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Salt Lick BBQ

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3350 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665-3905
512-386-1044
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 286
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    Very good
  • 97
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Slap that meat on the table and eat! Simple as that

It's a big rustic hall with benches but that adds to the atmosphere of this place as quite simply a BBQ meat joint. Slap that meat down and eat! We went as a large group and ordered the family style meat where they keep bringing plate after plate of brisket + ribs + sausage until you get the meat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Terry H
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Calgary
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Calgary
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It's a big rustic hall with benches but that adds to the atmosphere of this place as quite simply a BBQ meat joint. Slap that meat down and eat! We went as a large group and ordered the family style meat where they keep bringing plate after plate of brisket + ribs + sausage until you get the meat sweats... More 

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

After moving to Central Texas, this was the first BBQ place we went to. I am not saying that it is the best BBQ on the face of the Earth, but it was incredibly good food. I had the brisket and smoked sausage. Both were incredibly tasty and cooked perfectly - didn't even need sauce. Their sauces were also very... More 

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Harlingen, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We have come here several times over the last 10 years and the food here is second only to the service. Fantastic ribs and sausage. Juicy brisket and chicken. All you can eat family style is a bargain. Lots of sides to choose from and the wait staff swarms around you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Here in Texas there are plenty of BBQ places for the picking. Rudy is our de facto place since it's closer. But Salt Lick definitely up there on the list.

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Texas City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was my first time to try out this location, glad I did! Stopped in and picked up a to go order after being on the rode all day. Great meal as usual!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Be sure you check the Dell Diamond schedule, as waits get epic during a game. The ribs (pork and beef) are superb, the brisket is sublime and the service is pretty quick for such a large place. Skip the potato salad, it is a twist on German potato salad and, well, different....

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Killeen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I'd heard about this restaurant since I moved to Texas and was anxious to try it out. I was definitely not disappointed. I had the brisket and rib platter. It was very good! The brisket was moist and flavorful. The ribs were smoked beautifully and just as tasty as the birsket. It came with potato salad, coleslaw, and beans. It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I saw one of these restaurants on the food channel, so when I got to Texas, I made it a point to visit one. You MUST have a sense of humor and thick skin to visit, the people who waited on us joked around and know their BBQ. The food was good.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I'd not been to Salt Lick in years, did not disappoint! Therman's Choice is the perfect mix of meats and the right portion.

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Round Rock, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you are from out of town and want to try the Worlds best BBQ, this is not the place. If you want to try BBQ that is likely better than anywhere outside of Texas, you can't go wrong. You can buy the AYCE, but I've found your can get full for about 2/3 the price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3350 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665-3905
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Round Rock
  • Phone Number: 512-386-1044

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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