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  • Sandra Bullock
  • "My God, this food! It’s the best, I mean, the best!"
  • Adam Richman, Host of Man v. Food - The Travel Channel
  • "My never ending quest for barbeque bliss has lead me to the Salt Lick. Unbelievable! It melts in your mouth. One of the best things I have ever eaten! And the burnt ends of the brisket – a work of true, true poetry - crispy, creamy, chewy, salty, and sweet from the sauce. They were perfect!"
  • Bobby Flay, The Best Thing I Ever Ate – The Food Network
  • "Here is the real deal. I eat a ton of those Salt Lick beef ribs. They are fantastic! Lots of flavor! Salt lick makes their own barbeque rules. It is so good. Beef ribs are something I don’t usually cook. It is something I leave to the Salt Lick."
  • Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes), The Food Network
  • "My favorite plate of barbecue is at The Salt Lick in Austin, Texas. It’s huge. Awesome! The flavor of the sausage is so intense. The brisket is super tender and really good."
  • David Letterman
  • "Paul and I were in Austin a year ago and if you want good, real actual BBQ, you got to go to Austin…Salt Lick, that's right, Salt Lick…tremendous. I bring this up because I'm hoping they'll send us some." (and we did!)
  • Lance Armstrong
  • "The best barbecue is at a place called The Salt Lick."
  • Pat Green
  • "My favorite barbeque restaurant is The Salt Lick in Austin, Texas. Man, it’s the sauce. I don’t know what they put in that stuff. I mean, a cow’s a cow. You put that stuff, that sauce, that they got on them cows...I don’t know. Maybe they feed them cows that sauce in the beginning. Maybe that’s the trick."
  • Dennis Quaid
  • "Ten miles out of town in the Hill Country there’s a great barbecue place called The Salt Lick that’s worth the drive."
  • Other famous personalities who have visited our restaurant:
    • Art Alexakis
    • Jerry and Linda Bruckheimer
    • Matt Bullard
    • Scott Caan
    • David Caruso
    • Alvin Crow
    • Bobby and Jamie Deen
    • Cary Elwes
    • Mia Hamm
    • Ron Howard
    • Mike Judge
    • Reckless Kelly
    • Matt LeBlanc
    • Damian Mandola
    • John Mayall
    • Matthew McConaughey
    • Joe Montana
    • Willie Nelson
    • Bum Phillips
    • Robert Rodriguez
    • U2
    • Ron White
    • Lee Ann Womack
  • What everyone else is saying
    • "My quest has ended... I've found the world's best barbeque."
    • Christopher B.
    • East Amherst, NY
    • "This brisket changed my life."
    • Loren J.
    • Austin, TX
    • "If you love meat, it's like arriving at the pearly gates."
    • David P.
    • Brooklyn, NY
    • "Best BBQ I've ever had in my entire life - hands down. I normally do not like large quantities of grilled meat, but the smoked meat here is amazing! If the whole world ended and only one place could be counted on to bring back BBQ to civilization, I vote for this place."
    • Katherine Huang
    • San Jose, CA
    • "The gold standard in BBQ in my book."
    • Hinton Parmer
    • San Francisco, CA
    • "Now THIS, my friends, is what I came to Texas for."
    • Stephanie Watanabe
    • Berkeley CA
    • "I am not a BBQ kind of girl but I have to say that when we came to the Salt Lick I rolled up my sleeves and got down and dirty in Texas. And it was worth it."
    • Taia Cesana
    • Essex, CT
    • "Truly unique and Texan in the best way possible."
    • Martha Levien
    • Cincinnati, OH