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Taylor Cafe

101 N Main St, Taylor, TX 76574-3638
512-352-8475
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Ranked #2 of 44 restaurants in Taylor
Price range: $0 - $7
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW 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
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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
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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
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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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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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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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Lexington, Kentucky
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23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Stopped at this really cool out of the way place for a quick lunch. I ordered the lean brisket. Very good quality but not as smokey as I had hoped. Good price good service. Would go back often.

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Rockdale, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I love their turkey sausage! Going there is a step back in time. Not much has changed. The customers a little older or next genoration. But the food is always YUMMY!

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Taylor, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I love this quirky, but yummy place! There are a lot of locals, that might pause in their conversation as you walk through the door, but just smile and take a seat at the counter. The folks there are great and the food is soooo good! Vencil is the owner and is behind the counter every day, in his starched,... More

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