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The Salt Lick

BBQ Joint$$$$
Round Rock
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  • Ranked #2 for BBQ joints in Round Rock
  • Dave B.
    "The brisket and ribs are worth every penny, best I've had anywhere!"(32 Tips)
    bryan k.
    "The brisket, ribs, and sausage plate is Delish."(28 Tips)
    Tyrone B.
    "Best BBQ in the world - ask for burnt ends!"(5 Tips)
    Stephanie W.
    "The pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw is really good!!"(3 Tips)
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  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SpearJuly 25, 2015
    Far from the best BBQ in Austin but not bad. Can't go wrong with the brisket, ribs, sweet potato fries and pecan pie (or cobblers). Family friendly, if your kids like BBQ of course!
  • Cymberly P.
    Cymberly PierceApril 30, 2013
    I'm a vegetarian & I usually like BBQ places b/c of the sides. I don't see what the big deal is about this place (& neither did my meat-eating friends). "Bread" is hot dog buns w/ sesame seeds - WTF?!
  • Josh A.
    Josh AJuly 29, 2015
    Nice to have a solid BBQ spot in the east side. Excellent ribs. Brisket good but not the best. Their sauce is sweet but good. The side options are fairly limited but who needs sides? Meat!!
  • Michael I.
    Michael IameleDecember 21, 2010
    Fantastic BBQ sauce and their Brisket is amazing! I highly recommend you purchase some of their BBQ sauce on the way out (you'll put it to good use and get your money's worth).
  • Eric K.
    Eric KennedyFebruary 26, 2015
    Brisket can be inconsistent, but good to very good usually. Pork ribs are always good...beef ribs are unfortunately not. Spicy sauce is great..buy a bottle to take home.
  • Rick M.
    Rick M.October 20, 2013
    Most of the meats are truly great, as they should be. BUT the sides that they force on you are below average. Please just allow substitutions on sides. Why even have anything else if you can't sub?
  • Megan O.
    Megan OConnorMay 13, 2015
    Brisket. They give you a choice of how you want your meat: dry, medium or burnt ends. Go with the burnt ends! Ask for Adam with a beard and glasses he's amazing!!!
  • hiroticks
    hiroticksNovember 20, 2012
    Ask for burnt ends: it's the glorious "bark" of the brisket, the apex of flavor due to the Maillard Reaction - typically crunchy with bits of moist brisket or fat cap.
  • ayeen c.
    ayeen c.May 25, 2013
    good sausage. and the sauce. omg the sauce!!! (both regular & spicy is good). oh, the pulled pork is good with their awesome bread..make a sandwich out of it..
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy ShreveApril 26, 2010
    THE place to take visiting family and friends. Great bar, fantastic ribs, and all-you-can-eat family style bbq feast! Cannot be held responsible for sticky fingers...
  • Rose S.
    Rose S.November 14, 2011
    Great food and great service! If you want some good bbq try this place out. Have family or friends with you, go family style. Baby Ribs served on sundays!
  • Theda S.
    Theda SandifordJune 16, 2011
    Try the Sliced Brisket Sandwich - This brisket is good it should be a sin. Only thing that could be better, is if the pickels were sliced instead of in chunks.
  • Fahad K.
    Fahad KhanJune 14, 2013
    The brisket is amazing. Order the free bread and eat it with their sauce and enjoy some amazing BBQ.
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel ReichertJuly 17, 2014
    I felt disappointed after all of the hype. Was it good? Sure. Overrated? Beyond. Good barbecue can be eaten without sauce, and the brisket was too dry without it.
  • Zach K.
    Zach KuceraAugust 30, 2014
    Get the family style meal and eat until you have to stop. The potato salad is abysmal, but the beans, slaw and meats are quite good.
  • Laura S.
    Laura SenchFebruary 23, 2015
    Ribs were excellent, turkey was good, brisket was okay. We liked the potato salad, too. Bbq sauce is mustard based but really good!
  • John B.
    John BartlesonMarch 3, 2011
    Great food, good service! Two normal size adults can split a Bbq plate for lunch. Family style service available for Texas sized appetites.
  • Marco G.
    Marco GonzalezAugust 9, 2014
    The ribs are delicious. Brisket is very tasty as well. I am not a huge fan of their sauce but as an experience it is hard to beat.
  • Jim S.
    Jim ShafferSeptember 26, 2013
    I didn't like the sides. Got a chopped beef sandwitch, which was just some chopped beef thrown on two pieces of bread, no bun, with poor sides, way too expensive!
