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Hard Eight BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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1091 Glen Rose Rd, Stephenville, TX 76401-5321
+1 254-968-5552
10:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are within a 100 miles of this place, do yourself a favor and "drop" by this iconic barbecue heaven. You want be dissapointed. The best and meatest smoked ribs I have ever had. Brisket to dream about. Pinto beans the way us Texans like them. I only get by here every year or so, and spend the rest... More 

1 Thank Oscar G
Wylie, tx
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anytime we pass through Stephenville, we always stop here. I always get the stuffed potato with lean brisket and my husband likes the special ribeye steak grilled on a charcoal grill with onions and jalapeños. We're never disappointed!

1 Thank Lindysue11
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great ribs, brisket, corn on cob and beans! Love it. It's a must stop place!! Husband loved the apple cobbler!

Thank Janet P
Spiro, Oklahoma, United States
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place to eat , Atmosphere was old west. They cook the meat outside, you pick what you want then go inside to pick out sides. Food was excellent! A must go to place.

1 Thank Vicki M
Mansfield, Texas
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106 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hard Eight in Stephenville is a gem as it's one of the originals; the DFW locations are less successful. I believe it is inherently difficult to run a multistore multi meal service multi city operation sells my a product as time and labor intensive as barbecue. At best it's above average like Rudys or H8; typically it is awful like... More 

1 Thank Texzilla H
VickiN413, Owner at Hard Eight BBQ, responded to this review

Hello.. I just wanted to respond to your review:) Do you own restaurants? We do have tons of customers who visit the original location, we do have a huge fan base in the metroplex! Our restaurants in the DFW area are very successful!! Also, we do not serve collard greens? I was a little confused by that.. Thanks for visiting... More 

McGregor, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Stopped while on our motorcycle ride. They had a special on ribeyes. We shared a 16 oz since it came with 2 sides (Each got a baked potato). They got shovels of red hot coals from a pit, seasoned our steak and after we went through the pay line our food cooked to our specifications was brought to our table.... More 

1 Thank annaslover14
Stephenville, Texas
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169 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Haven't stopped here for a while. Always consistent quality food. Very busy tonight. Was in line for an hour, but the food was good, as always. Usually take it to go, since I live right down the road. You pay by the pound and for each individual side item, but the price is reasonable as long as you don't over... More 

1 Thank Paul G
Sugar Land, Texas
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243 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Manly man road trip, main purpose was to try new BBQ restaurants on way to college football game. Arrived at Hard Eight just before closing. Hard Eight is an outstanding BBQ restaurant. Set up very similar to Cooper's in Llano, with pit as you walk in, order what you want. We had brisket, sausage and beef ribs. All very good.... More 

1 Thank Shuttrrbug
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I was hosting a client and this place highly recommended. I went with the turkey sandwich and was not disappointed. Keep in mind that if you're not ordering a special you will be charged by the pound. This is well worth the stop.

Thank barrett68
Aledo, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was our first time to visit Hard 8. My husband loved the brisket. I don't eat meat (I know I'm weird), but they had lots of delicious veggies to choose from. The jalapeno corn salad was creamy and warm with lots of spice. The onion rings were crisp and the perfect size. I was extremely impressed with the friendly... More 

Thank WendeeM16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1091 Glen Rose Rd, Stephenville, TX 76401-5321
  • 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?