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Salt Lick Bar-B-Que

BBQ Joint and Taco Place
3600 Presidential Blvd (at AUS Airport), Austin, TX 78719, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 7:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 6:00 AM–8:00 AM
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 479 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    Cary L.
    "the breakfast Taco w egg, brisket, cheese & bbq sauce is great!"(22 Tips)
    Shannon S.
    "Bisquits w/ brisket gravy is the best bfast value at ABIA"(58 Tips)
    Allison K.
    "Everything about the pulled pork sandwich is perfect."(9 Tips)
    Diana R.
    "Pulled pork sandwich is as good as everyone says"(21 Tips)
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170 tips and reviews.

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  • barbecue
  • brisket
  • breakfast tacos
  • sandwiches
  • pulled pork
  • great value
  • good for a quick meal
  • sausage
  • sliders
  • good for groups
  • airports
  • turkey
  • eggs
  • outdoor seating
  • authentic
  • potatoes
  • casual
  • cole slaw
  • family-friendly
  • beef
  • Michelle H.
    They sell WHOLE BRISKETS to take away with you. If you get one, make sure to also get yourself a little to nosh on the flight. It's one thing to torture your fellow passengers but have some for you.
    Michelle Hermark · January 23, 2012
  • Clayton M.
    Everything is good. The pulled pork is Texas style covered in BBQ sauce. Brisket was a touch dry, but ask for pieces with a lot of bark. Definitely pick up the dry rub to take home.
    Clayton McLaughlin · March 19, 2015
  • Conor M.
    Really hungry? Ask for no tortillas with your breakfast "taco" and they give you double the ingredients in a bowl. I know it's sacrilegious to get a tortilla-less taco, but hey, I'm a fat kid.
    Conor Mongan · March 23, 2012
  • Sarah C.
    Last chance BBQ - If you've somehow managed to travel through Austin, but not had the time to check out Texas BBQ, make sure you check in here! The Beef Brisket sandwich is tasty!
    Sarah Creelman · March 20, 2014
  • Dave H.
    The brisket was dry. It wasn't bad overall, but after a few days of excellent BBQ around Austin it's also not the flavor you want to leave in your mouth compared with fresh from a smokehouse.
    Dave Hotchkiss · April 27, 2014
  • T K.
    One of the best and least expensive places to eat in all the airports I've been too. I've been to a lot. They only have 3-4 items, but they are rock solid. Baja Brisket!
    T K · August 15, 2011
  • Brass Tacks Events
    Prices are ridiculous. $12 for sandwich & side!! $2.25 for a small candy bar!! Huge abuse of travel-weary folks. If u can't bring ur own food & drink thru security, there should price controls
    Brass Tacks Events · January 11, 2012
  • Brian W.
    Not great. Edible, but not much better than that. I spent the previous week touring Austin, San Antonio, and New Braufels, eating at BBQ joints the whole way. This was the worst BBQ by a long stretch.
    Brian Wells · July 12, 2014
  • Adam S.
    If you get a breakfast taco they'll give you whatever you want. The sign says 2 items but everyone gets 3 or 4. Egg, bacon and cheese is most popular, of course!
    Adam Snetiker · March 30, 2014
  • Helena H.
    I forgot how HUGE portions were here. Not as big as the Don Juan but comparable in amount of meat! Order the brisket, egg & cheese.
    Helena Hounsel · November 4, 2014
    The chopped brisket sandwich is packed with smoky beef chunks and smothered with a lightly peppery sauce that helped bring out the taste of the meat. —WC · August 7, 2012
  • Cindy C.
    The (BBQ) brisket sandwich was by far the best sandwich I've ever had. I took it with me on the plane to have for lunch and the other passengers were literally drooling with the smell! So good!
    Cindy C. · November 7, 2015
  • Eric V.
    Great for airport food, but it can't be in the same conversation as some of the Austin bbq monsters. You'll pay more than you want, as expected for the airport.
    Eric Venker · December 11, 2014
  • keith
    Skip the breakfast sausage wrap and do for the breakfast tacos if you want eggs. The sausage wrap is just a dog like sausage wrapped in a small tortilla. Lazy!
    keith · September 6, 2013
  • Eater
    If you need a quick taste of Texas, the airport's little Salt Lick stand will do-fer-ya. Not to be confused with the Salt Lick Taco Bar.
    Eater · February 7, 2013
  • Ailie C.
    Breakfast tacos are delicious. Get one with brisket and another with pulled pork. Really anything with that Salt Lick sauce is good.
    Ailie Chang · August 10, 2015
  • Nic M.
    Be sure to ask for BBQ sauce on the side! Although it's delicious, the cooks completely drown the meat in it. All things in moderation, right?
    Nic Miranda · October 24, 2012
  • Aaron S.
    Great atmosphere. And here's a tip: order by the pound versus "family style." That way, you can add smoked turkey and chicken and/or beef ribs to your feast.
    Aaron Strout · August 15, 2011
  • @joe4pres
    Right up there on the list of great airport food. High quality stuff right here. I'll stop in on arrival if the line is not too long.
    @joe4pres · July 11, 2013
