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“BYO OK, But Not Necessary” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Salt Lick BBQ

Salt Lick BBQ
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Driftwood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Michigan
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297 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“BYO OK, But Not Necessary”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

The food at this huge, no-frills emporium is excellent and very reasonably priced. Brisket is tasty; the sausage is good but not great; the ribs are fine, although the bones are large and the meat is somewhat sparse. Sides are also good (coleslaw and potato salad are both recommended). The noise level can get extremely high, as you might expect, given that indoor seating takes place at picnic tables in one very large open room. Service is attentive. There's no corkage fee if you bring your own beer or wine; although the restaurant itself sells neither, there's a building right next door where you can buy both.

We arrived around 6:00 on a weekday and had no trouble getting a table; however, by the time we left, people were waiting in line. I presume that weekends would bring even larger crowds.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Exactly what I hoped for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

My first trip to Texas & I was told the best BBQ would be found at the SaltLick. So glad I listened because the brisket was the yummiest ever. It was about 1:30 in the afternoon & they were quite busy. What a nice introduction to real yes ax BBQ where you can see the big BBQ pit full of ribs.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Awesome place for a wedding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

Attended a wedding here in Nov '12. They did an outstanding job organizing the wedding, and providing FANTASTIC BBQ and sides to all 220 guests. All the food was very enjoyable, arrived hot at tableside. It was clear that these poeple know how to do weddings, becuse they did a great job, covered all the details. Servers were well trained. The grounds are serene, make for a pretty ceremony. The inside of the building is basic, but it is appropriate for the location, it feels very "outdoor" with lots of wood and windows.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Antonio, Texas
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent quality meat and dry rub....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

The barbecued chicken was excellent...juicy and tasty, smoky and spicy....lean! The brisket is not fatty and is tasty, but does not have much smoke flavor....the sauce at the table...two types...spicy and regular ....taste like salad dressings....no tomato at all.....cole slaw has an Asian flair...nice. potato salad and beans are average. Was somewhat disappointed since they get a lot of press. Great location....can sit outside or in.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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“LOVE, LOVE ,LOVE!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

BEST BBQ IN TEXAS!! Tons of food, priced right, chill atmosphere. if you want alcohol, you have to bring it as they dont have a liquor license. Great for a date, family with kids, casual evening. Call for reservation; it gets packed. MAKE THE TRIP THERE! YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!! YEEE-HAH! :)

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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