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Taylor Cafe

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101 N Main St, Taylor, TX 76574-3638
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Austin, Texas, United States
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool place for some good BBQ. I was passing through town and just happened to drive down that little part of Main St. that is next to a bridge and the train tracks. I almost did not drive down that part of the street. Glad that I did. The BBQ ribs I got were sure tasty. Very rustic, old, small... More 

Thank Darryl D
Athens, Texas
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great authentic BBQ in Taylor. Exactly what you think of true Texas BBQ. Brisket great, handmade sausage is sublime, beans great. Friendly service. Ambience is what you expect. No AC and Texas country on jukebox. Even had a Pearl Light to boot! Great place!!

Thank BigRobTexas
Thrall, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Vincel makes some awesome BBQ but is an underdog to the more popular BBQ places around Taylor. The brisket is tender and he makes the best chopped BBQ sandwiches in town. Don't let the building scare you away!

Thank Debbie B
Cleveland, Ohio
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

This place is so authentic that it would look fake as a movie set Brisket ribs ok but chicken surprisingly good Recommend go for American beer and atmosphere and skip the food Maybe go here for a beer before going to Muellers Locals immediately recognize you as tourist but are friendly

Thank rsegraves
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Brisket was good. Sausage was great. Ribs good. Chicken great. Beans good. Potato salad ok. Cultural experience AWESOME! Beer prices dirt cheap. Don't take anyone to impress them with fancy setting, but if you want to take a trip to a true BBQ piece of history then this is the place. Maybe you will get lucky and the train will... More 

Thank gfoster88
Taylor, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Food was great! Staff is always friendly! My friends enjoyed hanging out and talking to other people there. They learned a lot about Vencil and his hometown of Taylor. They will be back for sure!!

Thank Debra W
Bath, United Kingdom
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380 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

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.

Thank Seayeaitch
Jarrell, Texas
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215 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

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 

Thank mdiv2001
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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

Houston, Texas
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167 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Main St, Taylor, TX 76574-3638
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Taylor
  • Phone Number: 512-352-8475

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?