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Iron Works

#35 of 3,047 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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199 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701-4646
(512) 478-4855
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Strongsville, Ohio
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lets face it - if you are going to Austin for any reason, there are MUST GO PLACES to eat Barbeque - this little gem is the BEST one - we believe......on the corner behind the convention center and in a brick building all by itself - its hard to miss.....you order your food in a cafe style line (goes... More 

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Thank jacksB173YR
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We picked up a pound of beef ribs and a sausage sandwich for the road.... the beef ribs were cool! The sausage wasn't that good. Reviews made it out to be better than it really was. Will try it again.

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Thank Wendy L
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wait in line, tell them if you are going or staying and order. After you get it head to the right and pick out dessert and pay. There is an option for salad bar and refills on your fountain drinks. I had the chop beef plate with green beans and corn on the cob with banana pudding. Pretty good! Service... More 

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Thank Samantha M
Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got the brisket and it was tender and flavorful. The sides were nothing special, but it was about the meat so who cares. The atmosphere was fun and we got in and out before a crowd of tourists showed up.

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Thank jogary1990
Baltimore, MD
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124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first walked up to the place I was surprised. It was not a place I would stop at without good reviews! It smells so good when you walk in! It took us a minute to take it all in and figure out how it worked You go up to the window and order your food, then go past... More 

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Thank oklybb
Park City, Utah
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

title kind of sums it up. the pork ribs and brisket were epic. the pulled pork was too salty for my taste. would absolutely go back and absolutely recommend.

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Thank acf1969
South Florida
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You walk in the door and right away your expectations for good food go through the roof. The old building just looks and smells like Texas BBQ was designed for this place. We strolled in on a hot summer evening and walked up to the order window. We were so hungry we didn't think about how warm it was in... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this location several times, and it's at 100 Red River in Austin, TX, not 199 Red River. The food is always good. I love the pork ribs, which is what I get most of the time. I love, love, love, that darn creamed corn. I can't get enough of it. This place also has a small... More 

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Thank thollandam
Houston, Texas
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great BBQ. Friends and I enjoyed a little bit of everything. I had the pork ribs and definitely tasty - quintessential Texas BBQ - smoky bark with juicy meat. Another friend enjoyed the smoked turkey and couldn't rave more! All entrees were thoroughly enjoyed including the limited salad bar.

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Thank djaungst66
Angola, Indiana
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love BBQ and loved visiting Texas for the fact that I could always get BBQ. We were staying downtown and getting around was somewhat of an issue. Iron Works does offer free parking but it is a small area and sometimes is a full. The restaurant is a good old stand by but may not get my vote on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701-4646
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: (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?