Our Side Dishes

Here at Texas Jack’s, we have some of the most delicious barbecue in the Washington DC area. Our premium cuts of meat are cooked to perfection in a state-of-the-art smoker. Our St. Louis style ribs are legendary, and our loyal customers keep coming back for more. Our smoked and seasoned Texas-style beef brisket is so good that even Texans approve of our delicious meat dish. Seasoned and slow cooked to perfection, our pulled pork shoulder is to die for. Although our smoked meat is legendary, we have an incredible selection of side dishes to accompany them as well. Today, we would like to highlight some of our delicious side dishes:

Brussel Sprouts

Our brussel sprouts are anything but the nasty vegetables that your mom force fed you when you were a youngster. Tossed in lemon juice and parmesan, our brussel sprouts are as delicious as they are nutritious. When you consume our brussel sprouts, you can feel a little less guilty about that extra helping of hearty meat that you ate.

Collard Greens

Another yummy and delicious vegetable side that our BBQ restaurant offers are collard greens. A staple in the Southern diet, we braise our collard greens in chicken stock with pork. You might be eating leafy greens, but the pork adds some extra kick to this dish. Add some greens to your BBQ platters by eating a portion of our collard greens.

Mac & Cheese

Seriously, what kind of BBQ restaurant doesn’t offer a delicious serving of mac and cheese? Nothing accompanies a smoked chicken platter or some pork spare ribs better than a heaping serving of creamy mac and cheese. True, it’s not as nutritious as our collard greens or our brussel sprouts, but this down home comfort food is so incredibly tasty!

Potato Salad

Most likely, you have a family member with a secret potato salad recipe that’s considered the best.

Potato salad is a staple of many at-home barbecues, and it’s only natural that we included our own version of potato salad on the Texas Jack’s menu. We use red onion, mayo, mustard, and pickles for a scrumptious potato salad with extra kick. 

Porky Pinto Beans

If you decide to add a little extra fiber to your barbecue dish, then the Porky Pinto beans might just be the way to go. Braised in chicken stock and pork, our delicious pinto beans are covered with shredded cheese and sour cream. This hearty bean dish could be good on it’s own, but it’s even better served alongside our meat medley.


Another staple of barbecue side dishes is coleslaw, and we simply serve the best. It’s common for restaurants to simply buy bags of pre-shredded cabbage and carrots and dump a bottle of coleslaw dressing into the mix to prepare coleslaw. At Texas Jack’s we make fresh coleslaw for the most delicious cole slaw that you will ever eat.

The biggest reason that people come to our barbecue restaurant in Arlington is for the barbecue, but our side dishes are equally as delicious. Don’t take our word for it! Visit Texas Jack’s for the ultimate barbecue experience today!

Choose Texas Jack’s For Your Private Event

Now that spring is upon us, people are beginning to venture out more, which means more parties. People are seeking venues in which to hold their corporate parties, birthday parties, and even wedding parties. Are you holding a private event in the Washington DC area, and you are not sure where it should be? Why not hold it at Texas Jack’s? After all, we feature a variety of different locations within our barbecue restaurant in Arlington perfect for entertaining a large group of people. Check out our different options for holding private events:

Main Dining Room

The main dining room could be the perfect place to hold your next private event. It’s always a favorite with our customers because if offers a direct view of our open kitchen. Your friends will absolutely love watching our talented staff cook up delicious meats and appetizers. Furnished with handmade tables and chairs made from local sources of reclaimed wood, this beautiful room has a truly unique ambience for all your beloved guests. The tables in our dining room can also accommodate numerous seating arrangements so that your guests can be comfortably seated and truly enjoy their dining experience.

Private Dining Room

Are you seeking a more intimate gathering space for your private event? Perhaps our private dining room would interest you. With an amazing amount of flexibility for your private event, this room features its own bar, two independent flat screen TVs, sound level controls, and lighting controls. Our friendly and accommodating staff can create seating arrangements to meet the needs of your party. Whether you want a sit-down dinner, a buffet-style dining experience, or cocktails and h’orderves, this room could be perfect for you.


For a more comfortable and casual experience, you might be interested in renting out our bar for your private event. Our full traditional bar includes a delicious selection of local craft beers on tap as well as a full wall with our collection of fine ryes and bourbons perfect for whiskey aficionados. We also offer some truly wonderful wines on tap as well as a fantastic selection of the most amazing handcrafted smoked cocktails east of the Mississippi.

Why Texas Jack’s?

No matter which area you choose, you will have a great time at Texas Jack’s Barbecue. Hands down, we offer the best barbecue in the DC area. However, even your friends who don’t eat meat will find some delicious cuisine to dine upon at our family-style restaurant. We include a variety of meat-free sides, appetizers, and salads so that non-meat eaters leave our restaurant happy and full. 

Our Barbecue

For those of you that love succulent smoked meats, then Texas Jack’s will be sure to hit the spot. Our beef brisket features the perfect amount of tenderness and juiciness that even the pickiest brisket snob is sure to love. We also feature some of the best beef short ribs as well as the most tender pulled pork shoulder for your tastes Our St. Louis Style pork spare ribs are legendary, and our smoked chicken is perfect for those of you watching your figures.

Are you interested in using our space for your next private event? Contact our barbecue restaurant in Arlington to book your private event space today.  

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