And when we pull up to the gravel parking lot, we can barely stop ourselves from sprinting to the building. The Salt Lick is very easily in the conversation of the best BBQ in the state, and any order here will be a good one. Just make sure you have the foundation of some brisket and some sausage on your plate, and the rest is up to you. Just get there soon. Brisket is an art form in Texas, and these folks have perfected their craft. Get yourself a half pound.
FROM OUR PIT TO YOUR DOOR
Barbecue | Salt Lick BBQ
James Howard was a surveyor passing through Desoto. Bettie was a year-old orphan looking for a way to survive. But she said that if he would marry her and take her to Texas, she would bear and raise all his children. James took Bettie up on her offer. After crossing the gulf from Biloxi with their wagon in pieces on a boat, they landed in Indianola, Texas and reassembled their wagon. On the trip by wagon train to Driftwood, Bettie barbequed meat by searing it and then slow cooking it over coals — the same method the family uses today.
The Salt Lick
A group of family and friends came here for early lunch. It was a hot day but we ate outdoors under trees and fans and were very comfortable. The girls ordered meat platters and were pleased with both quality and quantity of there meals. I don't like leaving negative reviews, but I feel ripped off and lied to.
Roberts and Hisako built the Salt Lick restaurant on the ranch where he was born, using locally quarried limestone. Hisako's Hawaiian heritage inspired the sweet barbecue sauce used in the restaurant. The Salt Lick's primary cuisine is beef brisket , sausage, and pork ribs.