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Pivovar

4.4
4.4
277 Reviews
$31 to $50
Brewery
Pivovar features a brewery, restaurant, beer garden, bakery, hotel and beer spa. The main floor showcases a traditional Czech brewery specialized for bottom fermented Czech Pilsner lagers. Pivovar is cutting-edge facility implemented in the historical building “New Katy hotel” located in Downtown Waco, immediately next door to the famous Magnolia Silos. Our fusion of Czech and American food makes Pivovar a new cultural pillar to Waco that you are sure to enjoy.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brewery, Czech, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (254) 224-6552

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Waco

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 277 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Texas

    Good for groups

  • Central Texas

    Lively

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  1. CR

    CRT72

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - superior service. We'l be back - need to try the beer flights next visit when we have more time.
  2. d

    dwmjrwaco

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The Reuben sandwich I had was not very good. The meat was cooked dry and it was sliced too thick
  3. NB

    NamB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, beers. The goulash tastes so good!
  4. BL

    BusinessLunches

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Everything was very dry. The onion rings for four people served with one tiny ketchup. The veal schnitzel was dry, the requested Pivovar sauce didn’t help. The Rueben was dry (non existent sour kraut). The bread pudding was dry and the side of ice cream “helped” but didn’t resolve the problem.
  5. MD

    MichaelD

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place! We have never had a bad meal, and we have tried a lot of entrees on multiple visits. We take family and friends when they are in town because it never disappoints. The schnitzel is out of this world, as well as the mushroom sauce. All the fish options are wonderful, and the risotto is delicious.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food was ok. Food was lukewarm, coffee was cold, limited and self serve. Quite pricey for what was served.
  7. RM

    ReneeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Dinner was Amazing! Love the snitched dinner and pork shank was so yummy!
  8. H

    Heather

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great food and atmosphere. Little on the expensive side but I felt it was worth the price.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food was overpriced
  10. CW

    CraigW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great authentic czech restaurant and bakery, but the Czech beer is absolutely the best I’ve had since, well, traveling in the Czech Republic. I highly recommend
  11. W

    Wolfie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Nice place. Great food and drinks. Looking for to dining there again.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lunch with drinks. Server was pleasant. Food was very good.
  13. AB

    AngieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food, beer and ambience was great ! Nice ambience, love music.
  14. JC

    JCJackson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    My first visit, this place was classy af. I thought "this is the celebration dinner from now on." Since they have dressed it down a bit to make it more approachable. Still classy af, but now with t-shirts for sale on the walls. The staff is always friendly. The food is always top notch. It's expensive, but for a special occasion, totally worth it.
  15. H

    Hello

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Brussels would have been amazing, but are actually sweet. Salmon, ok…wasn’t fresh. Mac and cheese I liked, but daughter did not. Fun wine flight and beer flight options. Service was great
  16. AH

    AmberH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shelby was great! She made great recommendations, was very attentive, and extremely friendly. Some of the best service I’ve ever received
  17. KT

    KentT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent option in Waco and great location. Food was excellent and our server Hannah was great. Look forward to dining there again in the future
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The food as always is fantastic, especially the salmon. The service is excruciatingly slow. Long waits for drinks and refills. But we still love it!
  19. AW

    AudreyW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Service was extremely slow and our waitress was hard to get. We had to yell her name once just to get her attention. She never checked in with us. Food was subpar
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food good beer.
  21. RO

    RonO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dining experience. Service was flawless. Food was great. My only slightly negative comment would be that it’s on the noisier side, but quiet enough to still have a conversation.
  22. C

    Chalkitup

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an extremely pleasant server and our food was delicious!!!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    This is a lively beer hall vibe restaurant. The architecture is cool and just a few tweaks it would be so much better. 1. Please please dim the lights and add some candles on the tables. The prices are a little high for their cafeteria environment. 2. Add some 2 tops or break apart some of those 6 tops. They’ve got an overabundance of large tables. 3. Allow people to make side substitutions on dishes. 4. Service was fine - hostesses were clueless, male bartender ok, female actually was unfriendly. Young male manager was asking about peoples food which was nice. 4. Good menu and food was good too but its annoying that they will not do any menu substitutions.
  25. AG

    AndyG

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was great, but not a large serving. Left a little hungry still, but would definitely go again.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We arrived early and there were only about 3 other tables. As the place filled up, it was really loud and it seemed like our server was responsible for the entire dining room. Our food was good and I was impressed by the menu. Loved my red wine blend! I had the pork shank - absolutely delicious. I would recommend early dining, but maybe it was a one time issue with the one server. He was doing his best, but you could tell diners around the room were frustrated with the situation.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Overall great experience good service excellent food nice ambience very comfortable tables and chairs bathrooms extremely clean
  28. MA

    MaddieA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a huge reservation that our waitress, Vanessa, took on with absolute grace and poise. She was so attentive and communicative with us & helped move our large party outside so we could all sit together. Vanessa, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Food and beverages were great, Vanessa was better. (Management, please update your point of sale system to make tips 10/15/20%, 3/5/7% is not nearly enough!)
  29. CC

    CarolineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was amazing and accommodated our every request. We had a wonderful time with great food and drinks.
  30. JL

    JonL

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed it. We were in Waco for Baylor Homecoming. We'll be back. A nice addition to Waco. Thank you.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!
  32. CH

    CatH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Drinks and appetizer were great. My salmon was over cooked.
  33. R

    Rup80

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Veal schnitzel was over cooked unfortunately. Everything else was fantastic. Server is new to serving but he tried really hard.
  34. d

    dwmjrwaco

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was great. The waitress was very nice but our service was slow. I don't think this was the fault of the waitress I believe it was an issue in the kitchen.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and wine!
  36. LW

    LaWanaH

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Czech food. Everything we at was a hit!
  37. CH

    ChristaH

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and timing on the food and drinks was great as well.
  38. BP

    BeckyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pivovar had great food. The schnitzel was delicious with the Pivovar sauce. Breakfast was wonderful!
  39. CN

    CindyN

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always! Miguel was fabulous. Don't ever take away your Brussel sprouts! Delish
  40. JB

    JackBco

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    No clue why they keep the lights so bright, the hostess acted like we intruded on her day off, set a bad vibe from start

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Pivovar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (254) 224-6552.

Pivovar is rated 4.4 stars by 277 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Pivovar

320 S 8th St, Waco, TX 76701

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Waco

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Brewery, Czech, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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