bag or sit down for a meal complete with homemade tamales, guacamole and salsa.
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Jesse's Tortilla Factory
1226 Webster Ave.
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 752-6286
Wondering how it's possible for them to make a sandwich "so fast you'll freak"? There's only one way for you to find out!
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Jimmy John's
100 S. 4th St.
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 753-3700
A delightfully unexpected collision of two worlds, Kitok's deftly blends Asian and American into a something that must be tasted to be believed!
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Kitok Restaurant
1815 N 18th St
Waco, TX 76707
(254) 754-1801
Sip and savor from more than 40 wine selections. Settle into a comfy couch or intimate table for yummy bistro appetizers, gourmet sandwiches and salads.
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Klassy Glass Wine Bar & Bistro
723 Austin Ave.
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 752-1808
Start your Saturday morning with local favorite, the Elephante, a 10-inch breakfast burrito stuffed with sausage, bacon, eggs, beans, potatoes and cheese.
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Lolita's
1911 Franklin Ave.
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 755-8008
Enjoy a made-from-scratch High Octane sweet roll and a mug of coffee in a bucolic setting, where the pace of life slows down a bit and everyone is welcome.
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Lula Jane's
406 W. Elm St.
Waco, TX 76704
(254) 366-0862
Luna Juice Bar sells delicious concoctions-cold-pressed juices, smoothies and more - from its truck at the Magnolia Market Silos.
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Luna Juice Bar
601 Webster Ave.
Waco, 76701
(254) 498-5122
Cecil and Omar McDowell opened their cafe about four years ago, and today they're known for good eats and good times. Home of the Original Fat Burger!
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McDowell Cafe Store
600 East Waco Dr.
Waco, TX 76704
(254) 300-4384
Milo Biscuit Co. uses fresh and local ingredients to create brunch and breakfast with a Southern flare and a modern twist.
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Milo Biscuit Company
1125 S. 8th St.
Waco, 76701
(254) 300-8620
These cupcakes are as sweet looking as they are tasting. Stop at this food cart and add a little sugar to your day!
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Mrs. Thompson's Most Wonderful Cupcakes
200 S. University Parks Dr.
Waco,
(254) 717-5120
Quaff of the creative talent of experienced mixologists as they expertly craft you the perfect cocktail.
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Muddle
727 Austin Ave.
Waco, TX 76701
Dine at the restaurant that introduced the world to fajitas! It doesn't get much more authentic without crossing the border!
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Ninfa's
215 Mary Ave
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 757-2050
OMJ is where healthy and delicious meet. They're fresh juices and smoothies are great to grab and go, but they've also branched out to snacks and salads!
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Oh My Juice
215 Mary Ave., Ste. 101
Waco, 76701
(254) 732-0516
Whether you just want a slice of pizza for lunch or you want a nice Italian dinner in the evening, Portofino's is the place to go.
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Portofino's
725 Austin Avenue
Waco, 76701
(254) 753-8900
Take a seat at Sascee's and you'll think you're pulling up a chair to your grandma's table. Enjoy Southern favorites from the buffet or the menu.
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Sascee's Southern Style Food
416 Franklin Ave.
Waco, 76701
(254) 339-1455
"Waco Born and Bread." Serving handmade sandwiches on fresh-baked bread since 1975.
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Schmaltz's
105 S. 5th St.
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 753-2332
Laid-back and full of flavor, this restaurant combines Tex-Mex with delectable fish and seafood options. Now serving breakfast too!
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Sergio's
608 Austin Ave
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 714-1297
Who says you have to fly to New York for authentic, thin crust pizza? Shorty's has a slice waiting for you - and TVs for watching the game - come on down!
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Shorty's Pizza Shack
1712 S. 12th St.
Waco , Tx 76706
(254) 235-2646
Come check out Waco's most unique BBQ restaurant on 18 wheels! This BBQ mobile has every BBQ dish you could want from racks of ribs to Frito pie!
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Silver Creek Ranch BBQ
202 S. University Parks Dr.
Waco, 76701
(903) 875-9110
The perfect girls' day out or lunchtime date, Sironia Cafe is serving up delightful delicacies in a cute and classy environment.
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Sironia Cafe
1509 Austin Ave
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 754-7467
