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Salt Lick BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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18300 Fm 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619-4514
+1 512-858-4959
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Overland Park, Kansas
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place has been around since 1967. The place is huge----1000 people on the busiest nights. Very cool, pure Texas atmosphere. Friendly and knowledgeable waitresses. Food? Now that's another story. If you've never had really good Kansas City barbecue, this stuff is just okay. Certainly not great. Couldn't even eat the burnt ends they were so fatty (though our waitress... More 

Thank Mark K
Johnstown, New York
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was part of a wedding dress rehearsal of 27 people. Great grounds and atmosphere. Food was great, especially the meat! Took an extra 1/2 hour to get our table but we weren't in a hurry. Food served very quickly once we were seated. Great Texan experience!

Thank Kristin M
Holland, Michigan
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My first Texas BBQ experience. A neat setting. I'm not an expert - solid BBQ but not the best I've had. Definitely worth a stop if your in hill country. My potion wasn't huge - family style would be the way to go if your hungry.

Thank Kirk W
San Francisco, California
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345 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 534 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I timed our departure from San Antonio hotel to get here at 10:55am on a Monday morning and were the first to arrive before they open the doors at 11am. We did get a quick tour of the property, including the BBQ pit which all the meat were smoked and cooked. We got down to business with only Brisket (burn... More 

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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a family gathering the day after Thanksgiving and ate ourselves silly. The food was amazing. The brisket melts in your mouth and has great flavor. Very difficult to find enough positive adjectives to describe. Great ambiance and service. This is a must visit place if you are within a three to four hour drive. I'd make a day trip... More 

Thank Darren M
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us, parents and kids, went for BBQ, and our hopes were greatly exceeded. Great food, service, ambiance, setting. Would return in a heartbeat.

Thank capmotion
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to go for a delicious meal. You can dress up or dress down. Fast service. Great food! DELICIOUS BAR-B-QUE!

Thank AustinCouple2016
Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You drive to Driftwood for this getting hungrier by the mile. They do not disappoint. You get to see masters in the art of BBQ at work. Generous portions. Friendly staff. Nice sized menu and selection. You want Texas BBQ? Salt Lick is the place.

Thank Gregger0415
Fort Worth, Texas
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Salt Lick BBQ is a true Texas experience. The place is huge, if you have never been there before. The meat is not BBQ it is HEAVEN!!! Al the sides were excellent, and the service impeccable! The staff is friendly, like family. I'd drive from Ft. Worth just to go there again!!!

Thank Joe S
Tontitown, Arkansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is huge and rustic. It is a fabulous place to take a crowd of family and friends. The food is great and even the small plates are plentiful. Bring your own beer and cash because this location does not accept credit cards.

Thank mantegani2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?