We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Salt Lick BBQ

18300 Fm 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619
512-858-4959
Website
Menu
Update restaurant details
Ranked #1 of 2 restaurants in Driftwood
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Write a Review

947 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
    611
    210
    89
    30
    7
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Everything seems to be bigger in Texas, and the Salt Lick is no exception. After a 30 minute drive out of Austin, through dark and winding country roads, a gigantic, beautifully lit compound emerged in the darkness. There are multiple dining buildings, and between them, a beautiful outdoor space with live music and picnic tables to hang out while you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We took out of town visitors to the famous Salt Lick barbecue restaurant outside of Austin this evening. As usual there were many patrons, however the wait was only about 20 minutes. The food, as always, was delicious and plentiful. The waitress was accommodating and friendly. There were a couple of mix- ups with the orders, but the situation was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

From the moment you walk in there isn't a doubt you are in Texas. Besides the hostess the first greeting is from the pit. Brisket, ribs, sausage and the basting mop full of homemade BarBQ sauce. Decisions of what to order no problem, just get the meat by the lb and a variety. A pint if each side with complimentary... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Seems like lots of people love this place. I just didn't like the barbecue. We got a place with multiple meats - it came with a lot of sauce poured over the meats. I'm used to getting sauce on the side, and you add it if you want it. The turkey and sausage were pretty good. We go for the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pearland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Finally made it to Salt Lick after seeing it on various TV shows over the years. Very cool walking in and instantly seeing the pit with meat and sausage all over being cooked. I was already picturing it on my plate. I ordered brisket, turkey and 1 rib combo.....you done good Salt lick! Very layed back and, our waitress was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

you have to get to the salt lick its so good you will lick your fingers after every bite get you some salt lick on

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Salt Lick BBQ is literally in the middle of nowhere. It's a destination restaurant - you need to intentionally use your GPS to find the place. And once you find it, you'll be amazed at the size. It's huge! Can easily seat 2,000+ people in all their banquet halls, dining room and outdoor areas. The food was very good. Tender... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

There are almost 1000 reviews on this place and most are excellent. I don't think I can say anything that has not already been said. What a fun, relaxed, and great place for a meal. BYOB means your bill is much less than you expect if you want to have a few with dinner. Shiner Bock is the favorite choice... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Virginia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I'm a Virginian and used to vinegar-based pork barbeque (good) and Memphis-style barbeque (the best: pork, smokey, tomato-based, and *hot*). I always turned up my nose at the idea of beef barbeque, but if the Salt Lick is any measure, I've really been missing something. The meal I had there was fantastic. The place is enormous and when you drive... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Surrey
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We visited last year whilst staying in Wimberley and it was the first place we went back to on arrival this year. Unfortunately it was a Sunday and we had an hour and fifteen minute wait, but whereas normally I wouldn't put up with that, for Salt Lick, I will! The food is wonderful, the atmosphere brilliant and the waiting... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Salt Lick BBQ also viewed

 

Been to Salt Lick BBQ? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Salt Lick BBQ, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing