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By: jwilder

Waco restaurants

Here is our list of Waco restaurants that we like to frequent and would have no problems recommending to a friend.

*** denotes our favorites.

NOTES:

  • This is NOT a list of ALL restaurants in Waco (and never will be).
  • This list is always a work in progress (but I use it all the time).

DISCLAIMER: Hey, this is a human curated list so data might be out-of-date or just flat wrong. Do your research before you go. Check your favorite review site for happy or sad reviews.

Last Update: 5-29-2024

Breakfast in Waco

Best places to eat breakfast in waco.

***Magnolia Table (Closed Sunday)
Reservation only. Ask for the strawberry butter.
magnolia.com/table/

***Black Bear Diner
A chain that is focused on integrity, value, quality, and family.
Opened April 2024
2424 Creekview Drive, Suite 150, Waco

Toasted Yolk
While this is a chain, it's a well known breakfast place near downtown Waco.
Opened August 2023.
thetoastedyolk.com/locations/waco/

Baked Bliss
Neighborhood vibe. Togo or outdoor patio.
www.bakedblissco.com/

Oak & Ivy
Woodway - Wine bar Bistro
Brunch menu available on weekend.
www.oakandivywinebar.com/

Our Breakfast Place
Open on Sunday. Closes at 2pm!
Used to be Egg and I. Same vibe.
4600 Franklin Avenue, Ste. 100, Waco
ourbreakfastplace.com/

Cafe Cappuccino
Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee. Two locations.
100 North 6th Street
1101 Richland Dr
www.cafecappuccino.com/

Coffee Shop Cafe
1005 W McGregor Dr, McGregor, TX
Real Texas Cafe. Worth the drive! Open on Sunday until 2:00.
www.facebook.com/TheCoffeeShopCafe/

Mexican Restaurants in Waco

***Ninfa's
Near downtown.
ninfaswaco.com/

Hecho en Waco
Tex-mex near downtown and Silos.
hechoenwaco.com/

Abulita's
www.abuelitaswaco.com/

La Fiesta
lafiesta.com/

Los Cucos
loscucos.com/waco/

Chuy's Tex-Mex
Near IH35
5501 Legend Lake Parkway, Waco, TX
www.chuys.com/locations/waco

Italian Restaurants in Waco

Baris Pizza and Pasta
www.baristx.com/

Di Campli's Italian Ristorante (Casual, but call for reservations, authentic Italian)
dicamplis.com/

La Bottega Waco
The Di Campli family invites you to experience an authentic Italian deli; sandwiches, pizza, and gelato.
9111 Jordan Lane
Suite 400,Woodway, TX
labottegawaco.com/

Moroso Wood Fired Pizzeria (Casual, but call for reservations, authentic Italian)
morosopizzeria.com/

Poppa Rollo's Pizza (Neighborhood popular vibe. Bar accessable via hidden phonebooth door)
popparollos.com/

Portofino's Italian (on Austin Avenue)
www.portofinosofwaco.com/

Shorty's Pizza Shack
Near Baylor
shortyspizzashack.com/

Slow Rise pizza
Pizza, salad, bar.
Two locations: Woodway and Waco on the Brazos
www.slowrisewaco.com/

BBQ Waco TX

***Terry Black's BBQ
228 S 8th St, Waco
terryblacksbbq.com/

Guess Family Barbecue
www.guessfamilybbq.com/

Vitek's BBQ
1600 Speight Ave, Waco
www.viteksmarket.com/

Helberg Barbecue
New location as of May 2024!
7809 N Hwy 6, Woodway, TX 76712
www.helbergbarbecue.com

Rudy's (Chain)
2510 Circle Rd., Waco
rudysbbq.com/location/detail/waco-tx

Jasper's BBQ
105 N Clifton St., Waco
jaspers-bbq.com/

Waco Coffee Shops

Hotel 1928
701 Washington Avenue
www.hotel1928.com/eat-drink/cafe

Dichotomy (on Austin Avenue. Open every day)
www.dichotomycs.com/

Magnolia Press (Closed Sunday)
magnolia.com/magnolia-press-coffee-co/

BRÛ Artisan Coffee Works
www.instagram.com/bruwaco/

Fabled Bookshop and Cafe
fabledbookshop.com/

Pinewood Roasters
pinewoodroasters.com/coffee

Restaurants Near the Silos

Pivovar
Czech! Restaurant, brewery, pastries, hotel.
www.pivovar.com/

Hecho en Waco
Tex-mex near downtown and Silos.
hechoenwaco.com/

Magnolia Press (Coffee and Pastries)
magnolia.com/magnolia-press-coffee-co/

***Terry Black's BBQ
228 S 8th St, Waco
terryblacksbbq.com/

Restaurants Near Baylor

Restaurants near Baylor University.

