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Iron Works

) #34 of 3,123 Restaurants in Austin $$ - $$$ American, , Barbecue
100 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701-4127
+1 512-478-4855
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef ribs” (140 reviews)
“potato salad” (64 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701-4127
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the traditional Austin rustic bbq places, right next to the interstate. Food is solid bbq, great brisket and ribs, and the atmosphere is uniquely old Austin.

Thank 298rha
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our trip through Oklahoma and Texas, we stopped at many places servicing BBQ. While in Austin, we decided to eat at Iron Works because it was a short walk from our hotel. The restaurant is very rustic - old building and nothing fancy about...More

Thank Jayne C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a "no-frills" place. You order at the kitchen/oven/smoker counter, then take your paper plate of BBQ goodness and a bottle of beer or whatever your preference to the cashier counter, and sit down at a picnic table with a roll of paper towels. What...More

Thank ToniMatt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a city with BBQ restaurants on every corner, I cannot imagine how this place has stayed open. We ate there with several of my husband's colleagues in town for business. It is in a very old building, which makes it seem nostalgic. They have...More

Thank Jtann
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where you go to get the meat sweats... Such a cool casual homey interior and atmosphere. I was with a group of 9 so we snagged a couple tables near each other so we could fit together. You Stand in line to get...More

Thank Dragonfly972
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place gets packed around lunch and dinner time so plan to go on off hours if you can. It's cafeteria style, you order at a counter, your food is served on a plastic tray with a sheet of paper, and you get your own...More

Thank Ina S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner one night when staying at a downtown hotel. You order at the counter in this old iron works shop. Samples of iron works are are all around and it is shabbily quaint. The people were nice and the brisket was great....More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best BBQ in downtown Austin. The beef brisket is fantastic. They even had tasty sides, especially the sweet cream corn.

Thank Laurie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pulled pork was excellent, and the price was very fair. Great mac and cheese, and a good selection of interesting local beers.

Thank Darrell L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here two years ago and it was just as good as it was then. We shared a sampler plate and it was more than enough for two people.

Thank camS29
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What type of wood is used to cook the BBQ at Ironworks???
25 October 2016|
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Response from kstuart | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I do not know. Was there again tonight for the brisket and it was very good. Wish I would have read this first and I would have asked for you. Cheers
Patricia D
Do they take reservations?
19 October 2016|
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Response from lisalisa2u | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I don't think so, its more like fast food Hours: Open today · 11AM–9PM Phone: (512) 478-4855
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701-4127
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-478-4855
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