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Austin, TX 78701
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- Sunday: Closed
- Monday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Tuesday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Wednesday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Thursday: Closed
- Friday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Saturday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4.5 of 5.0 from 73 reviews
price range:$11 to $25
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Iron Works Reviews
BBQ places are hard to rate because getting a good piece of meat may depend on which part of the brisket is being sliced, or what time of the day you get there. The Iron Works is the closest BBQ place to my home so I eat here frequently. From time to time, I get dry brisket or ribs. But that is OK because most of the time it is moist and delicious. They serve huge beef ribs here. This is not a common BBQ restaurant item, but they season them to perfection and serve them hot from the smoker. Brisket is fine, but the sausage is a standout here. Sides are good, and they have some killer pecan pie. When firing on all cylinders, you won't get better BBQ anywhere.
This place isn't very good. Everything was dry. Sausage was the best of the sampler.
by Will K.
If you're in the mood for bland bbq, help yourself. THis place does NOT represent Austin's BBQ.
by Rudy P.
by David B.
Delicious brisket and pork ribs, but don't seat on the deck area, it's infested with termites on the wood floor!! I was wearing sandals and a lot termites climbed on my feet.
by Karina G.
Don't sit out back! Ants! Damn good smoked sausage!
by Josh P.
Don't go! Better BBQ elsewhere.
by Michael R.
Enjoyed feeding the turtles after dinner.
by Tonya S.
Get the beef ribs for sure. They're simply amazing. Also the spicy BBQ sauce is a must.
by Social N.
Food is amazing! Don't expect a smile or decent customer service from the cashier; she apparently hates her life and anything that comes in contact with it.
by Gennifer B.
Try the brisket
by Greg A.
Texas us about smoke. This is superior to all others
by Chris E.
It's so good they regularly run out of meat
by I Realty C.
BBQ good, best w/o their sauce (sauce not good)
by David C.
by Никита Д.
Great pork ribs! And when in Texas, try a Lone Star beer. Not bad. :-)
by Paul R.
Go for the sampler ... comes with brisket, ribs and sausage.
by Yu Hsiang W.
Sampler plate is excellent!
by Jeff B.
If there is a long line to get in that means a big celebrity is eating inside.
by Torn J.
The SAMPLER is righteous! 1st time here? Try this! ;-)
by Anthony V.
Grab an ice-cold RC Cola. Who needs Coke or Pepsi?
by Nathan W.
It’s official, MTV and Dan Platzman from Imagine Dragons agree that Kimchi Taco Truck is amazing.
Grab the sampler. Great food
by John G.
by nina m.
I was really underwhelmed by the BBQ. It tasted like they had cut the smoking time in order to produce food faster. Maybe that's just because of sxsw. Rub was mild. Not much flavor.
by Matthew C.
While waiting in line, check out the 1935 flood line inside on left wall.
by jon a.
great food, definitely a recommendation
by Luka K.
Only served at lunch but awesome loaded potato with chopped beef!!! Yum!
by cristina c.
Food is good but not good enough to wait in line. Better to walk across street and get bbq at food trucks for sxsw
by Michael S.
Yummy sampler plate.
by Tom F.
Get the sampler to get a taste o beef ribs, brisket and smoked sausage. The beef ribs are to die for.
by Deborah A.
The beef rib was tasty but brisket was really special
by Marcelo G.
Reader tip: It was packed with celebrities who appreciated the SXSW open, casual, shared dining experience. You won't be disappointed. I promise.
by The Wall Street Journal
They have pretty good barbecue. Check it out!
by Race C.
Everything is amazing, period.
by Anthony A.
The bbq sauce is to die for.
by Joshua G.
The sausage is legit. Get it and get some to take home. Everything else I've ever had here on multiple occasions has been dried out beyond belief, though. Props for glass bottle sodas.
LOVED IT AS USUAL!
by 🎀Khara' H.
Oh man small, nice atmosphere. The pork ribs are great. Price is a little high but totally worth it
by Dean L.
Great beef brisket. Just have it last night!
by Grace K.
The brisket is the bomb. They also have old school sodas.
by Jeff R.
Remeber Big Red soda? They have it in bottles here.
by Coach K.
Ditto all but pass on nanner puddin
by Rick G.
Awesome sampler plate
by Jim S.
Poor If this is Austin's best that is sad. The service was as dry as the meat. Go get a McRib for better. Very disappointed
by Jim L.
It is expensive.
by Madelyn J.
Beef Ribs FTW
by Jesse J.
If you get brisket, make sure to get the fatty brisket.
by Greg 👟 T.
Beef ribs are stellar!
by John B.
Toothpicks, paper towels, agua...
by Michael S.
The beef ribs here are the BIZNESS
by Anton S.
Try the Banana Pudding (via @Foodspotting)
by Andru E.
Try the Beef Brisket BBQ Plate - The sauce - mmmmm! (via @Foodspotting)
by Damien B.
The line isn't as long as it looks, it moves really fast. Order the brisket.
by Dan H.
Try the Beef Brisket Plate & Pork Loin Sandwich - Yum!! (via @Foodspotting)
by Damien B.
The @JugnooMe team really enjoyed the beef ribs here. Grab a side of beans and try the brisket - enjoy!
Go upstairs for an outside table.
by Angela S.
Killer BBQ sauce, lash it on
by Rob O.
There is a sign on the door that says they will be open on Sunday for SXSW
by Shiny W.
Make sure to try the table BBQ sauce. Sweet, with BBQ kick, you'll love it!
by Chris D.
Very solid BBQ place. Go for the ribs and brisket with a side of coleslaw!
by Holger L.
Try the Sampler Plate (via @Foodspotting)
by Jai D.
For #sxsw, stop by the RV across the street for warm cookies from @practicefusion
by Stephanie S.
SXSW folks, Iron Works BBQ will be open this Sunday (3/11/12).
Originally an ornamental iron work shop, this family owned and operated business has been serving real Texas barbecue in a country atmosphere since 1978. The brisket is a must
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by Andy M.
SXSWi attendees, get you some Barbecue... Especially if you're not from Texas!
by April B.
After eating the chili take a a walk around the restaurant as take a look at the deserts, you can crop dust with out anyone being the wiser
by michael h.
Big says chicken I say ribs. I'll try the chicken next time.
by Leo L.
A bit diss appointing. Ribs good.
by Mark R.
Try the BBQ!
Potato salad is weak. Potato fries are awesome.
by David B.