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Iron Starr Urban Barbecue - OKC
Iron Starr Urban Barbecue - OKC

Iron Starr Urban Barbecue - OKC Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ironstarrbbq.com/
  • Phone: (405) 524-5925
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday and Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Jose Barrios
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer catering from 10 to 1000 guests. Many different packages are available to fit your needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Rooms available for groups of 10 to 200.
  • Private Party Contact: Kimberly Henderson (405) 524-5925

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shartel Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Iron Starr Urban Barbecue - OKC
Iron Starr Urban BBQ is not your normal BBQ joint. We combine fine dining and true smokehouse flavor to create a dining experience that will be unforgettable. This is serious BBQ served in a sophisticated yet casual atmosphere. Iron Starr serves fantastic smoked meats, fresh seafood, quail, fancy mac & cheese and wonderful green-chili cornbread.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "When I want fall off the bones pork ribs- I always head here for some of best in region. about every 2-3 years they have a consistency problem and unfortunately did Sunday night. The ribs were about 3 hours from being the usual super tender and a bit to chewy for the pleasure I was expecting. Although we placed a drink order first; drinks were served after we had finished over 1/2 meal. Clearly they had been prepared awhile since the ice was over 1/2 melted. Consistency guys- consistency"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We love Iron Starr! They have a lot of good eggs! The food is always great and the service is on point!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "i was excited to have the medallion tenderloins again and brought my wife. it was no longer on the menu. they tried to make it close but it wasnt very good. the manager tried really hard and the hostess called us when we were slightly late for our appointment. service was excellent... but we came for the food. :("
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Our server, Morgan, was great...attentive, pleasant. My pulled pork was a bit dry. My wife ordered the prime rib, medium. When it arrived it had grill marks on it and looked like a rib eye steak. We've had this plate in past visits, and it was never served this way before. One of our guests ordered salad as her main course, it was wilty looking and not inviting. The food was not as good as we had hoped. We've been several times in the past, so we could compare. Very disappointing, I'm not sure why they did the prime rib the way it was done/served? We were there early, so one would think there would have been an end cut. There are better places in town, so we may not be visiting this one again soon."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I love the Cobb Salad here - it is a protein lovers delight with big hunks of smoked turkey, crisp bacon, sliced egg and grated cheese. Possibly my favorite part, though, are the generous hunks of creamy avocado. The BBQ Ranch dressing lightly covers the entire salad. It almost looks like there is no dressing, but it's there and adds a nice flavor. (I'm not against ordering a side of BBQ Ranch for a more prominent dressing flavor, though!) My husband had the hamburger and fries and thought it was very good, as well! We received excellent service."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "2nd time. Brought the kids this time. Food was good, but it wasn't as good the first time. Kids weren't that impressed. Our waitress was very good, good service. Had reservations and we were seated right away."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great place to eat BBQ. Excellent food and the service was very good."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We love eating here the chicken is the BEST in town and the sides are really good, especially the sweet potatoes. The cornbread is also excellent. Iron Star never fails, no matter what you order."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "BBQ Turkey was VERY dry!!!! Corn pudding very good. Appetizer of nachos very good."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We love to visit Iron Starr! Great food and great people!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Not your regular barbecue restaurant. A lot of thought has obviously gone into the menu and recipes. I had heard good things about Iron Starr for a long time, but this was my first visit. Now I wish I had listened. Great food!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We started with an order of cornbread, made with jalapenos, red peppers & whole corn kernels. I'd enjoyed it before and it's reliably tasty. My friend and I shared the Chopped Beef Brisket Sandwich. The brisket was tender and deliciously smoky. We like the way they serve it, Memphis style with cole slaw on top. The sweet and tangy sauce was on the side. It came with one side and we ordered an extra. Without our asking, we were served on two plates, splitting the Fancy Mac & Cheese between our plates and presenting our Whole Fried Okra in a bowl we both could reach. On a Monday, the crowd was light and we felt comfortable to relax and take our time, sipping our drinks and talking. My tea was fresh and brewed to my liking. Love it!