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Salt Lick

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147 Zhongshan Rd., Hualien 97048, Taiwan
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Taichung, Taiwan
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91 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so good. Friendly american owner smoking meats in a train shaped smoker! The meat is smoked with local LongYan wood. It has such great flavor. This places pie (I'm a pie guy!) is to die for. I wished I lived in Hualien so I could eat at this place every week. My family and I went here,... More 

Thank greenmonstertaiwan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large portions here (hence the title). This is our second visit, last time was a few years ago and the food is still good. Nice selection of beer, although my wife said her glass of red wine tasted as though the bottle had been open for days. Prices will be reasonable for tourists and people from Taipei.

Thank Craig W
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This place was easy to find and so delicious! The staff are really friendly and gave out great recommendations. The ribs, summer salad, and pulled pork sandwich are among the best we've come across! The restaurant also has a cool, western themed vibe which made it fun and unique. It's so surprise that this place is #1 on tripadvisor! :)

Thank Amy S
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

The menu is full of American classics and the portions are huge. Not a place to go if you're on a diet! But the food was delicious and the prices were very reasonable.

Thank aussiechick742
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This place with authentic American interior and menu mainly convinced with its huge dishes and appropriate price, such as its wide variety of different beer varieties. Don't look for healthy food here, nor for a calm place to have a pleasant dinner conversation. The service is great and the personnel kind and friendly.

Thank Felix W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I went with my family here after a long day in the Taroko gorge, and the food was just good, in fact it was very tasty, I can just recommend to go there

Thank Felix S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Our daughter recommended salt lick as she'd had an unforgettable burger there on a previous trip to Taiwan . We were here this time with our 3 older children . What a feed ! Generous , high quality and delicious . Excellent service . Jason ( the owner? ) came and greeted us and made us feel most welcome .... More 

Thank Deb L
Taichung, Taiwan
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Finding great restaurant BBQ in Taiwan can prove to be difficult, but here in Hualien, is this little gem, Salt Lick. If you are on the east coast, whether for vacation or just traveling through, this is worth a stop. The sauce, the meat, the whole experience is really quite nice. We're from Texas and we know pit BBQ pretty... More 

Thank Todd B
Taipei, Taiwan
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We had high hopes after reading some of the reviews posted here, however these were not met. The wings arrived and they were huge, but the sauce tasted medicinal and even after we had added copious amounts of tobasco, the medicine taste would not disappear. The pulled pork sandwich was OK, however it arrived barely warm. The onion rings had... More 

Thank ScottJTaipei
kuala lumpur
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The ribs are great. They have a weekday set lunch menu... changes everyday. Onion rings were crisp and not oily. A great diversion from the usual Taiwanese fare.

Thank AgnesYew

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 Zhongshan Rd., Hualien 97048, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Hualien
  • Phone Number: 03-833-2592
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.

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