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Iron Star Urban Barbeque, Oklahoma City, OK

Iron Star Urban Barbeque

4.7
4.7
1063 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Located in the heart of Oklahoma City, Iron Star Urban BBQ opened its doors in 2002. Named for Belle Starr, a notorious Oklahoma female outlaw, Iron Star BBQ recalls bygone days with wood floors and brick walls. Specializing in fine dining with true smokehouse flavor, Iron Star BBQ offers a unique and tasty spin on comfort foods.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (405) 524-5925

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tomas Lopez

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Paseo Arts

  • Cross street

    Shartel Ave.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Daily Special - So Good!

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a different special every weekday! Monday: Smoked Red Chili Chicken Enchiladas Tuesday: Brisket Tacos Wednesday: Smoked Potato with ALL the fixins Thursday: Frito Chili Pie Friday: Beef Tenderloin Meatloaf

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What 1,063 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oklahoma City

    Good for Groups

  • Oklahoma City

    Healthy

  • Oklahoma City

    Great for Lunch

  • Oklahoma City

    Good for Groups

  • Oklahoma City

    Healthy

  • Oklahoma City

    Great for Lunch

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  1. LG

    LynG

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not your ordinary barbeque! Interesting menu items in all categories. We especially enjoyed the jalapeno pimiento cheese appetizer. Generous portions means enough for take home! Our server, Pat, was attentive and we didn't have to ask for tea refills.
  2. CB

    CindyB

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good. The young lady who waited on us was very attentive. I will say my only complaint was it was FREEZING ! I did ask for the thermostat to be turned up but it wasn’t enough. My friend also thought it was downright cold. I couldn’t relax for this issue.
  3. S

    Sheila

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out for a quick dinner while on vacation. Was happy to have healthy options for sides (salad and roasted veggies)! Service was quick and pleasant! Food was delicious!
  4. JQ

    JQ516

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Ordered an appetizer and two entrees. All three came out at the exact same time, which was maybe a total of 5 minutes after we ordered. Obviously the meat is prepared in advance, but we could tell all the sides, including the fried okra, had been made well in advance and was lukewarm. Everything except for the collared greens (which were delicious), was fairly bland. It didn't seem like the pulled pork had any seasoning whatsoever. $21 for two sides and 2 meat choices, and the portions were pretty small. I haven't been here since probably 2009, so it could be shrinkflation at work. Regardless, it was nowhere near as good as I remember it being.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday , everything was top notch Service, food ambiance
  6. BK

    BrianK

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place will never disappoint, great food and great service every time.
  7. DL

    DLAOKC

    Oklahoma City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, as always. We can depend upon Iron Star when we want a lovely meal! Pat’s service, especially to our 6-year old granddaughter, was above and beyond!
  8. G

    Ginger

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Everyone was polite and gracious but our experience was not good basically due to confusion amongst the staff / poor communication. Food came out rushed THREE times. Went there to discuss a serious health concern with a close friend. We needed time to savor a good meal and one another’s company. Despite the fab food, the chaos of sending it back because brought out in wrong order plus specifically asking our dining experience be slowed, the overall experience was frustrating for us both.
  9. DM

    DebraM

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. A great time for our group!
  10. OJ

    OkcJB

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Smaller portions than other places at higher prices. Filling portions but not the bang for the buck from other BBQ places. Nothing on the menu "wow's" me.
  11. AH

    AndyH

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Iron Star many many times over the years. It started out as Leslie's Painted Desert eons ago! I go back over and over for the simple reason that the food is great, the service is outstanding, the prices are fair, they treat you like they are excited that you're eating with them! It's as close to the TV show Cheers as you can possibly get! If you have never tried them, do yourself a favor and stop by, even if it's just for a drink! You will be happy you did!
  12. b

    beefnbrew

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Middle of the road BBQ. Worst part was the service, which was highly inattentive to our table. Not impressed.
  13. DO

    DowntownOKC

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not bad but very Average and basic food and service. Not the best barbecue I’ve had.
  14. 8

    8675309

    Oklahoma City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been dining at Iron Star for at least the past 15 years. The food contiurs to always be excellent! I've dined there when crowded as well as when we were the only occupied table. Their drinks, appetizers, main meals, as well as dessert EVER disappoint! I eat out often, currently I've amassed 12,300 points on Open Table, so I do feel I'm a qualified reviewer. Excellent in every way! Some servers are better than others, but I love this restaurant! Their Perfect Margaritas and quail appetizer are unbeatable anywhere in the US! Thanks for staying consistent!
  15. D

    Date24

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Every time!
  16. t

    tamsam29

    Oklahoma City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good meal. Seemed a little pricy, but excellent food and service.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. It was my husbands 75th birthday and they awarded him a complimentary dessert!
  18. OK

