Hill Country

Restaurants in Hill Country

Order the signature two-inch-thick pork chop and brisket directly from the pit.

Believe it or not, the most famous barbecue joint in Texas, the Salt Lick, is easy to miss—if your windows are rolled up. Roll them down, and the smoky scent from the divine mesquite-fired pit will draw you right into the parking lot of this ever-expanding low-slung temple of meat.

The Gristmill used to be a cotton gin. Today, the restaurant serves Lone Star State-inspired creations include burgers smothered in queso and jalapeño coleslaw.