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The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que

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) #167 of 3,126 Restaurants in Austin $$ - $$$ American, , Barbecue
3600 Presidential Blvd, Near Gate 12, Austin, TX 78719-2363
+1 512-385-1166
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“potato salad” (35 reviews)
“brisket” (115 reviews)
“tacos” (22 reviews)
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5:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
3600 Presidential Blvd, Near Gate 12, Austin, TX 78719-2363
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dont understand all the hoopla about this place. The meat was cooked well and was tender. Beyond this, I don't have any good comments. The sides were awful and the barbecue sauce was nasty. Felt it was overpriced for the flavor of the food.Won't be...More

Thank cclakeman
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bar B Que here was just OK. We ordered the 1/2 chicken plate. Portion was very generous and included several sides. The chicken was dry and definitely not 'fall off the bone' tender and juicy. Still a great place for a hungry tummy before...More

Thank MandC0218
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Order the brisket with sausage sandwich, and did not really know what to expect, the sandwich was awesome, the best BBQ meat sandwich I ever tried.

Thank Vega631
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was Father's Day so we ventured to Driftwood and the Salt Lick restaurant and winery. We were returning from an overnight visit to Fredericksburg and after lunch at Salt Lick, returning to Austin. We have read that if you get there early( 11 am...More

Thank fourtugs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Greatest bbq ever. The meat is literally falling off the bone. The prices are good for the value of the food. Awsome atmosphere inside and out. Love that it's byob. My plate was 16 dollars and I had ribs, brisket, sausage,beans, potatoe salad, and cole...More

Thank davidlJ7116YM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family has been visiting The Salt Lick for the past 20 years. As a young adults we would meet friends out there after a long day of floating down the Blanco River. As we had children we were tempted to fill their bottles with...More

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here for breakfast earlier this month while waiting for our flight to Cancun. We'd just had Salt Lick's food at a catered wedding reception the evening before and were impressed with their food. For our pre-Cancun breakfast we ordered the breakfast tacos. Coming...More

Thank LynninNM
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

Had the brisket and egg taco at 7:00 a.m. while waiting for our flight. It was delicious. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Reenerbeener
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Typically airport food kinda stinks. Here's an exception. The brisket and pulled pork was great. Not a fan of the baked beans - they are spicy not sweet. Plate was about $17 but I thought it was worth it. Came with 2 meats, 3 sides...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed May 22, 2017

this restaurant is the best to eat, especially if you come from a state where BBQ is served, it is finger licking and great. it has ribs, chicken, brisket and all the trimmings. Yummy!

Thank 923mariadelaluzv
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Roy S
May 20, 2016|
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This is located inside the airport and after you go through security.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3600 Presidential Blvd, Near Gate 12, Austin, TX 78719-2363
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-385-1166
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  • This restaurant is at Austin-Bergstrom Intl Airport (after security)
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