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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” (152 reviews)
“turkey” (31 reviews)
“sausage” (83 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
5300 State Highway 121, The Colony, TX 75056-3803
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Reviewed yesterday

I drove by this on my way to a work event and thought "with all that smoke billowing out, must be good food!" I was not disappointed. As a first-timer, their "buy by the pound" was a bit scary, but I just asked "Give me...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First time with hubs. Interesting set up. Would be torture to go in the summer bc the line snakes around the smokers and grills right inside the entrance. Very smoky. All meat is about $16/lb! You tell them how much you want and you pay...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is absolutely fantastic! I really enjoy being able to choose the items you want and the amount of each item. My friends and I all eat different portions so we were all completely satisfied with our ability to choose what we wanted and...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel a lot to Texas and have been searching for BBQ joints and have settled on hard eight as a go to. The shrimp poppers (shrimp in a jalepeno wrapped in bacon) are outstanding. The best thing on the menu is the made to...More

Thank Nate M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Meats were good albeit over-priced. Pre-packaged sides just does not work for me! You can get quality meets and fresh sides within a ten minute drive for 1/3 less price! Hard 8's lunch sandwich deal is good for the price especially at the bar!

Thank llyndonj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is awesome - great BBQ - great TX atmosphere - portions are good, brisket is super - only downside is everyone will know that you just came from a BBQ place because when you walk in you have to go by the BBQ...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had received a gift card to Hard Eight BBQ, so we decided to try it out tonight. First of all, we had to stand in a long line full of smoke from the pits. After choosing our meats and sides, we...More

Thank shaffermant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Hard Eight BBQ. I was first introduced to it about 4 years ago at their Coppell location. This time I tried their location in The Colony. I was not disappointed. They get you at the door as you walk through their smoke area....More

Thank ZeusSNC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the best BBQ experience I ever had in the US: meat is terrific and the place very peculiar! Do not miss for any reason if you are in Dallas

Thank Mauro G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All of it is good but the brisket is best. Turkey is still juicy and soft if beef is not for you. All you can eat beans. I say skip the desert and eat more Q.

Thank Gregory G
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Debbie H
3 July 2018|
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Response from Ben S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but didn't notice. Probably not a great kid place anyway. Adult beverages & very heavy meals. Lots of BBQ smoke as well.
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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