No need to leave downtown for your Starbucks fix. Enjoy a caramel macchiato on the banks of the Brazos before spending the morning perusing shops downtown.
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Starbucks @ Waco Hilton
113 South University Parks Drive
Waco , TX 76701
(254) 754-8484
Craving Indian food? Tandoori Trailer has all your favorites, fresh as can be, with two tandoori ovens right on the truck!
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Tandoori Trailer
202 S. University Parks Dr.
,
(254) 495-6466
Need to grab a good cup of tea to go? Or maybe you need some loose-leaf and a new steeping set up for your home. Tea2Go is your spot!
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Tea2Go
820 S. 7th St.
Waco, 76701
(254) 732-4869
Watch sushi chefs at work behind the counter in the open kitchen. Be sure to try the Rainbow Roll - tuna, salmon and whitefish melded with a Cali Roll.
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Teriyaki Park
220 S. 2nd St.
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 714-1416
Whether you want a quick brisket sandwich for lunch or want to relax after work with a beer and live music, the Backyard is where you want to be!
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The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill
511 S. 8th St.
Waco, 76701
(254) 235-1151
The Mix Cafe is a one stop shop, with something for all tastes, whether breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a sweet treat is in order!
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The Mix Cafe at Baylor
1700 S. 5th St., Ste. C
Waco, 76706
(254) 652-4300
This European style deli is a great spot to grab lunch to go or get the fixings for a delicious dinner and dessert later.
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The Provender Store
608 Austin Ave.
Waco, 76701
(254) 265-4327
Get it while it's hot! This joint has been serving up the same famous barbecue recipe since the '50s, and they usually run out before closing time.
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Tony DeMaria's Bar-B-Que
1000 Elm St
Waco, TX 76704
(254) 755-8888
After polishing off the infamous 84 oz. Fishbowl, you may find yourself transfixed by the swirling liquid bar top, illuminated from underneath.
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Trojan Cork & Keg
215 Mary Street
Waco Tx, TX 76701
(254) 757-3800
Enjoy a night at True Love having drinks, live local music and karaoke!
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TRUELOVE
414 Franklin Ave
Waco,
This unassuming eatery keeps everyone's Mexican food favorites coming. If you're craving a breakfast burrito or bowl of menudo, this is your place.
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Veronica's Restaurant
1618 Franklin Ave
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 714-2655
You haven't truly lived (at least not in Waco) until you've enjoyed the famous Vitek's Gut Pack. What are you waiting for? Get one today!
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Vitek's
1600 Speight Ave.
Waco , Tx 76706
(254) 752-7591
The Hippodrome's full-service restaurant features a tasty menu and a unique spot for a workday lunch, date-night dinner or just happy hour with friends!
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Waco Hippodrome
724 Austin Ave.
Waco, Tx 76701
(254) 227-6723
A great place to watch some sports and enjoy a tasty meal, Wingstop is a fun environment with fantastic food and the best wings in Waco.
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Wing Stop
220 South 2nd Street
Waco , TX 76701
(254) 296-9464
Join in a global effort to improve the lives of others, while you enjoy breakfast, lunch, or a hot cup of java in this socially aware cafe!
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World Cup Cafe
1321 N 15th St.
Waco, 76707
(254) 757-1748
This little mobile cafe on the river produces some big Greek flavors including favorites, such as gyros and fun other offerings like gravy and cheese fries
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Xristo's Cafe
202 S. University Parks Dr.
Waco, 76701
(254) 715-7096

Great dining options are part of what makes a visit to Waco's lively epicenter not just a trip, but an experience worth savoring! Culinary delights from all corners of the globe excite palates with the savory, the sweet and the spicy. From Thai to Italian to Greek to Mexican, from classic Americana to Cajun fare to French pastry - yummy food with a side of fun is always on the menu!

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You'll never have to compromise on quality. With convenient locations and speedy service, downtown restaurants can have you back to work or your next convention session in no time! Most are within walking distance of major businesses and hotels.

Lovely outdoor dining opportunities also set downtown Waco apart. Enjoy after-work cocktails on a balcony while watching the sunset. Or if you're out to impress, choose from a pleasing array of sophisticated dining venues.

Enjoy first-class service and excellent, innovative dishes prepared by master chefs - in Downtown Waco, where dining is delectable and diverse!