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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Step back in time

Unique experience, if you make a road trip to Taylor then this is a little bit of History that has to be sampled, when we live in such a politically coirrect society where everything is sanitised to oblivion, then check this place out for a reality check, the burgers are pretty good aswell.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Seayeaitch
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique experience, if you make a road trip to Taylor then this is a little bit of History that has to be sampled, when we live in such a politically coirrect society where everything is sanitised to oblivion, then check this place out for a reality check, the burgers are pretty good aswell.

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Jarrell, Texas
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I pulled up to this joint and thought I was in the wrong place. It looks like a dump. And when you step inside, the dim lighting and whiff of cigarette smoke might be disconcerting. But be patient. The food is worth it. Maybe the best brisket we have had in Texas, with Louie Mueller's maybe edging it out by... More 

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TAYLOR TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Vencil Mares has operated Taylor Cafe for many many years. It is a quiet place with excellent barbeque..They serve beer as well, and you do not have to wait in a long line to be served..If you visit Taylor Tx I recommend you give Taylor Cafe a try

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I read several reviews/articles on the Taylor Cafe so I thought I would make a trip and give it a shot. The Taylor Cafe is in a very old and unique building next to the railroad tracks on 1st Street in Taylor, Texas. The build looks original and is kinda neat. Not sure if it would pass a building inspection... More 

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Round Rock, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 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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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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?