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Iron Star Urban Barbeque, Oklahoma City, OK

Iron Star Urban Barbeque

4.7
4.7
1081 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 11 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 1,081 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oklahoma City

    Good for groups

  • Oklahoma City

    Neighborhood gem

  • Oklahoma City

    Lively

  • Oklahoma City

    Good for groups

  • Oklahoma City

    Neighborhood gem

  • Oklahoma City

    Lively

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  2. RA

    RexA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

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

    ThunderFan

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 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.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First visit - will come again.
  5. DO

    DaveOKC

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 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.
  6. MH

    MarcusH

    Oklahoma City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 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.
  7. OK

    OKCDiner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 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.
  8. RD

    RachelD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 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.
  9. JC

    JulieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

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

    Deuce

    Oklahoma City

    47 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 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.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 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!
  12. RH

    RobertaH

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 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.
  13. KA

    KimA

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

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

    PaulD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 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.
  15. L

    Lmat

    Oklahoma City

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 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.
  16. T

    Taylor

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 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.
  17. DP

    DebraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

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

    KevinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

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

    KEGOKC

    Tulsa

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

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

    ChristianG

    Tulsa

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

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

    Hanksterman

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 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.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

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

    LynG

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 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.
  26. CB

    CindyB

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    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.
  27. S

    Sheila

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 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!
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. 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.
  31. 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!
  32. 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.
  33. 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!
  34. 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.
  35. 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!
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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!
  39. D

    Date24

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Every time!
  40. t

    tamsam29

    Oklahoma City

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

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

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 1081 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 11 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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