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Salt Lick BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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18300 Fm 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619-4514
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Rawson, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. For my taste buds...BEST BBQ anywhere . The wait staff are prompt and attentive. The atmosphere is fun and authentic hill country. A great place to make memories, as we did for my daughter & son-in-law's wedding rehearsal dinner!

Thank Speechlady53
San Antonio, Texas
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81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I will admit that I am a little biased about Salt Lick BBQ, but that is because this was one of the first BBQ restaurants I was ever taken to on a date. And there are several other excellent BBQ joints in the area, but Salt Lick is different. The brisket is very moist and tasty and so are the... More 

Thank Linda R
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the beef rib plate with barely any beef on the ribs, and the meat stuck to the bone. The sauce is excellent, but $22 for sauce?

Thank A Diner D
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the most unique BBQ ever in that the sauce is totally not traditional Texan. It is yummy- with a little mustard in it. The peach and blackberry cobbler ala mode is to die for. The slaw has an Asian flavor, thanks to the founder's wife. The meat is fork tender. The place is totally cool country Texas, with... More 

Thank sharonreece
Springfield, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Place to enjoy great BBQ in a great environment. Friendly staff and great quality. Visited for the first time and definitely will not be the last. We had a blast

Thank Gilbert N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have it all, Traditional Texas BBQ, A Wine Tasting Area if you are so inclined (I did not visit this time) And some of the best BBQ I have ever had, and since moving to Texas I have been trying to try them all. Fantastic Staff were so nice even with us getting there 30 minutes early they made... More 

Thank Texastravl
Spruce Grove, Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food - great place. It's a little out of the way from sixth street but it's worth the drive! Picnic tables and amazing BBQ await! Portions are large and prices are good. I wished I could have tried everything. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. The smoky BBQ atmosphere is worth the drive alone. Go check them... More 

Thank eyeballkid70
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This has been my favorite bbq place since the 70's. Their habanero sauce is so unique, and the meat is so yummy.

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Morgan Hill
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have had visitors here for the last 3 weeks,ends (plus birthdays) since we just moved here. Everyone wants Texas BBQ which means Salt Lick. It is only a mile from our new home and it is always busy rain or shine. I have been there so many times I have tried almost everything on their menu. It is all... More 

Thank Sharen S
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If your looking for real Texas BBQ, this place is it. Although located in the middle of no where, it adds to the ambiance. The drive is maybe 40min for someone not so familiar with Austin. The place is very rustic, located on a vineyard and funny enough is a BYOB. The restaurant is located in a dry county. Which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 78619-4514
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Driftwood
  • Phone Number: 512-858-4959

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?