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Hard Eight BBQ

5300 State Highway 121, The Colony, TX 75056-3803
+1 972-625-8888
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (145 reviews)
“sausage” (78 reviews)
“beans” (53 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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5300 State Highway 121, The Colony, TX 75056-3803
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is new and trendy...people WANT to like it. I did too. Unfortunately it falls far short of what real good Texas BBQ ought to be. The best things about the visit: the margarita purchased B4 waiting in the line, and the old lady...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was very pleased. Food was excellent. Liked how you buy by the pound. Very good selection. Would highly recommend

Thank mjctex
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is great... the food is excellent... the atmosphere is fun ...the staff is very friendly... but it’s a bit over priced. However, the best bbq in Texas the original bodacious bbq in Longview, TX on south mobberly... it looks like a shack... has...More

Thank Kristin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here unexpectedly after being invited by some business colleagues. I showed up in a suit. That was a big mistake. When you first enter the restaurant, you walk through an outside-ish area where the meat is smoked and cut. You have to order...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place. Pics don’t explain the experience. You enter in the Smoke House, pick your meat by the pound, then fixings, drinks and then grab a seat. Food was overall just good. Atmosphere was neat but was 90+ outside and given the above let’s...More

Thank LawrenceTD1515
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our home was being remodeled during Memorial Day so I had no kitchen access. Wanting BBQ we decided to go to Hard 8 at NFM. I have been to the Coppell location many times over the last 10 years. The NFM location is about 25...More

Thank Beenaroundtheworld2x
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being greeted by the smoking pits and rustic picnic style dining area on arrival only raised my expectations. When it comes to pit BBQ I’m as stuck-up and full of myself as a millennial teenager. Could a themed ‘chain’ of restaurants meet my demanding standard...More

Thank SquareBear205
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hard Eight is located right off the interstate, but once you're inside you wouldn't know it. You order your meat just thru the doors as they are cooking it and add to your tray as you slide along past sides, drinks and desserts to...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First of all, we are a group of four senior citizens. We heard this was really great bbq so we decided to try it out. You enter through the pit where they are smoking the meat to place your order. It is extremely hot and...More

Thank ruhappy6
Reviewed 12 May 2018

We stopped here on a whim because we love BBQ. The set up is kind of strange and it took me a bit to figure it out. You enter the restaurant and wind around to the back to the cooking area to choose your meat...More

Thank paperbackOkc
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5300 State Highway 121, The Colony, TX 75056-3803
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  The Colony
  • Phone Number: +1 972-625-8888
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