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Taylor Cafe

101 N Main St, Taylor, TX 76574-3638
+1 512-352-8475
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“brisket” (20 reviews)
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Barbecue
101 N Main St, Taylor, TX 76574-3638
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

If you find yourself traveling near Taylor, TX and love bar-b-q, Taylor Cafe is a must-stop. Walking in you might be taken aback by the first impression. The eatery is what could best be described as a “hole-in-the-wall” “greasy spoon” and all those other descriptors....More

Thank inglesidejohn
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We visited the restaurant during our stay in Austin and I have to say it was well worth the trip. Just the history of the cafe and the friendliness of the staff make it an amazing visit. Some of the best pork ribs I have...More

Thank 2_Travelers_Toronto
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while traveling thru area. It was an experience for sure 😉. We actually went around the block because we were not sure we were in right place. Very old screen door, opened and first impression was a very old “beer joint”....More

Thank cokerlj
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Taylor Cafe is more than a restaurant, it is an experience. Operate by Vencil Mares, a legend in Taylor and BBQ history.. The restaurant is located under (actually beside the footings) of the railroad overpass. It was built on the the north side of the...More

Thank billybob76511
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Loved this Taylor, Texas treasure! Not sure what I liked more: the food or the 94 year old WWII veteran at the door, Vencil Mares. He’s a living legend from what I hear. Good tasting BBQ and the right price.

Thank Jackson P
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I have been a customer since I was a little girl born in Taylor. My granpa used to buy us dry sausage from there came with onions pickles and a loaf of bread and sauce.I love the sauce, I LOVE this sausage. Everyone has diffrent...More

Thank AmandaCosme
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Taylor, TX has been a BBQ Haven for 75 years, and Vencil Mares' Taylor Cafe is the essence of great BBQ in Taylor. Nothing pretty. It is located downtown at the historic dividing line between white & minority businesses. Step back in time, where everybody...More

Thank gbt1956
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Feels like family serving up food they are proud of. The meats were all very good and they served with a slice of white bread like the old days. This is a local favorite! The owner is still there every day, handing out copies of...More

Thank lkabernathy
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We went to Taylor Cafe for BBQ because it was listed on the Texas BBQ Trail map. The brisket and sausage were definitely not to the level of other places on the trail. The atmosphere is different, for sure. It is a bar (that still...More

1  Thank WanderingToesTiger
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Their barbeque sauce is basically tomato soup~ The meat was okay but that sauce~yuck~ I actually felt sick eating it~ nasty tasting~

1  Thank dmc7772017
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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: +1 512-352-8475
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