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Salt Lick BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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3350 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665-3905
+1 512-386-1044
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Texas Gulf Coast
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a large group meet for dinner before a baseball game at The Roundrock Express. Don't bother with the sides at all and just go for the meat. They refuse to do separate checks so be prepared with cash. I'm in no hurry to go back... Barbq was good, but skip the sides.

Thank kdm311
Frankfurt, Germany
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well to start.....OMG! The facility is HUGE, and they are accustomed to getting people in and out with a minimum of fuss. We arrived fairly early for dinner and were seated right away. The menu isn't complicated, but has everything you would expect from a proper Texas BBQ house. When you walk in the door you get watch the meat... More 

Thank rickflies56
Schleswig, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beauty of the restaurants of the Hill Country is that they are outdoorsy. Salt Lick is an excellent example! You can breeze indoors or outdoors, even in December when I went. (It was 65 degrees). The music, the vibe and the scene were a lot of fun. The food is hot or miss, my ribs were fab, my pulled... More 

Thank Orad O
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Salt lick is way over rated. Went with friends and we were all disappointed. I ordered the brisket plate and half of my brisket was fat. I get that some folks like fat, but I am not one of them, nor was my friend who also got half her brisket plate full of fat. Ordered pecan pie for dessert. Bleck.... More 

Thank cherylee631
Sparta, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

BBQ was excellent, prices reasonable, beer cold, staff friendly. Order meat by the pound or by platter. A must visit, I will be back.

Thank SpartaBrian
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saltlick is one of my favorite BBQ destinations. Their brisket is amazing. Can't think of a single bad thing to say about this place.

Thank Brittany N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an experience like no other. the flavorful meats, tasty sides and down-home service are all one of a kind. The presentation is over the top awesome as the view of the pits filled with a plethora.of tasty smoked meats. The brisket was moist and delicious, the pulled pork was also very good, but the standout favorite was the... More 

Thank Collin K
San Rafael, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I had heard so much about having to go to The Salt Lick for their famous bar-b-que and smoked meats from my relatives in Texas, that I went there. I ordered a Pulled Pork Sandwich. It came out with pulled pork fresh out of the frig cold between two big hunks of white bread fresh out of the frig. No... More 

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Montclair, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Every time I come from NJ to Austin, we stop here for dinner. This time, I discovered spicy BBQ sauce and am now hooked. Had the pulled pork sandwich and loved it. Can't say enough good things about the food and the service.

Thank VanderZyppe
Adelaide, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

All the reviews said this was the best BBQ around well I think it was a very good BBQ but I have had better in Texas, not many but one or 2. I would give it 4.5 stars if it were an option.

Thank sophster78

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3350 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665-3905
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Round Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 512-386-1044

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