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18300 Fm 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Driftwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

In a week-long BBQ trip through Texas, this was my favorite overall experience. You can tell from the second you enter and have to walk past the giant smoker loaded with meat that this will be an unforgettable meal. I had a beef rib, pork ribs, sausage, and potato salad, and every bite was delicious. The place is HUGE, but... More 

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Thunder Bay
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120 reviews 120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Went just after 5 pm - lots of room - no waiting -- the service was excellent -- the food was very good -- the BBQ ribs were huge - the brisket and turkey all very good -- though I am not a fan of cream corn - my wife loved it --- even bought a t shirt there --... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I had lunch at Salt Lick today. It was our first time having Texas BBQ. We had a great time. They have a specific menu for those familiar with Texas BBQ, and a few combination plates for novices like us. We shared a combination plate that included four meats. The restaurant interior is rustic, nothing fancy. But... More 

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central tx
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75 reviews 75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Just a short drive from Austin,this is a Hill Country gem.Vinyards on both sides of the restraunt.Can't wait to visit in the spring.The wild flowers will be awesome.Bring your Yetti full of beer and enjoy live music under the oak trees as you wait to be seated.There was a massive amout of people and the wait was only 20 minutes.The... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Have you ever gone with a friend to their favorite restaurant and felt the pressure to agree that it's the most amazing food since bacon was invented? That's kind of how the Salt Lick is. Most people who visit(including myself) are so taken by the great atmosphere and images of huge hunks of meat smoking over a big fire when... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing. Travelled from the uk and this place got good reviews from local texans we met. The meat was simply amazing and I also loved the layout of the place. We even brought some of there sauce to take back home.

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Anaheim, California
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118 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Finger-lickin' good! This was probably one of the best BBQ I ever had in my life!!! Moist, meaty goodness of brisket and the double-sided beef BBQ ribs. As soon as my lips touched the meat, I couldn't help but quiver from how tender the meat was. Ask for the "fatty" brisket rather than the lean cut. It'll be the best... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

On our journey from Austin to San Antonio we made a pit stop here and so glad we did! The wait was long but we enjoyed the lemonade, popcorn and music. When we were seated it was kind of disappointing to see the place was only 50% full while making people wait an hour but we tried to not let... More 

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Queens, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

When you think of Texas you think of barbecue. When you think of barbecue you think of Salt Lick since to put it mildly it is truly very good smoked barbecue. There was a bit of a wait to get in later on while we were there and this was a weeknight. Service was very good. We sat outdoors. The... More 

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London, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The Salt Lick is a true Austin staple. You absolutely must go if visiting the city! We were faced with an hour wait when we went this past weekend, but I'd been before and knew the food was well worth it. The hour sped by while we waited on picnic benches in the sunshine surrounded by others who'd brought coolers... More 

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Additional Information about Salt Lick BBQ

Address: 18300 Fm 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619
Phone Number: 512-858-4959
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Driftwood
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Barbecue

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