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“BBQ so good, I thought I was in Texas!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Salt Lick

Salt Lick
147 Zhongshan Road, Hualien 97048, Taiwan
03-833-2592
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Ranked #1 of 333 Restaurants in Hualien
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Pub, Taiwanese
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: American owned and operated smoked barbecue restaurant and pub. Our three specialty dishes are Carolina pulled pork, Kansas City baby back ribs and Texas beef brisket. All of our sauces and sides are made in-house. We also have draught beer and a good selection of whiskies. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Open late.
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“BBQ so good, I thought I was in Texas!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

When traveling through Taiwan, the last thing I thought I'd come across was a top-notch BBQ Joint, but it definitely happened. The pulled pork sandwich was fantastic... make sure to douse it with plenty of home made BBQ sauce. To top it all off, you can wash it down with some delicious draft beer. The atmosphere was fun and the staff was extremely friendly. If you are looking for some casual east when traveling through Hualien, make sure to stop into the Salt Lick.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“隱藏在台灣後山的好餐廳”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

造訪花蓮,不只是能享受美麗的田野風光
還能來 Salt Lick品嘗美味的餐點
Salt Lick獨特的煙燻肋排和辛辣雞翅
絕對讓你難以忘懷
This is the best food that I’ve ever had in Hualien

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hualien, Taiwan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I've live in Taiwan for almost ten years, and when I want to eat food a bit more like back home, this is the place. Always leave stuffed!

Visited November 2013
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Ben M, Owner at Salt Lick, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Linden, thanks for the kind words and we're glad to give you a taste of home. Hope to see you again soon.
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Hualien, Taiwan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“I love ribs!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Salk lick is an unique restaurant in Hualien.I have been there many times.The ribs are AWESOME! The T- bones are HUGE! I like to sit at the patio because the atmosphere there seemed like you go back to the American old west.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Taiwan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“~~Great FOOD at the LICK”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

a group of us...seven...with two kids in tow all went to the SALT LICK for some grub and brews

( well no brews for the kids!)..

Knew it was genuine BBQ by the smell when we walked by the "Train" outside...

which is actually the oven!

The pit was created and designed by Jason, one of the owners...

This is a quality BBQ place. From the ribs, to the pulled pork to the awesome desserts...,

This place has amazing food. Whatever they do, they seem to do it well. Also along with the food, the service is top notch.

We will return with more people next time!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ben M, Owner at Salt Lick, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Jason and I are happy that your family enjoyed the food and the train smoker! Thanks for coming by and sharing your experience.
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