Texas Jacks Barbecue

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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Lainey
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised and felt comfortable dining outside during covid. Fast and safe dining

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive staff made it a wonderful experience.

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vipCathy
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Outstanding drinks, food and service. Love the nachos made with fries instead of chips. Love the burger and the spicy chicken sandwich. Brian made us some off menu cocktails that were delish. He had a few special cocktails which were real hits—passion fruit daiquiri and a frozen drink with mezcal. We ate inside and there was plenty of space.

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AnneS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious, great service (inside and patio seating) and fare pricing at Texas Jacks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great work lunch seated out on the footpath. Quick service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner!!

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Beachgirl
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Food delivery was prompt and yummy. Beers no tap excellent. Highly recommend. Everyone went out of their way to make us feel at home. Love the spicy pickles and pulled pork. Brisket moist as always. Yummy

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vipFoggyBottomMom
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Simple, delicious, great service. We keep going back!

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RachaelMcD01
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

First time out with friends since pre-covid, great atmosphere and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and personable.

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vipLeonardoC
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

We love this restaurant as it is a very fair value for good BBQ. However, outdoors, the only issue that I really had was that the music was way too loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for Father’s Day and had an amazing brunch - delicious brisket, chicken and corn. The service was excellent. And we felt extremely comfortable with the social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were awesome. A little noisy outside since our table was right by the road, but not too loud. Definitely recommend going. Everything was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent as always! The Mac-and -cheese was pretty dry and not as tasty as I remember, pork shoulder was amazing, and Brussel sprouts to die for!

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NathanL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome find! I had to get the brisket. It was super moist and lean, and the pickled onions and pickles to go with it was a nice touch as well. Next time, I will get the Huevos Rancheros, because those look good as well!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Super fast and attentive service!

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WilliamC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Caught up with a group of friends. We really enjoyed the food and the staff couldn’t have been nicer - GiGi was the best!

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vipPietroMc
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We wanted to try out the place. BBQ wasn’t bad but nothing exceptional. As Texans, our BBQ standards are hard to meet, but this place was ok. Wasn’t too impressed with the Mac N Cheese. It was way salty and there was nothing remarkable about it - could have quite literally come out of the box. The banana pudding was terribly artificial and bland. For the price, we definitely won’t be back.

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vipCarl
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It’s gone downhill in food quality over the past few visits.

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ChadL
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Texas Jack’s remains our go-to for delicious brisket. Every time I try that dish elsewhere, I’m let down. TJ’s has nailed that perfect peppered crust and especially on the sandwich pairs it with fabulous queso and onions. Wow!

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vipChuckB
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Salmon special.

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Jen1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best BBQ in Arlington. Our waiter was attentive but not overbearing and the food was delicious!

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vipNoVaFoodie
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Place was hopping on a Friday evening. Great barbecue and service. Brisket and ribs were fab.

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vipKPOLON
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent bbq and good atmosphere. Found something for everyone on the menu, including for young kids and picky eaters. Would definitely go back!

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SouthernGuy
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

I'm from the south. Definitely not southern BBQ. However still tasty.

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Mars
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional barbecue. Our order arrived in under 10 minutes. The $49 4-person sampler was half price on Monday - a deal. The Brussels sprouts side order was great, as was the cornbread.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I will definitely be back for more! The brussel sprouts and brisket is a MUST!!

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vipLisaM
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brisket tacos were DELICIOUS! The deviled eggs and kale Caesar salad were great too!

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vipChuckB
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The DC area's best barbecue ! They keep their menu fresh and interesting, always trying to improve. One suggestion, please bring back the turkey, it was great!

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vipAndy
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We dined on a Sunday evening. The brisket was dried out instead of moist and the restaurant ran out of their delicious esquites side dish. It was only 7:00pm!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the nachos and 2 rib meals and they were really good.

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Rosaura
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great barbecue! Everything is goood! The pulled pork, pulled chicken and brisket taco! The brisket sandwich! The crispy chicken sandwich. Finger licking good! The pickles and slaw. You won’t be disappointed. Just be aware of the valet parking is to a minimal of maybe 10 spots so street parking it is!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Everything came out perfectly, and in a timely manner considering it was packed. I will definitely be back!

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vipJerryP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Service not good

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vipJBurella
Washington DC
124 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating here, as it's the closest to getting Texas BBQ from home! The nachos with pork are a must and try the side of brussel sprouts! Service is attentive. We enjoyed eating at the kitchen counter and seeing the action!

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EatingForFun
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely!!! Don’t pass on this. Everything, food, drinks and service was incredible.

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vipDanM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was adequate. Did not blow me away.

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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 807 OpenTable diners.

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