Texas Jacks Barbecue

4.7
983 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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What 983 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipConnorD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bbq in the DMV

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robertk
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my sons 16th birthday and Texas Jacks was the PERFECT spot. The food was delicious and the waitstaff was attentive and pleasant. Highly recommend this restaurant. The brisket was my fav. We will definitely be back.

LM
vipLisaM
Phoenix
86 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you can’t smoke your own meat, this is the place. The brisket egg rolls are divine. The moist brisket is beyond great. Nothing fancy, just great food.

JB
vipJosephB
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of DC's best BBQ. Probably Arlington's best.

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Darren
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iv been a few times now and I have not had a bad meal and cocktail yet! Everything is always so delicious and the staff are all very friendly and welcoming.

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DarrylK
Key West
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best barbecue around. Great selection of spirits too pair with whatever you order. I love the spicy sauce that comes with the meats. Great presentation and service is excellent.

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OrchidM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was nice to eat Texas food outside of Texas. My family and I really enjoyed it. My kids even suggested to go back and eat at this place for the remaining of our family vacation in Washington DC. Coming from Texas or not, it’s a definitely recommended place to eat at y all.
About the noise, we noticed a bar in the other room next to eating room where we were, so we figured that s where the noise was coming from. Otherwise, it’s a quiet place. We were there on Thursday @ 4:30pm.

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KarenG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Texas Jack’s is a lot of fun and the food is marvelous with a lot of interesting twists and surprises on the menu. BBQ is always good but Texas Jack’s takes it up several notches!

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DGreen
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Customer Service and food were great. She assisted us with ordering for our first time there and showed patience.

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ToluA
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Website says complementary parking and wasn’t available

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were great and for a great price!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you get anything at this place, please get their brisket. WOW

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vipHeather
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a note on reservation that we were celebrating an engagement and I called to let them know and asked them to send over someone sort of dessert for a celebration. A chocolate cake dessert and we had zero acknowledgment of the occasion and no dessert was sent over. That’s really gross considering I contacted the restaurant by phone and also made a note. I will make sure that we do not recommend this place or ever come again:

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AlbrowderJr
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I could eat Texas Jacks daily. Great happy hour, amazing food. If you don’t get something with Brisket you’re doing it wrong. Nachos are out of this world!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was really good and came out very quick!! I felt that the food and drinks I got were well worth the $20.

JB
JBee
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very underrated menu for Brunch bbq. Food and service was great. Nice drink selection. Indoor and outdoor options

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siempretengohambre
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The brisket here really does meet Texas standards — it’s got a deep flavor, it’s juicy, and it practically melts in your mouth. The pulled pork is also solid, as are the pork ribs and sausage, each being tender and juicy, with some great, smoky flavor. Their BBQ sauce style is a sort of sweet vinegar taste. The beans have a wonderful herby hint of something after a rich tomatoey/BBQ flavor. The Brussels sprouts are roasted really well — not quite as crispy as I’d personally prefer, but they come with a great sauce of Parmesan and lemon. This is my new go-to BBQ place in the DMV.

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KendallW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got a sampler to share. Delicious and we also had excellent service - will definitely return!

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MaryA
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good - don't love the fact that you have to pull up the menu on your phone. The service was friendly but was also a little disjointed with the set up.

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PaigeW
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t stop talking about how delicious everything was!! Even my vegetarian daughter wants to go back for the eggs and biscuits. We will absolutely be back!

DC
DiannaC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and prompt service. The variety of the menu options appealed to everyone in my family. The kids especially enjoyed the butterscotch root beer soda.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal and impressive brunch menu. I don’t understand why more people don’t go here for brunch!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every dish letter perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are amazing, a little noisy inside but we had a table outside and really enjoyed the experience.

JJ
JJarlington
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brisket sandwich was delicious
Great coleslaw and beans
Good margarita

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vipjomurray
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Terrific food. Loved the outdoor space.

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ChadL
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time back to TJ’s since the pandemic and we were overjoyed! New additions to the menu, like the brisket egg rolls and the barbecue burrito, blew us away! We’ll be back again soon: it’s been way too long!

JB
vipJillB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch on Sunday. Love this place. Great bar, love the menu, great beer selection, really friendly service. This is one our favorites!

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Bankhead
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I was overcharged for my brunch cocktails and the food was subpar this time. I was a big fan until this experience.

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vipISSAMS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food for a good price. Nice outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

First time visit. They where out of everything but ribs, brisket, and sausage. Servers seemed very stressed out. May give it another try, but haven’t decided yet.

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vipMarkF
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Texas Jack's is the best BBQ restaurant in Clarendon!

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Elaine
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious with prompt service. Wait staff were pleasant.

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DMVDineAround
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their food and service, any time of day. Tasty brunch options or you can get all-day meats! Happy hour specials on food and drink are amazing. Never had a bad meal at TJs in the years I've been coming.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was terrific. Visiting Washington DC with family for the weekend and we are glad we selected Texas Jacks. I had the pulled chicken and Brussel sprouts. Everything tasted fresh and delicious. Only complaint is that I wish they offered a heat level. Some of the dishes were very spicy and some needed some sauce. Service was excellent and the ambiance was very nice. Perfect place for all occasions. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was ok, but not great! Service was nice!

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James
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food; good service; and the patio was shady and there was a nice breeze. All in all a great experience. Thank you.

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DruB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped to eat a late lunch and watch some lacrosse . The food was even better than I remembered! The brisket egg rolls were fantastic!

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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 983 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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