The Salt Lick BBQ

6 recent ratings
$$ • Barbecue Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
100% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826
Driftwood, TX 78619

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Celiac

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Everything here but the bread and desserts is gf and they take steps to avoid cross contamination. It’s delicious but it is cash only. Eaten here several times and haven’t gotten sick (the airport location isn’t gf bc they cut the bread on the same cutting board as the meat)

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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No reaction here, but quality and taste of bbq ain’t great.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Every thing is gf except buns and dessert

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 9 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Barbecue
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Not celiac

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Everything on the menu is gluten free except the bread and dessert. My daughter with celiac had no problems. The food was incredible! And atmosphere was so fun, especially for kids.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 10 months ago read full review

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I live near here and have eaten Salt Lick many times and I have never been sick.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I have eaten here at least 10 times in past 18 months and never gotten sick. Tell server you have gluten allergy and they cut meat separately. Love that I can have brisket, potato salad, cole slaw, pickles and onions and awesome bbq sauce gluten free. You can bring your own alcohol as well. And Bring your own GF bread if you want that. Tip: if long wait for inside seat, call in to go order and eat on outside picnic table.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Before you decide to eat here, spend the 5-10 minutes you’re waiting for your table watching the two guys cutting meat as it comes off of the pit. These two guys cut all of the meat going out to be served, and as I was leaving I watched them both assemble sandwiches with the same meat they had just cut - right on their cutting board. Sandwiches went onto plates and out for service, and they quickly resumed cutting meat coming off of the pit again, with the same gloves, cutting board, knives... everything. Not sure if this is commonplace, but it puts virtually all of the meat on the menu at risk of cross contamination - if not ensuring it is so.

Food tasted great, but I got very sick afterwards. Wish I’d decided to watch them work before I ate and not on the way out.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Overrated tourist trap. They make an effort to be gluten free. Thats nice. But the food wasnt really that good.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delish! Only thing not GF is bread and desserts. Clearly stated on menu. Easy-peasy!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is gf except bread and desserts. BYOB. Best bbq in town.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The Salt Lick was worth the drive, worth the wait and worth the cost. I had heard of the Salt Lick first from a friend who lives where I do (California) and then from friends who live nearby the restaurant. I was looking forward to having great BBQ in Texas. I watched s couple of shows/segments on the restaurant and knew that I wanted to get the family meal for my daughter and I. I wanted to try the brisket, sausage and ribs. The brisket didn't blow me away, and we didn't get refills of that meat, but I really loved the ribs. I haven't had ribs better than what the Salt Lick has. I wasn't wild about the beans, but did enjoy the coleslaw and even more the potatoes. I did opt for a jalepeño and was surprised to be charged $0.25 for it. We could have all the fishes refilled as many times as desired. We got there a little after 6, and had an hour and 15 minute wait. While we were waiting, we went to Salt Lick Cellars to wine taste and purchase beer and wine. You can take the beer and wine back to the restaurant. The winery does take credit cards but there is an $8 minimum charge. While you are waiting you can enjoy live music or play bocce ball at the winery. It was a pleasant evening and very much worth the effort to go. I recommend trying it at least once if you're in the area, especially if you love BBQ. My daughter and I are both gluten-free and everything on the menu except the bread and dessert are gluten-free.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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i have celiac and eat here often. all the meats and sauces are safe as well as potato salad and cole slaw. staff is helpful. you can't help but look longingly at their desserts. that would make it a 5 if they served some gf bread and dessert- one can hope...

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Wife has celiac disease, eat here very often, she has NEVER been sick. Just make sure to tell them you have a gluten allergy, and then they will make sure to cut your brisket/meat on a clean board.

Tastes awesome!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I love the BBQ here. I've eaten there twice because of the claim to be gluten free. Unfortunately, I've gotten sick both times. I'm a Celiac. I think there's a cross contamination issue or inconsistent practices among workers. Too bad cause I love the food!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiac and had no issues here. I mentioned my concern about contamination (per the last reviewer) and they said the bread is cut on its own surface and only put on plates by the same person each time. Confirm for yourself but I felt well and the food was delicious. Happy to have good bbq:)

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Clearly marked GF however, food prep is highly contaminated as bread is cut on same surface as meat and sauce is slathered in onto bread. Talked to server and they were very nice to accommodate by pulling meat off pit and slicing in a clean area with clean knife. Easy for intolerants, a little more questionable for Celiacs. Food was very good though. (I avoided the BBQ sauce)

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I really love the BBQ here. I come back whenever I'm in town. Avoid the bread and desserts because they have gluten. Very sad because I had the cobblers before diagnoses of celiac and they are fabulous! Lol sorry

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Salt lick has been a frequent destination because I live in the area. I've yet to get sick from anything. their menu does state everything is gluten free except the obvious bread products. Extremely low risk of cross contamination. From pit to plate. I've made a call and a email to confirm the rumors and got nothing back. Take confidence that yes, they are gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Wow. The food at this place is amazing. BBQ places are usually pretty safe when they use their own sauce, and this place was no different. On the menu in big letters it states "we are gluten free, except for bread and dessert". Pretty easy (although for someone super sensitive I imagine cross contamination could be a problem, and I would check with the restaurant first) I got the Ranchers plate, which included a taste of everything. The rib and sausage both were my top picks, and I probably could have made myself sick if I didn't practice self restraint and PUT THE FORK DOWN. The potato salad was more of a mustard and vinegar base, rather than mayo, which is always a nice change. Would go back way too often if I lived here!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Clueless, but kind

Not even close to gf. Ok for fad dieters only

Cross contamination heavy, no understanding of sourcing, shared equipment, or gluten species vinegars

Sitting here watching everyone else eat because it is so out of the way. Smells great. Torture!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent. Everything but the bread and desserts are gluten free. Great atmosphere. The beef ribs were delish. I'm a very sensitive celiac and had no issues.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything on the menu (except the obvious bread and cobblers) is GF. It was nice to be able to have the "family style" with the rest of our group.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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