Eating Through Elm Ave.

Rich with history and vibrancy, East Waco stands as a vital piece of our city’s story. Elm Avenue in particular is home to some of the oldest structures in Waco and is now getting a boost in popularity thanks to a beautification plan and new construction of apartments and hotels. It’s also the place to find fresh, locally sourced Texas food! Some of the most popular local bars and restaurants in Waco call Elm Ave home. Let this be your sign to go check them out! 


Tony Demaria’s

Any restaurant that’s been around since the 1940s has got to be a hit, and Tony Demaria’s is no exception. This barbecue restaurant serves freshly cooked meat from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. daily, except on Sundays. You won’t want to miss this local staple, where food is usually sold out by closing time! Check out some of their most popular menu items.


Revival Eastside Eatery

Enjoy a good pun? We’ve got the place for you. Located in what used to be the Waco Community Baptist Church sits Revival Eastside Eatery, one of the newer spots on Elm Avenue. This restaurant focuses on the historic charm of its building while supplying a Biblical-themed menu, with items like the “Old Pestoment” sandwich and the “Garden of Eating” salad. If you’re looking for the best homemade aioli in town, stop by Revival any Tuesday through Friday.


Brotherwell Brewing

Sit back and enjoy an ice-cold beer at Brotherwell Brewing, open seven days a week. This local brewery offers family-friendly tours and the ability to bring your furry friends along for the ride. Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs and sit outside with your drinks enjoying the beer garden or the weekend food trucks. You can even purchase your favorite Brotherwell beers at many local restaurants, including:

  • Revival Eastside Eatery
  • Stone Hearth Indian Cafe
  • Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Pinewood Public House
  • Shorty’s Pizza Shack


Tru Jamaica

Try something new at the sole Jamaican restaurant in Waco! Tru Jamaica has jerk chicken, curry vegetables, beef patties and more for your culinary enjoyment. Get a taste of the Caribbean in our land-locked state this week and experience the service, music and food of Jamaica. 


310’s Kitchen

Open Fridays and Saturdays with your favorite comfort foods, 310’s Kitchen is worth the trip to Elm Avenue. Serving the best of southern cooking, from gumbo to chicken and waffles, 310’s Kitchen has outdoor seating and a BYOB policy. With the delicious food and friendly staff, you’ll feel like you’re enjoying a meal in your own backyard. 


The upcoming completion of new hotels and apartments off Elm Avenue is sure to bring even more to Waco’s east end. In the meantime, there’s no shortage of options across the Washington Bridge. Head on down and experience all the best food and drinks East Waco has to offer!

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