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Salt Lick BBQ

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Driftwood $$ - $$$ American, , Barbecue
18300 Fm 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619-4514
+1 512-858-4959
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (359 reviews)
“pork ribs” (203 reviews)
“pecan pie” (124 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18300 Fm 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619-4514
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Reviewed yesterday

Everyone in Texas knows that good BBQ is another reason God Blessed Texas. The original Salt Lick location is one place that our Kids from California beat us to. Not only their reference but everyone in East Texas (home to Texas BBQ) knows and raves...More

Thank Rob and Theresa S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Salt Lick BBQ is about a 30 minute drive through the Texas countryside outside Austin, but it is well worth the drive and it is well worth the wait. We went on a Saturday evening, the night before Father's Day and the place was packed...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Driving out from Austin I kept thinking this place better be good and let's just say I was not disappointed! We got the sampler platter to share that had turkey, brisket, ribs and sausage. Everything was outstanding. The hubby liked the brisket the best and...More

Thank Jen C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were traveling back to San Antonio from Waco, and my brother who lived in Austin (30 years ago) wanted to visit a favorite spot of his from that time. I know, this is starting off like a Texas Chamber of Commerce commercial. So we...More

Thank Jim and Teri B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Party of 4 stopped for lunch due to the well known name of Salt Lick. The brisket and ribs make me drool just thinking about them, the turkey was on the dry side. I know everyone has different taste but this old German gal knows...More

Thank DDR
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The brisket was the best I have ever had! I was in heaven when I was done eating it all. I had the burnt ends and the moist cuts. You need to go their at least once in your life. The atmosphere there is awesome...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live across the country but travelled to Austin for a friend's wedding. We attended his rehearsal dinner July 16th and - when we asked the hostess which room was reserved - were told there was no such event reserved. Called the parents of the...More

Thank tpenney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, here is the deal. Go to Franklins. Where the locals go. Salt Lick is, now, neat place. Cool to look at. But, if you are from out of town, feels touristy. Tour bus in parking lot, parking outside structure for 7000 :) Most good...More

2  Thank savheagle
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a bit of a drive from Austin, but well worth it. The property is beautiful. When you enter the restaurant the pit is right there, piled high with a variety of meats. The pulled pork, brisket, sausage and ribs are all great....More

Thank Jtann
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been wanting to go to the Salt Lick in Driftwood for years, ever since I've seen a piece about this place on German television. Even though this is such a big restaurant that can handle massive crowds, I wasn't disappointed at all. This was...More

Thank Aepplerschosch
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Kathy K
Are you open on Sundays?
26 November 2016|
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Response from B0bR823 | Reviewed this property |
Kathy K
Are you open on Sundays?
26 November 2016|
Response from Tammy M |
Yes! The Driftwood, Texas location is open from 11am to 10pm on Sundays!!
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
26 August 2016|
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Response from Linda R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they allow dogs. But only on the outside patio and they must be on a leash. The outdoors is where they have the music so it's not all bad except in the Summer when it can reach 100° out there and 90° at night.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18300 Fm 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619-4514
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Driftwood
  • Phone Number: +1 512-858-4959
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