Salt Lick BBQ might be the most popular BBQ joint in all of Texas and is one of the main attractions in Driftwood.
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. While it may be cliché, the most special aspect about The Salt Lick truly is the secret sauce, which was inspired by co-founder Hisako Roberts’ Japanese heritage. Texas Monthly said that the vinegar-based barbecue sauce is “is good on everything—ribs, brisket, sausage, bread, onions, cobbler, the sleeve of your jacket, a balled-up napkin, the menu, stray bits of pocket lint.”
But The Salt Lick is more than barbecue folklore. It is truly a one-stop-shop of everything Texas. From the meandering roads of the Texas Hill Country to the open fire barbecue pit to picnic tables and live music under Live Oak trees, The Salt Lick is a Texas as Texas gets.
Located on the same grounds as The Salt Lick is Salt Lick Cellars that features the very best local wines and craft beers. Many fine Texas wines are available, including award-winning wines that were made from the grapes grown right on the property. Guests can either enjoy their fine Texas beverages at the tasting room beneath the Live Oaks or make the short walk over to the restaurant to compliment the BBQ.