Texas Jacks Barbecue

4.8
1030 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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What 1030 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
Ambience
4.5
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Good service. Good cuts of meat. The brisket is the literally the best I have ever had. Yea, I’ll be back. Didn’t quite care for the root beer though. Not like it’s their fault. 5/5.

BM
vipBusyMomAndDad
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always TBBQ delivered again! And waiter Garrett was attentive and we Sergio came around and thanked us for coming. Nice eating outside on the waning warm days. Had the combo this time—highly recommend. And on Mondays all combos are half price! Quick and delicious.

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vipTXNDC
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The last few times we've been to Texas Jacks, the service was excellent. This time was no exception, the waiter was friendly, attentive, and fast.

The food is only okay to me. But the Shiner is cold and the cocktails are good and strong.

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vipArl1234
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great outdoor environment. Refreshing cocktails, exceptional service. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Reservation made for later in the day on a Friday evening. Lots of outdoor dining to utilize this Late summer warmth.
Many waiters present and extremely helpful. The drinks were delicious and paired with the barbecue well. I especially enjoyed the extra cheesy Mac.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Texas Jack’s has really great sides! I absolutely love the potato salad and the collard greens.

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StuK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food is good, pricey especially since all sides including corn bread are extra. Large permanent patio plus extra outdoor seating in parking lot - since on a main drag it can be a little noisy.

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DominicD
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good Texas BBQ. Brisket is outstanding. Ribs not as good as previous visits. Excellent sides especially corn and beans.

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vipdelrayfoodie
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside on a beautiful fall evening. I got the kale salad with brisket that melted in my mouth! I would also recommend the baked beans!

MT
MichaelT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The only complaint I have is the price of the food. As a true Texan, one never pays this much for good Bar B Q. Now granted, I have to consider the fact we are not in Texas, but even considering that, it is a bit steep for VA. Food is delicious however and the staff are great. I brought five business colleagues with me there , all for the first time, and they agreed hands down it was the best meal they have had on their entire trip! Thanks for making my decision to dine there brilliant.

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suzydc
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is consistently good. Service is outstanding. A very enjoyable experience

JL
JanetLMP
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We headed over for breakfast to what had been an Arlington landmark. My omelette with brisket was very flavorful. The dish did not have a side, so no too filling. My partner had the brisket in the huevos. Unfortunately his brisket had a fair amount of fatty pieces. The winner was my sister’s brisket hash with eggs. Really nice flavors. The restaurant is open with a basic simple interior which can get noisy. Post-COVID they added a fair amount of outside dining, which makes the parking lot very small and tight.

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viparlguy
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice patio arrangement with good capacity. Food was good as usual and service was attentive.

LC
vipLeonardoC
Washington DC
120 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This place is a neighborhood gem!! Great food, service....

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vipkd39
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great happy hour deals!! Our server was really kind as well. Food is always great

RB
vipRandyB
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Love the barbecue chicken.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Wonderful sampler platter, seating outside. Very nice environment with attentive service. Wish chicken had been more tender but pulled pork was out of this world. Banana pudding was just right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Food was very impressive at all. Wings were ok, pulled pork was below average, chicken sandwich needed seasoning, and greens didn’t have much flavor. Cornbread and French fries were the best part.

Ambiance outside was beautiful, but that didn’t compensate for the disappointing food.

CK
vipCoachK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and lots of outdoor seating!

LC
vipLeonardoC
Washington DC
121 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

As one can see from our profile, we truly enjoy visiting Texas Jacks. If I really want to be critical, the service was a bit slow. However, it is a great place to take friends to.

BM
vipBusyMomAndDad
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Giddy Yup! No need to worry about dead air with your guest --- food arrives asap when you order! First time visit and Texas Jacks delivered. Ribs fell off the bone, brisket sandwich (they are known for their brisket, says our waiter) tasty and tender. Good sauce too. Collard greens unique with burnt ends included. Go for the large size sides --- only $2 more (also says our waiter) and you can take home (we did). Next time we will order the brisket egg rolls (suggestion from our waiter). Obviously waiter Garrett was extremely helpful, cheerful, and efficient. His recommendations were spot on. Now our fav new place to go.

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vipNatalie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Texas Jack's was fantastic! The outdoor seating was spacious, quiet, and shady. We all loved our meals. Mom was craving ribs and found them to be delicious. I got the Brisket Benedict and it was amazing. Our server was attentive and the dessert of apple pie was a great finish. Highly recommend.

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vipRjjarvis
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
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!

LL
vipLongwoodLisa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It’s a good gluten free option:)

PM
vipPietroMc
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food and great service like always.

OT
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

VK
vipValerieK
Washington DC
108 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.

OT
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.

VM
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

DK
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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You can order delivery directly from Texas Jacks Barbecue using the Order Online button. Texas Jacks Barbecue also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 875-0477.

Texas Jacks Barbecue is rated 4.8 stars by 1030 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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