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Hard Eight BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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688 Freeport Parkway, Coppell, TX 75019
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant is just great serving a wonderful BBQ and nice sides. Rips and brisquet are awesome and I especially liked the spicy sausage.

Thank J Gero G
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my third trip to Hard Eight and I loved the place just as much as I did for my two previous visits. You line up and choose what cuts of meat you want. You pay for it by the pound. You can special order a Ribeye steak at the beginning of the line and they get it to... More 

Thank 13vso
Powder Springs, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best brisket ever! You can pick what you want, right off the pit. The food is amazing. The hard part is deciding what to eat. Worth going to.

Thank Jon M
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome fresh off the grill/smoker meat, awesome brisket and ribs to die for. It is the best place on Texas bar none. Be ready for expensive BBQ, hard to spend under $20 for a complete meal not including alcohol.

Thank Patrick M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our local friends, asked what we were in the mood for and of course coming from Chicago we wanted authentic Tx bbque. We found it here and it was incredible. Amazing to walk through the area where they cooked the meats in the sweltering heat with fans blowing, you place your order here and then go into the dining area... More 

Thank merger95
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is good, not great; the lines can be long, prices are a bit on the high side; but still worth going to. It's a great experience, the bow smell hits you well before you get to the restaurant.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dallas, Texas
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been going to Hard Eight for years (always because my friends like it). Brisket is average; pork chop is great; ordering a la carte makes the price add up fast. The open pit concept is definitely a unique experience. If you're never been before, they have a pot of beans by the soft drink dispenser that's complimentary so you... More 

Thank DRun23
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The line was a little long - you pick up your food on the way in - but the wait was worth it. Meat by the pound and lots of sides. The beans are free. Based on the crowd that was there on a Monday night lots of other people liked it too.

Thank JD B
Irving, Texas
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Casual, truly Texas barbecue over an outdoor pit. Exceptional display of the "wares"and many types of BBQ fare ready for selecting and weighing. Your eyes will be larger than your stomach. Picnic tables and an enormous pot of never-ending beans, rounds out this classic TX restaurant. Plenty of quality.

Thank aerofit
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am originally from Texas and returned to Dallas for a business trip. I was eager to find a good barbecue place. After reading several reviews I decided to go Pay for an expensive cab ride and go to Hard Eight BBQ. I was desperately craving some good brisket. Unfortunately I was let down. The brisket was very average. It... More 

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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
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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 Parkway, Coppell, TX 75019
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Coppell
  • Phone Number: 9724715462

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?