As seen on Man v Food, this is the original Salt Lick, and the best BBQ around. If you're anywhere in Texas, make the trip to Driftwood for Salt Lick's mouthwatering BBQ.
Get away from the hustle and bustle that is Austin for a few hours and enjoy some BBQ (or super hearty veggie sides). Mapquest organizes a free BBQ bus every year at SXSW. - Erica Swallow
BEST BBQ this side of the Mississippi! Chow down on some ribs while over looking the beautiful hill country in Driftwood. But it’ll cost you: this little piece of heaven is 20 miles outside Austin.
Eat a lot of meat. Don't forget the carbs, because meat without carbs is like marriage without the sex.
Go to the Salt Lick BBQ, the original one in Driftwood. Skip the others (especially the airport one). Make sure to try the spicy barbeque sauce. Go HUNGRY.
Cash only and BYOB. Make sure to bring lots of beer!
Drive your pickup on down to Driftwood for some seriously good bbq. BYOB. Sit outside. Enjoy the sweet downhome feel of the Texas Hill Country.
get the spicy sauce
Try the Beef Ribs and spot it on Foodspotting!
Go to the Salt Lick and try the all you can eat plate - brisket, sausage and ribs. It doesn't get more authentic than this.
Unless you're going to eat $7.00 extra in food, you'll be fine ordering the regular 3-meat plate. It's not all you can eat, but it is plenty of food.
SXSW Recommendation from Sietsema-sauce is mustardy, and it's smeared on while the meat-a typical Texas selection-is in the open pits, which is another difference between it and, say, Kreuz Market.
Cash only! But, they have an ATM!
Best BBQ EVER. Instead of all-you-can-eat, I recommend ordering everything to share family style. And save room for dessert!
Awesome BBQ, but save room for that delicious blackberry cobbler. They can go half & half with the peach, but you'll like the blackberry better anyway, so might as well go full berry!
Pack up leftovers just before the point of 'totally full' so you can have a piece of the most heavenly pecan pie...
You made it to the salt lick! Yay! You're either an out of town visitor or need a place to go with a long drive to put the kids to sleep. Make sure to order the family style & cobbler. So money!
Best BBQ in Austin area (including Sam's BBQ). Order family style here.
Get the family style unlimited plate with everything you see here. It's an endless BBQ pit of deliciousness. Totally worth it - c'mon you drove all the way out here!
The BEST BBQ in Austin. Its a dry-county and theres a long wait so pack a cooler of Shiner and bring some friends. Theres only one way to order and thats FAMILY STYLE baby. Cash only.
try the lean brisket!
Try the fresh squeezed lemonade
Why do they even sell dessert? Get the endless plate of meat and dig in, you'll go home fat and happy.
Sooo good. Do not leave without trying the ribs and the cobbler.
Cash only & BYOB. There's a dining room with A/C too...
Definitely go and try the moist brisket and pecan pie
The best bbq I have ever had! Right beside beautiful vineyards and rolling hills. Who would've thought in Austin Texas.
Get the pickles, sausage and the pork ribs. Hands down. Brisket was a good second option. For dessert: blueberry cobbler
No wifi but who cares.
Get the meat!
Get the moist brisket -- the extra calories are worth it. Their Blackberry Cobbler crust is sweeter than most, and it's awesome. Potato salad and coleslaw are almost as delicious as the meats.
The best BBQ in (or near) Austin. Go for the ribs!!
Wow. The ribs and brisket are ridiculously good.
If you get the brisket, ask for a burnt end specifically. So smokey and good!
One of the best BBQ places in Texas. Definitely try the brisket, beef ribs, the sausage, and turkey. The sauce is sweet but good. The drive to Driftwood is worth it, I promise you.
Instead of waiting an hour and a half. Order it to go and pick it up in 10 mins and eat outside.
This barbecue destination spot continues to serve up some of the best vittles around these parts in a beautiful woodland setting. Still BYOB.
Warning: no matter how much tolerance you think you have for hot peppers, don't eat the jalapeños. They are volcanic.
Don't bring your vegetarian /vegan friends.. Although ...potato salad is delicious.. they can have that.
This place is a bit out of the way but if you came to Texas for the BBQ this is a place you must try. Great stuff!!
Ask for the spicy BBQ sauce.
The cash only thing will bite you big time. Nearest cash is 6 miles away.
All about the sausage and ribs!!
Get some great BBQ.