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The Salt Lick

BBQ Joint$$$$
Round Rock
  • Ranked #2 for BBQ joints in Round Rock
  • This place is famous for their barbecue. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Dave B.
    "The brisket and ribs are worth every penny, best I've had anywhere!"(33 Tips)
    bryan k.
    "The brisket, ribs, and sausage plate is Delish."(31 Tips)
    Tyrone B.
    "Best BBQ in the world - ask for burnt ends!"(5 Tips)
    Trish H.
    "The pulled pork sandwich with coldslaw is wonderful!!!!"(3 Tips)
124 Tips and reviews
  • barbecue
  • brisket
  • ribs
  • family-friendly
  • good for groups
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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!
  • 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!!
  • 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?!
  • 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!!!
  • 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 a bottle to take home.
  • Paul C.
    Paul CruzAugust 24, 2016
    When in Texas, get the beef. If you want pork, go to the Carolinas or St. Louis. The brisket is really good here, and the beef ribs are amazing!
  • 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..
  • hiroticks
    hiroticksNovember 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • John B.
    John BartlesonMarch 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food, good service! Two normal size adults can split a Bbq plate for lunch. Family style service available for Texas sized appetites.
  • Amy L.
    Amy LarsenJune 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go with the brisket potato salad and coleslaw. Finish with pecan pie and ice cream - it's to die for.
  • Tobye N.
    Tobye NelsonFebruary 13, 2015
    Tremendous sausage! The peach tones of the beans was a delightful surprise. Highly recommended.
  • Christina W.
    Christina WeberAugust 12, 2012
    They have other sides not on the menu! Ask about them. Potato wedges, fries and sweet potato fries.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Redwan H.
    Redwan Huq, PhDMay 2, 2013
    Beef ribs are better, more moist and smokier in the Driftwood location. Spare ribs are flawless however.
  • 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. :-)
  • Dave B.
    Dave BertaFebruary 19, 2013
    The brisket and ribs are worth every penny, best I've had anywhere!
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WallsJanuary 11, 2015
    The pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw is really good!!
  • exfm
    exfmFebruary 23, 2012
    One of the best BBQ in places in Austin. Can't go wrong with the ribs.
  • Kayla V.
    Kayla V.April 29, 2014
    They will give you free samples if you can't make up your mind :)
  • Johnny S.
    Johnny SpencerOctober 18, 2014
    Did somebody say brisket? Quit messing around and go for the burnt ends. Spicy sauce!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 29, 2012
    Great BBQ! This restaurant is cash only and BYOB, so come prepared.
  • Stephanie R.
    Food is so yummy! AC blasting a bit too much but other than a great time
  • Lyn R.
    Lyn RobertsonFebruary 11, 2013
    BBQ is amazing but try a basket of the homemade potato chips! Yummy!!
  • 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
  • Rob G.
    Rob GarciaMarch 16, 2011
    don't have breakfast our lunch, and come for dinner; order the family style, ask you can eat
  • 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!
  • Christine M.
    Christine MMarch 12, 2013
    Get their turkey! So moist and flavorful!
  • 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?
  • Michael P.
    Michael PhanMarch 13, 2013
    BBQ is worth the drive... The Brisket and Beef Ribs are great
  • Melanie C.
    Melanie CarterApril 3, 2011
    The brisket is to die for,oust and flavorful! Melts in your mouth almost!
  • Jader S.
    Jader SpadaforaApril 8, 2013
    The combo is amazing...very good meet in here
  • Brian R.
    Brian RobbinsOctober 10, 2016
    Sunday Special: Bison Ribs... leaner, but still finger lickin' good.
  • 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.
  • bryan k.
    bryan kempNovember 12, 2011
    The brisket, ribs, and sausage plate is Delish.
  • Julia S.
    Julia StokesMay 23, 2014
    You'll have to go to the other location for the triple chop sandwich.
  • 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!
  • Lc T.
    Lc ThatsitJune 28, 2013
    You must eat here if you're close to #austin this place is frigging awesome
  • Cory W.
    Cory WatiloOctober 15, 2011
    Get the homemade potato chips. They're the greatest thing you'll ever eat.
  • 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.
  • Susy S.
    Susy StoneFebruary 13, 2011
    The best bbq in town. Ribs and pulled pork sandwich are the best!
  • Melanie M.
    Melanie MitchellOctober 11, 2015
    Great BBQ and a great bar too!!
  • KeepR R.
    KeepR RUnusualApril 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for the spicy sauce, not too spicy, but good.
  • Cesar A.
    Definitely doesn't taste like Texan BBQ. When in comparison to South Side Market this is what it comes out to: Mommas cooking (Southside) v. McDonalds(Salt Lick) Simply put: Mediocre BBQ.
