Daughter said that she wanted to eat at the best BBQ place in DC. Enter the web and we ended up here and was delighted. Great food, great service. Very reasonably prices. Highly recommended for great BBQ.
The brisket was moist and delicious, ribs and pulled pork were excellent but next time will concentrate on a couple of ribs and that fantastic brisket!! also was extremely pleased with the lamb special and house lager, perfect with the food.
Please improve the taste of your sides. The meats are delicious but the sides are lacking/bland. Hill Country and Fat Pete's are a step above only in their sides. I think your meats are superior or at least on par with Hill Country.
Did not live up to expectations. Food was good, but not spectacular. Pulled pork was excellent, but brisket and chicken were underwhelming.
It took them 20 minutes to find us the table even after reservation. But it was worth it.
The bottom line is the food was quite good. But most menu items are a la carte and the side dishes are usually pricey and too large for one person.
Amazing food! Nothing comes close in the area. The pork shoulder is outstanding!
Great food, drinks, and service. Highly recommend for drinks and barbeque.
Excellent food and service. Have been before for happy hour and was happy to see that brunch is just as good.
Great family dinner for carnivores--ordered wings and the meat sampler (1/2 chicken, pulled pork, brisket, ribs) with 2 sides (baked beans and esquites) and still had leftovers. Tasty smoked meat, lively atmosphere.
Authentic Texas style bbq. Rubs are heavy on the black pepper and salt, again what you’d expect from Texas style bbq. Incredibly juicy and everything was cooked perfectly. Brisket was fantastic, and I highly recommend the wings as an appetizer.
Be warned, the short rib is more of a smoked ribeye than a beef rib. It’s huge!
The bbq brisket was fabulous (and so were the pork and ribs)....and I don't speak lightly as we do alot of bbq at home. We really enjoyed everything we had, AND we had one of EVERYTHING! The all you can eat brunch on Sat & Sun is amazing if you are a bbq lover and enjoy amazing waffles, french toast, mac, potato salad, huevos rancheros, etc. We will be back for sure.....and we drove 2.5 hours to get there!
Had a great time. Fun vibe! Good food. A little expensive, but we enjoyed it!
I took my friend here for her birthday lunch and we split some brisket, Mac and cheese, and Brussels sprouts. It was all so good!
I made a reservation for 14 people for my husband's birthday and they gave us a separate room with full service. The food, drinks, and service were all exceptional! We left full and happy.
Thank you for making it a great celebration!
Always have a good experience here, whether just dining with my husband or when we bring the whole family.
Good food, good service and good drinks, great place to meet up with friends
Kelli was awesome! She made sure we wanted for nothing! The food was delicious and fulfilling! This is a definite revisit place!
Wings, Turkey, and sides were good. Ribs were meaty but tough with little flavor.
Great first experience!
Awesome happy hour in bar area, good specials. Stayed for dinner in dining room. Delicious and great staff
Always good food and friendly service. Best brisket I’ve ever tasted!
Portions were a bit small for a BBQ restaurant
The food tasted good, but it was hard to enjoy because the atmosphere is frenetic. The noise level is really loud, tons of people were everywhere, tables were spaced right next to each other. With staff members whizzing by constantly (and repeatedly attempting to remove plates even before we were finished eating on them), it was hard to avoid feeling anxiety. I also would avoid the margaritas. It was like drinking lemonade.
Texas Jacks has become one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Great food and service in a fun and energetic environment. We will return soon and often.
I've been here a few times now with friends. I's kind of pricey, but the food is really good. So here's the thing, I'm from Tennessee, not Texas. We don't barbecue beef in Tennessee, we barbecue pork: Ribs and Shoulders, pulled; the sauce is vinegar and hot peppers. But Texas Jack's smoked brisket is so delicious, tender, smoky, and incredibly flavorful that it has made a devoté of me. The chicken is also really really good. I like the ribs less, because they tend to be undercooked for my taste, and tough. The pulled pork is just okay, and I've decided I won't order it there again. The sides are terrific, but some, like the greens, are not at all vegetarian. The elote - Mexican street corn, pan-fried, off the cob, mixed with peppers, mayo, and cojita cheese, is to die for. Pico de Belly - pico de gallo with braised pork belly - is marvelous, and served with chips.
It's easy to get in if you make a reservation a day or two in advance. Parking is valet or nearby on-street. You've sat here reading long enough. Just go.
Best BBQ in Arlington in my opinion and fun ambiance
Texas Jack’s makes great brisket! They were very accomodating for a table of 5. They first tried to seat us at a table that had a bar that went across the bottom and would hit someone in the shin; when I pointed that out, they put 2 smaller tables together and it was much more comfortable. Their collard greens and corn muffins were delicious. Their various sandwiches were very affordable. However, someone needs to work on the mac’ and cheese...very gritty and not rich and creamy the way it should be. Also, before we even sat down someone asked if we wanted a drink. I said let me take my coat off and bring me a drink menu. That being said, the staff was very attentive. Ambiance was OK, forwarned it is kind of loud. But just as I started this review, their brisket is great.
The food was great. The service was awesome. We enjoyed our meals in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Cant wait to go back!!
Best barbecue and brisket in dc!
I really enjoyed my meal at Texas Jack's. I was there for brunch and had chicken and waffles which were absolutely delicious. My husband ordered biscuits and gravy with brisket which was equally as great. Wasn't busy when we first arrived for a noon reservation but by the time we left at about 12:45, it was much busier. Service was only okay, had to wait for refills and it took a while to get salt and pepper after our food arrived when I realized no table had shakers. But that certainly won't stop me from returning again!
Bbq is always awesome here!
Great food, service, and atmosphere! Some highlights: pork bbq, chicken sandwich, and the mac n' cheese. The kale salad is a great healthy alternative, and you can add protein to make it a complete meal. Nice wine and beer list, too, and great brunch offerings. Highly recommended!
Great texas style BBQ ! Fantastic drinks at a great price for DC!
Our visiting friend from Texas vouches for the brisket.
My son was visiting and wanted to get together with some family friends so we chose Texas Jack's on a recommendation from a friend and reviews we had read. Nice atmosphere, good service and great barbecue. Would definitely recommend to others.
The smell when you walk in is just amazing and so is the food! I’m from Australia and this type of BBQ is just not the same. Great flavour and good value for money
Best bbq around, this is our favorite!!
The food was delicious. Burger really yummy but to small.