Texas Jacks Barbecue

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693 reviews
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We are Washington D.C's #1 rated barbecue restaurant rated by the Washington Post , located in Arlington Virginia, half a mile from the Clarendon Metro Station. Texas Jack's offers the finest barbecue available: like beef brisket, beef short ribs, St Louis style pork ribs, pulled pork, handcrafted sausage, and sides influenced from both the German and Mexican food cultures. We also have a full bar with a great selection of local craft beers, mountain high whiskey selection, and creative selection of cocktails.
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Good food, but kind of pricey for what it is. Cool ambiance. Average service -- our waiter kept recommending the most expensive items on the menu to us.

DC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Texas Jack's used to be the spot wherein I would go for BBQ. But lately, the food quality isn't worth the commute from downtown DC, the money, frustration and disappoint. Appetizers arrived at the table lukewarm. Sent them back to the kitchen. Returned to the table a bit warner. But not hot. Same temperature with the entrees. Sat idle for 15 minutes before a server came over to take a drink order. Refill arrived at the end of the meal. Never offered BBQ sauce. Walked over to an empty table to retrieve the BBQ sauce. Restaurant wasn't busy; in fact lots of empty tables. This experience explains why the food I've ordered through Uber Eats was cold. It left the restaurant lukewarm. So when it arrived at my home, it was cold.

J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The brisket was really salty and pretty fatty. I loved the ambiance. Maybe I'm spoiled from living in Georgia for so long, but the food was just generally okay - not impressive. Definitely edible, but I wouldn't go again.

LC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was outstanding! A little pricey but the food was worth it

E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Texas Jack's has solid bbq, great wings, and an AMAZING value for happy hour

b
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food - ala Carte pricing - side dishes expensive

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The wings are amazing. Smoked meat combo was okay and the multiple flies hovering around the table was a turn off for the meal.

WB
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite BBQ restaurant in the NOVA area—all the smoked meats are great—brisket and pulled pork are my favorite. Excellent potato salad too.

KN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well worth visiting, fabulous food and great service

KR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t wait to go back!! The pulled pork sandwich was delicious! Ordered several sides.... non disappointed.

MR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful location for our LARGE family gathering! The meat platters and shareable sides made it easy and very efficient to feed all of us and they had something for every taste, even our picky eaters. The brussels sprouts were absolutely to die for! The dining area is spacious enough to accommodate those in our party with mobility issues and they were even able to fit all of us at one long table.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We were excited to have a meal at Texas Jacks BBQ after reading the reviews.....however, we were very disappointed.....my wife's ribs were cold and chewy....my eggs were ok but small portions and the gravy for the biscuits and gravy was so so....Hardees gravy is better (sorry)...my son did like his chicken and waffles.....the rest of the meal was average...at best......

RK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Had a great BBQ rib eye. Really delicious. Melted off the bone.

LC
Washington DC
96 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We take all of our friends to Texas Jacks! Not only is the food fantastic but the service is outstanding. From the free valet parking to the best BBQ in the area, this restaurant is a keeper!

EH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh we loved it. We had the 87 Cutlass Nachos with Brisket.. It was so delicious. I had the Jack’s Mule and the Key Lime Pie. I would go back in a heartbeat!

It was a bit loud for my taste but it wasn’t too bad once you got used to it.

PR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent...I had the brisket burrito and the Brussel sprouts

a
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The beef rib there is excellent and on par with the best churrascarias.

JB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing. Neat little
Restaurant. Good service.

EE
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great vibe and food - perfect for BBQ on a summer day!

AV
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brisket ever! The food was amazing & came out fast, the server was nice and kept on top of refills. Overall best meal we had in Arlington!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here often for brunch or dinner, especially if friends are visiting from out of town. On this trip we came to watch the Women’s World Cup Final and it was a great call! The food is always good, the servers are friendly and responsive, and the drinks are terrific!

JJ
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Good value and good. I've already recommended Texas Jack to coworkers and friends.

LB
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The barbecue was low on Texas-stlye flavor and the price paid was grossly inflated.

LU
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

The orders where not properly taken food good but medium

A
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The beef ribs was very delicious. Overall was very pleasant experience with my family. Everything we ate was flavorful. Highly recommended!

A
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A gentrified bbq place. Food was good but not great bbq. Portions were below-average. Staff was friendly. Waiter brought us water frequently, however was too quick to ask for our order. The food tasted good but it was not authentic bbq and was slightly dry.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best comfort food in Arlington!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good place to bring young kids as well as grandparents

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding BBQ, very quick service, cold beers. Great atmosphere.

KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food. Manager was awesome. Really took care of us

VK
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We have been at Texas Jacks a number of times over the years and I think this was an off night. Service was slow and confused ( the restaurant was half filled ) our Brisket had so much fat that it wasn’t editable, unless you enjoy fat. Has a great Bourbon collections and weak old fashions, oh well. The nachos are excellent. We haven’t given up on TJ and look forward to a better experience next time !

SF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was good. Food and service

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The spicy meatball Bloody Mary should have a meatball garnish :)

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really good! I went for the chicken and waffles, it was very very good. My kids ordered the french toast. That was very good as well. I been here before for lunch and it was very good! I will definitely return for another visit!

t
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for Father’s Day. Very accommodating to small children.

p
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

the meat is really amazing, we took brisket was wonderful, the beef ribs were juicy and perfect

BH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice place! Good food and service at a fair price. Like the décor and valet parking was helpful.

DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere, the menu, and THE BEST BRISKET I've ever had.

BV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is amazing. The service was good. This place never disappoints.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was very good. Sat outside. No problem. Sangria was a great summer time drink as they had their own twist on it.

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