Iron Works BBQ

100 Red River
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 478-4855
Hours: M-€“Sat 11-€“9
Twitter: @ironworksbbq

Opened 1978
Pitmaster Aaron Morris, George Lugo, Jaime Gallagher
Method Post oak in a gas-fired rotisserie
Pro Tip 3.75

TMBBQ Rating: TK


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Brisket was OK, but the sausage was greasy and swelled like it had been boiled.
Woodwill Smokers @ Iron Works BBQ, 2016-08-22 02:48:46
*Okay* brisket (not super tender but not bad). Sausage was pretty greasy.
Michael Humphries @ Iron Works BBQ, 2016-03-18 23:24:10
Brisket was average, cole slaw -above average, green beans- average. Sauce - average. The brisket was a little dry and not a big smoky flavor. Nice atmosphere but I expected more from the bbq. Next time I'll try ribs, but I judge a joint by its brisket.
Mark Kelley @ Iron Works BBQ, 2015-01-06 20:08:07
A little expensive but still good.
Mark Myers @ Iron Works BBQ, 2014-10-21 17:40:17
Great brisket, pretty good sausage. Great environment.
Mike Manser @ Iron Works BBQ, 2013-11-11 22:54:51
Not happy with anything me and the wife had. 2nd visit 6mo later same results: average...sorry fellas .
Will Bell @ Iron Works BBQ, 2013-06-22 01:07:51
Don't waste your time or money eating here, terrible BBQ, terrible.
charles_e_bider @ Iron Works BBQ, 2013-01-01 17:07:03
Maybe my disappointment was due to my expectation but the brisket was not exceptionally tender, the ribs were just ok. Not cheap. So much potential...
avery_hammonds @ Iron Works BBQ, 2012-12-31 10:54:22
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December 23, 2016

It’s important that Iron Works serves good barbecue. As a barbecue joint in downtown Austin, one that is just steps away from the convention center, I’d wager that more Austin visitors get their first taste of Texas barbecue at Iron Works BBQ than anywhere else. General manager Aaron Morris agrees. “Something that’s been a focus of my time here is to give the best representation we can,” he told me while I ate a plate of…