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I still feel like I don't know the password or secret handshake. Obviously, a place with a lot of regulars. I always feel like a stranger. Having said that, the food is excellent. I crave the ribs often, just not often enough to be recognized when I eat there."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Three of us had the 1/2 chicken and the other one had brisket. All of the dishes were really good and the portions were about right, We tried the corn pudding and I really enjoyed it with the cornbread. I would recommend the Iron Starr."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "had an awesome experience at your place. The ribs & the pulled pork were delicious!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The Tenderloin was delicious. My wife and I also enjoyed the corn pudding and sweet potatoes. The potato salad was good, but the green beans were a little tough (not the way we like them). We also enjoyed the complimentary Deviled Eggs. The staff was polite and attentive for the most part and the dining area was open, but surprisingly not overwhelmingly loud with others talking. We greatly appreciated not having a TV every direction that we looked and some type of music blaring over our conversation!! Thank You for the pleasant dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is a family favorite...all generations! We love the great food!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was good but spicy; I liked the spices, but my wife did not. The atmosphere was good for a small group of friends, but not for a romantic date. Large, noisy open dining. The peach crisp was not good at all, but I would recommend the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Let's get it out of the way first thing: this is not the best barbeque in town. Actually, it's not even really close. That said, this is a good restaurant that happens to serve barbeque. If you're looking for good service, a nice atmosphere, interesting menu items, and a coherent theme, Iron Starr's a great place for lunch, dinner, and Happy Hour. Additionally, the layout is very conducive to large groups, so keep it in mind for your next large get-together. And the barbeque is good, just not mind-blowing authentic Gods of Smoke barbeque. And that's okay."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I only ate the veggie platter and enjoyed my meal. It was nowhere near typical food though, which I actually like. My husband was less than impressed with his chopped brisket and rib platter. He also didn't like the sides. They already had a table ready for us with water since I reserved through open table. The waiter was great. Just way too busy. If you're in the fence try it. You just may like it if your adventurous at all food wise."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Service was quick and efficient though waitstaff wasn't notably warm/friendly. The food was served in a timely manner at the right temperature with robust flavors. The cornbread was moist on the inside with a crispy crust on the out. The salad was fresh with the meat seasoned and cooked beautifully. My table mate was impressed with the seasoned fries though wished for a larger portion as they were delicious. This is a good place for a business lunch."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We were looking for a place that served barbecue and something other than beer. Iron Starr fit the bill. The food was good and the portions were plenty. We had an enjoyable time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Just a couple of working guys that decided to hit Iron Starr for lunch and try the BBQ. We had the rib lunch and also the brisket sandwich. The portions were generous. I would personally recommend getting the hot BBQ sauce (had to ask for it) as it has a better BBQ flavor. The baked beans are also recommended, very tasty. It was a little pricey, but we kind of expected that. With the two of us having just water to drink and not appetizers or dessert the tab still came to almost $30. You will not leave hungry!! We will return."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We've been to Iron Star several times but this was the first to make reservations. I live on th South side, another fellow was from the MidWest City area and then other two were ministers from the local St. Lukes UMC. We all had a great time, and we thank you."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The food is excellent. It is. But for the price, we expected more than the tiny portions served. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Took a couple for a pre-game dinner. Their first visit. We usually get the same items and switched it up a bit. Food is always good. Everyone should be forced to get a side of the mac and cheese. Our server was great and not over bearing....we never went without anything. Will visit again and again."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Always great. Food is excellent and service it perfect"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The food was good especially the sides. Service was poor. We were there mid afternoon on Mothers Day. Got our drinks & appetizers but then sat there for at least 10 minutes with no server to take our order. There seemed to be plenty of servers running in different directions but no one to serve us. Had to stop the manager to ask for a server. Barbecue was ok, nothing special. Son had 10 oz prime rib that turned out to be 5 oz of meat after he cut off the fat. Okra, sweet potato, Mac and cheese were good as was the cornbread."