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Hard Eight BBQ

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205 S Oak St, cooper tx, Roanoke, TX 76262-6618
+1 817-837-8888
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Omaha, Nebraska
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Great barbecue! Lots of options. Meat is priced by the pound which made it easy to try a variety things. Didn't hit the sides, but everything I had was excellent.

Thank Michael H
Trophy Club, Texas
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Choose your meats from the pitmaster -- by the pound. Served on butcher paper. Sides and fries inside. Meat has a simple salt and pepper rub and very tender. Pit style bbq cooks hotter with less smoke. Before there was a location in Roanoke we would drive to the Stephenville location a few times a year...it's worth a 90 mile... More 

Thank James A
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Came in after work, tired, hungry. Staff was awesome! The place has a unique open air concept that invites you into an open pit full of ready to serve meats and fixin's. Pit Masters ask you what you would like. I chose half pound of rib and a half pound of brisket. Rib were tasty with a good rub that... More 

1 Thank Frank F
Fort Worth, Texas
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I have had better. It's expensive and the sides are not consistent. The bean soup was really good the first time and no flavor the next two times. Haven't been back since.

Thank Katsmith61
Edmonton, Canada
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

This was my wife and I's first Texas BBQ experience and it didn't disappoint. My wife had sausage and brisket. I had the 16oz ribeye and it was amazing!!! It was later in the evening when we came in and I was talking to the cook while he was grilling my steak. He was very pleasant and even let me... More 

1 Thank James_Gusa
Argyle, Texas
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

My Grandson is living south of this area now and Hard Eight BBQ is what he misses the most. Great BBQ!

Thank cassyg99
Rochester, New York, United States
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting. You choose your protein right from the smoker. Then it is weighed. You pay. Y the pound. Of course I took some home. Sides are Ala carte.

Thank Anne K
Lewisville, Texas
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Great food, fun atmosphere, and friendly service. What more could you ask for. I love their frys, and the mushroom burger is so yummy if you like mushrooms that is.

Thank darlinnormand
Ft Worth, United States
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We thought this was overpriced given the BBQ options that we have. We went a little on the late side one evening, but it wasn't super late. Some of the meat that we had was dry. Haven't been back since.

Thank Michelle S
Belleville, Michigan
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a must when visiting the Fort Worth area! Your mouth starts watering as you come up to the front door. Meat is sold by the pound but you can get any size you want. The BBQ was juicy and tender! Bar only has the basics but still adequate. Prices were reasonable. We will definitely be back when we... More 

Thank poneill156

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
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 - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 S Oak St, cooper tx, Roanoke, TX 76262-6618
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 817-837-8888

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