The Salt Lick, Round Rock near AustinPhoto by author. Austin, TX--The smoke from the pits lingers in the air over Round Rock. It has an aroma that smothers meat like sweat on a summer day. The humor is on the t-shirts with the same saying: "You can smell our pits from a mile away." Just north of Austin is Salt Lick in Round Rock. Trip Advisor rates Salt Lick #5 of #265 restaurants in town. Most reviews are excellent to very good. Go north on 1-35, jaunt off at 620 to Palm Valley, and right next to the Dell Diamond you'll find Salt Lick: 3350 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665. Perhaps grab some barbeque before a baseball game, and you'll not be disappointed.