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The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que

#146 of 3,095 Restaurants in Austin}
$$ - $$$American, , Barbecue
3600 Presidential Blvd, Near Gate 12, Austin, TX 78719-2363
+1 512-385-1166
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (37 reviews)
“brisket” (114 reviews)
“bread” (26 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
3600 Presidential Blvd, Near Gate 12, Austin, TX 78719-2363
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1 - 10 of 326 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a few hours to kill before my flight to Orlando, and this restaurant smelt really good. So I decided nothing to lose, so I will try it out. I had a beef brisket sandwich, with potato chips and a soda for 17$. I know...More

Thank NickSFCB
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of my favorites places to eat at when in Austin. Whether beef or pork, it's all delicious. Love getting the extra jalapenos on my sandwiches and that they have a spicy bbq sauce. The beef brisket is my favorite sandwich and their fries with...More

Thank JerseyBoyBoston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very laid back place. Cash only, but they do have an atm on site. Best BBQ I have ever had. We chose the all you can eat family style option for $25 a person. They had a band playing outside. The restaurant was byob, but...More

Thank HeatherD114
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a few moments to grab some food at the airport and decided the stand with the longest line was a sure bet. We each had a brisket taco ( mine on a bed of lettuce/cabbage ). They had great flavor and were just...More

Thank WolfFood05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the 2 meat platter. The brisket was very good, the pulled pork was sensational. The sides were not so special, especially the potato salad, but I would make a substantial detour to taste the meat again!

Thank cant83
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a BBQ brisket and sausage plate today during a protracted layover and it was a pretty good way to kill some time. The food is pretty good for an airport. I was particularly pleased with the brisket, sausage and sauce. The potato salad...More

Thank Taylor C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They used be only a take away counter. Now they moved across the walkway and expanded. The take away counter is still there, but they also have a bar with eat-at seating. I nearly always eat here when I travel through Austin. Love their brisket...More

Thank BRC2007
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Driftwood is a bit of a drive from Austin but worth the ride. The BBQ brisket was awesome! Great vibe there... live music with a byob policy. Wine and beer sold next door and a nice outdoor picnic area to wait. Was pretty busy but...More

Thank vlove4u4181
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Situated in Driftwood, Tx it is a bit of a drive to get there. Went on a Wednesday And got seated right away and for about $12 got a huge iced tea and BBQ sandwich with sides. It really was good enough to drive for...More

Thank Danya P
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Was really looking forward to my layover in Austin just because of the great things I read about the Salt Lick. It was only OK. You order at a counter and wait for your number to be called. I understand its an airport location and...More

Thank coachwnh
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Roy S
20 May 2016|
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Response from Jim1133 | Reviewed this property |
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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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