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101 N Main St, Taylor, TX 76574-3638, Taylor
Salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder, cayenne, chili powder, paprika, oregano, basil, thyme, ginger, cinnamon, cocoa, mustard powder, cumin, allspice, and worchestshire powder.
Excellent BBQ in a vintage setting. This should be a Central Tx must-do.
Awesome food...always stop in when I'm in town to visit relatives. A bit partial since I was born in Taylor.Never disappoints.
Great food, cold beer, and friendly people.
Great BBQ fair price cash or ck only.
Unique turkey sausage, plus a very good beef sausage as well.
Chili Wednesday and Pork steak Thursdays! Call ahead to make sure they save you a steak.
If you ever had bar b q you will not like this.
Great food and great powdered tea
Taylor Texas is the home of the best bbq. Aleast that's what we hear
Love Taylor cafe great food n a lot of great memories there.
Good times. Great company and memories.
Had the chopped beef plate - that was so disgusting! Ribs were old tasting and chewy. Chopped beef bbq should NEVER taste like that! Will not be back!!
Not great BBQ. Still a good time. Friendly service in a dive, owned by a 94 year old WWII Vet.
Amazing piece of history with amazing bbq!!
This place is a must-go-to BBQ joint in central Texas. You gotta see it to believe it, if you can find it. Hidden away under the viaduct over the railroad, the building looks like it should be torn down before it falls down. Don’t let that stop you, because the inside is a trip back into Texas history. Ok, that being said, the Q is among the top 10 rated in Texas. It is that good. The only reason the Taylor Cafe didn’t get 5 stars from us is the condition of the place, but if they spruced it up to much it would lose its “charm”.
The Best Place to Eat in Texa
Great place to grab some ice cold beers and Texas bar b q , go see Vencil , he's still there in his wheel chair every day ...
The food was excellent, however they may want to add some dessert options and get better AC.
First of...if you've owned a restaurant since 1948 and you're still in business...well you're doing something right. I loved the simplicity of the perfectly cooked brisket, ribs and sausage. The flavor of the meat came through in every bite. Kissed by the aromas of post oak. Mr. Mares shared his tips and advice and served as a gracious host greeting and thanking everyone. This way of doing business is lost on most. A must visit spot...before a piece of Americana is lost forever.
Great old school BBQ venue, loved the rustic atmosphere but the BBQ was decent but not on point in my book, however It was great to meet the owner, World War II Veteran, Vencil Mares.
BBQ from the past, great homey feel, good food at a good price and No Line!
This was a great "old country" BBQ experience. The building is tucked around a gravel road, a big bridge, and a rail road track.. so cool. This place seemed to be accustom to regulars and I was not sure what to do when I walked in. Right after I had a seat I was greeted warmly. The menu is small but classic. Meat by the pound, sandwiches, and BBQ plates with only two sides, beans and potato salad. The potato salad is really good but the beans seemed bland. The brisket was lean and tender, the sausage was not greasy : ) and the the sauce was very authentic. Great REAL food. Over all this place was great and then on our way out we talked with the owner who is a World War Veteran. I loved this experience! Cash only and there is a pool table and they sell beer.
This is a child hood memory with my Grandfather that still stands exactly the same as I Remembered. The sausage is my favorite it is drier than others. Potato salad and beans are perfect with ribs and sauce raw onion and pickles ofcourse. Really yummy and homey. My husband just surprised me with some sausage for lunch and it was lacking some salt on potatoes. The sausage seemed different. Wonder if they changed cook? I love this walk back in time. I recommend.
We were very fortunate that the bbq place we had planned to go to had a 40 minute wait, so we ended up here on the recommendation of a friendly local. I ordered the 3 meat plate with ribs, sausage, and sliced beef, and it was all delicious. The meal came with beans and potato salad. The beans were the best I've had in my entire life! The prices here were great! The lady waiting on us was very friendly and helpful. After we commented how much we enjoyed the meal, the cook invited us out back to see the bbq pit, followed by a quick visit with the owner, a WWII vet who started the restaurant back in the 40s. This turned our visit into more of an event instead of a meal. You really can't beat the food and the hospitality. I'll definitely come again the next time I'm in town.
Very old building. Mainly an old crowd of people. No segregation. Any one can sit where they choose but the old crowd still choose to sit separately. Good chopped beef sandwich but no French fries only chips.
Overpriced, limited menu, items printed on menu not always available, rudest cashier I’ve ever experienced.food quality only soso. Better Bar B Que at so many other places. First & last visit.
Best bbq brisket I've had in a long long time. Don't let appearances deceive you.Tyler cafe is one of those rough diamonds you hear about, but rarely find. Super friendly people and a great atmosphere. Our order was served quickly and cooked perfectly. We will definitely be back. :)
Amazing service food is great...
A hidden gem in Taylor almost under the viaduct and across from the train tracks. Don't pass up the turkey sausage. Very good. Be aware they do NOT take credit cards.
Great bbq and no ac. I love it.
They have the best prices on beer and bbq and the staff is great
Older restaurant, but the bbq at lunch is great! Been going to Taylor Cafe for years. They have some great bbq.
Chopped beef sandwiches used to be so big...now where’s the beef.
The sliced brisket was so wonderful that we bought a pound of the chopped to take home! Their beans and potato salad are the bomb and the perfect sides for any barbecue meal. Their prices are very reasonable. I will definitely be eating at Taylor Cafe in the near future! 😁
Great place and we got to meet world war 2 veteran Vencil Mares.
Barbarque brisket was great, and meeting the Vencil Mares was a pleasure.
Very good food friendly nice atmosphere
Brisket was tough, could hardly cut it with the flimsy plastic knife and fork they provided. Sauce was very different from the BBQ sauce I am familiar with, a thin, runny tomato sauce. Atmosphere was best part, classic Texas dive bar next to train tracks.
The chopped beef sandwiches and sausage wraps where amazing to eat
Good barbecue. My Grandma new the owner. I remember as a child going to this place in the 70s. Those were the good old days. Eating those sausages and crackers with a IBC Root Beer Soda. Thank You Taylor Cafe for the Many Good Memories I have to Cherish.
Alot of nostalgia. Owner of 90+ still comes in everyday. Food, nothing special.
Big portions, great taste.
Old school dive BBQ. Bring your own knife. The charming young lady has a nice smile.
Well my grandparents and mom n dad used to bring me here she I was a young man and back then it was really good. Now the picture you see looked very good but as for the taste and I hate to say it but it really sucked from the meat to beans, potato salad, sauce it was all off or just didn't taste good at all. Then when we got there I felt like I was in a movie had all these bikers and they had one side on the place taken up not that I was intimidated i still walked in there . I will say this I'll never eat here again and it just wasn't worth the drive. Sorry folks...
Been going here since I was about 10 years old great B-B-Q!!
Brought my kids here not knowing it was a bar 😂 However, it didn't matter. The food was excellent and staff was friendly. Brisket was spot on.
Loved the old world atmosphere. BBQ was finger licking good. The lady serving us was so nice. Will definitely be stopping by again.
I normally don't share photos of food but...this is the Taylor Cafe at 101 Main Street in Taylor. In the 1870's a fire destroyed every building in down town Taylor except this one building. It is pretty much a old time bar that happens to sell renowned BBQ. We had fun visiting with some of the regulars and owner of the place. The old man must be in his 90's and still wears his cook apron. He sits by the front door and welcomes people when they come in. As we were leaving I wanted to snap his photo with but he was napping by then. Only in Texas.
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