Salt Lick BBQ
Worth the drive.
a real experience to eat on long wood tables.
All the food is good.
Sauce is best in texas
You will not forget this one (positive)
Mu favorite is the turkey and beef brisket
To offer another prospective:
Disagree. If you are driving that far then go to Lockhart.
Agree, I like the atmosphere
Disagree, the BBQ was awesome in the early 80's and that caused me to defend Salt Lick on Chowhound when I first joined. However, after eating there 4 or 5 times in the last 4 years I must say the the food has seriously declined and I don't even consider it a viable BBQ option anymore. The last time I was there (about 6 months ago for a birthday party) the meat was so bad I took three bites and left it alone. The peach cobbler tsated like someone topped canned peaches with some bisquick. However, I did have a tasty potato salad.
wow, that's a bold statement and I disagree (it has tons of cottonseed oil which to me makes it too oily)
To each their own, but I new/visiting hounds should be aware that opinions on Salt Lick are varied.
...and Salt Lick raised the family style price to $18/head. That's pretty steep for a good atmosphere.
I will say though I went a few weeks ago (I live nearby) and the brisket was much improved...or since it wasn't a very busy Tuesday night the meat was allowed to take its time on the pit.
I agree with all of the disagrees. SL was great back in the 80's, but it has declined, and there are so many other places that are better.
Amysuehere read my mind with the mentioning of Coopers, Mueller's, and (wow) Opie's. I love a visit to Opie's after a hard bike ride at Muleshoe.
In truth, my husband and I eat a lot of bbq, and the only time we eat Salt Lick these days is at the airport, and that usually has to do with the idea that if for whatever reason it turns out to be my last meal, I want it to be TX bbq. The last time we flew we had chopped brisket sandwiches at 10 a.m. (and say what you will, but I love the salt lick bread), then had a lay-over in Memphis where we had to try the Jim Neeley's? Interstate bbq in that terminal. That experience confirmed for me that a lifetime of "rub" has spoiled me...the Memphis bbq was just a little too saturated in sauce for my taste.
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