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AU$8 - AU$23
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American, Bar, Barbecue
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent American style BBQ restaurant with a menu with something for everyone. Popped by without a booking and managed to get a table but this place is busy so I’d say booking might be recommended during peak times. I had a lovely pizza and my...partner had the beef brisket which he’s still speaking about now. Friendly staff and great price point. Wish we’d had time to come back for a second visit!!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

A delicious barbecue meal in a really cool setting. An unexpected gem of a restaurant found while exploring.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023

Food portion is huge. For 3 persons, we ordered Onion Ring, Kansas City Baby Back Ribs and USDA Black Angus Ribeye and we did not finish them. The baby back ribs was kinda hard and Ribeye in medium is good in garlic butter, will be...better if there is option for mushroom or blackpepper sauce. Onion ring tasted plain. The food price is relatively high, we spent NTD 2,888. The staff was nice and helpful that we could take away the unfinished french fries and onion ring.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 February 2023

As an American who has traveled the world and lived in Asia for decades, I've never found a better Western/BBQ restaurant. The Salt Lick hidden away on the beautiful East Coast of Taiwan has been a local favorite for years and we were lucky enough...to learn about it after we moved here and got the "local intelligence"..Even though Hualien is a 2 hour drive we make the journey once a month because the food, drink and service is exceptional. The founder, owner and manager Jason runs a complex menu, staff and customer demand level with efficiency and quality. He imports many of the ingredients and even the wood he uses to smoke all of the meats. They bake all of their own bread and a majority of the ingredients are all homemade. The steaks are USDA imported, the pizza is wood-oven fired, the greens are local and fresh and the desserts are insanely good - including home baked hot apple pie with vanilla ice cream! Try his chili, it is made to perfection and we always have to order more..The shrimp/chicken gumbo made my Taiwanese wife so happy that she even missed her usual photos before digging in! The Mediterranean salad is super tasty with homemade hummus and dressing. Couple all of this with a fun, full bar, plenty of beers on tap and Western decor that makes you feel right back at home, the Salt Lick is Taiwan's go to restaurant that is fortunately out here on the lovely East Coast where many of Taiwan's foreigners have learned to make home.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 25 February 2023 via mobile

Wow this place is out of this world. The brisket was so tender and with amazing flavor. Soft bread with outstanding meaty chili. We also got the half ribs with mac and cheese. As a past chef the Mac and cheese was some of the...best I've ever had. Exactly the flavors I enjoy. Ribs so sticky and fall off the bone just outstanding. Wings also fall right off juice and full of the right flavor. Craft beers too!!!! Seriously this place you just can't miss. Exactly like America. Highly recommend!!!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2022

My wife took me here since my non-Taiwanese taste buds missed some food from America. We had an excellent time and the Salt Lick delivers on its expansive menu. I had the Chicago style sausage which was absolutely delicious. I couldn't argue on authenticity but...the sausage had an American taste, different than the sweeter Asian sausages you would find in Taiwan. We also had the veggie pizza which is the best we had in Taiwan. Definitely a place to come if you want to change up your food experience in Taiwan.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 18 October 2022 via mobile

The pulled pork sandwich is really good. I will be back for more. Really nice to find a place like this after eating asian food for 2,5 weeks. Usually places like this don't live up to the hype, but I must say this is a...5/5 for me. In the US or europe, possibly 4/5 due to stiff competition with nice burgers and better beer selection.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 23 May 2021

My friends and I came here for a dinner, before visiting Night Market down the road. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with a warm and friendly service. The decor is quirky and inviting and we immediately felt comfortable. I love that...the menu is quite minimalistic and uncomplicated. We chose several starter dishes and two main dishes: pizza and steak, which was plenty to fill us up. The food was excellent and unusually the menu was concise with enough choice to satisfy most tastes. The dim sum were excellent and the mains faultless. All in all a very pleasant meal.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 19 April 2021

Waiters are very friendly and stand by with great advice. I can only second Mamba‘s praising of the apple pie. Enjoy your stay. Cheers

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 8 April 2021

The food here is seriously amazing. My family is from Texas and after living in Taiwan for 13 years the food at Salt Lick brought tears to my eyes. BBQ this good is isn't suppose to be in Taiwan, but it is.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 13 January 2021

We didn't expect a lot out of Hualian's food scene when we there but this place was a good find. Great menu and the bartender made great drinks. We went back a 2nd night.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 9 November 2020

Had a pulled pork burger and it was really great. No complaints at all. The food I saw the other customers were having looked mouthwatering good.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

The meal was disappointing and slow service, the onion rings had no favor. Small salad with meal had over rip tomatoes. The meal was warm but not really hot, over all disappointed with the meal. Ordered a cup of chili hoping to have as appetizer...but did not come until after meal was severed and it was not hot either.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 5 August 2020 via mobile

It was our second time in Hualien and we went directly to salt lick for our lunch. The Mediterranean salad is must try.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 29 July 2020 via mobile

This place has done the impossible: got the dozen high school freshman for whom I’m nominally responsible (what were their parents thinking) to SHUT UP for two hours as they shovel ribs, mac n cheese, burgers and pizza down like I haven’t fed them in...days (or like they were hung over all day because some jackass snuck a bottle of gin in his bag). The food is great, the service is friendly, and whoever put the playlist together may be my best friend. We’ll definitely be back, minus a dozen teenagers (take the kids to the beach they said. It’ll be great they said).More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Salt Lick is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5