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Hard Eight BBQ

1091 Glen Rose Rd, Stephenville, TX 76401
+1 254-968-5552
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brisket” (125 reviews)
“sausage” (68 reviews)
“beans” (77 reviews)
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1091 Glen Rose Rd, Stephenville, TX 76401
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place! You get not just good food but also friendly service. Very impressed with the flavoring. Looove the mud pudding! Will be back!

Thank Jenene C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Of all the BBQ I've eaten in Texas this place is the top. The quality can't be beat anywhere in Texas. The ribs are almost as good as ribs from Tennessee, almost.

Thank 630duanes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have heard about the Hard Eight for years. I recently had the opportunity to eat there. It was acceptable barbecue but certainly not anything I would make a special trip for. The meat on my sliced sandwich was dry and not anything like I...More

Thank BBobReally
VickiN413, Owner at Hard Eight BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Bob.. I'm so sorry, can you tell me which location you visited? You can email me at vnivens@hardeightbbq.com Thank you for your time! Vicki

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

THE MOST DELICIOUS smoked meats of every animal! Diego and Logan gave us a smorgasbord of each meat and we couldn't decide which was the best! Great sides and complimentary beans, too! Don't pass thru Stephenville without stopping at Hard 8!

Thank Vicky M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming to Hard 8 since 2005. When we anyone visits we bring them here and always everyone is impressed. The food is excellent !!! It's very hard to not over eat because it's all so good. The brisket, ribs, poppers, jalapeño cream corn...More

Thank chk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here for years, sometimes it's good and tender, others it's tough and dry...don't like spending money on a gamble but that's what you get here. Sides are not anything special.

Thank Paula H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has that good ole fashion, lick your greasy fingers type of B-B-Q! I would rank it right up there with Pecan Lodge BBQ, in Deep Ellum, TX. Reasonably priced too; shrimp poppers, got to try it!

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get there early lots of good BBQ food very good nice atmosphere went there first time with family for Mother's Day and was ver surprised will definitely go again when visiting

Thank James P
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Hard 8 is a bar-b-que restaurant in Stephenville, TX, right on Hwy 281 between Wichita Falls and Waco. The food is cooked outside on a HUGE, about six feet across pecan wood fed fire, that can be smelled at least a block away. They serve...More

Thank phillipw56
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We have visited many times and have came to count on great quality of a variety of meats and side dishes. Today, I had my favorite pork chop with a side of fresh watermelon and grapes. Delish!

Thank Waynette D
VickiN413, Owner at Hard Eight BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you so much!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1091 Glen Rose Rd, Stephenville, TX 76401
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Stephenville
  • Phone Number: +1 254-968-5552
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