Texas Jacks Barbecue

4.7
862 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
We are Washington D.C.'s Metro Area #1 rated barbecue restaurant rated by the Washington Post for 2016, 2018, 2019! We are located in Arlington Virginia, half a mile from the Clarendon Metro Station. Texas Jack's offers the finest barbecue available: beef brisket, beef short ribs, St Louis style pork ribs, pulled pork, chicken, handcrafted sausage, and sides influenced by both the German and Mexican food cultures. Ask about our weekly smoked Chef's specials. 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 862 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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SingaD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I pass this restaurant everyday! I was very impressed service was awesome. This is a definite hidden gem hiding in plain sight! Loved it

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vipRichardS
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A good experience and satisfied my BBQ craving. That's it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THIS IS THE PLACE.

I was debating writing this review since the beauty of this place is that it is so lowkey, not loud, and there is absolutely no wait during happy hour ¿hours? (Which are 3-6)

Happy hour is ridiculously amazing. Meaning for $12 I was able to get a whole meal AND a tasty margarita, which by Arlington standards is unheard of.

The food is great and so is the service. Being able to do a happy hour outdoors during the time of COVID is a great plus.

My friend and I were so pleasantly surprised by this place that we will have to make this happy hour thing a reoccurring event!

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AnnK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining for covid friend environment.

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vipJadePlant
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was as expected; we had been before and the quality was just as good as usual. The restaurant had tables well separated and some outside seating too (with heat lamps). The restaurant wasn't that crowded, but it looked like they were doing pretty swift takeout business. I appreciate the efforts they made to continue operations during the COVID times.

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VivianL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great BBQ with a group of friends.

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Chad
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best BBQ in NOVA I've found so far. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience!

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Aaron
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Texas is always a good time. Both the state and the restaurant

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vipMissMary
Philadelphia
116 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed my brisket and cornbread. My friends and I had a nice dinner outside, taking advantage of the gorgeous Fall weather. Extra props to the manager who came out to talk to me because of my food allergy; I really appreciated her foresight and attentiveness. I hope to bring my parents here sometime; my mom especially loves barbeque!

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vipVictoriaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Cold food and below average bbq. No bbq sauce options. We were sat by the bathrooms and all the employees hung out together maybe three feet from our table. Surprisingly, we had terrible service for being so close to the hangout spot.

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viparlguy
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Outdoor seating is available in the parking area. Indoor tables were socially distant. The barbeque was very tasty.

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MichaelC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 3rd visit to Texas Jack’s in the past 2 months! I can only describe it as a homecoming! From the greeters to the wait staff to the bus boys, everyone makes you feel welcome! Top that off with DAMN GOOD BBQ, and you have a winner!!

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AshleyH
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service is always a little bit slow, but the food here is outstanding. Seriously, the food is SO good. Get the nachos!

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vippc600
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour menu was great!

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NickO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All great. Cars were loud. But we ate outside which was what we wanted.

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SeanB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great overall experience. Fast and friendly service, and most importantly, they have great tasting BBQ.

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RachelP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants and bars in Arlington!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boss and his wife to dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous food!! And loved the atmosphere! Will recommend and be back!

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vipbtdonk
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are originally from CA and had a few misfortunes dining out in Arlington since we moved early this year, which made us weary of trying out restaurants in the area. But this BBQ joint has definitely encouraged us to venture out again. They did a good job with handling the COVID-19 safety and health protocols. Their service was great and the food exceeded our expectations. We'll be back for more.

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vipTracyN
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was a good, minus the brisket was a little too salty for me. The al carte items were a little pricey compared to the portion size but was still good. The service and server made up the difference.

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vipPioneer
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back! Best BBQ in the Beltway! If you like Texas style barbecue, this is the place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Excellent food but service was so-so — Waiter forgot my meal/order.

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vipAEae
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brisket was insane tonight! Chicken great too.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent as always

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vipBrad
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great barbecue! Got the brisket and mac and cheese. Sat on the patio, which is a great ambiance.

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DirencK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is delicious here. Must try!! Their sampling plate was amazing.

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JarrettB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Will return!

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gecko
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers wear masks. Tables are spaced very far apart. Food is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food!! Outstanding response to COVID-19 - Lots of outside tables, inside tables spread out, everyone wearing masks. Texas Jacks is wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love how they expanded their outdoor seating. Their food service is so fast, ordered and right away all our food and drinks were out.

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SuzanneS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing. Everything was perfect. Brisket was tender. Ribs came off the bone. Chicken was moist. Can not wait to return 👍🏼👍🏼

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CharlesS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Texas Jacks BBQ is a fantastic place. Their smoked meats are amazing. My wife and I split the sampler with a few sides and still had leftovers! Good value for quality meat like this. Highly recommend.

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OscarG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service particularly from the bartender who took the time to explain the cocktails and how the smoky whiskey was made.

We definitely recommend this place.

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vipdinerps
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty BBQ choices and friendly ambiance.

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TammyW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was outdoor seating on a Monday. Server was attentive and food was fast and tasty.

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vipChrissyVA
Thailand
71 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent neighborhood restaurant that is always good. When we went this time, we sat outside and the music was too loud to talk, so we asked them to lower it, they did and so afterwards it was a perfect evening in every way!

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ladies2lunch
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive service, outdoor seating.

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vipChrissy
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great experience during COVID while eating outside. Servers were practicing social distancing, tables were spread out and food came out quick!

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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 862 OpenTable diners.

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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