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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

American Restaurant
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“Long wait but the breakfast/brunch is amazing. Recommend getting their early and going on a week day. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Everyone has “gotta go down to George’s Bar” according to Texas Music Country Superstar Pat Green. This is a famous local spot that is a must visit on your trip to Waco!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Cinema
“The Waco Hippodrome Theater has been offering silent films, Broadway-style acts, concerts, classic movies, and blockbusters since 1914. The Hippodrome has full-service in-theater dining. There’s free parking throughout downtown or take the free trolley. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
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“Live Music Capital of Waco. Tour busses line the street most weekends with legendary and up and coming artists. Always easy to see the stage and plenty of bars scattered around so the lines are never too long. Check out their calendar on-line for upcoming acts. The food is really good. Try the chicken strips. (the batter has frosted flakes in it)”
  • 18 locals recommend
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“Best BBQ in Waco! Famous for their "Gut Pak" which is chopped sausage, Brisket, Beans, Fritos, and cheese with a side of bread. It might sound crazy at first, but this is what has made this place so famous and a local favorite for over 50 years! From a Wacoan, this is by far my favorite go to for BBQ and I ALWAYS order the Gut Pak! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“great Mexican. This is a chain , but food is great and the giant refurbished industrial building is cool!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Wonderful wood fired pizza, salads and appetizers. On the weekends can get very busy so call ahead, many times they'll let you put your name on the list when you're on the way. Also has a room for bigger groups.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
“Not traditional Texas fare, but oh so good. Fresh Mediterranean food in an industrial setting. High ceilings. Brick warehouse. Definitely worth the visit...and it’s in the heart of downtown Waco. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“I have never eaten a meal here that I didn't love. Not just like.. but LOVE. On top of that the atmosphere is fun and the drinks are great! Perfect for any meal or a late weekend night hang. I can't recommend this place enough. There is a wide selection of food offerings, something to please everyone! I recommend getting their scratch made Banana Pudding.. I'm not joking when I say I'm not a banana fan and this is one of the most delicious deserts I've had in my entire life! I'm not joking ya'll, I eat one there and then get one to go it's that dang good! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
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“If you love Thai food, this is the place to go! Don't miss out on their lunch menu for a great deal!”
  • 13 locals recommend
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“Trendy spot to gather with friends to try Chef Corey's latest creations. Just a couple of blocks from Poppy & Rye House.”
  • 13 locals recommend
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“Upscale steakhouse dining with iconic Texas decor. Great wine list with steaks and seafood. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“A MUST for out-of-staters, these unique tacos are phenomenal. Their queso is the hands down the best I’ve ever had!”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“My favorite part of this restaurant is watching the reflection of the Silos at sunset...beautiful!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Store
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“Where everybody knows your name... the most comfortable laid-back bar in Waco. And the biggest selection of whiskey in Texas!”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“Delicious breakfast tacos!!! This building was once owned by my grandparents who ran an auto parts shop!”
  • 6 locals recommend