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The Salt Lick

  • 18300 Farm-to-Market Rd. 1826 Map It
  • Driftwood
  • Barbecue
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 10/08/2014

Fodor's Review

When Texans argue about the relative merits of barbecue joints, the Salt Lick usually winds up at or near the top of the heap. Getting here entails a 30-minute drive southwest of Austin, but diners who make the trek are rewarded with finger-licking-good ribs, beef, chicken, turkey, and sausage slow-cooked over an open pit and accompanied by a tangy sauce (unusual for central Texas) and the usual sides. Slaw is fresh and crisp, not smothered in mayo. If you can manage it,

top your meal off with peach cobbler or pecan pie. The area is dry, alcohol-wise, so if you want anything stronger than Dr Pepper, bring it with you. It's cash-only, but there's an on-site ATM.

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18300 Farm-to-Market Rd. 1826, Driftwood, Texas, 78619, United States

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Updated 10/08/2014


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