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Salt Lick BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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18300 Fm 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619
+1 512-858-4959
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Marco Island, Florida
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I can't add anything that has not already been said. If you want the REAL DEAL Texas brisket, ribs, chicken and sides this is the place. Plain and simple. You simply wont find a better meal or a more classic place to eat. So go eat!!

Thank Bob B
Peyton, Colorado
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've eaten here a number of times in the last several years. A week ago, 6 of us traveled an hour to eat at Salt Lick BBQ. I knew from past visits here that the star (for me) is the Smoked Sausage. This visit, I ordered the full-slab Baby Back Rib dinner and 3 pounds of Smoked Sausage to go.... More 

Thank JIM B
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at this oasis in the middle of nowhere and were dazzled by the amount of vehicles in the parking lot. This place was definitely hopping on a warm Saturday night. The mass of people in multiple lines was a shock, bit we joined right in. It's pretty good BBQ, but what made the night was the festive atmosphere... More 

Thank tadec5
Omaha, Nebraska
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On a Saturday afternoon in mid February, we arrived at 4:30 pm to a crowded parking lot and a 1 hour 45 minute wait. We were, however, prepared. We had a cooler of cold beer, and no other plans for the evening. We spent the time on the peaceful, shaded waiting patio, chatting with the friendly and interesting clientele and... More 

Thank kozulich
Clarklake, Michigan
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129 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband I were stoked to go here on a recent trip to Austin. We read a lot of good things about the BBQ. We went early on a Thursday evening and it was virtually deserted which was nice since we read about such along lines. Our waitress was friendly but not very good. My husband and I both ordered... More 

Thank mopogra
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

About 20min SW of the center of Austin. You can watch them smoke the meats in the pit! Best BBQ in. the. world. They have a full menu, but most choose the $24.95 family style all you can eat which includes brisket, ribs, smoked sausage, non-mayo potato salad, non-mayo cole slaw, baked beans, onions & pickles, and bread. They give... More 

Thank Lauri F
Habersham, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You won't find better BBQ in Texas!!! Down home cooking!!! Its a BYOB establishment!!! You have to buy some of the BBQ sauces, and Rubs before leaving!!! Great atmosphere!!! Very friendly staff that treat you like family!!!

Thank dannystill13
Las Vegas, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I guess that I missed this place by a few years. Unfortunately all of the hype either had my expectations so incredibly high or just due to the commercial nature of things, the quality begins to suffer. Was there for business and my business partner had gone countless times over the years, but it was my first visit. Wasn't bad... More 

Thank James M
Lehi, Utah
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have had more delicious ribs and brisket at food trucks in Texas. New recipes are needed for the beans, coleslaw and potato salad as they were unappealing. So disappointed.

Thank Beverley B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What could be better than home style BBQ and BYOB. I mean this place is all about filling up your belly!! Burn ends and Brisket are my favorites. I can't say enough good things about this other that I ALWAYS eat too much!!

Thank Mark O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18300 Fm 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Driftwood
  • Phone Number: +1 512-858-4959

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?