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Taylor Cafe

101 N Main St, Taylor, TX 76574-3638
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Ranked #2 of 44 Restaurants in Taylor
Price range: $0 - $7
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Georgetown, Texas
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were returning on a trip and were coming thru Taylor. I had both read and heard of a great Bar B Q Place. it is a little hard to find, but it is kind of under and beside the railroad bridge downtown. its appearance will be shocking to most ladies and to older men, a reminder of days gone... More

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Liberty Hill, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Recommended by the locals as a great place for BBQ, be prepared to step back 50 years - the building is twice that old- the furnishings are minimalist- no air conditioning except the fans- the menu is simply barbecue. Delicious and memorable. Bring cash- plastic not accepted. The waitress left me a whole pitcher of ice water with my plate... More

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Austin, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I've been to Vincel's probably 30 times over the years and Vincel, the old owner (no disrespect intended, but he is old as he is over 90 and how many people do you know that age who are still working!!) has always been there working, making some of the best brisket, ribs, and sausage that we've had. Over the years,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I have a feeling not much has changed here in years. Truly looks like you've gone back in time! Fantastic food!!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Just got home from our first visit to Texas which was brilliant. Last Monday we decided to take the bbq trail in Taylo starting with the cafe. Wow what a great start....excellent welcome from very friendly homely staff. Got toeet the maon man who came and chatted with is about his life and how his excellent bbq all started. Had... More

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Taylor, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

a local individual that always considered this a very special treat, we usually would get a chance on late Sunday evenings to go by and pick up something for the evening meal. God Bless them always.

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Tampa, Florida, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Vencil came home from WWII and began smoking barbecue next to the train tracks...I know 'cause I spoke to him about his long career at Taylor Cafe. It's a nondescript ramshackle joint and it absolutely won't excite you when you walk in and see the ambience. But this 'cue is as good as the big names anywhere in Texas. The... More

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Taylor, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Stopped by traveling through. Bar B Q here is always soooo consistant ! Brisket is just right of smoke, Chicken melt in your mouth and of course the Home Made Sausage like non other!! People this is the ONLY Bar B Q joint left around that still cooks on earth pits and DOES NOT have to wrap their meat in... More

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Addison, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

My brother had wanted to go to this place for a while. He had read about it so I decided to come along. We drove from Dallas to Taylor which is about just outside. The place might seem like a old time western movie but don't hesitate to go right in. Just sit at any table and you'll get table... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

MKFWMarch commented about segregated seating. Forgive me for having left Texas in 1989, but is this with reference to Mexican-Americans, African-Americans, Eurasians, gender, provenance (tourists sit here, locals sit there)? I did not notice it either time I ate there, once in 2009, and once in 2012. I plan to go again in 2013. TexMo 2008 top 6 through 50... More

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