An Iconic Texas Restaurant, The Salt Lick Serves Some Of The Best Barbecue In The World

Picture thus: the most massive BBQ pit you’ve ever seen that’s full of ribs, brisket, sausage links, and more delectable types of meat all smoking to perfection with a roaring fire burning underneath. If that image makes you hungry, then Salt Lick BBQ in Texas is the place for you. Some of the juiciest, most flavorful and tender barbecue you’ve ever eaten can be found here, and you haven’t lived until you’ve tasted it. Take a trip down to Driftwood and experience it for yourself.

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Address: 18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619, USA
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Salt Lick BBQ in Texas

May 08, 2020

What are the most famous BBQ restaurants in Texas?

There’s no shortage of famous BBQ restaurants in Texas. In addition to Salt Lick, Franklin BBQ also gets a lot of praise. This place is so beloved, hungry patrons often wait in line for as long as four hours — even in the sweltering Texas heat! Really, their brisket is that good. The ribs melt off the bone, and the epic sandwiches are worth writing home about. This is one place everyone must visit at least once. It’s easy to see why some people think Franklin makes the best barbecue in Texas.

What kind of BBQ is Texas known for?

In Texas, brisket reigns supreme. And you won’t find any strange mayo-based barbecue sauces either. In fact, many Texas BBQ joints frown upon the use of any sauce at all. If it’s done right — you shouldn’t need anything other than the smoky, tender meat. Aaron Franklin, owner of the famous Franklin BBQ in Austin, says he uses only salt, pepper, and smoke to reach brisket perfection.

What are the most iconic Texas restaurants?

Salt Lick isn’t the only iconic restaurant in Texas. The Big Texan, located in Amarillo, is one of the most famous eateries in the Lone Star State. They’re most known for their epic steak-eating competition. If you’re able to devour a 72-ounce steak, shrimp cocktail, baked potato, salad and a roll in less than an hour, your meal is free!

Address: 18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619, USA