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Vitek's Bar B Q

#10 of 319 Restaurants in Waco
Certificate of Excellence
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1600 Speight Ave, Waco, TX 76706-2051
+1 254-752-7591
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10:30 - 18:00
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 10:30 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Iowa
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was definitely different from what I expected. They give you about 2 pounds of food in carry out boxes. It's extremely filling, but it is delicious! Definitely a Waco tradition worth visiting.

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Thank ztrigg
Buchanan Dam, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Unique "pak" offerings doused with tender BBQ and great beans. Spud pack with baked sweet potato was tasty and a good way to avoid bread. Everyone's BBQ was tender & German sausage got high marks. The place was packed, but we got our food very quickly. Nice selection of main course offerings, sandwiches and sides. We will be back!

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Thank Nancy S
Louisville, Kentucky
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was visiting a client who ordered from this place for lunch. I was a little skeptical when they said they were getting gut packs, but it was a very yummy lunch

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Thank 431ericd
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a Waco classic. Vitek's is known for its gutpack (mounds of beef/sausage BBQ, cheese, onions, pickles with Fritoes). The only complaint is the sizes: the small is not enough and the large is a bit too much for most. So go hungry and get the large but don't feel like you have to eat it all!

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Thank Miles P
Amarillo, Texas
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443 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've heard a lot about Vitek's for years with it's incredibly long history, but really found their BBQ to be just okay, overall. The brisket was dry and didn't have much of a smoke flavor. The hot link was good, but the jalapeno sausage was also just okay and didn't have very good flavor. Ironically, it was the grilled turkey,... More 

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Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Arlington, Texas
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Was pulling through Waco on the way to Austin. Called a friend and asked for a BBQ recommendation. Vitek was perfect as the food and service was great and it was right off of IH-35. My friend told me to try the "guy pack". That can be ordered in "half" (about half a pound) or "full" (full pound). It's fritos,... More 

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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The BBQ was good and the environment is pleasant and sports bar like. There were many families there and it looks like there was good outdoor seating as well (we sat inside). The sides were typical of any Texas BBQ but enjoyable and well prepared. The meat was smokey and tender.

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Thank Graham C
Columbia, Tennessee
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Vitek's has been in Waco for 70 years! Really good brisket and BBQ pork! Ribs are also on the menu, but we wanted the brisket!

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Thank CoachC33
Gotha, Florida
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Perfect spot for a filling lunch right off the highway. We were in town for a tour of Baylor and trip to the Silos at Magnolia Market. Lots of choices of ways to have your bbq. They have traditional sandwiches and tacos but are also famous for their gut paks. Gut pass consist of Fritos corn chips, cheese, chopped beef,... More 

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Thank M1chtopher
Atlanta
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Love this place Great atmosphere good meat and sauces I try to eat here every time I visit Waco Not to be missed

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 18:00
Thursday
10:30 - 18:00
Friday
10:30 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Speight Ave, Waco, TX 76706-2051
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-752-7591

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?