Great if You Have No History
I'm fairly new in Waco and really enjoyed Cricket's. I've been three times now and have yet to have a bad experience. I'm a middle of the road beer drinker. I love trying all kinds of beer and know my way around a good brew, but I wouldn't call myself a snob. Most of the reviews so far have been about Cricket's decline, but I've not been around long enough to experience it.
They have a fantastic selection of beer (Over 100 on tap I believe) with a great menu divided into categories to help you navigate the ocean of taps. The bar tenders were very knowledgeable, answered all my questions and even had some fantastic recommendations based on beers I already knew I liked.
The food isn't too bad. I haven't fully explored the menu yet but what I have eaten has been good. (I highly recommend the "Pit Burger" which is a hamburger topped with pulled pork.) The prices are reasonable and they even have daily specials.
I highly recommend Cricket's if you are looking for decent food and the chance to try a new beer.