Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Salt Lick BBQ ~ Driftwood, Texas

What?  BBQ for Spring Break? 

For most Texans, BBQ is really not that big of a deal - don't get me wrong....we LOVE our BBQ, but we can get it (or make it) with ease in these parts.  So why on earth is  The Salt Lick, in Driftwood, TX on my list of ideas for Spring Break?  Because it's all about the experience.....

The Salt Lick opened in 1967 on a ranch in Driftwood, TX.  They came up with this original name by the deer who were attracted to the large rocks found on the ranch.  They would gather around and “lick” salt and minerals found in the rocks.  Thus the name, “Salt Lick”.  

Just a short half-hour drive outside of Austin into the Texas Hill Country, it is a well-know BBQ joint that is busy for both lunch and dinner...and we can see why!  Just take a look at how much charm it oozes, and this is just the outside:
Go on in through the creaky screened front door and find yourself a picnic table to settle in at.  But don't forget to stop and marvel at the array of juicy, sizzling beef, pork, and chicken on the open pit.  This BBQ is seared and slow-cooked over coals - a method the family who owns Salt Lick has used for generations.
    Our meal was fantastic- smokey, juicy, tender brisket, ribs, and sausages with homemade rolls and pickles. We topped it off with homemade peach cobbler.  YOu can order family style or bit by bit - nothing will disappoint you.
Pair a trip out to Salt Lick with a stop in Wimberly at the Blue Hole or after spending a few hours exploring Austin.  It is a scenic, peaceful drive and a relaxing, fun meal.  And for those friends who live in the other 49 continental states (and beyond), if you really want to get your taste of good Texas BBQ, the Salt Lick will ship!!

Texas Travels Facts about Salt Lick BBQ:
Location: 18300 FM 1836 Driftwood, TX (also located in the Austin airport and in Round Rock)
Hours: Everyday 11 am - 10 pm 
Good to Know: Cash only & BYOB, bring a BIG appetite!


Nicole said...

OMG, now you make me want BBQ and I'm not the biggest fan of it...

Shawn said...

You know I love you right? And you didn't steer us wrong once while we were in your neck of the woods BUT the name alone would make me want to drive right by and the only thing I saw on the fire was a mass of intestines. I know I'm way off and it probably is/was delicious but I'm so visual....

Thanks for linking up with us cuz that how IRL friends roll!

Stacy Uncorked said...

I'm giggling over Shawn's comment about the sausages looking like intestines on the grill...if my hubby saw those, he'd be wanting to make a trip to Texas STAT to imbibe. ;)

What a fun, quirky place! Looks like it would be a ton of fun to eat there! :)

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Impulsive Addict said...

The name is hilarious! I would feel like a deer going into a restaurant like that but WOW! Those pics of the food looks sooooo good.

You can't go wrong with a place that's BYOB! I haven't had bbq in forever!!!

Thanks for linking up with us Becca. I hope that you're getting lots of traffic over here. You do an awesome job with this site!

Carrie's Rambles said...

that look s amazing

Sabrina - Country Skipper said...

You're making me hungry! That BBQ looks delicious!

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Well the only thing that I love the most is the sea food in a driftwood restaurant located at some beach side area. This picture made me hungry again!