Texas Jacks Barbecue

4.7
1060 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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food quality was not good at all. The food came out a bit cold. And nothing we ordered tasted good, except the cornbread muffins. The food portions were very large. So we ended up wasting quite a bit of food. We ordered a sampler platter consisting of brisket, ribs and chicken. The meats were too tough and dry. The collard greens tasted as if they were just boiled and served they had no flavor at all. The mac and cheese tasted as if they used powdered cheese and did not appear to have been baked. The baked bean were mushy and just didn’t taste good either. I would not recommend.

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vipSoup
Washington DC
130 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The portions are large, the selection quite b road and interesting. Loved the brisket sandwich (which was HUGE) and had the sweet potato mash to go with it. Partner had the pulled pork sandwich (also huge) with the German potato salad. No room for dessert! Our server was gracious and attentive. The host/manger came by to check on us, and since we eat early, the noise level was minimal. Well worth the drive to get there!

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DannyK
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Texas Jack’s has become our go brunch spot. The service is great and the food is even better. I highly recommend Texas Jack’s for brunch, lunch, or dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

One of my favorites places musta caught them in between lunch and dinner because I brought a friend there and was underwhelmed

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vipPietroMc
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good service, relaxed atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food!

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Smiley
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My waitress was phenomenal! I forget her name. It was NYE… but she’s the pleasant Asian waitress. ! Thank you! Food was great! Cornbread could be a little more moist and sweeter but overall good food

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great! Love the happy hour menu and prices. Was a bit noisy to hear my table at the high top in the bar area but still OK.

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Neighbor
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brisket and ribs in DMV! Sides are also excellent so even meets needs of vegetarians.

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JoeF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Large meat sampler for party of seven was perfect!

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vipAFSean
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience at Texas Jack’s. We got the large meat platter and some side for the five of us and there was PLENTY left over. Everything was absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable!

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Alsacienne
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was excellent as usual.
The pure smoke old fashion is well balanced and smooth. The brisket is to dye for and the esquites flavorful as expected. Do not miss the brisket egg roll to start….. no room for dessert ? Take the banana pudding togo …. Et voila ! Bon appetite !

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BobD
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great smoked meats. Love the brisket. My favorite spot for barbecue in DC area!

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MichaelR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tender, delicious and smooth peppery taste to the brisket hash made it a great way to start our Sunday! And who wouldn’t want a whole strip of bacon in their Bloody Mary!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing ,

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psindc
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had lunch with colleagues outside on the patio of Texas Jack's recently. The staff accommodated our change in numbers quickly. The service was quick and the staff checked on us just the right amount. Food was good - brisket is a standout for BBQ in the DMV area.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best short ribs anywhere! Our party of nine was nicely fed for $225, with leftovers taken home by some

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JeffD
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was luke warm to cold by the time it arrived at our table.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waiter was very knowledgeable

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LucaC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good kind of barbecue food, good place to stay and drink a cool beer

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vipSteveVT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. BBQ is top notch.

Disappointed in the complete and utter lack of a mask policy. While they say guests are required to wear them unless actively eating or drinking, that’s not true at all. Few employees wearing them either

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vipTDews
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Garrett was our server, and he was outstanding. His ability to meet the customers' needs and to suggest menu item was a delight. This was my fiance's and my first visit to Texas Jacks Barbecue, and we will be back and ask for Garrett.

If you have not tried Texas Jacks Barbecue, you need to stop by soon. You will not be disappointed.

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VielkaW
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing 10/10 must go visit this place

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Dining4
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The nachos with brisket were amazing! Delicious chicken and waffles! Small chicken portion so we were glad to have had the nachos first. Drinks also very good. A great experience!

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ErikaE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great barbecue and the prices aren’t bad either. I definitely plan on returning.

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vipGinaW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Texas Jacks has the best beef brisket in the DVM. They also have great side dishes and the service is always friendly and attentive. In addition, they have a great happy hour with cocktails, beer and wine and great food choices.

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vipTheFoodreview
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This the the third time we order the medley and it come warm and not hot, I would recommend a hot platter to keep things warmer

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vipKatieG
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the best barbecue I’ve had in northern Virginia! Also I love that I didn’t have to wait long for the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time we tried Jack’s…excellent tasty BBQ Brisket at a reasonable price, good attentive and fast service, great for families and friends, copious bar…try the smoked Old Fashioned.

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vipDRock
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food - good beer and whiskey!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good service. Good cuts of meat. The brisket is the literally the best I have ever had. Yea, I’ll be back. Didn’t quite care for the root beer though. Not like it’s their fault. 5/5.

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vipBusyMomAndDad
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always TBBQ delivered again! And waiter Garrett was attentive and we Sergio came around and thanked us for coming. Nice eating outside on the waning warm days. Had the combo this time—highly recommend. And on Mondays all combos are half price! Quick and delicious.

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vipTXNDC
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The last few times we've been to Texas Jacks, the service was excellent. This time was no exception, the waiter was friendly, attentive, and fast.

The food is only okay to me. But the Shiner is cold and the cocktails are good and strong.

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vipArl1234
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great outdoor environment. Refreshing cocktails, exceptional service. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reservation made for later in the day on a Friday evening. Lots of outdoor dining to utilize this Late summer warmth.
Many waiters present and extremely helpful. The drinks were delicious and paired with the barbecue well. I especially enjoyed the extra cheesy Mac.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Texas Jack’s has really great sides! I absolutely love the potato salad and the collard greens.

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StuK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is good, pricey especially since all sides including corn bread are extra. Large permanent patio plus extra outdoor seating in parking lot - since on a main drag it can be a little noisy.

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DominicD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Texas BBQ. Brisket is outstanding. Ribs not as good as previous visits. Excellent sides especially corn and beans.

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vipdelrayfoodie
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a beautiful fall evening. I got the kale salad with brisket that melted in my mouth! I would also recommend the baked beans!

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MichaelT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only complaint I have is the price of the food. As a true Texan, one never pays this much for good Bar B Q. Now granted, I have to consider the fact we are not in Texas, but even considering that, it is a bit steep for VA. Food is delicious however and the staff are great. I brought five business colleagues with me there , all for the first time, and they agreed hands down it was the best meal they have had on their entire trip! Thanks for making my decision to dine there brilliant.

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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 1060 OpenTable diners.

Texas Jacks Barbecue does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/texas-jacks-barbecue/giftcards.

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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