Texas Jacks Barbecue

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Barbecue
We are Washington D.C's #1 rated barbecue restaurant rated by the Washington Post , located in Arlington Virginia, half a mile from the Clarendon Metro Station. Texas Jack's offers the finest barbecue available: like beef brisket, beef short ribs, St Louis style pork ribs, pulled pork, handcrafted sausage, and sides influenced from 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 cocktails.
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JG
Western NC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good with some new BBQ type items I hadn’t seen before. Service was great not sure if web site advises only valet parking or street parking. If not it should. Had a nice night and we will come back

OT
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great BBQ. Brisket, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts were really good

W
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was excellent very attentive

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brisket- as good as it gets outside of Texas. They know what they’re doing!

DP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful but the food was mediocre. Frankly, it was way too salty for my taste.

SH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous food, great atmosphere, and an intoxicating aroma from the moment you open the door. Texas Jack’s is the best BBQ in Arlington, VA. It is always the first dinner request when my out-of-town family visits.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit Happy Hour was amazing. We will definitely be back!!

n
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend got 3 sides and liked all of them

e
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, especially with kids!

m
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Decent bbq spot. Took over 10 min for the waiter to bring a menu. Sparse attn from the waiter all night. Food was decent but not outstanding. Fried chicken sandwich was great. Smoked chicken just so so. Good for an in and out spot and kidfriendly.

OT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Short rib and brisket to die for

F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good bbq. Good atmosphere.

JG
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food. Nachos are phenomenal! A must go!

L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Fantastic evening. Fantastic food.
Service was ok. Casual place.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Good food, but kind of pricey for what it is. Cool ambiance. Average service -- our waiter kept recommending the most expensive items on the menu to us.

VN
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Party of 8 - when making reservation one question was are you celebrating, which we were. No type of recognition made on the part of TJ. So I wonder why that question was asked.

Service was pretty slow, we had to speak to a manager.

Food is good, a bit pricey for bbq, but good. The food being good is why we had TJ cater our daughter and sons baby shower this past June.

DC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Texas Jack's used to be the spot wherein I would go for BBQ. But lately, the food quality isn't worth the commute from downtown DC, the money, frustration and disappoint. Appetizers arrived at the table lukewarm. Sent them back to the kitchen. Returned to the table a bit warner. But not hot. Same temperature with the entrees. Sat idle for 15 minutes before a server came over to take a drink order. Refill arrived at the end of the meal. Never offered BBQ sauce. Walked over to an empty table to retrieve the BBQ sauce. Restaurant wasn't busy; in fact lots of empty tables. This experience explains why the food I've ordered through Uber Eats was cold. It left the restaurant lukewarm. So when it arrived at my home, it was cold.

J
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The brisket was really salty and pretty fatty. I loved the ambiance. Maybe I'm spoiled from living in Georgia for so long, but the food was just generally okay - not impressive. Definitely edible, but I wouldn't go again.

LC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was outstanding! A little pricey but the food was worth it

E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Texas Jack's has solid bbq, great wings, and an AMAZING value for happy hour

b
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food - ala Carte pricing - side dishes expensive

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The wings are amazing. Smoked meat combo was okay and the multiple flies hovering around the table was a turn off for the meal.

WB
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite BBQ restaurant in the NOVA area—all the smoked meats are great—brisket and pulled pork are my favorite. Excellent potato salad too.

KN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well worth visiting, fabulous food and great service

KR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t wait to go back!! The pulled pork sandwich was delicious! Ordered several sides.... non disappointed.

MR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful location for our LARGE family gathering! The meat platters and shareable sides made it easy and very efficient to feed all of us and they had something for every taste, even our picky eaters. The brussels sprouts were absolutely to die for! The dining area is spacious enough to accommodate those in our party with mobility issues and they were even able to fit all of us at one long table.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We were excited to have a meal at Texas Jacks BBQ after reading the reviews.....however, we were very disappointed.....my wife's ribs were cold and chewy....my eggs were ok but small portions and the gravy for the biscuits and gravy was so so....Hardees gravy is better (sorry)...my son did like his chicken and waffles.....the rest of the meal was average...at best......

RK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Had a great BBQ rib eye. Really delicious. Melted off the bone.

LC
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We take all of our friends to Texas Jacks! Not only is the food fantastic but the service is outstanding. From the free valet parking to the best BBQ in the area, this restaurant is a keeper!

EH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh we loved it. We had the 87 Cutlass Nachos with Brisket.. It was so delicious. I had the Jack’s Mule and the Key Lime Pie. I would go back in a heartbeat!

It was a bit loud for my taste but it wasn’t too bad once you got used to it.

PR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent...I had the brisket burrito and the Brussel sprouts

a
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The beef rib there is excellent and on par with the best churrascarias.

JB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing. Neat little
Restaurant. Good service.

EE
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great vibe and food - perfect for BBQ on a summer day!

AV
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brisket ever! The food was amazing & came out fast, the server was nice and kept on top of refills. Overall best meal we had in Arlington!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here often for brunch or dinner, especially if friends are visiting from out of town. On this trip we came to watch the Women’s World Cup Final and it was a great call! The food is always good, the servers are friendly and responsive, and the drinks are terrific!

JJ
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Good value and good. I've already recommended Texas Jack to coworkers and friends.

LB
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The barbecue was low on Texas-stlye flavor and the price paid was grossly inflated.

LU
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

The orders where not properly taken food good but medium

A
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The beef ribs was very delicious. Overall was very pleasant experience with my family. Everything we ate was flavorful. Highly recommended!

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