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Texas Jacks Barbecue, Arlington, VA

Texas Jacks Barbecue

4.7
4.7
1204 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
We are Washington D.C.'s Metro Area #1 rated barbecue restaurant. We are located in Arlington Virginia, half a mile from the Clarendon Metro Station. Texas Jack's offers the finest barbecue available: Prime grade beef brisket, beef short ribs, pork spare ribs, pulled pork, smoked chicken, handcrafted sausage, and sides influenced by 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 handcrafted cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 875-0477

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Texas Jack's would love to offer our catering services for your next big event. Contact us at 703-875-0477 or simply order online at www.txjacks.com and we will put together a fantastic catering package to suit your needs and budget!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Texas Jack’s can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Our Private Event Coordinator: (888) 329-5819

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Cross street

    N. Daniel St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    We are half a mile from the Clarendon Metro Station (Orange, Silver Line - 7 minute walk)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and great portions for the price!
  2. C

    Craig

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Really good food, I recommend the pulled pork, esquites, and the brisket. The bar is pretty good too. The place is naturally echo-y, so it is a bit hard to hear in conversation, but the place is GORGEOUS! Very nice waiter as well. It's a bit on the pricier end of barbecue, but this place is worth for a large group of people.
  3. JS

    JSquared

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, service was good, parking was scarce. Will be back.
  4. PW

    PhilipW

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best BBQ in town!!
  5. RW

    RosW

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food - Delicious food. Service - service is great EXCEPT that we told our server that we were waiting for the 4th person to come in cuz he tries to look for parking. And our server keeps coming back and asked Are you ready to order, ready? We feel bad so we ordered appetizer while our 4th friend still hasn’t arrived yet.
  6. r

    robertk

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The cornbread muffin was a failure--no crust at all, and too sweet. The brisket was okay, but not exceptional; the beans good. The key lime pie was a good pie, but not really key lime.
  7. MD

    MelodyD

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Repeat customer. Food is always consistently good. Our brunch was great!We had the Brisket & Eggs, Brisket Hash and the Chicken & Waffles. The Mango Mimosas are always delicious, but a little on the small side.
  8. AF

    AdrianF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best BBQ in northern VA. They never disappoint and the food is consistently delicious. Been here a number of times and have never had a bad server. There is good servers and great servers but never a bad one. The wings are delicious on top of all the other more traditional smoked meats.
  9. J

    Jeff

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch menu was good. I had a good experience awsome customer service
  10. PM

    PietroMc

    Washington DC

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service. A restaurant that you can always count on for a good dinner.
  11. KD

    KatrinaD

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    This is not the best BBQ place I have been too but it’s also not the worst. Even though there were only about 7 other tables our waitress wasn’t as helpful as she could have been. We asked the hostess for items we needed due to the fact the waitress was unavailable. Simple things such as the bbq sauce that’s typically served to patrons, one member of party has French toast without syrup. ( syrup is served in a small container that looks similar to what one would pour cream into coffee’s from.) The mashed potatoes were good, the Mac and cheese seemed to have a smoky flavor which was good as well. The eggs I received were cold but I didn’t complain. The meat sampler is enough for 2 to share. Overall would I go again, maybe.
  12. HQ

    HelenQ

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We discovered Texas Jack's by accident while visiting our son who moved to Arlington VA. We love good barbecue and especially brisket. We were blown away by the quality and flavors! The best, juiciest brisket we'd ever had. Large portions, innovative offerings and combinations, super-friendly wait staff. We always order extra to bring home. We are about 2 hours away and have driven there just to eat. Well, and to visit our son too. Definitely try their Sunday brunch.
  13. EB

    EarlyBird

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Four of us were promptly seated for lunch (12:30). The food was their usual excellent fare, and the kitchen was quick. Service for the entire place consisted of the bartender and a busboy. They were heroic in their efforts, but not really up to covering both rooms and the bar by themselves.
  14. A

    Arl1234

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently our favorite BBQ with the best cocktails and team around. The esquites and brussel sprouts are delicious sharable side dishes, too. Highly recommend!
  15. C

    Charnise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The barbecue sampler was delicious and our server was attentive and nice
  16. RM

    RandallM

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great drinks, excellent brisket egg roll! Good food and fun night!
  17. TX

