One of these days they'll get me.  They'll make me change my way of cooking, and when they do, that'll hurt my product. The style of barbecue we have here in Lexington is very unique. I think it will start to fade away.

— Wayne Monk

Owner, Lexington Barbecue as quoted in Smokestack Lightning

Smoke Daddy's Review of Taylor Cafe


MAIN FARE:Taylor Cafe Entrance

  • Ribs - Big spare ribs... Damn, those are good!  Smoky, nearly fall-off-the-bone-tender.  Melt in your mouth goodness!  Must... stop... eating... rib.
  • Brisket - Slices cut from the 'moist' end of the brisket.  Tender and flavorful with a little salt on the finish.  This is good stuff.  Nice smoke ring: doesn't explode with smoke, but a good smoke/meat balance.
  • Sausage - Firm and [black] peppery.  Pork/beef mix?  Either too lean or cooked too long today - is kind of dry.  I can't decide... My mind keeps wandering back to that rib!


  • Not rated

ATMOSPHERE:Taylor Cafe Counter

  • Hole in the wall, but has a long history here
  • Right next to the tracks, and a train rolls by as we arrive
  • Stools at the counter, but we moved to a table for "family-style" service
  • Folks are all friendly and service is good

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