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Pivovar, Waco, TX

Pivovar

4.7
4.7
434 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 25 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Brewery, Czech, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 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

What 434 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Texas

    Best Overall

  • Central Texas

    Best Service

  • Central Texas

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Texas

    Good for business meals

  • Central Texas

    Innovative

  • Central Texas

    Good for groups

  • Central Texas

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central Texas

    Lively

434 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Watched the solar eclipse here and it was a great experience! Highly recommend this spot to anyone visiting Waco or looking for spot to hangout.

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  2. KCBontheroad

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lively place, with good authentic Czech food. We recommend it.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful spot for family to sit outdoors in the Biergarten

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  4. MEAdams

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Pivovar. Slightly slow service but that’s easily explained by the size of our group of 11 people.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so yummy! The ambiance was great, even the music. The cook came to our table to acknowledge hubby’s allergies and followed up when our food arrived. Recommend the chicken paprikash, tomato soup and grilled cheese, Mac and cheese, and brussel sprouts. That can be a meal itself!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & service, would dine here again! Loved it!

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  7. DennisS

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The schnitzel was excellent. We were seated very quickly and Megan provided great service.

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  8. BenjaminS

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Noah our server did a fantastic job elevating our dining experience

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  9. BrazosDog

    Central Texas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday lunch for my Mom. $ of us in the group. We had a great time! Service was excellent and the food and beer were great. I had the Classic Pocket Schnitzel and was as good as any I have ever had. The beer is great I had the Premium Lager and they do a very good work in the brewery. This was my third visit, first for dinner and we will be back.

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  10. WalterP

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have eaten at Pivovar several times and enjoy the food. We met here for a family get together before a Baylor function. The server was good - he was super busy but kept checking in with us to make sure all was good. We had a little bit of everything from the schnitzel to the curry sausage to the brussel sprouts and everyone seemed happy with their food. We will come back again.

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  11. JoeJ

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food wasn’t up to expectations. The chicken paprikash was just packaged noodles (the same as our daughter’s macaroni and cheese) and extremely smokey chicken. Real paprikash has hand rolled doughy noodles. This dish we took a few bites of and left it. We also ordered the short rib goulash. It was a fatty short rib and mashed potatoes. Definitely not goulash. Overall we would give the food a 2 out of 10. We do not recommend this place and wouldn’t return.

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  12. RyanS

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the food is great! recently had the sausage platter = excellent! The wife got the schnitzel, which was great as well. they have something for just about any flavor palette. the beer is tasty and sums up a great Czech food and beverage experience. ambiance and atmosphere is upbeat and relaxing. Afterwards, the Beer Spa is a must try for a relaxing soak. Will be back and do it again!

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  13. BelindaH

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In the last 6 months we have eaten there at least 8 times and have not been disappointed. The chef is great. The place is clean. And the employees are pleasant.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the 3 course meal for Valentine’s Day & everything was amazing!

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  15. JohnM

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The five of us really enjoyed the food. Four of us had not been there before. We all said we want to come back again!

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  16. DianeM

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and food. Enjoyed the menu and the location is good as well.

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  17. Halie

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service, and environment. Would absolutely recommend!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the brewery, Craftsman and western motif interiors. The food is good, more fried and d heavy than I prefer. But the BEST thing was the warm, helpful service from our wait staff, a pretty young woman with glasses. She made our experience a pleasure to remember!

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  19. Melissa

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful experience. Food was DIVINE and the service was impeccable. Highly reccommend.

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  20. Wayne

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, great food and beer in an interesting and fun vibe. We were very well taken care of and enjoyed the experience very much.

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  21. PeggyR

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service at Pivovar are fantastic! We went on a very busy night and the kitchen was running behind. The waiter was 5-star with a great personality and he handled the chaos beautifully. Three in our party ordered the Czexan Schnitzel and it was absolutely delicious! We also ordered various handcrafted brews and everyone was pleased. Highly recommend!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stayed at the hotel and ate at the restaurant while visiting our son at Baylor. Lots of charm, character and a fantastic location. Food and cocktails were wonderful! Liked it so much that we are taking the family there to celebrate our son’s graduation in May!

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  23. BarrettE

    Central Texas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved Pivovar. Great Ambiance. Food was good. Brussels were OUTSTANDING. I loved the two in home beers I tried. Very unique dining experience.

