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George's... Home of the Big O! - Waco

George's... Home of the Big O!

George's Restaurant: Home of the Big O!

George's has been a local gathering place for Wacoans, Baylor Alumni, and Sports goers alike since the 1930's. GEORGE'S is known for its friendly atmosphere, and as a place "where everybody knows your (NAME) beer."
Sammy Citrano has mad an atmosphere in Waco where locals, students, and travelers can enjoy great food, great friends, and ice cold beer.
Also, there is a cook there named Emory who makes some mean meals... so make sure to ask for him!

Favorite Dish: Well, seeing as I have been in George's over 100 times in my college career, I would have to recommend two dishes above all of them:

#1 Emory's Cheeseburger Basket.... its a little spicier than the cheeseburger on the menu, so make sure you ask for it!

#2 Chicken Fried Steak...

Please also remember... you must drink a Big O, and ask them to put Pat Green on the jukebox while you are there.

Address: 1925 Speight Ave.

Comparison: least expensive

Directions: Exit the 18th Street Exit coming from Dallas, go through the lights, then veer right onto Speight.

Phone: (254) 753-1421

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 5

Theme: American

Website: http://www.georgesrestaurant.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 29, 2004
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Ninfa's Waco - Waco

Ninfa's Waco

Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant: Tell Mama you need some Tex-Mex!

Mama Ninfa has made Tex-Mex a statewide tradition with her chain of restaurants. Being the Texas traveler, I have been in several of her locations, including the one less than 5 miles from my home in Pflugerville. The Waco location, in my opinion is her best yet! It offers a nice bar area to sit (which you will have to do on busy nights). You will also see alot of the college crowd filing in, as they make their rounds in the Franklin Square.

Favorite Dish: I would recommend a Blue Margarita, the Nacho appetizers, and the Fajitas ala Barry. These are normal chicken, steak or shrimp fajitas, but there is also a wine sauce, mushrooms, onions and peppers covering the top of it. Worth every bite!

Address: 220 South 3rd Street

Comparison: more expensive than average

Directions: This is in the Franklin Square, across from the Hilton.

Phone: (254) 757-2050

Price: US$11-20

Rating: 4

Theme: Mexican

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 29, 2004
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Picture courtesy of Buzzard Billy's - Waco

Picture courtesy of Buzzard Billy's

Buzzard Billy's: Are you so hungry Buzzards are circling?

Waco, TX is home to the first Buzzard Billy's. It opened January 21, 1993. This restaurant is credited for starting the downtown revitalization along the Brazos River corridor. Located across the street from the Hilton Hotel and Waco Convention center, the restaurant and bar is adjacent to the Historic Suspension Bridge where the Chisholm Trail crossed the river in the late 1800’s.

Favorite Dish: I highly recommend the Cajun Crawfish Pasta! It has a very delicious sauce to go with fresh crawfish... a spicy alfredo.

Address: 208 South University Parks Dr.

Comparison: less expensive than average

Directions: 3 blocks North of the Texas Ranger Museum and 4 blocks North of Baylor University.

Phone: (254) 753-2778

Price: US$11-20

Rating: 4

Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Damon's - Waco

Damon's

Damon's: A Place for Ribs

Although my review of the Waco Hilton was less than stellar, I would admit that the best thing about the hotel is the restaurant that is attached to it. I really liked Damon's as a place to eat, not necessarily because the food is good, but because it has three very large screen TVs which you can watch your favorite sports. This makes it an ideal place to watch your favorite team, drink a beer, and eat some of their famous ribs.

The onion brick is also one of my favorite dishes, however there is enough fat contact in that brick to make up your calorie count for the next three days!

Address: 113 S University Parks Dr

Comparison: more expensive than average

Phone: (254) 754-7427

Price: US$21-30

Rating: 3

Theme: American

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Slo-Poke BBQ - Waco

Slo-Poke BBQ

Slo-Poke's BBQ: "Slo" Service Expected!

The building that now houses Slo-Poke's BBQ has gone through more changes than a pair of underwear, but the formula for a winning restaurant may have finally come true here in Waco. This is not your typical BBQ restaurant, but in a college town, anytime you add "All-You-Can" to the menu, you are assured to get plenty of people to come eat.

Slo-Poke's has moved to a fixed price $8.99 menu where you can order up to three choices of meat, and they will return with as much as you care to eat until you are finished!

Favorite Dish: Sausage was good, brisket was ok, and the turkey was delicious.

Address: 215 S. 2nd STREET

Comparison: about average

Directions: In the River Center Shopping

Phone: 254-754-3474

Price: US$11-20

Rating: 4

Theme: Barbecue

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 21, 2005
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Wing Stop Waco - Waco

Wing Stop Waco

Wing Stop: Looking for Good Meal? Wing it!

If you are looking for a sit down restaurant in Waco, keep reading on to other tips. If you are looking for a quick snack, or some great takeout, then the Wing Stop is the location for you.

There were 9 different types of wings to choose from from Sweet teriyaki and hawaiian flavors... all the way up to Atomic Hot!

Traditional sides of ranch, bleu cheese, and fries are also available.

Favorite Dish: I like the Garlic Parmesan.

Address: 220 S 2ND ST

Comparison: less expensive than average

Phone: (254) 296-9464

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 4

Theme: Fast Food

Website: http://www.wingstop.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 21, 2005
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