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Iron Starr was very busy for Mother's Day, busy was a great treat as always. Service was fast & friendly; food was great! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have gone here for years and never had a bad experience. Food is always great as well as the service. It can be noisy at times so if you're after a romantic, quiet evening, this probably isn't your place. Otherwise, we highly recommend it. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Sat night at 6:30 the sweet potaoes were not as good as they had been in the past. However the salmon was delicious"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We love sitting in the bar area at Iron Star. It's the perfect setting for this extremely tasty barbecue. I almost always get the Beef Tenderloin Salad while my husband likes the Barbecue Combo Platter. The lettuce on the salad although crisp and fresh was a much smaller amount than usual. It was mostly cheese and overpowered the dish. The dressing for the salad was too thick, but when I asked for more, the 2nd try came perfect. The sliced fillet was well prepared, however a little too much charring on the outside. (Disappointing, because I'm use to less mistakes). It was still very good. My husband's barbecue platter was wonderful - beef & sausage, and the cornbread was moist & delicious. We'll be back. Just an off night. Very unusual. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We had great service and I'm only sorry I don't remember our server's name because he helped create a wonderful dining experience out with friends. We will be back hopefully sooner rather than later."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Didn't eat this time but made reservation on Open Table for a group. Requested bar because we were planning on going to First Friday walk just down the street in Paseo and I didn't know whether friends would want to eat any appetizers or just have cocktails. They were great about taking my reservation notes down for the bar seating. Even expanded it by two upon later request. Also said they had held off "poachers" from taking my seats...........LOL I give them hands down for service and attentiveness. Bartender may not have totally appreciated that we didn't eat but hey, we spent around $50/couple for drinks........so not all bad. I appreciated their service. (Food rating based upon past visit but place was crowded meaning others enjoyed)"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Every time I come to Iron Starr whether it is with a group, or just my husband and I..we are always treated to the best...food and service. I recommend Iron Starr to everyone I know looking for something different, or wanting to try something new. Thanks again for another great evening, Melissa Schenk Dennis (Tinsley)"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Iron Starr is another favorite! We love sitting in the front room area, and they always honor our request. Very casual atmosphere with delicious food. The tenderloin salad is so good - small head of iceberg lettuce stuffed with cheese and nice size slices of tenderloin (perfectly cooked) on the side. Very tender! The dressing is surprisingly on the sweet side (ask for extra dressing), and lots of nuts make this a satisfying entree:) I recommend it highly. Baked beans are very spicy, so stay away if you like mild flavors. The cornbread is a "must have." This restaurant is consistently good with friendly service, fun cocktails, and very good food!!! If you haven't tried it yet, be sure and pay them a visit. It won't disappoint!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I've eaten at Iron Starr twice. The first time we had a big group. The second time, it was just my husband and me. Each time the service was great and the staff was attentive. I had the brown sugar brisket. I heard from one in our large group that the hamburger was excellent. All-in-all, I like the casual atmosphere and recommend Iron Starr for any occasion."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were looking for a GOOD mid-western steak and found it! Excellent food, service, and location."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I couldn't have had a better time. We were a little early for our reservation, but we were seated right away. Our waitress was amazing. She was very personable and the device was fast, our drinks came quickly, the deviled egg appetizer was delicious. I ordered the special and it was phenomenal. Also, the beer choices on draft complimented our meals so well. My husband ordered the three sausage trio and said it was amazing and we had. I left overs to take home. The only thing I am bummed about was being too full to order dessert. I would highly recommend this restraraunt and ask to sit in Eva's section. We will definitely be going back!!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Glad we made reservations through Open Table since the place was packed when we showed up. Special drinks menu was good, I found a new favorite "locked and loaded". Started with some deviled eggs, which were served with an assortment of delicious pickled items. Ordered the pulled pork dinner and chopped brisket dinner with mac and cheese and baked beans. Iron Starr is always a good choice for good barbeque!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014