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Texas Jacks Barbecue

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$30 and under
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Barbecue
We are Washington D.C.'s Metro Area #1 rated barbecue restaurant rated by the Washington Post for 2016, 2018, 2019! We are located in Arlington Virginia, half a mile from the Clarendon Metro Station. Texas Jack's offers the finest barbecue available: beef brisket, beef short ribs, St Louis style pork ribs, pulled pork, chicken, handcrafted sausage, and sides influenced by both the German and Mexican food cultures. Ask about our weekly smoked Chef's specials. We also have a full bar with a great selection of local craft beers, mountain high whiskey selection, and creative selection of handcrafted cocktails.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 847 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NickO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All great. Cars were loud. But we ate outside which was what we wanted.

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SeanB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great overall experience. Fast and friendly service, and most importantly, they have great tasting BBQ.

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RachelP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants and bars in Arlington!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boss and his wife to dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous food!! And loved the atmosphere! Will recommend and be back!

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vipbtdonk
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are originally from CA and had a few misfortunes dining out in Arlington since we moved early this year, which made us weary of trying out restaurants in the area. But this BBQ joint has definitely encouraged us to venture out again. They did a good job with handling the COVID-19 safety and health protocols. Their service was great and the food exceeded our expectations. We'll be back for more.

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vipTracyN
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was a good, minus the brisket was a little too salty for me. The al carte items were a little pricey compared to the portion size but was still good. The service and server made up the difference.

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vipPioneer
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back! Best BBQ in the Beltway! If you like Texas style barbecue, this is the place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Excellent food but service was so-so — Waiter forgot my meal/order.

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vipAEae
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brisket was insane tonight! Chicken great too.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent as always

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vipBrad
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great barbecue! Got the brisket and mac and cheese. Sat on the patio, which is a great ambiance.

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DirencK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is delicious here. Must try!! Their sampling plate was amazing.

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JarrettB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Will return!

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gecko
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers wear masks. Tables are spaced very far apart. Food is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food!! Outstanding response to COVID-19 - Lots of outside tables, inside tables spread out, everyone wearing masks. Texas Jacks is wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love how they expanded their outdoor seating. Their food service is so fast, ordered and right away all our food and drinks were out.

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SuzanneS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing. Everything was perfect. Brisket was tender. Ribs came off the bone. Chicken was moist. Can not wait to return 👍🏼👍🏼

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CharlesS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Texas Jacks BBQ is a fantastic place. Their smoked meats are amazing. My wife and I split the sampler with a few sides and still had leftovers! Good value for quality meat like this. Highly recommend.

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OscarG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service particularly from the bartender who took the time to explain the cocktails and how the smoky whiskey was made.

We definitely recommend this place.

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vipdinerps
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty BBQ choices and friendly ambiance.

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TammyW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was outdoor seating on a Monday. Server was attentive and food was fast and tasty.

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vipChrissyVA
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent neighborhood restaurant that is always good. When we went this time, we sat outside and the music was too loud to talk, so we asked them to lower it, they did and so afterwards it was a perfect evening in every way!

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ladies2lunch
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive service, outdoor seating.

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vipChrissy
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great experience during COVID while eating outside. Servers were practicing social distancing, tables were spread out and food came out quick!

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JordanH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had heard how amazing their brisket sandwich was, so I knew I had to try it. It was delicious!

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vipWilliamK
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brisket sandwich and outdoor seating was very comfortable.

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KelleyA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was great and the atmosphere was lovely! So glad they are open with a beautiful patio for the summer, we will be back soon!

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vipBroadway
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at Texas Jacks for date night! Tables outside were perfect and distance to others was appropriate. Food was delicious as always. We’ll be back!

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vipTimS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great BBQ and good cocktail selection. Order the meat platter for good sample.

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vipAbeFrohman
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Usually good, but not this time.

It was hot and rainy, but they propped the door open. This allowed flies in the bar area.

They allowed patrons to sit at the bar within 3-4 feet of our table despite local orders to remain 6 feet apart and for bars to not allow seating.

Food was mediocre with cold fries and lacking seasoning on today’s brisket. Wings were under sauces and needed a bit more time to cook.

It’ll be a while before we go back.

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vipRachelP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Arlington! The menu has a ton of great items at a reasonable price. My favorite thing to get is the nachos with brisket added. The service here is amazing - has a community vibe!

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JohneZiaT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food they have stellar customer service. They were very kind and on top of everything. They had great team work.

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StephanieL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Texas Jacks for brunch but they were serving it. I was really craving the French toast and brisket and was disappointed. Disappointment lasted about 20 seconds as I went through the menu. Everything on the menu is amazing. You can’t go wrong with any food from Texas Jacks. I also had a guava margarita. Ahhhhazing!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place!

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TomasC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brisket nachos are always so great! Mac n cheese also on point. Drinks are great as well!

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Kayteeee
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE the drinks and the food! Great HH!! Our service was fast and efficient and they have tents outside for socially distanced seating

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viparlguy
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Delicious sandwiches as usual. Thank you! Good socially distant inside tables, but service seemed spotty & especially delayed when it came time for a check.

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RobM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great, patio was nice. Bbq was very good but not #1 like the Washington Post said. Federalist pig in DC is a touch better. Overall very good and on the pricey side $$$

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Lainey
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brisket is always my go to dish but it was thinner and drier than normal. Also the corn is now on the cob.

FAQs

Texas Jacks Barbecue does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Texas Jacks Barbecue also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 875-0477.

Texas Jacks Barbecue is rated 4.6 stars by 847 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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