11 Waco, Texas Classics You Must Visit

Waco, Texas, is full of history and landmarks. If you’re headed through and want to check out the original landmarks and all the cool spots that make Waco what it is, this list is for you!


Whether you’re a local Wacoan looking to return to these local classics or a newbie just visiting, this list has everything you need to know!


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11 Waco, Texas classics you must visit!


Why we love it: Truly a Waco icon. Dating back to the 1930s. George’s will catch your eye with its “Famous Georges” mural on the building and keep you coming back with its large menu and amazing food. They’re also famous for the Big O 18oz goblets!


Why we love it: Started by two Italian immigrants, Baris was an instant hit and is still one of the go-to Italian place for many locals in Waco!


Why we love them:

 Their famous bread is made homemade each morning and all sandwiches are prepared with the freshest product, meat, and cheese. What more could you want from a sandwich shop?


Why we love themA local, family-owned restaurant serving homemade pizza in a unique atmosphere, offering family-friendly arcade and shows, and the overall dining experience!


Why we love it: Your home away from home, serving Waco their signature gourmet breakfasts and luncheons.


Why we love it: Fresh, natural food true to its setting at Homestead Heritage, a traditional farming community that partners with local and organic sources to provide you with the healthiest, most delicious meal in Waco.


Why we love it:

Barbeque with a long history of excellence, quality, and friendliness. Home of the original Gut Pack!



Why we love it:

A small, local restaurant serving Texas-sourced and house-made salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Housed in a former church on Elm Avenue!

Why we love it:

 Serving as a restaurant incubator is a win-win for budding chefs and Waco diners. Union Hall gives emerging culinary talent a place to ply their trade and dazzle Waco’s taste buds. With 21 different food stalls offering a variety of food and beverage options. Check out our video on Instagram!



Why we love it:

A Waco original located in Downtown Waco voted Waco’s Best Brunch for multiple years and award-winning cocktails. 


Why we love it:

 The ultimate comfort eats offering gourmet Mac n’ Cheese and Grilled Cheeses.

There you have it! The best Waco, Texas classics you must visit! Make sure to tag us on social @moderntexaslivingwaco with all your Waco classic landmark pictures!



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