I just have to start this off by saying that I had really high expectations for this restaurant. I’ve seen it on the Food Network, all my co-works talk about it…it is everywhere. When something is hyped up so much you pretty much know you are going to be disappointed, so I put off going for quite awhile. I have never been more wrong in my life! This is last-meal-ever kind of good. This is, I don’t care if I gain 20 pounds kind of good! Trust me.
My boyfriend and I headed over there just last weekend. One thing that I really disliked about the place is the super long wait. We are talking hours here, so be sure you get there with plenty of time to spare. The place is BYOB, which is good to know for next time, I’m sure a brew or two will make the wait seem shorter. But as the saying goes, “hunger is the best sauce”, and this food was totally worth the wait.
When you walk in, one of the first things you’ll see is the big barbecue pit. It is right there for all to see (and smell! yum!) which I thought was pretty neat. This place looks exactly like you would want a Texas barbecue spot to look. And the staff is super friendly too.
When I finally got the menu I was so hungry and everything looked and smelled so fantastic I could barely make up my mind, so I ended up getting a combo plate. I got the brisket, sausage, and pork ribs. My boyfriend got the four meats plate, so he got everything I did plus turkey. There is also a very tempting all you can eat option, just FYI.
It isn’t couth for a girl to drool, but just thinking about the food is getting to me! The ribs were by far my favorite. They weren’t those puny little things, but great big slabs with meat just dropping off the bone. I swiped a bite of the turkey off my boy’s plate too, and it was really moist and had a perfectly smoky flavor. Everything was really good, to my surprise. They gave you very large portions, which also came with potato salad, coleslaw and beans. I couldn’t finish it all, but my boyfriend was happy to have leftovers for the next day. It was so good, I may have to fight him for leftovers next time! The blackberry cobbler was also good, if a little sweet for my tastes.
Just a heads up, this place only accepts cash. They do have an ATM on the premises though (phew, we only brought a debit card!). They also give you bread, onions and pickles, but you have to ask for them.
Finally a restaurant that actually lived up to the hype. Head out there ASAP…and save me some! I give Salt Lick BBQ a 4 stars.