Cheap Eats 2017: Texas Jack’s Barbecue

Ribs, sausage, pulled pork, brisket, and chicken at Texas Jack's. Photo by Scott Suchman

About Texas Jack’s Barbecue

2761 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

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We’d be happy dining at this cavernous Lyon Park place even if we didn’t eat meat. The sides—whether a warm salad of corn done up elote-style with cilantro and cotija, an eggy potato salad, or crispy Brussels sprouts tossed in lemon and Parmesan—are that tasty. Still, A-plus accoutrements aren’t enough to land a place on this list. Killer brisket, addictive smoked wings, and a tasty pulled-pork sandwich topped with Sriracha pickles are. Happy hour offers great deals, including a $6 burger and a plate of brisket-topped nachos. Also good: Brisket-and-queso sandwich; kale salad.