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Hard Eight BBQ

BBQ Joint$$$$
Southwest Dallas, Coppell
  • The barbecue at Hard Eight BBQ is a can't miss
  • Cam B.
    "Amazing Texas BBQ in a fun environment."(6 Tips)
    Jorge C.
    "Great brisket and everything else .. best BBQ in Dallas so far"(53 Tips)
    Kirk C.
    "Get the turkey and a dude of jalapeño sweet corn!!"(4 Tips)
    Patrick J.
    "Chicken poppers are perfect."(5 Tips)
215 Tips and reviews
  • barbecue
  • brisket
  • ribs
  • lively
  • good for groups
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  • Travis T.
    Loved this experience! Great BBQ and it was a lot of fun watching the pit masters work their magic.
  • Shawn M.
    OMG... unbelievable!! Brisket, ribs etc.
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge ChJune 25
    You should order the rib eye special 16 oz
  • Kevin H.
    Is it easy to say Everything? Yes, it was all great. The brisket was so tender, it melted in my mouth. Turkey, sausage were just as good. Well worth a trip and watching the pit masters was a treat.
  • David S.
    Great brisket and ribs. Skip the sides.
  • Colin S.
    Go hungry leave on all fours! Wow!
  • Jim M.
    Jim MartiniMay 24
    Been here 5+ times
    You know it's gonna be good when u see pallets of wood in the pkg lot & the chimneys on the roof. Walk through the pits to get to the stand where all the BBQ is on display. Chicken jalapeño poppers
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BeachApril 14
    The brisket is phenomenal!!!
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge ChMarch 21
    Great brisket and everything else .. best BBQ in Dallas so far
  • Flavia F.
    Best barbecue EVER!!!
  • Tim F.
    Tim FarleyMarch 10
    The meats are front and center here, as the entrance takes you right into the area where they are being smoked. You get your meat first, then the rest of the items for your order. Simple and fast.
  • Gábor S.
    If you like meat, you have to try this :)
  • Dani L.
    Dani LoweNovember 19, 2016
    Awesome food! Great brisket & jalapeño sausage links. Sides are tasty as well. Great place to go to when you're really hungry!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DNovember 8, 2016
    I'm making smoke come out of my nose whistle!!!
  • Sheyla V.
    Sheyla VenturaOctober 25, 2016
    Amazing BBQ and great Texan experience for tourists for sure! Great for large groups and families.
  • Danté J.
    Danté JonesOctober 21, 2016
    All of the food was awesome, especially the ribs
  • Terry K.
    Terry Kellam Jr.September 27, 2016
    Food was excellent I'm definitely going back!!!
  • Max W.
    Max WennekerSeptember 25, 2016
    Leave the brisket. Maximize the ordering of sausage and ribs.
  • Abi P.
    Abi PanickerSeptember 19, 2016
    Great food, gets buddy for happy hour and dinner, get here early, hidden bar and seating area past double doors inside
  • Jeff G.
    Jeff GrandstaffAugust 27, 2016
    Everything is awesome! Not a fine dining experience. It's heaven for those of us who smoke and grill our food.
  • Brandon M Q.
    Brandon M QueenJuly 26, 2016
    Try everything
  • Michael P.
    Michael PrewittJuly 25, 2016
    Everything is great
  • Tiffany C.
    Tiffany CoppockJune 17, 2016
    Get the corn stuff! And of course the BBQ!
  • Eddie E.
    Eddie ElrodJune 11, 2016
    Brisket is best
  • Naveen K.
    Naveen KongaraJune 8, 2016
    Different environment where you feel you are in a country side bar. Texas styles BBQ.
  • Garath W.
    Garath WintonApril 19, 2016
    No joke... EVERYTHING!!!
  • stylishboots
    stylishbootsApril 8, 2016
    Amazing value -- so much delicious food, so many options, and cost is very reasonable.
  • Heather B.
    Bbq sauce is the worst, but meat is good without it anyways. Best onion rings too!!
  • Barbara A.
    Barbara AltomApril 2, 2016
    Great atmosphere, really good brisket and sausage.
  • Joseph H.
    Joseph HamiltonMarch 30, 2016
    The brisket is awesome!!
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MillerMarch 1, 2016
    Great meats and awesome atmosphere. Oh and the jalapeño corn salad side is fantastic!
  • Wynand V.
    Wynand Van NispenFebruary 26, 2016
    Best ribeye steak I ever had.
  • Brandon W. M.
    Brandon W. MooreFebruary 22, 2016
    Shrimp Popper and the sweet smell of smoke!!!
  • Cecil D.
    Cecil DanielFebruary 12, 2016
    So much meat that will make a vegan shudder with terror and/or disgust. So tasty!
  • Cam B.
    Cam ByrdFebruary 3, 2016
    Amazing Texas BBQ in a fun environment. I really enjoyed the brisket with pickles and pepper sauce.
  • John S.
    John SmithJanuary 22, 2016
    BBQ! Brisket, pork, chicken, turkey, sausage. It's all good.
  • Lars T.
    Lars TrieloffJanuary 19, 2016
    My top three: pork ribs, pulled pork and shrimp poppers.
  • Amber O.
    Amber OrensteinJanuary 6, 2016
    Fantastic food and atmosphere!
  • JJ
    JJJanuary 2, 2016
    Favorite BBQ spot in Texas. Nothing better than being able to order what you want from the pit.
