Salt Lick

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 13 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, BYOB, Barbecue + 2 more
75% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly

18300 Farm to Market Road 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619 Directions

(512) 858-4959
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    5 ratingJuly 22, 2017

    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.

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    4 ratingMarch 03, 2017

    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...

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    5 ratingSeptember 03, 2016

    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!

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    3 ratingJuly 18, 2016

    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!

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    5 ratingJanuary 05, 2016

    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:)

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    3 ratingNovember 29, 2015

    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)

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    5 ratingJune 22, 2015

    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

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    5 ratingNovember 30, 2014

    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.

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    5 ratingSeptember 30, 2014

    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!

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    1 ratingApril 06, 2014

    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!

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    5 ratingMarch 22, 2014

    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.

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    5 ratingDecember 27, 2012

    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.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly


  • BYOB
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
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