Fodor's Expert Review The Salt Lick

$$ Outside the City Barbecue Fodor's Choice

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. If you can manage it, top your meal off with blackberry cobbler or pecan pie. The area is dry, alcohol-wise, but the BYOB policy keeps crowds happy. It's cash-only, but there's an on-site ATM.

Barbecue Lively Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice Family

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18300 F.M. 1826
Driftwood, Texas  78619, USA

512-858–4959

www.saltlickbbq.com

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