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Iron Works

#36 of 3,064 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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100 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701-4127
+1 512-478-4855
11:00 - 21:00
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the few places that sell beef ribs and these are superb...Ive been coming here for many years and it never disappoints -The beef ribs are tender, moist with a terrific rub that is phenomenal...Ive had the pork ribs and they are good as well but there the beef ribs stand out -If these are what you're craving then... More 

Thank rgsTx
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jr beef rib plate and Cole slaw are hard to find elsewhere. authentic old austin environment people are very friendly

Thank markcohen2017
Grand Rapids, MI
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137 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch on the patio. Staff was super helpful with suggestions. The food was very good and the restaurant had a lot of character. The Brisket in particular was great.

Thank GRtravel
Hawthorn Woods, IL
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were completely satisfied by the authentic Texas BBQ experience here. We arrived at 11am and only had a short line wait. We had the beef ribs, which were massive and everything we hoped for. Not many places do beef ribs on a Wednesday. Most only sell them on Saturday. It was phenomenal. What made the experience even better was... More 

Thank Jghope
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't go wrong with a plate full of delicious brisket, a couple of side dishes of your choice and a lone star beer. Highly recommended.

Thank PeteB2009
Berkeley Lake, Georgia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friend had recommended Franklin's BBQ but the line/wait was insane. Stumbled across Iron Works BBQ by accident. Only about a dozen people in line, mostly locals. Food and service were great!

Thank dee r
Avon, CT
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139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time to have BBQ in Austin. I had the beef ribs and brisket with the green beans and cole slaw. All were very good. Very casual with paper napkins and plastic utensils. People were very nice and prices were reasonable. I'll go back

Thank Walter11_22
Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a great rustic setting to have beef and/or pork ribs and brisket and beer with your buds or your family.

Thank Azevedo_Chris
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed Iron Works, but this was a tough one to rate. The restaurant has a friendly, funky vibe. The beef ribs were very good, but at $18.95 for 3, they weren't cheap. 2 sides were included. Portions were small. The cole slaw was average. The mac and cheese was runny, cafeteria style. Most definitely below average. So...very good main... More 

Thank md115
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average BBQ. Nothing special. Have had better. No French fries except at lunchtime. Construction going on outside on 3 sides of the building.

Thank Marla R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?