Salt Lick

Barbecue in Dripping Springs

It's worth the 20-mile drive out of town just to see the massive outdoor barbecue pits at this parklike place off Hwy 290. It's a bit of a tourist fave, but the crowd-filled experience still gets our nod. Hungry? Choose the family-style all-you-can-eat option (adult/child $25/9). Cash only and BYOB.