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100 Red River St, Austin, TX | Directions 7870130.261825 -97.738840
Neighborhoods: Greater South River City, South River City
The Iron Works barbecue's home is in the historic Weigl Iron Works building, which was designated as an historical monument in 1982. Since 1978, it has been used to serve the legendary official Texas barbecue. The Iron Works is visited each year by thousands of dignitaries, celebrities, officials and visitors from all over the USA, in addition to local fans. It should be at the top of your list of places to enjoy.
BEST BARQ – SOME OF THE BEST RIBS I EVERY EATEN.GREAT PLACE TO TAKE YOUR FAMILY.I REALLY ENJOY THE WHOLE PLACE.BUT THE BARQ WAS WORTH THE WAIT.GO EARLY OR LATER AND ENJOY GOOD BARQ. I HAVE EATEN AND COOKED BARQ FOR A FEW YEARS.BUT EVRYTIME I AM IN THE AREA,I GO TO THE IRON WORK TO EAT BARQ.
Great place for family, and barbecue – Iron Works is our family's favorite place to eat! The kids love grabbing the cokes right out of the ice bends. I have never been a big pork rib fan, but I tried them at the Iron Works and all I could say was WOW! For dessert we love their pecan pie! We have a lot of family out of state, and we are able to place our order online, and send the barbecue Fed EX. These make great Christmas gifts!
I can not wait to go back! – Finally, we have stumbled upon a real barbecue place. My husband and I tried all the same old bbq joints around Austin. A friend told us to try Iron Works in downtown Austin. My first reaction was Barbecue downtown? Wow, what a place it is! It is as if you have stepped back in time. The food was exceptional, I am still tasting that Sauce. We were surprised to learn that they have been there since 1978! A must see, and taste place!
YUCK! – This place is highly overrated! I would only go here if someone begged me! Not the best BBQ! I would try my luck at either Salt Lick or Rudy's!
Great the first time, but not recommended overall – I'm a beef eater and loved the beef ribs the first few times I ate there. But finally, although the ribs are tasty I always had a hard time digesting them... maybe too fatty. Anyway, at the end of the day all the cons added up and I no more enjoy going there, the last disapointment was that they no more carry diet coke, not even diet pepsi...
Best BBQ around! – I have no idea what these two guys are talking about! The Iron Works Ribs are the best I have ever had! Always juicy, and tender, and HUGE! There are not a lot of BBQ places that do Beef Ribs, I have tried to find any that compare with Iron Works. I always come up short. Maybe these guys should stick to Colorado BBQ(Never knew there was a such a thing). And let the rest of us enjoy Iron Works beef ribs! Yum!
Not as good as its reputation – I was very dissapointed. I heard this was a great place for BBQ but was very wrong! Meat was fatty sauce was nasty please dont eat here
Not So Good, Bathroom is a Joke – My wife and I were visiting from Phoenix and ate at Ironworks based on recommendation from someone at the Hilton Hotel. We were very disappointed with the beef ribs. Tough, tough, tough. The green beans weren't much better. I came very close to asking for something else. I ate as much as I could get off the bone and had to leave most of it. If you are looking for FABULOUS BBQ, eat at Moe's in Vail, CO. I have to say that my wife did like her chicken. She didn't think it was the best, but at least the chicken wasn't edible. We certainly wouldn't go back, especially after seeing the bathroom.
Nice Beef Ribs – Iron Works has a really good bbq beef rib where once you try it, you will start to develop cravings for it. The brisket is very good as well but I'll be coming back for more of the beef ribs.
Best ribs in town – This is the only place in town where I can find delicious, mouth-watering beef ribs!!!! They're the best I've had.
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