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Iron Works

#102 of 3,253 Restaurants in Austin
$$ - $$$American, , Barbecue
100 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701-4127
+1 512-478-4855
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef ribs” (168 reviews)
“potato salad” (69 reviews)
“sampler plate” (24 reviews)
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701-4127
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Instead of standing in line (at that other place), hop on over to Iron Works! What a great find! We watched a YouTube on the best food in Austin, and this place was recommended. I am not a BBQ expert by any means, but I...More

Thank Jessyca505
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've eaten here for more than 30 years. What used to be a great BBQ joint has edged toward mediocrity. The sampler platter has always been my go-to choice here, but it has become overpriced and the quality of the BBQ is not up to...More

Thank gregaustex
Reviewed 6 days ago

In Austin and was directed to the Iron Works for lunch. The day was very hot and the line was out the door. I found the place to be hard for someone not used to the heat, but the food was worth the wait. I...More

Thank Palousegal2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Iron Works is exactly what we expected - really good BBQ in an historic building. It’s unpretentious and just a fun place to roll up your sleeves and enjoy a good time. We ate on the porch which, on a 105 degree day, was very...More

1  Thank Theologator
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Co-worker had been praising this place for a while and finally came. Not dissappointed. Get the 1 rib and sides, ti will be fine, or you can order 2-3 and share. The ribs had a light smoke and more of a air fried texture which...More

1  Thank hpresas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a true Texas BBQ place. You order and sit down. The ribs are to die for. Had the sampler. So much to eat. Saved the best for last. The ribs! I messed up. I ate everything else I was to full to finish....More

1  Thank Raymond C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Landmark barbeque that you cannot miss. Not the best barbeque in town, but the atmosphere is old-style and must-see. The food is cheap and the people are friendly. My sides were very plain and lacked taste. My brisket had lots of fat in it. Not...More

Thank Jacque Y
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El Paso, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our conference let out and as usual everyone attacked the spots around the convention center. When in Rome meant BBQ time so we headed to this restaurant. The wait was out the door and the way it works you order your entrea and take tray...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want authentic barbecue experience this is the place to go. As rustic as you get all others are imitation. This was and old iron works furnace when the owner passed away since it had a furnace the family decided to turn it into...More

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I order the beef brisket (5 pieces) with green beans and coleslaw. The coleslaw tasted like it was store bought. The brisket was limp and fatty. The beans were ok tasting with bacon but way over cooked. I asked for no bread and got it...More

Thank Aunt_FredRocks
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Questions & Answers
April 24, 2018|
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Response from Mac S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they accept credit cards.
October 24, 2016|
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Response from Kevin S | 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
October 18, 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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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