Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Waco

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Waco

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Waco on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#14. Tru Jamaica Restaurant

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (33 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 937 Taylor St, Waco, TX 76704-2647
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#13. Frekin Gud bbq

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4106 Bellmead Dr, Bellmead, TX 76705-2656
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#12. The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (159 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 511 S 8th St, Waco, TX 76706-1135
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#11. HonkyTonk Kid BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 112 Mary Ave Suite 2, Waco, TX 76701-2205
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#10. Mama and Pappa B's Bar-b-q

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 525 S 8th St, Waco, TX 76706-1135
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#9. Helberg Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8532 N State Highway 6, Waco, TX 76712-2611
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#8. Guess Family Barbecue

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2803 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76710
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#7. Uncle Dan's Bar-B-Que and Catering

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (99 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1001 Lake Air Dr, Waco, TX 76710-4550
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#6. Coach's Smoke

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (126 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 330 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2266
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#5. Tony DeMaria's Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 1000 Elm St, Waco, TX 76704-2625
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#4. Red Wagon Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 169 Halbert Ln Corner of the Parking Lot Between Homestead Market and Homestead General Store, Waco, TX 76705-5415
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#3. Jasper's Bar B Que

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 105 Clifton St, Waco, TX 76704-2303
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#2. Vitek's Market

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (384 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 1600 Speight Ave, Waco, TX 76706-2051
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#1. Rudy's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (484 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2510 Circle Rd, Waco, TX 76706-3300
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