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Hard Eight BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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688 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell, TX 75019-3865
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were meeting our friends on Tuesday evening to avoid the crowds but we were WRONG. Parking lot was full but this place is great and worth the wait because the lines moves fast. Every meat that they offer has been tasty and their brisket is the best in the area. While their sides could be better, the meat makes... More 

Thank DavidNCarolyn
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been coming here for a while, it's one of the best bbq spots around. You even learn a lot when your standing in line, and trust me there is always a line. ****MAJOR TIP***:Best thing is that there is actually a take out line and since many people don't know about it or prefer to eat there the line for... More 

Thank Anula D
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156 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is amazing here. They grill everything in bulk, and there aren't many proteins for vegetarians, but they have baked white and sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries, jalapeño creamed corn, salads, and lots of desserts. Unfortunately, everything was just so expensive and really unjustified.

Thank Lisa M
Coppell, Texas
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Try to explain why Texas BBQ is the best, no words needed here! From the smell as you drive in the parking lot to the huge pits filled with any kind of meat you would want, Hard 8 aims to please. You choose as much or little meat and fixings as your appetite dictates. Casual country atmosphere with friendly staff.... More 

Thank debbieugolini
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can smell this place from blocks away, in a good way, lol! The brisket in the best we've had and the steaks are amazing, and huge! We usually split a pound of chopped brisket and leave well fed. The visit includes free house made pinto beans which are excellent as well. The BBQ sauce is a apple cider base... More 

Thank Patrick C
Jersey City, New Jersey
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am here for a few days on business and asked the concierge at the hotel for a good place for barbecue. He said Hard Eight, was the place to go. This place totally rocks. It is everything you expect from a great barbecue joint, even down to the rules on how to order by the entrance. Juicy brisket, hotlinks,... More 

Thank Joel G
Coppell, Texas
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hospitality with the Wranglers. Front desk operations is unorganized fircing unexpected room changes. Food choice and poor food quality dominated two out of two meals resulting eating at an offsite cafe. Very poor cleanliness in room and lodge areas and when management was notified, the room was re-cleaned.

Thank Harry B
Coppell, Texas
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being born in Texas I thought I knew BBQ, until I went to hard 8. The smell is in the air before you walk in. Then the magic happens tasting the food!!!

Thank tommy455
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here several times for a business lunch. The food is awesomeness! I'd highly recommend it to anyone who loves great BBQ.

Thank Randy H
Houston, Texas
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunday at 1:30 our family of 3 entered the huge parking lot with the most wonderful smell of BBQ meat. Grab an ice cold bottle of water from the water trough before you walk through the grill area to two serving lines to get your meat and hot vegetables: white & sweet potatoes and corn-on-the-cob. We had a 5 minute... More 

Thank Nancy W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 688 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell, TX 75019-3865
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Coppell
  • Phone Number: 9724715462

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?