Salt Lick Bar-B-Que

3600 Presidential Blvd (at AUS Airport), Austin, TX 78719, United States
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    • 9:00 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
  • Thu
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
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  • brisket
  • breakfast tacos
  • sandwiches
  • pulled pork
  • good for a quick meal
  • great value
  • sausages
  • sliders
  • good for groups
  • potatoes
  • airports
  • BYOB
  • eggs
  • turkey
  • off-menu items
  • outdoor seating
  • authentic
  • vegetarian food
  • beef
  • cole slaw
  • Laura S.

    Grt bbq

    Laura Scott · March 9, 2010
  • 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
  • Sunshine B.

    The best barbecue I've ever had, it's just as good at the airport as at their original location!

    Sunshine Baker · September 23, 2011
  • 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
  • Paul O.

    Go for the brisket

    Paul O'Brien · November 21, 2010
  • Paul S.

    If you can't get to Driftwood, this isn't a bad alternative.

    Paul Smith · January 22, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jeff H.

    Before 10am try the brisket breakfast taco and ask for the salt lick sauce. So good.

    Jeff Hayes · March 22, 2011
  • Ted P.

    yea it's in the airport, but this is the real deal

    Ted Power · March 8, 2011
  • 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
  • Shannon S.

    Bisquits w/ brisket gravy is the best bfast value at ABIA

    Shannon Swenson · October 8, 2009
  • Zac S.

    Start your Austin experience off right. Personal favorite BBQ stop. There is another location a little out of town.

    Zac Snider · January 2, 2013
  • Richard Z.

    Don't leave Austin without eat a brisket plate with bread.

    Richard Zimermann · December 14, 2012
  • Colin G.

    Get to the airport early so you can try this place. It's worth it.

    Colin Gibbs · March 13, 2012
  • Steven T.

    Love the Brisket at the airport...or go caveman and just ask for a plate of meat.

    Steven Thibodeau · November 22, 2011
  • Seth H.

    get to the airport early, the line is long for the salt lick

    Seth Hillinger · March 15, 2011
  • Nick J.

    Chopped Brisket Sandwich, extra gravy. Kill the top slice of bread and knife and fork it

    Nick Johnson · October 7, 2010
  • Spam

    Buy a gift pack to bring some Austin flavor back home.

    Spam · June 3, 2010
  • mark j.

    Brisket & potato breakfast taco w spicy bbq sauce. Nom nom nom

    mark jen · March 12, 2010
  • Blake P.

    BBQ baked potato is good, filling and cheaper than the plates. Get it loaded & dig in.

    Blake Parrish · November 22, 2009
  • 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
  • @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
  • Keith B.

    The best Brisket I have ever had, and I have had a lot.

    Keith Brown · May 16, 2013
  • Fred

    Great choice for airport food

    Fred · March 11, 2013
  • Michael B.

    Wow! The pulled pork sandwich at Salt Lick is hands down the pulled pork I have ever had.

    Michael Brandvold · March 14, 2011
  • Russell H.

    Sausage sandwich is awesome!

    Russell Haddock · December 3, 2010
  • 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
  • Allison K.

    Everything about the pulled pork sandwich is perfect. And it is HUGE!

    Allison Kasic · October 7, 2014
  • Clay D.

    The smoked turkey was amazing, but the brisket tastes like what I imagine my shoes taste like.

    Clay Deal · July 30, 2014
  • Chris W.

    PHENOMENAL barbecue sauce. Best I've ever tasted.

    Chris Warmann · January 1, 2014
  • Joe M.

    Breakfast tacos are amazing...

    Joe Mirabella · November 15, 2013
  • I Realty C.

    The best barbecue I've ever had

    I Realty Connect · May 19, 2013
  • Lee N.

    Brisket tacos at the Salt Lick taco stand are a better buy for your money!

    Lee Nicholls · April 29, 2013
  • 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
  • Docwynn

    Get the sauce

    Docwynn · March 5, 2013
  • Sean M.

    Brisket sliders are also must

    Sean M · February 14, 2013
  • Brian T.

    Get the chopped brisket slider. Ditch the top bread, sauce it, and dig in. Epic.

    Brian Tafel · December 14, 2012
  • 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
  • Frank L.

    Not as good as Earls, which is also terrible.

    Frank Lizzadro · October 19, 2012
  • Kenny🐛 S.

    This place is Amazing!!!

    Kenny🐛 Smith🍓 · June 13, 2012
  • Laura B.

    The Salt LickEpisode: Bar-B-QueDuff Goldman & Bobby Flay / BBQ Combo Plate and BBQ Beef RibsAustin, TX

    Laura Bosche · May 8, 2012
  • 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
  • Andy S.

    Don't leave Austin without devouring a brisket platter

    Andy Sternberg · March 16, 2012
  • MRM // McCann

    If you can’t get out to Driftwood for their famous BBQ be sure to fill up at the airport on your way home from Austin.

    MRM // McCann · February 21, 2012
  • Lucas V.

    Pick up some BBQ sauce!

    Lucas Vandenberg · January 28, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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