Texas Jacks Barbecue

4.8
1008 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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vipRjjarvis
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
83 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
106 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
3 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.

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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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
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.

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vipLisaM
Phoenix
91 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
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.

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vipJosephB
Washington DC
35 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 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
12 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.

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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 1008 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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