  • Katie
    KatieAugust 31, 2014
    What's good here? Nada. Very meh. The sauce is good but without the sauce pretty unimpressive, but even with the sauce, mediocre at best. Pretty disappointed.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BJanuary 1, 2015
    Ribs, sausage and brisket are the only meats. Flavorless. Bbq sauce over vinegar. Slaw has no flavor. Potatoes cold, no flavor. Beans were warm but good.
  • Stephanie Z.
    Stephanie ZuborJanuary 5, 2014
    The brisket and turkey was great, so was the tater salad. But I'm more of a Hard 8 kind of girl. Happy we tried Salt Lick, but won't miss it when we go back to Dallas
  • Kaylee
    KayleeMay 29
    The BBQ is decent: good brisket, okay sausage, and dry turkey. Horrible customer service & not the best treatment of you aren't a local.
  • KiWaon K.
    KiWaon KimOctober 8, 2010
    Wow, it was fantastic. I'm Korean, but the BBQ was so good for me. Reasonable price, reasonable quantity, and best quality. :-)
  • Andy🔥 F.
    Andy🔥 FeliciottiSeptember 15, 2014
    Thought this was an overrated experience, especially for having to drive out of the city... They still have okay food but the service is what shinned
  • T S.
    T StovallJune 17, 2013
    Best BBQ I have ever had. Michelle was the best waitress. Most amazing food experience of my life. 10/10
  • Nathan K.
    Nathan KennettAugust 20, 2011
    Well food was ok. Liked the sauce but seating kinda sucked. People left on our left and we had to eat with their trash next to us.
  • Amy L.
    Amy LarsenJune 14, 2012
    Go with the brisket potato salad and coleslaw. Finish with pecan pie and ice cream - it's to die for.
  • Christina W.
    Christina WeberAugust 12, 2012
    They have other sides not on the menu! Ask about them. Potato wedges, fries and sweet potato fries.
  • Britnee H.
    Britnee HursinMarch 9, 2014
    There is no good vegetarian option here. Their idea of a vegetarian meal is beans, potato salad and coleslaw
  • Jimmy T.
    Jimmy ThomasMarch 11, 2015
    Overpriced BBQ. Almost $22 per pound for brisket! Now I know why only out-of-towners and tourist visit this place. Yikes
  • Tobye N.
    Tobye NelsonFebruary 13, 2015
    Tremendous sausage! The peach tones of the beans was a delightful surprise. Highly recommended.
  • Redwan H.
    Redwan HuqMay 2, 2013
    Beef ribs are better, more moist and smokier in the Driftwood location. Spare ribs are flawless however.
  • Andy L.
    Andy LawsonOctober 18, 2011
    Really? I just like the sauce. Brisket was dry and the ribs and sausage were ho-hum. I prefer Coopers in Llano. Read more
  • Rob G.
    Rob GarciaMarch 16, 2011
    don't have breakfast our lunch, and come for dinner; order the family style, ask you can eat
  • Stephanie V.
    Did not care for the sides and kids running in and out. Flies became annoying. Meat was good but pricey.
  • Malcolm M.
    Malcolm MayhewNovember 7, 2010
    Be sure to tell them to put the sauce on the side or else they'll drench everything in it!
  • Cassandra B.
    Cassandra BJune 24, 2012
    I just tried writing a review but it was way too long to add, that's how dumbly amazing this place is.
  • Johnny S.
    Johnny SpencerOctober 18, 2014
    Did somebody say brisket? Quit messing around and go for the burnt ends. Spicy sauce!
  • Melanie C.
    Melanie CarterApril 3, 2011
    The brisket is to die for,oust and flavorful! Melts in your mouth almost!
  • Keshia Z.
    Keshia ZMay 12, 2011
    Im not fond on sausage or ribs, but The Salt Lick changed my mind. This place is so damn yummy!
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WallsJanuary 11, 2015
    The pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw is really good!!
  • Dave B.
    Dave BertaFebruary 19, 2013
    The brisket and ribs are worth every penny, best I've had anywhere!
  • Michael R.
    Michael RodriguezSeptember 19, 2014
    One of the best bbq places in the area. Take the whole family and have a great time! Live music also!
  • exfm
    exfmFebruary 23, 2012
    One of the best BBQ in places in Austin. Can't go wrong with the ribs.
  • Andy H.
    Andy HermosilloJuly 27, 2010
    Get the chips! They are not on the menu, and they are made fresh. Yum!!
  • Stephanie R.
    Food is so yummy! AC blasting a bit too much but other than a great time
  • Kayla V.
    Kayla V.April 29, 2014
    They will give you free samples if you can't make up your mind :)
  • Lyn R.
    Lyn RobertsonFebruary 11, 2013
    BBQ is amazing but try a basket of the homemade potato chips! Yummy!!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 29, 2012
    Great BBQ! This restaurant is cash only and BYOB, so come prepared.
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