  • Marty Y.
    Great Bar-B-Q and excellent airport food. The sliced brisket was very tender & delicately smokey. Lives up to the airport chow hype.
    Marty Yawnick · November 12, 2011
  • Kitjer
    Potato w/ chopped brisket is the value winner. Add sausage for a little extra and eat as much as on the more expensive plates or sandwiches.
    Kitjer · November 8, 2010
  • Tim V.
    Brisket platter. The chicken & sausage are decent but nothing special. Ask for the fatty cuts, moister & tastier than the default lean cut at the airport.
    Tim Vetter · March 16, 2010
  • Marty Y.
    Be nice to the folks on your flight. Enjoy your bar-b-q at the airport. Please don't get it to go and then torture people around you with the great smokey aroma.
    Marty Yawnick · November 12, 2011
  • The Wall Street Journal
    More than 55 tons of brisket sold at this location of the Salt Lick in 2013. Chase it with Amy's Mexican vanilla ice cream. Read more
    The Wall Street Journal · January 16, 2014
  • Wael H.
    They have tacos near the entrance and if you want bbq ribs or briskets just walk further to their actual place
    Wael Hazzazi · April 19
  • Damian B.
    🎧 Always and forever, each flight out with you, it seems like a dream to me, that somehow you knew 🎧 Seriously, what other restaurant would make your sing like that (😍🎤🌮)
    Damian Bayona · 1 week ago
  • Scott E.
    Try the Loaded Baked Potato. It's not on the menu, but it's awesome. Sour cream, cheese, brisket, and BBQ sauce. Yum!
    Scott Edwards · May 11, 2011
  • Ben M.
    Beware - a bacon egg breakfast taco is really an egg taco with bac'os sprinkled on top - Seriously? That's a crime against humanity. Does the mother ship know about this?
    Ben Meza · March 9, 2011
  • tricia w.
    If You just want to want eat meat, ask for 3oz brisket $4! Ask for fattier cut for the most yummy BBQ brisket ever!
    tricia wang · March 15, 2011
  • Nik N.
    Best airport food in The States. Be sure to get the brisket & sausage platter... You won't be disappointed.
    Nik Nadolski · March 17, 2014
  • Danielle H.
    Some of the best BBQ I've ever had... And it's in an airport. Love the buns on the sandwiches. Line moves quickly.
    Danielle Hohmeier · April 13, 2015
  • Widgeon H.
    The breakfast taco is a total bargain for under four bucks. Don't waste your time with egg. Go for brisket and potato.
    Widgeon Holland · March 5, 2013
  • Anirban C.
    The breakfast tacos with BBQ sauce don't completely erase the pain of an early morning flight, but they help. A lot.
    Anirban C · August 21, 2014
  • Jess B.
    If you're leaving Austin (or arriving), get the brisket sliders. They are delicious and the bread is so soft.
    Jess Barron · October 20, 2012
  • Sean H.
    Not as good as being at the original but pretty good for airport food. Pulled pork was the best thing on my plate.
    Sean Householder · December 13, 2014
  • Erica S.
    Did your carnivore friends drag you here? Vegetarians, don't worry. The mashed potatoes, coleslaw and bread are tasty!
    Erica Swallow · April 14, 2010
  • Leonardo D.
    Get a scoop of the Green Chili Pulled Pork on a bed of cabbage. no need to waste those calories on a sub-par flour tortilla. (No corn tortilla option)
    Leonardo De La Rocha · March 11, 2013
  • Matt S.
    Sausage breakfast wrap is literally a sausage in a tortilla , pretty plain and there is no mustard or such available
    Matt Shaw · December 13, 2010
  • Dustin L.
    $54.95 for brisket to take home with you. If you can resist not devouring it during your flight
    Dustin Lee · November 19, 2014
  • Giovanni C.
    Great bbq tacos in unique flavors. Good deal for $3.99 each. Go for broke and order all four!!
    Giovanni Caporicci · June 22, 2013
  • Dan M.
    Pro tip - if it's not busy, ask nicely for them to wrap up your sandwich in foil for easy transport.
    Dan Manco · October 29, 2011
  • Aaron T.
    Great Group outing ... make an afternoon out of it and bring a cooler of beverages along with you.
    Aaron Terry · October 23, 2011
  • Shelby H.
    Finally, good airport food. Breakfast tacos are filling & fresh & seriously you only need one.
    Shelby Hall · October 13, 2013
  • Jennifer G.
    Brisket and turkey. Who needs sides with awesome BBQ. Nice smokey flavor and great sauce.
    Jennifer Gibson · March 13, 2011
  • Clay D.
    The smoked turkey was amazing, but the brisket tastes like what I imagine my shoes taste like.
    Clay Deal · July 30, 2014
  • James F.
    Great BBQ and outdoor seating. Good with a group of people. Try some of everything!
    James Fisher · August 9, 2014
  • Daniel M.
    The brisket sandwich combo is the right size where you won't feel like crap before getting on a plane.
    Daniel McDonough · March 16, 2015
  • Richard Z.
    Don't leave Austin without eat a brisket plate with bread.
    Richard Zimermann · December 14, 2012
  • Saundra
    crazy cafeteria style set-up threw me for a loop first time but the BBQ is probably some of the best!
    Saundra · March 6, 2012
  • Jeff H.
    Before 10am try the brisket breakfast taco and ask for the salt lick sauce. So good.
    Jeff Hayes · March 22, 2011

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