Texas Jacks Barbecue

4.8
1022 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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  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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vipdelrayfoodie
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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suzydc
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently good. Service is outstanding. A very enjoyable experience

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JanetLMP
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We headed over for breakfast to what had been an Arlington landmark. My omelette with brisket was very flavorful. The dish did not have a side, so no too filling. My partner had the brisket in the huevos. Unfortunately his brisket had a fair amount of fatty pieces. The winner was my sister’s brisket hash with eggs. Really nice flavors. The restaurant is open with a basic simple interior which can get noisy. Post-COVID they added a fair amount of outside dining, which makes the parking lot very small and tight.

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viparlguy
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice patio arrangement with good capacity. Food was good as usual and service was attentive.

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vipLeonardoC
Washington DC
120 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place is a neighborhood gem!! Great food, service....

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vipkd39
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great happy hour deals!! Our server was really kind as well. Food is always great

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vipRandyB
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Love the barbecue chicken.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Wonderful sampler platter, seating outside. Very nice environment with attentive service. Wish chicken had been more tender but pulled pork was out of this world. Banana pudding was just right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was very impressive at all. Wings were ok, pulled pork was below average, chicken sandwich needed seasoning, and greens didn’t have much flavor. Cornbread and French fries were the best part.

Ambiance outside was beautiful, but that didn’t compensate for the disappointing food.

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vipCoachK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and lots of outdoor seating!

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vipLeonardoC
Washington DC
121 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As one can see from our profile, we truly enjoy visiting Texas Jacks. If I really want to be critical, the service was a bit slow. However, it is a great place to take friends to.

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vipBusyMomAndDad
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Giddy Yup! No need to worry about dead air with your guest --- food arrives asap when you order! First time visit and Texas Jacks delivered. Ribs fell off the bone, brisket sandwich (they are known for their brisket, says our waiter) tasty and tender. Good sauce too. Collard greens unique with burnt ends included. Go for the large size sides --- only $2 more (also says our waiter) and you can take home (we did). Next time we will order the brisket egg rolls (suggestion from our waiter). Obviously waiter Garrett was extremely helpful, cheerful, and efficient. His recommendations were spot on. Now our fav new place to go.

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vipNatalie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Texas Jack's was fantastic! The outdoor seating was spacious, quiet, and shady. We all loved our meals. Mom was craving ribs and found them to be delicious. I got the Brisket Benedict and it was amazing. Our server was attentive and the dessert of apple pie was a great finish. Highly recommend.

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vipRjjarvis
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate burgers, which were good, but I think next time I will aim for the brisket sandwich. The brisket at Texas Jack's is the real thing, and it's hard to think of ordering anything else in normal circumstances because it is just that good (and I'm from Kansas City!)

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vipBarry
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants within walking distance of our house, both for brunch and dinner. The food is outstanding, and the outdoor seating is spectacular. The staff is always friendly and super helpful. We love Texas Jack's!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem! Gold standard service, outstanding BBQ, and vibrant/fun atmosphere.

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Andy
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor seating is great here (assuming it’s not too hot).

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio and delicious food!

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vipLongwoodLisa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a good gluten free option:)

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vipPietroMc
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and great service like always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brisket hash was great!

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vippbarone
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ribs were really, really dry. Brisket and pulled pork were nice

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vipValerieK
Washington DC
108 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!! Great menu. Great staff. Love it!

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chompdc
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped by for brunch. Promptly greeted by the host and given waters from another bar tender. Hailey, our server, came over quickly and asked if we wanted to start with a cocktail. She took our orders shortly after returning with our drinks. Food was quick, warm, and filling. Again, Hailey was friendly, attentive, and bubbly.

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vipKsmiller
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had reservations at an outdoor table but moved inside when the rain started. Indoor tables were well spaced and the wait staff was exceptionally kind and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our meal and the time together.

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ToddD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Austin-style bbq in the DC area. Go for the brisket.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic BBQ. The brisket was done perfectly. Pulled pork sandwich was great. Good, smokey flavor. Loved the brussel sprouts. Mac n cheese, beans and cornbread. Terrific service and ambiance.

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vipVincentM
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, very good drinks, and a solid dessert (not pictured because it was consumed fairly quickly) the banana pudding.

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BrianT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must see BBQ place in the DMV. Excellent food and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Decent food, fair prices, great cocktails and service

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DanielK
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

After the heavy rain, halfway through our meal, we started getting water dripping from the ceiling. It wasn’t a lot, but enough to bother us, so we informed the management. The manager did nothing. All tables were full, so I’m sure the manager couldn’t move us anyway. However, there was NO apology and NO discounts applied on the final bill when there was an inconvenience reported clearly.

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CarolynR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Guess I am more of a Carolina BBQ fan - as the meat was very heavily smoked and hard to taste the meat for the smoke taste. Service was great and side dishes were inventive and delicious. Wonderful desserts also!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered half rack of ribs and they were HUGE! The flavor was awesome and they come with a side of BBQ sauce. The brisket was tasty and tender.

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vipJulesET
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our go-tos for great food, drinks, service, and atmosphere. (And as a born and raised southerner…this is some of the best bbq in town!)

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DMVDineAround
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't stop returning to TJ's. They've expanded their outdoor seating since 2020 and that includes ample umbrellas to help with the heat. Always enjoy the meats, their sides and apps are top-notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, food arrived quickly and was delicious.

PA
PATransplant12
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a long day of sightseeing my friends and I were very hungry. A few of us are from Texas and wanted some authentic barbecue. This was the perfect place! The atmosphere was perfect and you could smell the wood as soon as you walked in. The staff was wonderful and the food was excellent it was authentic BBQ at its best. We each chose the sampler platter and chose a number of the size to share. And there’s a little something for everyone. Their portions were huge and very tasty.

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vipConnorD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bbq in the DMV

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robertk
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, and it came out very quickly. Service was great as well.

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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 4.8 stars by 1022 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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