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Salt Lick

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147 Zhongshan Road, Hualien 97048, Taiwan
+886 3 833 2592
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was in Hualien on 3 Dec and managed to reserve a table for 5pm in advance via phone. First, we reached the restaurant at 440pm and were a bit early as the place opens at 5pm. We were at the entrance running through the menu for 10 minutes. The owners were zipping in and out several times. The Chinese waitress... More 

Thank Smarties_SG
New York, Ny
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Although I should enjoy the local food while traveling... I just had enough of the five spice chicken and dumplings and was really craving some good western food. This place didn't disappoint. In fact, it really impressed me. We ordered the pulled pork sandwich and the brisket salad. The meat was so juicy and flavorful I thought I was in... More 

1 Thank Tara K
Taipei, Taiwan
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I love the pulled pork burger, it's flavorful and the pork is tender and the bun is fresh. They also have weekday lunch special, even the side dish french fries are tasty too!

Thank Katyxwang
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

They made me feel welcome despite the fact I was wet through and covered the place in dripping belongings. Hot chocolate was good, geologically inspired cheesecake amazing!

Thank Barbara J
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice place if you want a change from Asian food. After some days traveling, our son requested western food. We found this place with good burgers and excellent ribs. Amazing choice of beers as well

Thank Jean-Francois S
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Large menu similar to a Friday's, but cheaper and probably better tasting. Has both indoor and outdoor seating.

1 Thank Mor D
Yokohama, Japan
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

With Vegetarian burgers and a big selection of deserts this place is a good stop for meal. We went for dinner and the portion size is pretty good. Staff is friendly and restaurant has a good ambiance.

Thank HSThakur
Taichung, Taiwan
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92 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place is so good. Friendly american owner smoking meats in a train shaped smoker! The meat is smoked with local LongYan wood. It has such great flavor. This places pie (I'm a pie guy!) is to die for. I wished I lived in Hualien so I could eat at this place every week. My family and I went here,... More 

Thank greenmonstertaiwan
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Large portions here (hence the title). This is our second visit, last time was a few years ago and the food is still good. Nice selection of beer, although my wife said her glass of red wine tasted as though the bottle had been open for days. Prices will be reasonable for tourists and people from Taipei.

Thank Craig W
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This place was easy to find and so delicious! The staff are really friendly and gave out great recommendations. The ribs, summer salad, and pulled pork sandwich are among the best we've come across! The restaurant also has a cool, western themed vibe which made it fun and unique. It's so surprise that this place is #1 on tripadvisor! :)

Thank Amy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 Zhongshan Road, Hualien 97048, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Hualien
  • Phone Number: +886 3 833 2592
American owned and operated smoked barbecue restaurant and pub. Our three specialty dishes are Carolina pulled pork, Kansas City baby back ribs and Texas beef brisket. All of our sauces and sides are made in-house. We also have draught beer and a good selection of whiskies. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Open late.

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