Jack’s-Texas BBQ in Seattle
I am a big fan of BBQ…who isn’t?
But when I took a trip to Texas last year, Austin and Dallas to be specific, my expectations of good BBQ changed. After eating at amazing places like Salt Lick, Lockhart smokehouse, and of course the king Franklin BBQ.
If you have or haven’t had Texas BBQ and are in Seattle, you are in luck!
Jack’s BBQ will give you the Texas BBQ experience.
Owner & Pitmaster Jack Timmons — Jack Timmons grew up in Texas and has lived in Seattle for the last 2 decades. In 2012, he attended BBQ Summer Camp at the Meat Sciences department of Texas A&M, then toured many historic barbecue temples of Central Texas. Returning to Seattle, he bought an offset smoker, imported some post oak, mesquite and hickory, and started the Seattle Brisket Experience.
After more than a year of practicing the art of barbecue, and serving old-school, succulent smoked meats to thousands of Northwest BBQ fans at BBQ raves, Jack opened a restaurant in the SoDo region of Seattle — Jack’s BBQ.
As soon as you walk in you feel like you have crossed the border to Texas, the decore and friendly staff will make you feel right at home.
The star of the show of course is the meat and how it’s cooked. You can see and taste that Jack has done his duediligence on his smokers.
I went with a two meat plate choosing Brisket and Pulled Pork. Coming with two sides, I chose their mac and cheese and coleslaw out of the many options they have.
There’s plenty of options and ways to order whether you're by yourself or a group.
The beer and cocktail selection is also wonderful. I will have to visit again, unfortunately I was trying to be good. Featuring some Texas beer and spirits.
Back to my plate, which comes with all the Texas traditional fixins bread, pickles, onions, and jalapeños. First the Mac and Cheese was good, you can tell it’s homemade which is always a plus. The Coleslaw…best I have ever had, it was wonderful, it’s a must order. Of course why anyone goes to a BBQ joint is for the meat and it didn’t disappoint. The pulled pork was good, shredded nicely, juicy and flavorful. The brisket is another must order, some of the best I have ever had. Great smoke ring, juicy and just melt in your mouth goodness. Jack’s also offers two BBQ sauces a traditional and spicy. I tried both and both are very very good. The spicy…has a kick for sure.
So in closing if you are in or visiting Seattle, make a trip to Jack’s BBQ you won’t be disappointed!
3924 Airport Way S.
Seattle WA 98108
Mon — 11–2
Tue-Thu — 11–8
Fri-Sat — 11–9
Sun — Brunch 10–2, Dinner 4–8
Happy Hour 3–6 weekdays