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Tony DeMaria's Bar-B-Que

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1000 Elm St, Waco, TX 76704-2625
+1 254-755-8888
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 14:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00
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Waco, Texas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 complaints about it. We got our order placed just in time. Someone ordered the remaining... More 

Thank Kevin-Capper
Oceanside, California
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284 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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 11:40 am and there was a line about 15 people long. They aren't the fastest... More 

Thank Mike S
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760 reviews
594 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
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 seasoning. My hubby liked the potato salad. There are a number of ways to order.... More 

Thank JoInTexas
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139 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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 great! Have to say that we left here unsatisfied for our BBQ craving.

Thank CBtex
Waco, Texas
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 go or eat in.

1 Thank Linda L
Magnolia, Texas
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151 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 here the next time I'm in Waco!

Thank Mcsmalley
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
Waco, Texas
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113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I went in with family - expecting to have potato salad & iced tea. Much to my delight, they now serve big baked potatoes. I got mine with the meat on the side (for a really happy puppy!)

Thank Caf80
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Wow! The reviews are 100% correct.... It's so good!!! Gravy and meat are delicious!! Drove all the way from NE Iowa looking for Texas bbq and we found the place!!!

Thank Kyle K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$8
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 13:00
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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