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Pivovar, Waco, TX

Pivovar

4.4
4.4
227 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 18 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 227 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
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Texas

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central Texas

    Good for Groups

  • Central Texas

    Healthy

  • Central Texas

    Hot Spot

  • Central Texas

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Central Texas

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was very noise and a lot of flys (bugs) flying around couldn’t eat without swatting at them while u ate ur food. Service was bad she only came around from time to time. Told server food was cold and ask for a manager but never came l. Will not come back again ever. Prime 135 and Homestead Cafe is better to enjoy.
  2. VS

    VisitedSept22

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Entrees were excellent. Bread pudding was okay…on the dry side. All of it was overpriced.
  3. SM

    SharonM

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The atmosphere here is really unique. You can see all the large shiny kegs around the restaurant. Service was good, other than having to find the waiter to get the check. The food came out quickly and was delicious, and we enjoyed the wine flights! I highly recommend this restaurant, but not their bakery. We stopped and got cookies on the way out, but they were dry and not flavorful at all.
  4. AL

    AaronL

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super cool, old world Czech restaurant. Fried cheese appetizer was excellent! My wife and I shared the ribeye and it was cooked perfectly. Sides were good, not spectacular. Service was great, knowledgeable and prompt.
  5. PC

    PeytonC

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Schnitzel was good. Beer and Pretty in Pink drink were delicious. Server was friendly but Service was slow. Didn't get refills. She asked if we wanted to go cup but never brought one. Bread on sandwich was soggy.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food and beer were very good. Waitress was exceptional.
  7. LD

    LeslieD662

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner. Super service. Perfect for our first night in Waco
  8. C

    Costello

    Dallas

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food with great, friendly service! The beer flight was fantastic! We’ll be back the next time we’re in Waco.
  9. MD

    MichaelD

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The servers are very knowledgeable about the beer selections and food and are very friendly and courteous. They do miss the mark on paying attention to the needs of the table such as drink refills, added items to the meal etc. I think they may be spread too thin with too many tables.
  10. S

    Spike

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food was cold and tasteless. I had the pork shank. Rueben sandwich was good but cold Fried fish mediocre. Three times food was brought to our table that we had not ordered. Won’t go back. Dinners way over priced.
  11. GR

    GailR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food was so highly salted that we should have sent it back before it was half eaten but we were hungry! Server only came when summoned! They did offer a dessert as an apology. The restaurant's noise level is pleasant early in the evening but by 7 when the live music started it was loud. Won't be back.
  12. DN

    DavidN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    food was good but noise level way too high...we will not return
  13. CN

    CindyN

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been several times and always have had an excellent experience. It is so different from anything else in Waco! We always have such a wonderful meal and dining experience!!! Tell everyone we know to come eat here and have introduced several at lunch to Pivovar
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Fun outside patio! Good music. Food was good. Service was a bit slow and not par for this kind of place. Way overpriced for what you get! That’s the main thing. Pivovar is good, but NOT great. Prices & service should reflect that.
  15. EH

    EdwardH

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food, beer and wine were great. Hotel was clean comfy.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    First time. I had the salmon and it was superb! I wasn’t sure if I would like the onion ragout but it was so delicious! My husband had the filet and very much enjoyed it. Bread pudding was a winner! Only bummer was that the waitress said they were doing away with the green beans as a side - they were to die for!
  17. BB

    BBear

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    For being as slow as they were, it took almost an hour to get our food. 3 sandwiches and a schnitzel. Food was fantastic, just took longer than expected.
  18. SG

    SamiG

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was great! The service was a little slow on cocktails but otherwise very good. It was our third visit and it was really great!
  19. KS

    KyraS

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. We will definitely come back again.
  20. KA

    KaylaA

    Central Texas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    My husband and I went for a date night, we decided we deserved a fancy dinner. My husband is Czech and was very excited to finally eat there but the service wasn’t that great. The guy waiter that we had wasn’t attentive at all. We had to ask for a spoon 3 times before we got one. We didn’t even get a menu because they were out. We would definitely go again and ask for a different waiter. The food was great!!! I got the Alfredo but definitely have had better. The appetizer was AMAZING, dessert was great! Alcohol was eh. The atmosphere was good but I was expecting more. Like I said, we will go again because maybe we just went on the wrong day.
  21. GE

    GEORGE

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Mediocre food and service.
  22. J

    Jag1

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Staff was good. Unfornately I had to send my meal back twice because it was incorrect. I'm surprised with the long time it took to receive our meal and me having to send my meal back twice, that there was no consideration from the manager to offer any type of discount or even an apology. I'll definitely think about returning there as we do have choices in Waco when my husband and I drive through often.
  23. DS

    DevonS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was awesome! My husband is from a big Chzech family and Pivovar came highly recommended. Definitely a restaurant to try!
  24. S

    Scott

    Central Texas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The atmosphere was fantastic. The food was very good. Very happy to have a new place like this in Waco.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday dinner at Pivovar! We had excellent service and delicious food! Highly recommend!
  26. AH