The Mix Cafe, 1700 S 5th St c, Waco
themixcafe.com/

Shorty's Pizza Shack, 1712 S 12th St, Waco
shortyspizzashack.com/

Twisted Root Burger Co., 801 S 2nd St, Waco
www.twistedrootburgerco.com/

Lunch and/or Supper

This is the whole list of places to eat in Waco.

***Billy Bob's Burgers
300 S. 2nd St. Suite 102, Waco, TX 76701
billybobsburgerswaco.com/

***Hotel 1928 Berties on the Rooftop
701 Washington Avenue
www.hotel1928.com/

***Black Bear Diner
A chain that is focused on integrity, value, quality, and family.
Opened April 2024
2424 Creekview Drive, Suite 150, Waco

***Terry Black's BBQ
228 S 8th St, Waco
terryblacksbbq.com/

Fish City Grill
Southern style seafood casual.
fishcitygrill.com/waco/

Alpha Omega Grill & Bakery
Mediterranean grill and bakery focused on using fresh ingredients.
www.alphaomegawaco.com/

Baris Pizza and Pasta
Quaint Italian eatery. Neighborhood favorite.
bariswaco.com/

The Brazos Landing
Formerly Buzzard Billy's. (river view!)
www.thebrazoslanding.com/

Cafe Cappuccino
Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee
www.cafecappuccino.com/

Cricket's
Near Waco Convention Center
www.cricketsgrill.com/

George's Restaurant
A Waco Tradition Since 1930. Two locations.
1925 Speight, Waco TX
1201 Hewitt Drive, Waco TX
georgesrestaurant.com/

Health Camp
Drive-in style. Burgers.
health-camp-waco.com/

Hecho en Waco
Tex-mex near downtown and Silos.
hechoenwaco.com/

Jake's
Diner. Automotive Theme. Downtown.
www.facebook.com/JakesTexasTeaHouse/

Kim's Diner
Happy Days vibe. Old School diner.
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100049697875444

Magnolia Table
Diner style, breakfast and Lunch
magnolia.com/table/

Oh My Juice
Making Healthy Food Taste Good
Near Waco Convention Center
www.ohmyjuicewaco.com/

Oak & Ivy
Woodway - Wine bar Bistro
www.oakandivywinebar.com/

Pivovar
Czech! Restaurant, brewery, pastries, hotel.
www.pivovar.com/

Portofino's Italian (on Austin Avenue)
www.portofinosofwaco.com/

Poppa Rollo's Pizza
Neighborhood popular vibe. Bar accessable via hidden phonebooth door.
popparollos.com/

Revival Eastside Eatery
texas-sourced and house-made salads, sandwiches, + burgers
www.revivaleastsideeatery.com/

Schmaltz's Sandwich Shoppe
Opened in 1975.
www.schmaltzssandwichshop.com/

Shorty's Pizza Shack
Near Baylor
shortyspizzashack.com/

The Mix Cafe
Fast casual near Baylor
themixcafe.com/

Slow Rise pizza
Pizza, salad, bar.
Two locations: Woodway and Waco on the Brazos
www.slowrisewaco.com/

Torchy's Tacos
torchystacos.com/location/waco/

Twisted Root Burger Co. (near Baylor)
twistedrootburgerco.com/locations/waco

Union Hall
One building, multiple food vendors. Parking not so great.
Two locations: Downtown Waco and Woodway
unionhallwaco.com/

Milo All Day
Elevated southern food scratch-made. (Reservations)
www.milowaco.com/

World Cup Cafe and Fair Trade Market
The World Cup Café not only offers coffees from around the world, but also is training men and women in the food service industry.
www.worldcupcafe.org/

1424 Bistro
Waco's home for good food, wine, and conversation.
www.1424bistro.com/

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