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The Salt Lick

18300 FM 1826
Driftwood, 78619
512/858-4959
Hours: Daily, 11am-10pm
This barbecue destination spot continues to serve up some of the best vittles around these parts in a beautiful woodland setting. Still BYOB.

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The Salt Lick, 3350 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock

Best of Austin Awards

Restaurant Poll Awards

  • 2012: Readers Favorites
  • 2012: Readers Restaurant Within 60 Miles of Austin
  • 2011: Readers Barbecue
  • 2011: Readers Restaurant Within 60 Miles of Austin
  • 2011: Critics Best Barbecue Sauce
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