The Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood, Texas

As soon as I told friends and family I was visiting Austin, I got recommendations of where to go, what to see, and especially where to eat. And one that kept popping up: “Go to the Salt Lick BBQ outside of Austin.”

The Salt Lick BBQ

The place is huge. With massive indoor and outdoor seating areas.

The place is located just outside of Austin in Driftwood. Three friends and I headed out there and boy we were not disappointed. For starters the place is massive, with seating outside, more seating next to that, a huge dining room in a barn type setting… Then turn the corner and more seating. All of the mean is smoked in a large fire pit type oven in the middle of the restaurant. I ordered the “Family Style” which is all you can eat sausage, beef brisket and and pork ribs.

I’m not a huge fan of sausage, so to me that was just alright. The ribs were very good. The brisket is what stood out. And then being in Texas, I finished it off with a piece of pecan pie which was also excellent.


Keep in mind before you go, the place only accepts cash, and doesn’t split up checks. So come prepared.