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Texas Jacks Barbecue, Arlington, VA

Texas Jacks Barbecue

4.8
4.8
1118 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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Booked 25 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 875-0477

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Texas Jack's would love to offer our catering services for your next big event. Contact us at 703-875-0477 or simply order online at www.txjacks.com and we will put together a fantastic catering package to suit your needs and budget!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Texas Jack’s can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Our Private Event Coordinator: (888) 329-5819

  • Neighbourhood

    Arlington

  • Cross Street

    N. Daniel St.

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    We are half a mile from the Clarendon Metro Station (Orange, Silver Line - 7 minute walk)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,118 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. BJ

    BrianaJ

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For starters, the hostess in front house was so nice! Very friendly and inviting. Our waiter Ben J was so awesome! He was very attentive, very friendly, and tended to put every need. The meal was fire - this is coming from someone who doesn’t even like barbecue. The chicken tacos with the spicy jacks bbq sauce? To die for. The chicken was so tender and juicy. The ribs, the brisket? Fall apart. Seasoned to perrrfection. What the heck is that butterscotch root beer? Magic in the mouth? The sorcery! I will definitely be back!

  2. XX

    XxxX

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Especially liked the special with two meats and two sides that's available at lunch time.

  3. S

    Soup

    Washington DC

    141 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    141 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    We ate outdoors and unfortunately, both the traffic noise and the lack of staff attention were challenging this visit. I think they are understaffed at the moment, and since it was quite busy, the staff was stretched thin. The sausages are terrific, the slaw and potato salad quite good. I love the bun that comes with the sandwiches; however, the brisket sandwich is so stuffed that it ends up being a knife and fork sandwich. Also, this time the brisket was its usual fantastic flavor but quite fatty.

  4. HM

    HelenaM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Graduation

  5. A

    Adrian

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food —even if sides are somewhat salty— barbecue is moist and smoky. Service is warm and welcoming; with great cocktail choices.

  6. K

    Kayla

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Brunch! Amazing barbeque! We will be back

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great customer service! Will definitely go back again!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Meat was excellent, sides ok. Had a great time and will for sure go back!

  9. KF

    KalF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    had brunch there for the first time and it was excellent!

  10. B

    Brian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food. Good service. Clean. I’d bring my family, friends to have some fum

  11. CS

    CaroleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Dropped into Texas Jack's for a family reunion lunch; had preciously ordered only carryout brisket (excellent). Imagine our surprise when our waiter, Victor, recognized us from times when we frequented another local restaurant where he was then working. We always remembered Victor for his great service and engaging communication. So glad to cross paths with him again. Add to that the fact that (1) food was excellent (2) portions were ample but not overwhelming; (3) menu has choices for nearly everyone; and (4) we never felt rushed. Great experience; we'll be back!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Food was good and came quickly. But - the dish I ordered (nachos with chicken) — and came out with pork instead of chicken . I was surprised when I was told they were out of chicken and has decided - without asking -to substitute pork.

  13. DF

    DouglasF

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My birthday

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The beef brisket was the BEST I ever had ! And everybody in our group agreed. It was a delicious meal, the server was very prompt and friendly. I wish I lived in the DC area, I would go to Jack’s frequently as we love BBQ. Ended up ordering 3 big pacs to take home to friends -!!

  15. LW

    LindaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding!! Everything from the food, to the service to the atmosphere. This is one of Arlington's best kept secrets. I've been passing by this restaurant for months and had no idea what awaited on the inside. I will definitely be a regular.

  16. VS

    VSAlex

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an excellent waitress. The Brisket sandwich was amazing and we tried the platter that provided ribs, pulled pork and brisket. Excellent smoke flavor and delicious barbecue sauce. I would definitely come back.

  17. r

    robertm

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We sat in the Bar area, and were served by "GIGI". An Outstanding employee of Texas Jacks.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great BBQ and fancy drinks

  19. CA

    CobraA

    Washington DC

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic brisket and creative cocktails. Impressive selection of bourbon. Love it! The brisket nachos are amazing with a smoked whiskey sour!

  20. S

    Sergio

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Para empezar, la amabilidad de los empleados. La comida muy buena también y a un precio muy razonable. Se aparca bien en la zona. Muy recomendable.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our Easter meal at Texas Jack BBQ!!! The portions were plentiful, the food was seasoned well and delicious!!! We plan to return very soon!!!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was delicious! Quite pricey but tasty. We really enjoyed the deviled eggs, brunch omelette with brisket and the large medley platter. Only minor piece of feedback was that the cheese in the omelette could have been more melted.

  23. SG

    StaciaG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great Easter brunch!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visit, everything was great!!! My 8 year old is a Mac n cheese connoisseur and he said theirs was top 3 in the world!!! Brisket was lean but moist, perfect crust. Would highly recommend this place.

  25. TB

    TeddyBee

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great low-key spot for brunch. Won't be disappointed with food or service. Menu prices better than most.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Front service lady with blondish hair very rude. Had reservations and told the other man to seat us and we could “ squeeze” 5 people in bar area, if we wanted or wait !!!

  27. M

    Mfiskers

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great dinner at Texas jacks bbq.

  28. MA

    MoragAshfield

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Relaxed family birthday and first, not last, visit to Texas Jacks! Great setting, great food (quality and big portions!) enjoyed by the whole family, thank you!

  29. EG

    EGunsser

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great breakfast

  30. j

    jomurray

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Even though we witnessed one busload of people leaving the restaurant and another busload coming in we were waited on and served in a timely manner. The food was outstanding. During the pandemic we weren't always thrilled with the food but last night was the best the food has been since before the pandemic.

  31. DN

    DaNetJ

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    This was my first time here and I'll say it won't be my last. My family and I got the brisket egg rolls, cornbread, collard greens, baked beans, and the meat medley and all of it was fairly good. The best meat I had was the brisket and ribs, they were seasoned to perfection! We also enjoyed the mint berry press and smoked whiskey sour, both delicious drinks.

  32. LC

    LarryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good place to visit with friends. Parking was easy on the side.

  33. C

    Chazy

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly staff and quick service plus great tasting food!

  34. P

    Parttimeshopper

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, my group loved it. The food was really good and the service was great. We had reservations for 5PM on a Saturday night and that was the perfect time before it got really crowded. I would reccomend this place to anyone who loves bbq and I would definitely go back again.

  35. ET

    EricT

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Generous portions and quick service make Texas Jacks a great local barbecue joint.

  36. DS

    DavidS

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great BBQ. Well cooked meat. Tasty sides.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    I got headaches it was 2 different music mixed and the server wasn’t professional but the food was great

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Made a reservation, still had to wait at least 15 mins

  39. NW

    NicoleW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food at Texas Jack's Barbecue is fantastic! My favorites are the brisket, Mexican street corn, and German chocolate cake. The service is always friendly. There are lots of tables outside, and the restaurant has a great energy.

  40. LO

    LeslieO

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    It is noisy in the restaurant but it is a sports bar! The brisket on the sandwich was delicious very lean - which I very much prefer. Great brussel sprouts and street corn too.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

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 1118 OpenTable diners.

Texas Jacks Barbecue does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Texas Jacks Barbecue

2761 Washington Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    N. Daniel St.

  • Neighbourhood

    Arlington

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    We are half a mile from the Clarendon Metro Station (Orange, Silver Line - 7 minute walk)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 875-0477

  • Catering

    Texas Jack's would love to offer our catering services for your next big event. Contact us at 703-875-0477 or simply order online at www.txjacks.com and we will put together a fantastic catering package to suit your needs and budget!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Texas Jack’s can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Our Private Event Coordinator: (888) 329-5819

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