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Salt Lick

151 Zhongshan Road, Hualien City 97048, Taiwan
+886 3 833 2592
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (70 reviews)
“pulled pork” (30 reviews)
“fries” (30 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
151 Zhongshan Road, Hualien City 97048, Taiwan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great and very big portions. They serve American size portions. The brisket was very good and served with a side salad in a cup with vegetables. The hush puppies were also very good. The staff spoke English and Chinese and was very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Scott553
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

The fries are good. They serve a vegetarian Pizza which they will cook with no cheese so it is vegan which was nice. Best of a bad bunch. Taiwan is NOT the place to come if you are vegan or you cannot speak Mandarin and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank SophiaMaddah
Jason D, Owner at Salt Lick, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Excellent review from someone who is confined to eating less than 2% of our menu. While we do have several vegetarian options (salads, 4 vegetarian pizzas, focaccia sandwich and the best selection of Taiwanese-made craft beer on the East Coast), our vegan options are quite...More

Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Today we were at Salt lick restaurant because it has a lot of good reviews here and yes that's definitely true! We ordered pulled pork burger and spicy pulled pork burger with fries. The burgers were served within few minutes and looked fantastic like on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank mario-1987
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Used to be call Chicago. Great meal. Pulled pork plate was huge. Pulled pork sandwiche nice as well. Craft beers nice compliment to meal. Try the samplers

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Karyn and Simon T
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best places in all of Taiwan to eat. The Beef Brisket can't be beat anywhere else on the island. The lemonade is perfectly sour for those super hot days. Everyone can speak English. Service rocks! It's always one of our...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Lehi B
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

I don’t understand why this is in the top 3 restaurants in the region, long service, low quality America food, you are probably better trying some local food and it’s pretty expensive for what you are getting.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jon_a_85
Jason D, Owner at Salt Lick, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

I'm sorry to hear about your underwhelming experience at our restaurant. I can assure you that we try to put out the best possible product every time and that our servers do their best to ensure the satisfaction of every customer. Unfortunately sometimes things don't...More

Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Very nice place Great American food Great beer Great atmosphere The best meat in town French fries are homemade

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank philippebY8290XM
Reviewed August 15, 2018

A great place with great food. I've had their pizzas from take out a few times but this was the first time actually sitting in the restaurant. The service is pretty good. Our waiter Adel seemed excited and eager to help from the moment we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tuworld S
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

If you're living in or visiting Hualien, it's definitely a place to consider for a classic Western barbecue that includes Ribs, chicken and pork. With the integration of the Chicago restaurant, you've got an underrated pizza option, including deep-dish. I just wish they'd bring the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank CaribeAsiaTraveler
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Very poor service here. Food is ok, but overpriced. Staff treat you like you are an inconvenience to them. Not recommended at all.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mickeydavid
Jason D, Owner at Salt Lick, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

I'm sorry about your underwhelming experience at our restaurant. I can assure you that providing good service is one of our top priorities. Please send me a private message explaining in detail your experience so that we can address the issue(s). Thanks.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Zhongshan Road, Hualien City 97048, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Hualien  >  Hualien City
  • Phone Number: +886 3 833 2592
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American owned and operated smoked barbecue restaurant and pub, now combined with Chicago pizza and craft beer on tap. 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. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Open late.
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