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Iron Works Barbecue

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Iron Works Barbecue Review

From its creekside perch in the shadow of the Austin Convention Center, this spot caters to name-tagged conference attendees, construction workers, and thoroughly starched office workers alike. Dependable house specialties include pepper-crusted smoked pork loin, tender brisket, and Flintstones-size beef ribs (the junior rib plate will satisfy all but the hugest of appetites). Wrought-iron grills, forged here when the building was an ironworks, hang from the rafters. It's a charming and authentic slice of Texas—maybe not the best barbecue joint within city limits, but definitely in the top five. There's also a decent salad bar.

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  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun.
Updated: 02-04-2013

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    Don't bother with the restm go for the best!

    Oh my gosh, now THAT's some good 'Q. The sauce was AMAZING! It was thick, full of flavor and even had a little kick to it. While the sauce was very good, the meat was perfect even without it. I can't say enough about the beef rib, it was huge and very tender! The brisket was very tender as well and full of flavor. We also had the pork tenderloin and while it was good, the other meats were much better. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food comes by the plate or a la carte, which is great because you can order your meal in any combination. It was also the only restaurant that we visited that had the "wet ones" in plain sight. BBQ is messy...but oh so yummy. We definitely recommend this restaurant. It was one of the five we tried in the area and definitely our favorite.

    by ladybug98, 2/25/09

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