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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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Milford, Delaware
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106 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you enjoy BBQ this is the place to come. Not only is it a meal, it is an experience. Our group of six went on a Friday night and the place was hoping. Despite being quite busy it didn't take long to get served. As we walked into the rustic dining area we passed the large BBQ pit filled... More 

Thank Larry T
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having seen this place on Man vs Food my girlfriend and I decided to make a detour here during our 2016 road trip. Are we glad we did. This place is amazing! First let's talk about the restaurant. It's massive and seats a tonne of people without being too loud or losing the intimacy between you and the person sharing... More 

Thank PeteLightning
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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ordered the brisket and pork ribs plate. Excellent choice! Comes with a side of beans (thought they tasted out of a can), potato salad (vinegar style) and coleslaw. Bread and pickles are optional. There are two sauces, habanero and regular. I preferred the hot because it was less sweet. Had blackberry cobbler for dessert but would skip that next time.... More 

Thank TheProf06
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

British couple on a bit of a tour of the states. Drove an hour to visit and it was worth it. Everything was perfect and the sauces are brilliant. Make sure to save room for some pie and cobbler! Are around half 1 on a Tuesday and were seated straight away. Thanks for a great meal!

Thank Katieloula
New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a native Texan but for some reason never made it to the salt lick before now. My husband and I thought the food was excellent. The meat was awesome but I also love the potato salad and the bread! It's a neat location with a fun atmosphere. You won't be disappointed!!

Thank Lyndi M
Essex, Connecticut
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Salt Lick was a lot of fun. Scenic drive from Austin. No wait time when we arrived around noon on a Sunday. Down pour rain hit just as we were seated indoors at communal picnic table... Very charming, noisy with happy people. To me the room evoked happy memories of summer camp dining halls. We ordered pork ribs, beef ribs,... More 

Thank viajera1968
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate here on a Sunday evening-no waiting. We visited the winery building for a drink before dinner and enjoyed the glass of wine outside. The food was great-brisket, rib and potato salad! We brought our own bottle of wine to enjoy with the food. No push from the servers to eat and leave -we sat and... More 

Thank Carol A
Panama City, Florida
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had the brisket and it literally melts in your mouth. I was given the choice of brisket cut and the portion was way more than I could eat. Definitely worth the one hour drive from Austin. I went on a weeknight and was seated right away but was told that weekend wait times can approach 3 hours. Heads up... More 

Thank lugoi
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first Texas Barbecue and what an experience. Its a bit of a drive out of Austin but worth the trip. We sat under the trees to wait for the rest of our group to arrive and visited the wine tasting room. There was live music and you could buy fresh lemonade. The barbecue pit just has to be seen... More 

Thank Yvonne4300
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I am in the Austin area I have to make a side trip to this place. They only take cash, so come prepared. If you forget that's okay too because they do have an ATM. The service is quick, the food is always amazing and the people are friendly. I was just there on Wednesday night and cant... 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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?