People tend to check in during these times:
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.
The best barbecue I've ever had, it's just as good at the airport as at their original location!
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.
Go for the brisket
If you can't get to Driftwood, this isn't a bad alternative.
crazy cafeteria style set-up threw me for a loop first time but the BBQ is probably some of the best!
Great Group outing ... make an afternoon out of it and bring a cooler of beverages along with you.
Before 10am try the brisket breakfast taco and ask for the salt lick sauce. So good.
yea it's in the airport, but this is the real deal
Did your carnivore friends drag you here? Vegetarians, don't worry. The mashed potatoes, coleslaw and bread are tasty!
Bisquits w/ brisket gravy is the best bfast value at ABIA
Start your Austin experience off right. Personal favorite BBQ stop. There is another location a little out of town.
Don't leave Austin without eat a brisket plate with bread.
Get to the airport early so you can try this place. It's worth it.
Love the Brisket at the airport...or go caveman and just ask for a plate of meat.
get to the airport early, the line is long for the salt lick
Chopped Brisket Sandwich, extra gravy. Kill the top slice of bread and knife and fork it
Buy a gift pack to bring some Austin flavor back home.
Brisket & potato breakfast taco w spicy bbq sauce. Nom nom nom
BBQ baked potato is good, filling and cheaper than the plates. Get it loaded & dig in.
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.
The best Brisket I have ever had, and I have had a lot.
Great choice for airport food
Wow! The pulled pork sandwich at Salt Lick is hands down the pulled pork I have ever had.
Sausage sandwich is awesome!
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.
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.
Everything about the pulled pork sandwich is perfect. And it is HUGE!
The smoked turkey was amazing, but the brisket tastes like what I imagine my shoes taste like.
PHENOMENAL barbecue sauce. Best I've ever tasted.
Breakfast tacos are amazing...
The best barbecue I've ever had
Brisket tacos at the Salt Lick taco stand are a better buy for your money!
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)
Get the sauce
Brisket sliders are also must
Get the chopped brisket slider. Ditch the top bread, sauce it, and dig in. Epic.
If you're leaving Austin (or arriving), get the brisket sliders. They are delicious and the bread is so soft.
Not as good as Earls, which is also terrible.
This place is Amazing!!!
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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.
Don't leave Austin without devouring a brisket platter
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.
Pick up some BBQ sauce!
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.
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.
Pro tip - if it's not busy, ask nicely for them to wrap up your sandwich in foil for easy transport.