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Payin' respects to a ledgendary "BBQ Joint" on my way thru Central Texas.....

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  • egger ave said:
    " I actually like Salt Lick in Round Rock better but their brisket sucks. "

    Agreed, not worth the $$. Their ribs are OK.  Johnny-T's on RR 620 in Round Rock has better brisket.

    I just like hanging out at Salt Lick and I love their sauce. I eat ribs, chicken and sausage there ( I think their sausage might be the best thing they have but I like the ribs too). I occasionally get brisket when we go family style but it's always just "meh". I load it with sauce and eat it on that awesome bread they serve. better than most but for those in the know, it's just OK.



  • North_Is_UpNorth_Is_Up Posts: 119
    I'm finished in Round Rock at 11. The menu at The Salt Lick looks fantastic. For $20 buck, I can get a sampling of everything.

    I only have time for dinner on Wednesday and it has to be downtown Austin and lunch on Thursday in the Round Rock/Austin area (I'll have a rental car by this time). After that, it's the family of Aggies in College Station and wherever they want to go. Flying out of Austin too early on Mother's Day to stop anywhere. 

    So, lunch at The Salt Lick and after lunch at Louis Meuller's in Taylor? I dunno. Will follow-up. Thank you. Too many great choices. What a nice position to be in. 
    XL BGE w/CyberQ Wifi, KCBS CTC CBJ
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,790
    edited May 2013

    Agreed...

    Mueller's Brisket...hands down better'n Salt Lick!

    Both are "Waaay Koool"...Only in Texas type Joints...each in their own way, and well worth the trip any time!!

    Like Cen-Tex said...hitting Lulling and Lockhart would be the way to go...if you can!

    Lots of great traditional Texas Q and BBQ history packed in those 2 little towns!

    Enjoy!!

  • So, lunch at The Salt Lick and after lunch at Louis Meuller's in Taylor? I dunno. Will follow-up. Thank you. Too many great choices. What a nice position to be in. 

    Do this. meat coma! Just get a bunch of Louie's to go and they will kiss you on the mouth when you hit CS

  • Chubby said:

    Agreed...

    Mueller's Brisket...hands down better'n Salt Lick!

    Both are "Waaay Koool"...Only in Texas type Joints...each in their own way, and well worth the trip any time!!

    Like Cen-Tex said...hitting Lulling and Lockhart would be the way to go...if you can!

    Lots of great traditional Texas Q and BBQ history packed in those 2 little towns!

    Enjoy!!

    well said. Both cool and both very Texas. Salt Lick is a cooler place, Louie's has the better Q. Something awesome about having a Shiner Bock under the Live Oaks on a nice TX day at Salt Lick. You'll be hooked. 

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,292
    This makes me want to throw it all away and hit the Central TX bbq trail. The last time I sort of did that, I enjoyed the ol skool charm of Black's and Smitty's too, but have not been to all or enough of the bbq legends to critique their fare. Hope to change that soon :)

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • egger aveegger ave Posts: 502
    I'm finished in Round Rock at 11. The menu at The Salt Lick looks fantastic. For $20 buck, I can get a sampling of everything.

    I only have time for dinner on Wednesday and it has to be downtown Austin and lunch on Thursday in the Round Rock/Austin area (I'll have a rental car by this time). After that, it's the family of Aggies in College Station and wherever they want to go. Flying out of Austin too early on Mother's Day to stop anywhere. 

    So, lunch at The Salt Lick and after lunch at Louis Meuller's in Taylor? I dunno. Will follow-up. Thank you. Too many great choices. What a nice position to be in. 
    Johnny T's is the best BBQ in Round Rock and north of Austin. Local's know about it, we try to keep it a secret and send the the tourists to Salt Lick.

    1318 Round Rock Ave, Round Rock, TX 78681
    Phone:(512) 255-7447
    Hours:
     
    Tuesday hours 11:00 am–8:30 pm  

    :)
    1 Large BGE, 1 Mini BGE, Original wife and 4 dogs living in the heart of BBQ country in Round Rock Texas. "Friends don't let friends cook with propane"
  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 610
    Did the TM Top 5 in one day after the last Best BBQ in Texas issue. Snow's, Louie's, Kreuz, Smitty's and City Market... 265 miles, 6 hours, $140 in BBQ, and a stretched belt. Everything CenTex said is spot on. But if you get to Kreuz or Smitty's early enough, get a pork chop. Not on the board. But an excellent, excellent choice.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life

  • The Cen-Tex Smoker said:
    Something awesome about having a Shiner Bock under the Live Oaks on a nice TX day at Salt Lick. You'll be hooked. 
    I like that it is BYOB. Saw my first hummingbird up close feeding near our bench on the screened porch. That was really cool.


  • The Cen-Tex Smoker said:
    Something awesome about having a Shiner Bock under the Live Oaks on a nice TX day at Salt Lick. You'll be hooked. 
    I like that it is BYOB. Saw my first hummingbird up close feeding near our bench on the screened porch. That was really cool.
    The one in round rock is not BYOB but the original still is. I much prefer the original in Driftwood but they did a pretty good job recreating the mojo in Round Rock. The BYOB is awesome. We used to take blenders out there and grind up Margaritas. Great place. Wish the Q was better but they got it going on anyway. 

