Our History

Meet the man who's hard at work behind the pit at Rustic Iron BBQ and a brief history of how the business came into being.

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Mail Order BBQ

So you can't make it out to Terlingua? That's not a problem, now you can order some Rustic Iron BBQ and have it shipped directly to you.

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Rustic Iron Gear

Order Rustic Iron BBQ shirts and caps to show your love for our barbecue and also assisting us with a little bit of free advertising!

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We also do catering and wedding receptions.

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Since 1993

DB's Rustic Iron BBQ

Off Season Schedule
Hours We're Open:

MON: Closed
TUE: Closed
WED: 11 AM - 9 PM
THU:  11 AM - 9 PM
FRI:    11 AM - 9 PM
SAT:   11 AM - 9 PM
SUN:  Closed


10 Terlingua Ghost Town
Terlingua, Texas 79852

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  • star rating  Very good food - All of the smoked meats here were wonderful. The beer selection was amazing and the various Bar-b-que flavors were good. It's easily someplace to visit several times.

    avatar thumb FAFNAR
    March 4, 2023
  • star rating  Delicious BBQ with some good music - We were coming back from the park late and were fortunate that this place was open and serving dinner. The food/service was super quick which helped us get through our... read more

    avatar thumb NSecondDegree
    November 1, 2022
  • star rating  Good BBQ! - Delicious bbq!We had the brisket and pulled pork.Got potato salad and beans .We split this meal and was plenty.

    avatar thumb Tour788194
    April 21, 2023
  • star rating  Decent if not great BBQ - I don’t think they will win any BBQ prizes based on what we had, but it was still pretty decent. The bark and smoke on the brisket was outstanding though... read more

    avatar thumb masaccio
    April 9, 2023
  • star rating  Enjoyed - We really enjoyed our experience at DB's. We split a plate of barbacoa tacos (4 on the plate) and added an extra side. the tacos came with some toppings to... read more

    avatar thumb hulagirl98
    February 26, 2023
  • star rating  Really Good BBQ - We loved the BBQ here! We shared a three meat plate with ribs, brisket and pulled pork, served with some great sauce. Everything was expertly smoked, and the ribs were... read more

    avatar thumb PKDVM
    April 8, 2023
  • star rating  Great food, fast service - Great food in a casual, outdoor environment. This was as good as any bbq I’ve had elsewhere in TX. It was a bit pricey but not a show stopper.

    avatar thumb Tom A
    December 3, 2022