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Iron Star Urban Barbeque, Oklahoma City, OK

Iron Star Urban Barbeque

4.7
4.7
1097 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

19:00


Booked 19 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

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

Popular dishes

What 1,097 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

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Oklahoma City

    Good for groups

  • Oklahoma City

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Oklahoma City

    Good for groups

  • Oklahoma City

    Neighbourhood gem

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  1. SH

    SHop15

    Oklahoma City

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. This is a go to place for business lunches
  2. d

    donclothier

    Oklahoma City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Despite the noise level being high (I like the term "energetic") I love this place. The smoked turkey is more moist and delicious than it has any right to be. But the draw for me is always the tenderloin salad. The combination of tastes is the ultimate experience for me. Always a great choice.
  3. LE

    Love2Eat

    Oklahoma City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The BBQ was very good. It is not your hole in the wall BBQ. How ever after passing this place for several years I decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed and I have had BBQ all over the state. The server was attentive she could have been a little more friendly. That could have been from lack of experience. For something special and different highly recommend it. Desert and coffee were awesome . Bread pudding 👍
  4. KB

    KodyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!!!!!!! Amazing food and amazing service
  5. LL

    LoriL

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such great food/service! Noise level made it hard to hear.
  6. BT

    BTrepa

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Iron Star has so many excellent dishes and we weren’t disappointed. We had the smoked potato with pimento cheese sauce, slices of brisket, BBQ sauce, fried onion rings - just great and enough for lunch the next day. Also had the salmon salad - incredible salad. Their sides are so good, their meats are excellent. Service exceeded expectations. Can’t wait to return.
  7. JB

    JohnB

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A very crowded Friday night. Food was great as usual. Has always been a little noisy with the hard floors. We haven’t been there in a while but the food makes want to come back soon.
  8. AF

    AndyF

    Oklahoma City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Iron Star consistently has exceptional food in a great setting. The service was attentive and helpful. We have been here many times and hope to return many more.
  9. L

    Lunchbiz

    Oklahoma City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    salmon salad is my go to her. Very tasty. Service is really strong for a BBQ place.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a great location for a holiday party
  11. T

    Trixie

    Oklahoma City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Christmas lunch with friends and, as always, Iron Star did not disappoint. Food was delicious and our server, Mia took such good care of us making our get together perfect!!
  12. MT

    MichelleT

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I think the server may have had an off day... hopefully. He wasn't sure of portion sizes we were asking or even the soup of the day. It took over 10 minutes for him to come back with the soup of the day. The restaurant had about 6 open tables but a large group also, but they didn't seem to be short staffed or over crowded. Noise level was louder than I expected with the music playing, thankfully it was calming music. Steak sandwich was really yummy, the onions made the sandwich. Smoked meat was good but all other parties said their meal was just OK for the price. I would go to again.
  13. DW

    DonnaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is fresh and very well presented on your plate. Wait staff was friendly and attentive.
  14. JL

    JeffreyL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was good, but a bit bland. A touch of salt or seasoning blend would have made all the difference.
  15. w

    welldone

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have the smoked turkey sandwich and it's the best. I've been a customer since the beginning because of the consistency of food. I have never had a bad meal there.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  17. RA

    RexA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great restaurant and experience. food selection is great
  18. TF

    ThunderFan

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great. The metal chairs on the concrete floor are so loud when patrons are getting in and out, it’s like finger nails on the chalkboard. Felt pads on the chair feet would make a huge difference.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First visit - will come again.
  20. DO

    DaveOKC

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Club sandwich is fantastic. We also had the Friday special which is meatloaf; very good as well. Highly recommend. About $25 p/person with non- alcoholic drinks, pretty good.
  21. MH

    MarcusH

    Oklahoma City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried the Nachos for an appetizer. Pretty freaking great. Then went for my typical fare at Iron Star, their Prime rib. Still the best in the city and everyone else is fighting for a distant second.
  22. OK

    OKCDiner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    After a long absence due to not being happy on a previous visit we returned to Iron Star last evening to have dinner. After being seated we quickly realized that this is not a place to have a nice dinner. The noise level was not good. As far as I can tell it has become a sports bar. We left and I don't think will ever return. Apparently our previous decision to not return was on point. Good luck.
  23. RD

    RachelD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    There were more servers than tables and it took 15 minutes for us to even be acknowledged or get water at our table. Slow service but good food and nice atmosphere. Tiny drinks are over priced. Probably won’t be back.
  24. JC

    JulieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. Food and service were both wonderful.
  25. D

    Deuce

    Oklahoma City

    48 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    It was too loud and the food was mediocre. A lot of the noise was due to the staff moving tables and chairs. In addition, it was noisy when the empty tables were cleared. There was also a lot of noise from the bar. We gave the waiter a good tip because we know waiters are struggling, but the service was not good. Dirty plates were left on our table too long. We were asked four times if we were ready to order while we were eating our appetizers. No one was waiting for a table, so we did not understand the hurry. I made a note on the reservation that it was a birthday and ordered a dessert. The message was not read by the waiter. Overall, it was a very disappointing visit.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came to Oklahoma City to visit a friend and was told about this place! Once we got there it was fancier than expected and the food didn’t disappoint, definitely worth the stop!
  27. RH

    RobertaH

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two members of our party of five we’re celebrating their birthdays. The food was delicious and our server was knowledgeable about the menu and she was absolutely amazing.
  28. KA

    KimA

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, the ambiance was perfect, the service was good, and we enjoyed our visit.
  29. PD

    PaulD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Brisket extremely fatty. Ribs overcooked. Okra very good. Table booth extremely small, I could barely sneeze in with my stomach up against the table and I am a skinny guy.
  30. L

    Lmat

    Oklahoma City

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always here and the service was superb. It was a family get together with varying tastes so the menu was perfect with its many different selections. Lively atmosphere but not so loud we couldn’t talk. Love the location as we were all coming from different sides of town.
  31. T

    Taylor

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and the environment was very pleasant. Definitely an urban BBQ feel as this is not your mom and pop BBQ joint, but the food matches many rural places I have eaten at in the past.
  32. DP

    DebraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time my entire family went out to eat since Covid. It was a great experience.
  33. KB

    KevinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the service was friendly and attentive. We will definitely come back to Iron Star again
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great brisket and service. A little noisy but overall excellent experience. Long time repeat customer.
  35. KE

    KEGOKC

    Tulsa

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Server was very helpful. The booth was tight. This remains one of our favorite places to eat in the Oklahoma City metro.
  36. CG

    ChristianG

    Tulsa

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Meat was extremely dry and bland, meal was expensive. Not worth it. Sides were bland.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Tenderloin salad is amazing and the service was outstanding. We’ll be back.
  38. H

    Hanksterman

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Iron Star continues to be a good choice. Food is as good as ever and the restaurant has a nicer look than the usual BBQ place. The menu has a good array of appetizers and salads too.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for my birthday and everything was amazing. The food was absolutely great, staff was friendly and the atmosphere was good.
  40. LG

    LynG

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 1097 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 19 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.

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options

  • 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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