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Iron Works

100 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 (South Austin)
(512) 478-4855
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Ranked #245 of 3,122 restaurants in Austin
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: South Austin
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Colbert, WA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The BBQ is really good! The sauce is sweeter and the "hot" BBQ sauce adds some cayenne pepper. I enjoyed the pork loin and the brisket. The corn on the cob was pretty good, too. The folks taking orders were pleasant and quick, but the young lady cashiering was uncertain how to banter with customers.

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Corsicana, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Iron Works is an Austin tradition and is good enough to attract a long line of patrons lined up out front even on hot days. The baked potato with BBQ brisket is my fav here. Seat yourself in a spot with a view and kick back with old friends. This is not a fancy place where you will find a... More

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Austin, Tx
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This place is garbage. They staff act like their doing you a huge favor just letting you in the door. They won't let you get a combo plate, and if you ask for one, they'll look at you like they're annoyed you even dared to step into their sacred building. Their meat is dry, their staff is openly hostile. My... More

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East Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Fun atmosphere and good food. This is what hanging out in Texas, especially Austin, is all about. It's a good time with good food so bring a few good friends and enjoy. We had both beef and pork ribs. The beef were ginormous and the pork were petite and oh, so, tender. Nicely seasoned. Easy walk to all the downtown... More

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Seattle, WA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The food here is fantastic! Their menu is the standard BBQ fare but the flavor far exceeds standard. I had the brisket which was delicious and the cream corn which I highly recommend. The atmosphere fits its southern BBQ vibe. If you like BBQ you will not be disappointed!

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Stafford, Virginia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I visited iron works a couple of times about ten years ago and was always pleased with the quality of the food. This time was just so-so. I had the sampler platter, which included brisket, sausage, and one large rib. The brisket and rib meat were ok and flavor was ok. However, the sausage was very dry and not good.... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I ate here during SXSW. The line was out on the street, but went surprisingly fast. I had the sample platter because I seriously couldn't settle on just one thing. The sausage and beef ribs stood out the most. They were absolutely delicious! I wish I had ordered extra sausage. The sides were sub-par, but expected. They are the typical... More

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San German, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The place may seem old not pretty to look at but the food is amazing... You feel like your in an old styled barbecue joint

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los gatos
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We ate lunch yesterday at the Iron Works BBQ and, oooo, it was soooo good! I had the chicken plate with green beans and a corn on the cob. All were delicious. Specifically, the chicken was tender - even the white meat! Very nice! My son had the beef ribs which of course look like a Fred Flintstone meal but... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Definitely have had better BBQ. Was actually surprised to see them listed in the top 10 for Austin. Had brisket and chicken. OK. The sides were the highlight. Sweet corn, green beans and BBQ beans. They serve everyone a piece of white bread ... Why?

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