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101 N Main St, Taylor, TX 76574-3638
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Ranked #3 of 45 Restaurants in Taylor
Price range: $0 - $7
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
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128 reviews 128 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Our family dropped IN on this little restaurant after attending a funeral of a family member. We had a party of 12 or so. The service was excellent and we were served very fast considering our large number of people just dropping in on them. The Taylor Cafe is in a very old part of the town and close to... More 

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Taylor, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you want to go back in time & also get some great bbq then come into Taylor Cafe. My favorite is the chopped bbq sandwich. The owner is in his early 90's & he's still there every day t o converse with his customers. Highly recommended

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St. Augustine FL
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580 reviews 580 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you are looking for fine dining, keep on driving. But if you are looking for some great BBQ in a dive, this is the place. Hidden under the overpass and next to the railroad tracks you will find Taylor Cafe. Opened by Vencil Mares in 1948, this is the place for BBQ. When I entered if felt like I... More 

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Mission, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A newspaper that we picked up on our visit here explained the two barbecue restaurants in Taylor in this way: one is a barbecue place that serves beer and the other is a beer joint that serves barbecue. Taylor Café is the latter. The food menu is minimal and lists only the meat entrees offered--no sides, no beverages. My husband... More 

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Long Beach, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The #1 rated bbq restaurant was closed, so we thought #2 would still be great. The 100-year-old building was interesting to see, in an otherwise deserted part of town. I'd say if you go there, it's for the old-time atmosphere, not for the food! The charming waitress thoughtfully brought us pitchers of water and iced tea, along with styrofoam cups,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

On this occasion I found this establishment's staff courteous, friendly and a very clean environment. This restaurant is located in what I consider the heart of Taylor, although the older part it seems like the ideal place to have a restaurant with a number of them closely located. The food ordered was very good and providing that Louisianan style taste... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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Additional Information about Taylor Cafe

Address: 101 N Main St, Taylor, TX 76574-3638
Phone Number: 512-352-8475
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Taylor
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 7
Cuisine: Barbecue

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