Cuisine: American , Barbecue. Follow 10Best Like 10Best. Photo courtesy of vxla. The Roberts family recipes have roots back to the Read More. It may be a little out of your way about 30 minutes outside of Austin , but you won't want to miss one of Texas' most famous barbecue restaurants.
Salt Lick is one of the best restaurants in Austin
Roberts and Hisako built the Salt Lick restaurant on the ranch where he was born, using locally quarried limestone. Hisako's Hawaiian heritage inspired the sweet barbecue sauce used in the restaurant. The Salt Lick's primary cuisine is beef brisket , sausage, and pork ribs. Chicken, beef ribs, turkey, pulled pork and prime rib are also served. In May , the city of Grapevine, Texas announced that Salt Lick would open a 10, square foot branch in the city in A Grapevine city councilwoman described the announcement as "a big night for us" and "something to celebrate", while the head of Grapevine's visitor's bureau described it as "a massive opportunity for Grapevine.
The Salt Lick Barbecue
Looking for amazing barbecue food, Austin? I love BBQ. But getting quickly past that and listening intently, I caught a gleam in his eye that told me that I was about to be let in on a Texas gem. This sounded like my kinda spot.
And when we pull up to the gravel parking lot, we can barely stop ourselves from sprinting to the building. Just make sure you have the foundation of some brisket and some sausage on your plate, and the rest is up to you. Just get there soon. Brisket is an art form in Texas, and these folks have perfected their craft.