Welcoming 2.7 million visitors in 2018 alone, Waco is officially a tourist destination. The Silo District, a 2.5-acre development owned by Fixer Upper super-couple Chip and Joanna Gaines, is driving much of the city’s newfound success. But it’s also home to Baylor University, the birthplace of iconic Texas soda Dr Pepper, and an important pit-stop along Interstate 35.
Folks who only visit Waco to shop at Magnolia Market or grab a snack on the way down to Austin are missing out on a dining scene that just keeps getting more compelling. Use this guide to figure out exactly how to snag a seat at Magnolia Table, the best way to navigate the Silo District, and where to score the best beer, barbecue, burgers, and more in Waco.