  • GQuiz said:
    Did the TM Top 5 in one day after the last Best BBQ in Texas issue. Snow's, Louie's, Kreuz, Smitty's and City Market... 265 miles, 6 hours, $140 in BBQ, and a stretched belt. Everything CenTex said is spot on. But if you get to Kreuz or Smitty's early enough, get a pork chop. Not on the board. But an excellent, excellent choice.
    dude- what a day. I can only do 2 at a time and I'm pushing it to do that. I would have slipped off into the ether after Snow's

  • Their peach cobbler a-la-mode is fricken awesome. Buy a bottle of their spicy BBQ sauce too.

  • North_Is_UpNorth_Is_Up Posts: 119
    OK. Trip to Austin and College Station is over. Due to family get-togethers, things didn't go as planned. Too many relatives in town. Upon landing in Austin, we did drive immediately to Lockhart to sample the food at Kreuz. I liked it, but it wasn't the best that I had. Had some brisket, clod and a sausage with cole slaw. It took longer in Round Rock the second day than expected and SWMBO wanted to go to San Marco shopping. Did try C & J's in College Station on Friday. Excellent BBQ. I think it was better than Kreuz. Pictures are of Kreuz. 

    It's just nice in general to visit the promised land (TX). Also stopped at the Russian House in Austin for some excellent vodkas and borscht during happy hour. Not Que, but a nice diversion, especially if you're old and speak Russian. 

    Thank you for the suggestions. We will go back someday. 

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    XL BGE w/CyberQ Wifi, KCBS CTC CBJ
  • egger aveegger ave Posts: 502
    come back anytime and check out Johnny T's in Round Rock. 
    1 Large BGE, 1 Mini BGE, Original wife and 4 dogs living in the heart of BBQ country in Round Rock Texas. "Friends don't let friends cook with propane"
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    Sorry you went to Kreuz's, North.  I've eaten there twice and didn't think it was too good.  I love Black's.  Maybe, next time, you can give them a try.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 14,040
    IMO HEB has better brisket than the Salt Lick. I do like the sausage and fixins
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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 1,594

    What time of day were you there that Kreuz was empty? Every time I go there are lines out the door - even on weekdays.

    I've often wondered "Who in their right mind builds a restaurant that seats over 200 (maybe 300?) in a town of 11,000?"  But when you go there and they are ringing multiple cash registers as fast as they can then it makes sense.

    Plus, I've met Rick Schmidt and he doesn't seem crazy - and our mutual friends seem to think very highly of him so I've always been partial to Kreuz.

    Of course, Driftwood looks to be about 5% as big as Lockhart and The Salt Lick seems to fill up hundreds of seats all the time as well. 

    It really is like a pilgramage to go to some of these places.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • North_Is_UpNorth_Is_Up Posts: 119
    We were at Kreuz at about 3:30p last Wednesday. I'll be back for the tour someday. I expect to be invited to a wedding next spring.
    XL BGE w/CyberQ Wifi, KCBS CTC CBJ
  • OilponyOilpony Posts: 43
    GQuiz said:
    Did the TM Top 5 in one day after the last Best BBQ in Texas issue. Snow's, Louie's, Kreuz, Smitty's and City Market... 265 miles, 6 hours, $140 in BBQ, and a stretched belt. Everything CenTex said is spot on. But if you get to Kreuz or Smitty's early enough, get a pork chop. Not on the board. But an excellent, excellent choice.
    dude- what a day. I can only do 2 at a time and I'm pushing it to do that. I would have slipped off into the ether after Snow's

    GQuiz said:
    Did the TM Top 5 in one day after the last Best BBQ in Texas issue. Snow's, Louie's, Kreuz, Smitty's and City Market... 265 miles, 6 hours, $140 in BBQ, and a stretched belt. Everything CenTex said is spot on. But if you get to Kreuz or Smitty's early enough, get a pork chop. Not on the board. But an excellent, excellent choice.
    dude- what a day. I can only do 2 at a time and I'm pushing it to do that. I would have slipped off into the ether after Snow's

    GQuiz said:
    Did the TM Top 5 in one day after the last Best BBQ in Texas issue. Snow's, Louie's, Kreuz, Smitty's and City Market... 265 miles, 6 hours, $140 in BBQ, and a stretched belt. Everything CenTex said is spot on. But if you get to Kreuz or Smitty's early enough, get a pork chop. Not on the board. But an excellent, excellent choice.
    dude- what a day. I can only do 2 at a time and I'm pushing it to do that. I would have slipped off into the ether after Snow's
    That's the Hall Of Fame Tour
    GQuiz said:
    Did the TM Top 5 in one day after the last Best BBQ in Texas issue. Snow's, Louie's, Kreuz, Smitty's and City Market... 265 miles, 6 hours, $140 in BBQ, and a stretched belt. Everything CenTex said is spot on. But if you get to Kreuz or Smitty's early enough, get a pork chop. Not on the board. But an excellent, excellent choice.

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