  • Kaylee
    KayleeMay 29, 2016
    The BBQ is decent: good brisket, okay sausage, and dry turkey. Horrible customer service & not the best treatment of you aren't a local.
  • Andy H.
    Andy HermosilloJuly 27, 2010
    Get the chips! They are not on the menu, and they are made fresh. Yum!!
  • John M.
    John MorrisonMarch 16, 2012
    Try the 3 Meat Combo - Wow! #notvegatarian
  • Eduardo H.
    Eduardo HerreraDecember 29, 2012
    Sooo goooood......cannnn't ssssstop.........nom,nom,nom, coma
  • Tyrone B.
    Tyrone BixbyOctober 16, 2011
    Best BBQ in the world - ask for burnt ends!
  • Cyndi B.
    Cyndi BellJune 30, 2013
    You can't go wrong. Try it all!
  • 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
  • Ipequey
    IpequeyMay 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Stick to the meat if doing Family Style. Everything else is filler.
  • Kitjer
    KitjerNovember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pulled pork is the surprise menu item.
  • Trish H.
    Trish HigbyJanuary 16, 2012
    The pulled pork sandwich with coldslaw is wonderful!!!!
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkDecember 4, 2013
    This BBQ spot has been featured on the Food Network so it has to be good!
  • Yung T.
    Yung TsaiJanuary 20, 2014
    Prime ribs so good
  • Jon G.
    Jon GlassOctober 14, 2012
    Always filling, always delicious.
  • 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.
  • Beth R.
    Beth ReillyMarch 12, 2013
    Best BBQ in the US
  • 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.
  • Cassandra S.
    Cassandra ShiversJanuary 10, 2014
    All you can eat is the way to go!!
  • 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
  • heathr g.
    heathr goldMarch 17, 2011
    I beseech you: please do not ruin your delicious meal by ordering this pseudo-pecan pie
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly ButlerApril 14, 2013
    Three words: brisket brisket brisket.
  • 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!
  • Matt H.
    Matt HackettJuly 19, 2016
    Waaaaaay out of town, but great BBQ and a fun roadtrip
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MuiMarch 17, 2013
    The pork ribs are unbeatable
  • Keith C.
    Keith CrawfordNovember 11, 2011
    Stick with Sausage & Turkey, the brisket isn't even in top 10 in Austin Metro.
  • Ken B.
    Ken BactadMarch 25, 2013
    The ribs are just mouth-watering..
  • Liz
    LizMarch 12, 2014
    Best BBQ I have ever had.
  • Tommy D.
    Tommy DiepMay 18, 2014
    Best rib, sausage, and prime rib
  • Asim J.
    Asim JaweedDecember 22, 2012
    Bessst (blackberry) pie in the universe.
  • Kendra W.
    Kendra W.June 12, 2014
    Beef ribs are on point!
  • Luis S.
    Luis SalinasNovember 25, 2011
    Awesome BBQ!!!! Brisket is the best!!
  • Quentin S.
    Quentin SavoieAugust 11, 2014
    The BBQ is amazing
  • Deanna S.
    Deanna SturgellSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you go on an empty stomach!
  • Ronnie R.
    Ronnie RuffFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Good time to come on Superbowl Sunday!!!no crowd
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua ChaneyDecember 1, 2015
    Try the Thurman plate!
  • 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.
  • Chris K.
    Chris KirkseyMay 12, 2014
    Everything was good. The beans were just ok though.
  • Stephanie V.
    Did not care for the sides and kids running in and out. Flies became annoying. Meat was good but pricey.
  • Valentina A.
    Chicken is very delicious!
  • 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
  • Shar J.
    Shar JenrMarch 28, 2010
    Get the spicy BBQ sauce ... It's tangy and delicious
  • Kyla W.
    Kyla WhalenNovember 12, 2014
    Wonderful bar-b-que!!!
  • David R.
    David RobertsApril 21, 2012
    Rancher plate for the win!
  • Kate M.
    Kate MorrisJuly 6, 2014
    Not as good as the original location but getting better as the pit here ages.
  • Christine S.
    Christine SeitzMay 26, 2012
    Don't bring a truck! Our Dodge Ram was a b* 4 me 2 park!
  • EbonyLaDawn I.
    EbonyLaDawn IrvinJuly 23, 2014
    Yes ask for Steph!!!!!!
  • KeepR R.
    KeepR RUnusualMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Go on Sunday to get a big Flintstone rack of ribs
  • David
    DavidJanuary 27, 2011
    Family style, heavy on the ribs!
  • Mario O.
    Mario OlveraJanuary 2
    Muy buena la costilla de res el pan exquisito brisket hay mejores pero bueno en general
  • Christian M.
    Christian MicuciNovember 3, 2015
    Tradicional e pra quem gosta de BBQ. Tem que visitar
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