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Salt Lick BBQ

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18300 Fm 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619
512-858-4959
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 879
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  • 307
    Very good
  • 116
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best bbq ever

Very unique place. Best bbq by far of any place I've ever visited. Most sides are great, except the beans (very bland but I guess that's the style). Byob so coolers are encouraged and everywhere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
jrjax1968
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Jacksonville, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Jacksonville, Florida
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Very unique place. Best bbq by far of any place I've ever visited. Most sides are great, except the beans (very bland but I guess that's the style). Byob so coolers are encouraged and everywhere.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I LOVE BBQ. I try to make it to my favorite places in Texas when I come home to visit, and this is one of the top 5 in the state. When you come be prepared to wait a while. It will be long, but trust me it is WELL worth it. The bread is fresh made, and is perfect... More 

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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Being new to Austin, when I finally get the chance to dine at recommended places, I want to experience it the right way. Plus, I was taking friends from out of state and wanted them to have fun. Traveling down to Salt Lick in Driftwood, MY preference was to go late afternoon and drive down the back roads, NOT MOPAC.... More 

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Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited Texas in Sept 2014 and made San Antonio our base of operations. We made the trip to Austin twice to have dinner here. It was the best BBQ I have ever had. There is not one thing I can complain about. You can smell the pit before you even enter the parking lot and it... More 

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Dumas, Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Never thought it could get any better, but it happened. I took my grandson by there, told him I was taking him to my secret BBQ place he said o.k. He figured, well another of pa's yucky meat overloaded with sauce places again. Well after 2 refills on our all you can eat his reply was "pa let's keep this... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love this place. Have taken all my out of town guests here as it's a great Texas experience! Ribs are fall off the bone delicious! Love their slaw, potato salad and pickles too. This is a BYOB joint so it's cool to hang out and enjoy your wait on the patio.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

While the atmosphere of this business was classy, (as far bbq goes) the brisket was seriously lacking. Later we found out that the turkey and chicken is what we should of ordered. We were sad that it wasn't suggested by the waitress. Oh well. Maybe next time.

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Denton, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

#1 sit outside #2 get some beer/ bring your coolers #3 buy the Garlic Saltlick Rub #4 You must order the ribs...famous!.huge portions! #5 Get the blackberry cobbler and share #6 Relax to some good music #7 Let kids play at Kiddie Area (Sit at picnic table and drink more beer or finish your dessert) #8 buy some of their... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Wow, way out in the Hilly Countryside you come upon this Humongous restaurant and the line looks ominous for seating, then a few minutes laters you are at a picnic table being waited upon. If you imbibe in Beer or Wine its BYOB, but if you forget the winery next door can fix you up. Staff are very nice Texas... More 

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Houston, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We were always skeptical to make the drive to this restaurant after hearing horror stories about SUPER long wait times or being sold out of meat by the time someone's table was ready but we arrived right after 11 on Sunday and we got right in. The service was great and as everyone says that food was just excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18300 Fm 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Driftwood
  • Phone Number: 512-858-4959

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?