BBQ is more than just a food in Texas, its own culture, and
a lifestyle with recipes and cooking techniques that have been perfected for
Luckily in our neck of the Hill Country, Dripping Springs is home to
some of the best BBQ in the state. Whether you like brisket, ribs, or sausage,
you’re sure to find a new favorite. From traditional sit-down joints to food
trucks, here's a bucket list to get you started. Read on for our
recommendations for where to grab BBQ when you're in the Dripping Springs, TX
Salt Lick BBQ might be the most popular BBQ joint in all of Texas and is one of the main attractions in the area. With barbecue staples like brisket and sausage, you can get your fill, but the best reviews consistently hit on the ribs, both pork, and beef. Enjoy ample dining both indoors and outdoors for dining while taking advantage of wine from Salt Lick Cellars. Then there’s the ever-popular and much-photographed barbecue pit.
While Pig Pen is currently closed as the owner's Bill & Michelle Matthews shift operations from a food truck to a brick and mortar restaurant, the bbq still deserves a mention on this list of best BBQ joints in the Dripping Springs area. Aside from their finger-licking-good BBQ, their broccoli slaw & and German-style baked potato salad are some of their most popular and delicious sides. As for their BBQ, folks love their pulled pork and brisket sandwiches, and the bbq chicken, which has won several prestigious BBQ awards. Keep your eyes peeled for when Pig Pen BBQ opens up their restaurant in downtown Dripping Springs.