Highest-rated restaurants in Waco, according to Tripadvisor

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June 15, 2022
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Highest-rated restaurants in Waco, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's now easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food, Americans seem to have specific opinions. American dining brands have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, U.S. restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

What's clear about U.S. dining habits is that people love options. Restaurants across America are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of (often) fried deliciousness.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated restaurants in Waco using rankings from Tripadvisor. These restaurants range from fast food powerhouses to local hot spots.

Locals reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if your favorite restaurant made the list—and to see which spots you haven’t been to yet.

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#30. 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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#29. The Olive Branch

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (197 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 215 S 2nd St, Waco, TX 76701-2216
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#28. Cracker Barrel Country Store Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (112 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: Ih 35 N, Waco, TX 76705
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#27. Bangkok Royal Thai Cuisine

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (147 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Thai
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 215 S University Parks Dr Ste 103, Waco, TX 76701-2265
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#26. World Cup cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (80 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 1315 N 15th St, Waco, TX 76707-2203
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#25. Clay Pot

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (181 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 416 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2109
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#24. Hecho En Waco

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (180 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 300 S 6th St Suite B, Waco, TX 76701-2063
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#23. Bubba's 33

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (131 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2601 Interstate 35 S, Waco, TX 76706-3806
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#22. Diamondback's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (246 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 217 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2233
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#21. La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (176 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3815 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76710
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#20. Cupp's Drive Inn

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (76 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Price: $
- Address: 1424 Speight Ave, Waco, TX 76706-2048
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#19. Buzzard Billy's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (692 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 100 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Waco, TX 76704
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#18. Cajun Craft

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 601 S 11th St, Waco, TX 76706-1339
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#17. D's Mediterranean Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (150 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1503 Colcord Ave, Waco, TX 76707-2243
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#16. Saltgrass Steak House

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (225 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5600 Legend Lake Pkwy Legends Crossing, Waco, TX 76712
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#15. Texas Roadhouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (237 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2815 La Salle Avenue, Waco, TX 76706
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#14. Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (264 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 220 S 3rd St, Waco, TX 76701-2221
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#13. One Thirty Five Prime

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (206 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1201 Hewitt Dr Suite 110, Waco, TX 76712-8833
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#12. George's Restaurant & Bar #2

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (204 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1201 Hewitt Dr #100, Waco, TX 76712
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#11. Cricket's Grill & Draft House

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (450 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 221 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701
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#10. Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (778 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 215 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2233
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#9. Chuy's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (298 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5501 Legend Lake Pkwy, Waco, TX 76712-6983
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#8. Alpha Omega

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (240 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 929 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76701-1905
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#7. Baris

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (299 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $
- Address: 904 N Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76710-4754
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#6. George's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,156 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1925 Speight Ave, Waco, TX 76706
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#5. Brazos Bar & Bistro

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (326 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 211 Clay Ave Hotel Indigo, Waco, TX 76701
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#4. Jake's Texas Tea House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (505 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 613 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2061
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#3. Magnolia Table

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,167 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2132 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76706-3380
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#2. MOROSO Wood Fired Pizzeria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (189 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4700 Bosque Blvd, Waco, TX 76710-4661
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#1. Cafe Homestead

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (846 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Southwestern, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 608 Dry Creek Rd, Waco, TX 76705-5409
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