The Salt Lick BBQ – Best in Texas!

Salt Lick BBQ Brisket and sausage plate with beans, coleslaw and potato salad

By Jen

The search is over. I am waving my white flag! I have found the best BBQ spot in Texas and it’s THE SALT LICK BBQ!  I’m 1000% serious when I tell you that this place will knock your freaking socks off. Their BBQ is so dang good it made me do a little dance, jump up and down, then stuff my face again.

Not only is their BBQ delish, but their side dishes are out of this world. I can admit it – I’m a side dish snob. I am picky about my coleslaw and potato salad. The potato salad is unlike any I’ve ever had. It’s made with a Vinaigrette salad dressing and dill pickle juice, among other things. I find myself craving it and comparing it to any others I try. It’s not fair to the other potato salads of the world because The Salt Lick’s wins every single time.

I have always thought KFC had the best coleslaw. Not anymore, The Salt Lick’s kicks KFC’s booty in the slaw department, hands down. It has sesame seeds in it which, at first, I thought was odd, but it totally works. Firepit at the Salt Lick BBQ,Texas

Let’s get down to business – the meat. When you first walk into the restaurant you get to see the fire pit. The actual fire pit where they are smoking the brisket, sausage, turkey and pork ribs. The smell will instantly make your stomach growl! Holy amazeballs is the brisket delicious. It was so moist I didn’t need a knife to cut it up. The sausage was perfectly cooked. It was juicy and the casing was the perfect amount of crispy. I’ve also tried their turkey. Best. Turkey. Ever. Moist, smoky, and delicious! I am seriously considering ordering my turkey from The Salt Lick for Thanksgiving next year.

Not only does The Salt Lick have the best food, but the atmosphere is outstanding! It’s BYOB but you can also purchase beer from The Salt Lick Cellars, which is right next to The Salt Lick. They will even give you a bucket with ice to take back with you so your beer stays cold while you stuff your face. When you sit inside, the tables are huge, almost like picnic benches. It’s great for a family gathering. You also can sit outside among the trees. It’s so relaxing. There is plenty enough room for the kids to play without disturbing anyone. There was even a spot outside for live music!

If you are in Austin, Texas anytime soon you need to make the drive out to The Salt Lick! They are located in Driftwood, Texas, which is just a few minutes away from Austin. Bring lots of cash because they don’t take credit cards. They do have an ATM on the premises. If you aren’t going to be in Texas anytime soon, you can order from their website – The Salt Lick BBQ. They even have a cookbook you can purchase that has the recipes for the potato salad and the coleslaw I just raved about.

Salt Lick BBQ Turkey and Sausage Turkey and Sausage plate with potato salad, coleslaw and beans

*Jen did not receive any compensation for this review, and she purchased her own lunch however if you would like to buy her lunch I am sure she is free! Her opinions of The Salt Lick are her own.


About the Author:

Jen M Jen loves to read. She can’t stop herself. It’s become an obsession. She is in love with her husband, kids, iced coffee and books. Jen lives in beautiful Colorado but is originally from the West Coast.


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