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Tony DeMaria's Bar-B-Que

1000 Elm St, Waco, TX 76704-2625
+1 254-755-8888
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good37%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brisket” (13 reviews)
“potato salad” (4 reviews)
“white bread” (6 reviews)
American, Barbecue
1000 Elm St, Waco, TX 76704-2625
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Drive-by, I searched for barbecue, this is what came up. Friendly quick tasty you should stop here it’s worth it. Do it!

Thank Idahotraveler88
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We went on a Wednesday which is all you can eat ribs and the place was packed. Got to the counter and all that was left was sausage and ribs and bologna. This is a serious bbq spot and the Slovacek sausage sandwich was perfect!...More

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Known these folks for 20 plus years so Im a little bias, but they are so well known, in Texas Monthly several times. Going back generations. People are funny about their barbecue, but this is the best of the best

Thank dixied113
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The BBQ was very moist and tender. It did lack a good bark, but it had a fair size smoke ring. We had the baked beans which were as good as everyone said they were. The BBQ sauce was average and I had no major...More

Thank Kevin-Capper
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We were in Waco for another purpose and decided to have some BBQ. What else does one eat when in Texas anyway? A internet search revealed this place with stellar ratings and I saw that they frequently run out of food. We rolled in about...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This place is why my gang loves Texas BBQ. The brisket was spot on today and the ones in our group who had the turkey really liked it..Ditto for the sausage. The beans seemed to be the side of choice and I really liked the...More

Thank JoInTexas
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Brisket is grainy, dry & a bit chewey. No bark & lacking in that good ole Tx smoke flavor. The gravy served with the meal is pretty darn good. Sausage has a good flavor, but a tough outer casing. Atmosphere, prices & customer service is...More

Thank CBtex
Reviewed 11 November 2016

You want to go here if you haven't already. But go early in the day because he only cooks so much and when it's gone you will find SOLD OUT in window. Brisket is so delicious and so are sides. You can get it to...More

1  Thank Linda L
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I love being served BBQ on butcher paper and then sitting down at a long table! I had the sausage and was very pleased. My boy and mom had the brisket. They both liked it. Maybe the best compliment is that I will come back...More

Thank Mcsmalley
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Brisket plate with white bread...sauce and gravy....sat with some locals who explained the way to eat it properly

1  Thank the b
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$8
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Elm St, Waco, TX 76704-2625
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-755-8888
We are a family owned and operated business, that began in 1946. We have been serving, cooked fresh daily, barbeque to Waco for over 60 years. We provide meat by the pound for the whole family or single plates with sides to fully loaded, massive potatoes with all the fixings. We also offer full services catering, just call or come in for details.
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