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101 N Main St, Taylor, TX 76574-3638
512-352-8475
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Small town eatery

This was our second visit to the Taylor Cafe, the first being 2 years ago. We really enjoy the small town feel of the restaurant and staff. It is an an old building with history, and right by the railroad. Our food was really good, although I think they may have changed their barbecue sauce. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Round Rock, TX
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Round Rock, TX
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was our second visit to the Taylor Cafe, the first being 2 years ago. We really enjoy the small town feel of the restaurant and staff. It is an an old building with history, and right by the railroad. Our food was really good, although I think they may have changed their barbecue sauce. I don't recall it tasting... More 

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Greentown, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

On a recent Q crawl around TX, we arrived at Louie Mueller's only to receive those dreaded words, "Sorry, we are out of meat for the day." The kind woman who bore that bad news sensed we needed our Q fix and directed us to Taylor Café. Below an overpass and next to the train tracks is usually not a... More 

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Austin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 N Main St, Taylor, TX 76574-3638
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Taylor
  • Phone Number: 512-352-8475

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
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

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