    AllenH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. The beer was average. It was quiet but it was not busy. I have been there when it has been full and the noise is quite loud.
  27. F

    Fortuneks

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Instead of Magnolia, spend some time at Pivovar. Our waitress, Tristen, was so incredibly friendly and ready to answer any questions we had. We started with fried cheese and loved it! We ordered gnocchi and linguine and were not disappointed. I tried the dark lager and found it was quite different from what I expected. Great beer! Although the desserts were very enticing, we chose to go to the bakery instead to get something to take back to the hotel. So many choices--we went with what I think was a blueberry kolache and a large pretzel. Instead of salt, the pretzel had cinnamon! A little overpriced but almost worth it!! The guy who filled our order (didn't get his name) was amazing! He described every item in the case and spent a nice amount of time discussing the Czech history. Always fascinating to learn about the culture surrounding the food you eat. Overall a very pleasant experience. I would definitely go again and tell everyone I know to stop there when they are near Waco.
  28. JF

    JosephF

    Central Texas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Very open, cavernous dining area. Hostess sat us right next a group of drunken "ladies" making all kinds of noise when 90% of the tables were empty. Had to ask for another table or we would have left without eating. They have gone cheap (or environmentally friendly??) on their menus, transitioning to a bar code to scan with your phone that then pushes each of their alcohol selections long before you can see any food items. The food continues to be quite good, they just need to back off of trying to be an ultra-modern dining "experience". Serve your good food and space people out as much as possible in your echo chamber dining room, and let them enjoy themselves.
  29. AC

    AliciaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The ambiance was nice. Great design and aesthetics. The service was good. The food was also good. Some things on the menu were a little pricey and others were priced great so that was a little weird to see that inconsistency. I had the risotto and it was very tasty but not worth $30. We also had the sausage and salmon dishes and they were also enjoyed by my party. I had a signature drink, I forget the name but it was pink and very good. When we made the reservation it asked if we had a special occasion and I stated it was my birthday but when we were there all they said was happy birthday. If you're not going to do anything for a special occasion, then don't ask if it's one. All and all we liked it and will go again.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dinner with friends-great food-fun vibe
  31. C

    Cjharv

    Central Texas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was phenomenal! We were disappointed that the restaurant was out of a lot of things, but what we ended up getting was very good.
  32. CB

    CarrieB

    Austin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was excellent and it's a beautiful space. But it is SO LOUD. Our party of five could hardly hear each other and I felt like I was yelling the whole time. It would be five stars for sure if they could find a way to dampen the noise!
  33. JN

    JeffNotACzech

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated promptly and waiter was great! Good service and food. The live music was awesome. Joel Wood put on a good show out back.
  34. AP

    AshleyP

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The beer and food was excellent! I suggest the risotto if you are a goat cheese fanatic. The location and decor were beautiful as well.
  35. SW

    ShaleenW

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Our server Colby was very nice and attentive. The food was terrible…not sure how this place got all these glowing reviews but it lacked flavor, no seasoning, and was a bit overpriced. Ambiance was amazing! Drinks were okay, but after our round of appetizers our travel group went elsewhere for dinner. There was also a staff member who took pictures and she was very personable. The bakery was amazing as well. Can’t say I would go back but it wasn’t a terrible experience, just not that good.
  36. P

    Pleasantdinner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very cool vibe, quiet on a Tuesday night, casual and comfortable, but nice enough for celebrating an anniversary. Very very good drinks, Old Fashioned was strong and French 75 was not, which was exactly what my wife wanted. Food overall was very good but did not come out hot. Generous portions, enough to take home and reheat to a better temp the next day. Pork shank and schnitzel with sauce were both delicious, spinach artichoke dip was good, asparagus were below average, chocolate mousse was great. Server was very personable but stayed gone too long in between visits. We would have had several more drinks had we been given the opportunity. Definitely recommend, would be fun on a Friday or Saturday night.
  37. JS

    JStewart

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a nice dinner during our trip to visit Magnolia.
  38. JM

    JanieM

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    I did not like the service at this place. Slow to check on us. Forgot a drink for one guest and did not return with her Shirley Temple for 20 minutes. I understand staffing is a problem all over. Food was spectacular. Seafood Risotto was delicious. Schnitzel was good. It did not come with Mushroom Gravy (or any sauce at all). I added the Mushroom Gravy and that pulled it all together nicely.
  39. JK

    JanetK

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started by ordering a flight of beer and a Pretty in Pink mixed cocktail. Next we ordered fried cheese. We recommend sharing since each piece is a different cheese. He had the goulash and I had the schnitzel. Goulash is a “pork roast” with gravy on a bed of mashed potatoes. Schnitzel is a fried pork patty on a bed of mashed potatoes. Both were delicious. We had Mille Feuille for dessert. Delicious. As we were leaving, the beer garden was coming alive out back with a bartender and acoustic musician playing.
  40. MG

    MarkG

    Central Texas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Spinach & artichoke for the appetizer was ok, but the Goulash and the Risotto was really good. I would recommend the Goulash to anyone.

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 227 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 18 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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