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Iron Works

#36 of 3,027 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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100 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
+1 512-478-4855
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mableton, Georgia
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't go to Austin without enjoying BBQ a time or two. We'd wandered a lot on this particular day and while we had seen some interesting establishments in the Rainey Street area, we wanted BBQ. This place was just the ticket! I had chicken and there was plenty of it, most of the guys in our group had the... More 

Thank emptynestertraveler
Salt Lake City
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great Texas roadhouse feel. The kind of place you want when it's time for some barbecue. Easy walking distance from convention center area hotels. Indoor / outdoor seating option was perfect during an unusually warm January evening. Service was friendly and paid attention to what we requested. The only disappointment was the brisket had cooled a bit too much before... More 

Thank Chris027027
Nashville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I found ourselves looking for a quick late lunch within walking distance to the Hilton Garden Inn. This was the place. Walk in order, pay and eat. Great simple setting. Good food as well.

Thank Jonathan J
Thunder Bay, Canada
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221 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iron Works is a barbecue place that was on a list of recommended restaurants in Austin. I had barbecue in several other places but felt that I should have the Iron Works experience. It is at the corner of Red River and Cesar Chavez in the shadow of the Fairmont Austin which is currently under construction, and just a few... More 

Thank SeanOden
New Orleans Area
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at Iron Works during a cold Saturday evening! Food was very good! You order at a counter. Pot belly stoves warmed the entire place on a very cold night. Beer and Wine were available.

Thank formercoach
Moorhead, Minnesota
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place when looking for BBQ in the afternoon on our first trip to Austin on a family vacation. A patron in the parking lot recommended the brisket, ribs and sausage! We did try the brisket (yum!) and the turkey, but since it was just lunch we didn't overdo it. Since the lunch rush was over, there were... More 

Thank DakotaTraveler10
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162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Need some Texas bbq--try this place. You order at a window and bring your food to a table. The atmosphere is rustric, but has good warmth to it. I had the beef brisket plate (two sides plus bread, pickles and onions) and a fountain drink--it cost $14. Excellent food.

Thank Lindsay W
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beef ribs were on point, brisket as well. The sauce was a thicker sauce but good on all. Friendly staff and didn't wait more than 2 min. Beers were in bottles but a good selection. Would definitely recommend!!

Thank Steven M
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended and boy it didn't disappoint. From the moment the pot belly stove heat hit you as you walked through the door until the moment we left it was an experience not to be missed. I had brisket wife had had ribs and daughter had pulled pork. Fantastic. Do not miss out on this gem if you... More 

Thank Gavin W
Alto, New Mexico
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121 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All four of us had a brisket sandwich. Very tender and flavorful. You didn't need to use any sauce. As good as it gets anywhere we have been. Great rustic atmosphere.

Thank Philip B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
  • 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?