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Hard Eight BBQ

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1091 Glen Rose Rd, Stephenville, TX 76401
+1 254-968-5552
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Liberty, Illinois
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144 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Enjoyed the brisket and ham here on Easter Sunday. Both very tasty. The brisket was slightly fatty, but brisket can sometimes be that way, and it was delicious. Other members of our party had the steak and the sausage, and both were said to be very good. I really enjoyed the creamed jalapeno corn and the creamy cole slaw. My... More 

Thank Crystal P
Moses Lake, Washington
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017

This place was outstanding. You order at the outside pit all the meat that you want brisket, ribs, chicken, pork. They weigh the meat & you proceed inside to pick out your sides cafeteria style. The shrimp poppers are a must have. Sweet potatoes were delicious. All the meat we had was perfectly cooked & flavor was great!

Thank Em O
VickiN413, Owner at Hard Eight BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review!! Really appreciate you taking the time to compliment us!! Thanks... Vicki More 

Eastland, Texas
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We have eaten at Hard 8 a few times in the past couple of years. You'll find meat cooked over an outdoor pit that you choose and they weigh for a per pound price. The sides and sauces are inside. Beans are free. You can eat inside or outside. It's got a unique Texas decor and atmosphere. We felt the... More 

Thank Kathy H
Fort Worth, Texas
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424 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Read this place was #1 on TripAdvisor. It was a total let down. I asked for a lean brisket sandwich. Got a fatty dry tasting pot roast meat. One worker had her knees on the counter tops while cleaning it. She might as well have stood on the counter. It's dirty. Music was the only thing good in that place.... More 

Thank Sadie D
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

Hard 8 is unique in that you wait in line outside to order your food from an open pit & grill. The barbecue is priced per pound, but you can order smaller sizes (quarter pound, half, etc.) for most of the items. The sides are inside & available cafeteria style. Ordered a rib eye (the special that day) and while... More 

Thank Keegan D
Denton, Texas
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017

The Hard Eight is one of the best BBQ places I've ever eaten anywhere. You go by the giant outdoor pit and actually pick what kind, and how much, of each meat, chicken, or sausage you want. They cut it right in front of you and put it on a tray immediately. From here you go inside to add all... More 

Thank Kendot52
Ponca City, Oklahoma
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Went for lunch and had a wonderful ribeye!! This will s a favorite in town and definitely worth it if you like meat! They serve just about everything! The free beans and good variety of condiments help make the meal!

Thank jwpreacher
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

I had eaten at this BBQ place a decade ago and it was on my "next time I'm out that way" list. A decade later it is still Outstanding! We waited about ten minutes to get in and had a sampling of a number of meats shared between the two of us. The sirloin, brisket and sausage were our favorites.... More 

Thank Global_Traveler_WI
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch, and ate so much we couldn't eat dinner! The brushpoppers were really good. But I had the brisket sandwich with the jalapeño corn. Phenomenal. My hubby had the ribs, and said they were the best he's had. That's saying a lot, since he really likes his ribs! The jalapeño corn isn't spicy, it's so yummy!... More 

Thank Erin O
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242 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

This is a correction as well as my original post I gave an excellent for customer service the next day on the bill. That means a lot I had to correct my first review. I happen to look at the recipt I was given and saw a mistake which made the bill so high I called the Hard eight and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 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: 1091 Glen Rose Rd, Stephenville, TX 76401
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Stephenville
  • Phone Number: +1 254-968-5552

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