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  24. KeithM

    Los Angeles

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding Czech restaurant and brewery next to Magnolia Farms. Service was friendly and professional, quinoa salads were delicious (amazing salmon) and beers quite tasty. Hope to return again, soon. 😀

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  25. KelliB

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Pivovar!! Waco Natives and visitors if you haven't discovered this amazing Czech restaurant and hotel, discover it now. Beautiful hotel, delicious food for ANY meal, delightful service. This is the BEST Waco has to offer. Try it, and don't forget the beer spa. A wonderfully relaxing and romantic experience.

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  26. AmberK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good, however they were not busy but it took us a very long time to get our drinks, and the server was not informative on which drinks were which when we asked about the flights we ordered. His whole demeanor was annoyed and unfriendly. For the price you pay plus the required 20% tip it was not very enjoyable. I'd like to actually be able to tip on the SERVICE given not the price of the food.

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  27. WacoTX

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is one of our favorites to entertain guests. As rated above, it is fun with an up to date atmosphere for dining with great food and service.

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  28. ShannonR

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. I had the short rib and my wife had the pork shank… both were excellent. Also, the beer was the best I’ve had in waco.

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  29. RanjanG

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat the food was good too but it would be nice for healthy eaters to be able to substitute sides instead of charging to get the healthy side you are not gonna get richer doing that but instead make a customer happy and they will return

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  30. JeremyM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great atmosphere. Really enjoy the variety.

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  31. LesH

    San Antonio

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great for schnitzel! Curry wurst is a bit too heavy on the curry; but otherwise good. Beer is always fantastic.

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  32. OahuEater

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the goulash, immensely. Half soup and Reuben rocked, too!

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  33. SaritaP

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ah-mazing!!!!! In every way. We shared 3 dishes and everything was spectacular.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pivovar never disappoints. Great food and service. One of our favorite Waco dining establishments.

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  35. BradH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone from the person greeting us, to the waiter, to the manager was very friendly and personable. The food was excellent with large portions.

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  36. Aimster

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We waited 1 hour for food and food was not good. The poor waitress was the hostess too. Seemed poorly run.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend ordered the Fish & Chips. She said it was outstanding. I ordered the Pork Shank. It was also outstanding! Loved our waitress! Enjoyable all around.

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  38. StephenR

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Pivovar is outstanding. Wry good and unique to fine a Czech brew pub in Waco. Great ambiance.

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  39. GretchenW

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pivovar is in a cool space and progressing area of Waco. It is near the silos which is an up-and-coming area of the city. The restaurant is in a great renovated building showcasing blown glass and its onsite craft brewery. The space has a large central bar, back patio area, and comfortable vibe. The high ceilings kept the noise level down which is good for conversation. The parking in the back of the restaurant was hard to navigate and pay for--even on my phone. I also could not understand my parking for 2 hours was near $20--and the area had very few cars on a Friday evening. Offering a valet stand may actually work better. I had the dark lager which was good, served generously in a heavy glass mug. The sausages and potted beer cheese were stand-outs. The pocket schnitzel my husband ordered was good, my reuben sandwich was just ok. The Apple streusel was great with the butterscotch sauce. I would highly recommend it. This place though has its service down. From the host and hostess and our server--everyone was very efficient and attentive. The food runner missed a couple of on the side items/condiments we ordered--but did not ruin our overall meal. With a couple of tweaks this restaurant would go from very good to a standout in central Texas.

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  40. LEeats

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were really excited to try breakfast, having heard good things about their dinner menu. Great location, lots of parking, which is rare to find in the area. They are only open for breakfast on the weekends. Service was excellent. The food was fine, two of us had the loaded biscuit, which is a ginormous biscuit with two eggs, cheese, and sausage gravy. Neither one of us could finish the meal.  The biscuit was really tasty, the gravy was a little on the salty side, but all in all a very filling and hearty breakfast. Two others had breakfast tacos, which were three small, think street taco, breakfast tacos, with no side of potatoes or anything.  they both said the tacos were good, it just was not a well rounded meal. Those two ordered a second breakfast in order to fill up. The fifth person in our party had Migas and said they did not taste like Migas, but to be fair it is not a Mexican restaurant, it is Czech. We will definitely go back and try it for dinner as I’ve heard the schnitzel is delicious. If we did go back for breakfast, I will just do the standard breakfast with two eggs, a meat, hashbrowns and toast, I saw that at another table, and it looked really good.

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FAQs

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

Pivovar is rated 4.7 stars by 434 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 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pivovar

320 S 8th St, Waco, TX 76701

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Waco
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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