    TXNDC

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was good, the blood mary was strong, but the service was slow.
  18. s

    statusk

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, had a miscue with one of the wings flavor and they took care of it right away. Got the large sampler and was plenty of food with leftovers for 7 people. Good bbq. Ribs are not the fall of the bone variety but good pink and flavor from rub. Brisket was medium wet and very tender.
  19. F

    Feedman

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Thanksgiving tray of four smoked meats and three sides. Quick service and great prices. The aroma when you arrive is worth the trip!
  20. M

    Monkish

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The restaurant is really nice. The food presentation is nice but the food is ok. Very bland for bbq.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to dine out for Thanksgiving.. what an excellent decision . The service here is amazing from the front of the house until we said town and that our server fantastic customer service.. I would definitely recommend this place not just for Thanksgiving, but for all occasions
  22. TD

    TDews

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This was our second visit. The waiting staff near the Bar need improvement. There should be at least 3 people to tend to tables as this will allow the bartender to stay behind the bar to make drinks. Also it seem that the food came out too fast which gives off the impression that it was not freshly made. The quality of service was lacking compared to our initial visit.
  23. SA

    SarahAK

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love eating here and go here often! Great service and great food. Never had an issue. Highly recommend.
  24. GT

    GillianT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nat tenders very knowledgeable about the whisky’s available. Quality whiskeys at a reasonable price. Good food and service exceptional
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best bbq we have found in the dmv!
  26. RB

    RBec

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious as always, love the menu and service was impeccable.
  27. MM

    MuffinMan

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town for a funeral and found this place for a quick lunch. We were greeted upon entering and seated promptly. Our waitress was incredibly fast and proficient. The food was excellent. We enjoyed it so much that we ordered food to go to have for dinner on our drive home. If in the area, we will certainly visit again.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, friendly. Good food.
  29. NP

    NickP

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Texas Jacks is Arlington's hidden gem. The staff is kind, the drinks are solid, and the food is awesome. For apps, the nachos (with Brisket) and the brisket egg rolls are fire. You can't really go wrong with any of the entrees or sides. Happy hour is from 3-6 every weekday and is as good of a deal as any in the area. Definitely the best bbq spot in town.
  30. MF

    MarkF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rotating assortment of cocktails is always fun. There is a nice mix of local and regional craft beer on tap. Our third visit and for the second time in a row I went with the moist brisket and the collard greens and came away happy! My wife and I again enjoyed the butterscotch bread pudding and our server threw in a banana pudding with a candle for the 60 year old birthday boy in our party. All around the table our party of 6 (4 were first timers!) were raving about their orders.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!!!
  32. JG

    JessicaG

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bbq outside of Texas (in fact… it gives Texas a run for its money)
  33. RB

    RandyB

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great but I really hope they bring back their potato salad.
  34. JL

    JenniferL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and drinks were good. Excellent service too.
  35. MA

    MichaelA

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Street corn is amazing and a must! We dined outside, there is street traffic but still nice setting. I got the sampler platter. Brisket is A+, pulled pork B, and ribs were a bit disappointing C. They have their own sauces, which were good. Overall, we really enjoyed our meal and I would recommend as a boutique/specialty BBQ spot in Fairfax County.
  36. HF

    H2Foodies

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious and convenient!
  37. SM

    SMsFoodie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fave brunch evah.
  38. C

    Cfjh

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Victor our server was outstanding. Very attentive and proactive
  39. MN

    MollyNMF

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Good was great as usual. Service was a bit slow, not in receiving the for,
  40. DC

    DCKC

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and atmosphere was great and I would definitely come to this location again if ever in the area. Parking was a bit of a challenge so be prepared to find street parking. The pickled onion and pickles juices put on the plate may run into your food. Recommend when ordering to ask for those pickled items to be placed on the side if you don't like pickled flavoring running into your meat.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Texas Jacks Barbecue using the Order Online button. Texas Jacks Barbecue also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 875-0477.

Texas Jacks Barbecue is rated 4.7 stars by 1204 OpenTable diners.

Texas Jacks Barbecue does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Texas Jacks Barbecue

2761 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N. Daniel St.

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    We are half a mile from the Clarendon Metro Station (Orange, Silver Line - 7 minute walk)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 875-0477

  • Catering

    Texas Jack's would love to offer our catering services for your next big event. Contact us at 703-875-0477 or simply order online at www.txjacks.com and we will put together a fantastic catering package to suit your needs and budget!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Texas Jack’s can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Our Private Event Coordinator: (888) 329-5819

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