Salt Lick In Round Rock

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2008/12/09 09:52:00 (permalink)

Salt Lick In Round Rock

The legendary Salt Lick in Driftwood Texas has been a big hit amongst the local BBQ eating folks. I myself have never been there. I did eat at the new Salt Lick on Hwy 79 in Round Rock. I found it to be pricy and the food pretty unspectacular. Anyone else share these sentiments or did I just go on a bad day?
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    1bbqboy
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/09 10:01:02 (permalink)
    shouldn't this be in chains?
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/09 10:17:29 (permalink)
    I dunno, doesn't a chain imply more than two?
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/09 10:23:34 (permalink)
    If they have two places is it really considered a chain? Unless I am missing more from their website.
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/09 10:39:14 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by brisketboy

    I found it to be pricy and the food pretty unspectacular. Anyone else share these sentiments ?


    My opinion, also.
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/09 10:41:45 (permalink)
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    If they have two places is it really considered a chain? Unless I am missing more from their website.

    Seatown, I was just a joshin', but it IS the most important question round these parts on many days.
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/09 12:33:08 (permalink)
    Ahhhhhhhhh.. The Salt Lick... I wear one of their Tshirts quite often... "SALT LICK BBQ... YOU CAN SMELL OUR PITS FROM MILES AWAY"
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/09 12:42:01 (permalink)
    I remember several years ago there was a second Salt Lick on 360. It was a pale comparison to the one out in Dripping Springs. It closed. I'm surprised they tried this again up in Round Rock after the first failure.
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/09 13:45:10 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by seatown76

    If they have two places is it really considered a chain? Unless I am missing more from their website.

    Seatown, I was just a joshin', but it IS the most important question round these parts on many days.


    No big deal I was wondering if I was missing something. Being stuck up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin I don't get out much
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/09 17:02:28 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by C Turner Joy

    I remember several years ago there was a second Salt Lick on 360. It was a pale comparison to the one out in Dripping Springs. It closed. I'm surprised they tried this again up in Round Rock after the first failure.


    Round Rock to DS is a HAUL and a half for BBQ though. RR is the happenin' area of growth so it would make sense to me.
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/09 17:06:24 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by C Turner Joy

    I remember several years ago there was a second Salt Lick on 360. It was a pale comparison to the one out in Dripping Springs. It closed. I'm surprised they tried this again up in Round Rock after the first failure.


    The one on 360 has closed.
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/09 17:07:25 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Bushie

    quote:
    Originally posted by brisketboy

    I found it to be pricy and the food pretty unspectacular. Anyone else share these sentiments ?


    My opinion, also.


    I concur.
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/09 17:09:38 (permalink)
    Bushie and I stopped into the Round Rock location on my last trip through town. From our discussion, my impression was that they managed to get the "feel" of the Dripping Springs location into Round Rock, which was something that they did not do with 360 locale. However, I was nonplussed by my meal. When in that area, there is just so much outstanding BBQ to choose from, I would have to be there for an extremely long time to choose this location of the Salt Lick over some of the other really good 'q in the area.
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/09 17:10:20 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by ThrashATL

    quote:
    Originally posted by C Turner Joy

    I remember several years ago there was a second Salt Lick on 360. It was a pale comparison to the one out in Dripping Springs. It closed. I'm surprised they tried this again up in Round Rock after the first failure.


    Round Rock to DS is a HAUL and a half for BBQ though. RR is the happenin' area of growth so it would make sense to me.


    If your going that far, go a little further to Taylor on Hwy 79 for really good bbq at Louis Mueller's. Now, thats real BBQ!
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/10 11:32:34 (permalink)
    You are absolutley right, Twinwillow. I just wanted to see what all the fuss was about, now I know and don't need to go back.
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/10 12:11:21 (permalink)
    There's a Salt Lick BBQ in Vegas now , too (at the Red Rock Station Casino, way off strip)
    Been to the cutting edge casino, but not to the BBQ place, due to unspectaluar feelings like those expressed here.
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/10 22:33:33 (permalink)
    Yes, Salt Lick is now in Las Vegas. The son, who I now consider to be somewhat of a %&@$&*, has decided to turn it into a chain, and he has ruined the place.
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/11 15:05:29 (permalink)
    Last year on our way to Anchorage we left via the Austin/Bergstrom Airport - wasn't there a Salt Lick mini place there as well? I first started hitting the DS location better than 10 years back. My most recent trip revealed a different place - I don't believe the original restaurant has a lot of what made it great left in it. Fairly pricey, and the Q was less than wonderful. Even Austin Iron Works' Q was better than my last Salt Lick experience.
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/11 16:39:26 (permalink)
    I find the ambiance of the Salt Lick in Dripping Springs to be very good. However, the food is at best mediocre. Its a place I would take out of state visitors who aren't really educated on the intricacies of Texas barbecue but would appreciate the setting. If they had educated palates, I would take them on the other side of Austin to Louis Mueller's in Taylor. Its got its own ambiance too.... Smoke covered walls.
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/11 23:20:35 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Legran22
    If they had educated palates, I would take them on the other side of Austin to Louis Mueller's in Taylor.

    Good choice! Twinwillow will be happy to hear this!!
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    RE: Salt Lick In Round Rock 2008/12/18 14:37:00 (permalink)
    I too made the mistake of getting some Q from Salt Lick at ABIA. It was as bad if not worse than the Q they sell and the airport in Dallas.
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