    OKCNate

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great food. Pat was an AWESOME server.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Server was great.... had a booth... but the food was just ok.... fancy Mac & Cheese was the best item we had.... meat was cool.... dry and BBQ sauce was to tart for my taste...sweet potatoes were also bland... would have liked more sweetness in them.... my husband said ribs were a bit dry.... didn't much care for the flavor... he did like the red bliss potato salad not in a big hurry to go back.....
  20. KF

    KentF

    Oklahoma City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Quick service. Good food good selections on the menu
  21. AM

    AdanM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Food was great we told them we were sharing our meal because we were from out of town and a to go bag would not work because we didn't have a microwave or fridge in out hotel. We ordered appetizers and never got them and our waiter gave us our initial drinks but never came back to ask us for refills or even offer them. Not until we were leaving and I mentioned to him that we never got out appetizers so th please have them removed from the bill. He did bring a to go cup of soft drinks for my kids at the end but I could have probably had another drink.
  22. a

    annas

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband just moved here and this was our first date night! Absolutely amazing food !
  23. J

    Jochambers

    Las Vegas

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great as always!! We had the quail for appetizer also deviled eggs. They were wonderful it’s alway a great time and not happy d on the pocket book!!
  24. p

    purplemozart

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is absolutely wonderful. The only issue is that the restaurant has 4-tops and 8-tops, so parties of 5 have to get squeezed into a 4-top, which is very tricky with 5 full-grown people, and the texturing on the table reduces the real-estate in terms of where drinks can be set safely.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greta service. Great food.
  26. JJ

    JuJu

    Oklahoma City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good & outstanding service from the kitchen who split our plates to the server who took excellent care of us!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Iron Star always delivers! Good food, good service!
  28. H

    Happyeater

    Oklahoma City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    As usual, Iron Star was great for a friend group lunch. We all love the various salads. Now that only half is open, it does get a little noisy and crowded. Both not fatal, but annoying. We are all hopeful things will get back to normal someday, for now, Iron Star is still our 'Go to' for lunch!
  29. JW

    JenniferW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was SO GOOD! We had nachos and chicken tenders as an appetizer.
  30. JU

    JULES

    Oklahoma City

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    One waiter
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Birthday … Very rude staff very rude management I’ve been coming there for over 10+ Had a little family outburst. Was asked to leave no problem but the manager she put her hands on me around my arm and my arm is sore and bruised and she made me fall because I could not walk and she was making me walk before I got my bearings and my balance very hurt ambulance was called and ambulance more than 45 minutes… But the manager on duty that night has been the rudest person I have encountered in any restaurant! If I had been another color I believe the situation would have been handled different and she had no business putting her hands around my arm pulling it. That was my child that I was discipline because it was needed and warranted I should not have been asked to leave in the first place especially when it was my son‘s birthday and we come there every year for all three of ours! I have brought much business to Iron star…
  32. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little loud at first: the place was packed! Service was great, food delicious. All good!
  33. KL

    KL3309

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food with a nice setting! Great service as well
  34. f

    foodiegurl

    Oklahoma City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent! Attentive service and tasty food. You can’t go wrong with a deviled eggs as an appetizer and barbecue for your main course.
  35. T

    Tdub

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Disappointed in the Iron Star Cornbread appetizer. Muffins were dry and crumbly and served at room temp. Certainly could not spread any butter on them. Roasted brussel sprouts were more charred than roasted. The brussels were dry and fibrous. Sweet potatoes were ok. Sliced brisket was moist and tender, but a bit on the fatty side. Pulled pork was unimpressive. All in all, this place is overrated.
  36. L

    Lunchbiz

    Oklahoma City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salmon salad is outstanding!!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Our family was passing through for travels and stopped in for BBQ. You definitely want to have a reservation, but any wait would be well worth it. All of their smoked meats were absolutely phenomenal. If you’re a pickle lover, the pickles are to die for and the greens were perfection. We finished off our meal with the chocolate cake and bread pudding. It was the best bread pudding I have ever had. The only criticism was the fancy Mac n cheese. There wasn’t anything fancy about it and the flavor was completely lacking. When you have local artisan cheddar on your appetizer platter, I would expect a lot more of a Mac n cheese from a southern bbq restaurant.
  38. JV

    JesseeV

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Iron Starr is always phenomenal. Great food, quick service, and awesome daily specials. Our go-to for a casual, sit-down restaurant near Crown Heights.
  39. M

    Marti

    Oklahoma City

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am a regular at Iron Star. Everything I have ever eaten here is tasty and plentiful. It is a great neighborhood gem.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and awesome service. Try it if you haven’t, we will definitely be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Iron Star Urban Barbeque using the Order Online button. Iron Star Urban Barbeque also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (405) 524-5925.

Iron Star Urban Barbeque is rated 4.7 stars by 1063 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Iron Star Urban Barbeque

3700 North Shartel, Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Shartel Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Paseo Arts

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tomas Lopez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (405) 524-5925

  • 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

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