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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 good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brisket” (176 reviews)
“sausage” (96 reviews)
“beans” (60 reviews)
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5300 State Highway 121, The Colony, TX 75056-3803
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place for real Texas BBQ. Brisket is moist, ribs were delicious, steak was awesome. Smoked right on site as you select your food. In the rough.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank pgschiller
Reviewed 6 days ago

I like to eat! I love meat! This place is all about the meat! Don't get too worried about the sides, you won't be paying much attention to them. As you walk in the door, you pick your meat or meats. As much and as...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 13jacquelineb
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visit the Dallas area quite often, but we had never had real Texas BBQ on any of our visits. We asked for recommendations from some of the locals. We received several recommendations, but our hotel desk clerk seemed particularly excited when explaining this restaurant...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank breinhaugen
Reviewed 6 days ago

While visiting in Frisco for the first time, we were taken to Hard Right for a typical Texan restaurant. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere was like walking through an outdoor cookout. Good was served deli style and was excellent. We had a large group...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davegF3413OZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service is good. The food, at its best is just decent. I have been several times, and I have had the ribs, links, sliced beef, chicken, and turkey. With the exception of the brisket ( because of the time it takes to smoke), I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mlb5239
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place for great BBQ! The atmosphere is cool, the way you choose your meat and sides is cool and the food is just plain great! Were old clothes cause you will leave smelling like you smoked the meat yourself!! It's a bit...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 768TonyJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we visit this area, we always make a trip to Hard Eight. Some of the best bar be que we have ever had. Fall off the bone ribs, tender brisket, tasty sausage, chicken. Try the cream corn, it has a special zip. Plenty of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GreatDayTraveling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at this restaurant at 7 pm on a Friday evening. It was so crowded the wait line was out the door and extended into the parking lot. I found the ordering line concept pretty confusing since we had never been here before. Also,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sehler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing short of great!!! Everything about this place is top-notch and it was a great experience as well!! Plenty of options to choose from. The brisket was yummy as well as all the fixins.... Great family atmosphere.. was too stuffed to try the delicious looking...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank vacationfuntime
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Experience was incredible... Food was good. Hard 8 was one of the best Texas BBQ environments I've been to. The pits are out in the open as you walk in and you get to watch them work their craft while you stand in line. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Robert Z
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21 December 2018|
Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
I did not have a drink while there so not sure if they do or not - best to just give them a call
Debbie H
3 July 2018|
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Response from Juan O | Reviewed this property |
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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, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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