  • Megan S.
    Megan S.January 1, 2016
    The Sausage, Baked Sweet Potato and Fruit Salad were delicious. You order the meat by the pound which was new to us. If you like beans, don't forget to get a cup from the bean pot - very tasty!
  • Marie P.
    Marie PittsDecember 19, 2015
    The best brisket!
  • Jerry W.
    Jerry WilliamsonDecember 15, 2015
    Brisket, chicken poppers, jalapeño sausage, and the BBQ sauce. The brisket was not quite as good as Hutchins in McKinney only because hard eights had more fat.
  • D L.
    D LusionalDecember 2, 2015
    Brisket, jalapeño sausage, jalapeño and shrimp poppers, pork ribs...All DELICIOUS!!!
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TaubDecember 2, 2015
    They charge by the pound so you can order how much of whatever you want.
  • Erica S.
    Erica StephensNovember 17, 2015
    Not too shabby. I do feel like they are about overpriced for what you get. Love the free beans. Ribs very good!
  • Amanda N.
    Amanda NanawaNovember 7, 2015
    Best Texas bar-b-que I've had.
  • Tam H.
    Tam HuynhOctober 28, 2015
    The sausage is crazy good. The jalapeño sausage and the smoke pork ribs. Come late and they always out of ribs.
  • Russ U.
    Russ UNTOctober 26, 2015
    Mmmmm still a great place to get some meat. The jalapeño chicken popper was outstanding
  • Paris W.
    Paris WatermanOctober 21, 2015
    Get everything. You won't regret it.
  • Paris W.
    Paris WatermanOctober 21, 2015
    Get everything.
  • Darren V.
    Darren Van HornOctober 20, 2015
    You name it it's good.
  • Ivan B.
    Ivan BetancourtAugust 21, 2015
    Great food and service here is excellent. If you don't know what to order ask them, they are very helpful and you can even ask for a sample.
  • Mario E.
    Mario EstradaAugust 12, 2015
    Get the poppers or the sliced brisket.
  • Chad B.
    Chad BerryAugust 4, 2015
    Everything is good but do not get chicken kabobs here. OMG they were so overcooked and dry. Yuck. Stick with Brisket, Steak or Sausage (FYI it's HOT so make sure you like spice) here.
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LannersAugust 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best BBQ restaurants in Dallas area
  • Wednesday T.
    Wednesday TijerinaJuly 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken poppers!
  • Cynthia S.
    All the meats we tried were great. Brisket was tender, chicken was full of flavour, sausage was hearty and not greasy. Well worth the price!
  • Douglass L.
    Douglass L.May 26, 2015
    Only in TEXAS! Bring your appetite.
  • kelsey h.
    kelsey hendersonMay 24, 2015
    Wow. Meat served by the pit masters themselves and paid for by weight. Get as much or as little as you want. So good. Definitely worth a visit or 2
  • Taavi M.
    Taavi MaranMay 19, 2015
    Their pork sausage is to die for
  • Brittney P.
    Brittney PotterMay 8, 2015
    Great food & atmosphere. A little on the pricey side. I had their brisket, baked potato, & Mac n cheese! Won't disappoint! Good sweet tea too!
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan ArthurMay 3, 2015
  • Michelangelo v.
    Michelangelo van DamApril 22, 2015
    A true Texas BBQ, where you really shouldn't order too much if you don't want to have a meat overdose.
  • abby h.
    abby highsApril 18, 2015
    Good for barbecue it's really good
  • gulcin K.
    gulcin KApril 3, 2015
    Best barbeque ever!
  • Elaine N.
    Elaine NgoMarch 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    one of the best bbq places in Dallas. try everything but my favorite is the sausages, ribs, and their sweet jalapeño sweet corn!
  • Erman
    ErmanMarch 11, 2015
    Brisket sandwich, complimentary bean soup and the bbq sauce
  • Main & S.
    Main & SidesMarch 8, 2015
    This place use to be great....stand in line for 30 minutes to find out they are out of chicken on a Saturday night when they know they are going to be busy. Waste of time.
  • c c.
    c contrerasMarch 4, 2015
    Taste the ribs and the brisket are just delicious.
  • Nora C.
    Nora ChangMarch 2, 2015
    Best bbq! Worth the drive and /or wait.
  • Melissa J.
    Melissa JohnstonFebruary 27, 2015
    Great food, great atmosphere!
  • Danny K.
    Danny KeelsFebruary 22, 2015
    Melt in your moth BBQ a little pricy and just ok mac and cheese
  • Peggy H.
    Peggy HarrisFebruary 17, 2015
    Great BBQ meat! Brisket, ribs, ham, turkey - it's all Excellant. Come hungry. But be careful what you order it easy to over do it and it gets pricey.
  • Scott K.
    Scott KleinJanuary 31, 2015
    Brisket. Brisket. And more brisket.
  • Angela S.
    Angela SkeesJanuary 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Half chicken dipped is the way to go.
  • Leah A.
    Leah A.January 3, 2015
    Pay by the pound. Carnivors enjoy!
  • Erika A.
    Erika AllenDecember 29, 2014
    The best BBQ I've had ever 👍👍😊
  • Nick S.
    Nick ShankerDecember 6, 2014
    Great BBQ. Lines can be very long
  • Rob S.
    Rob SeeNovember 28, 2014
    Amazing BBQ. Happy tummy
  • Adam G.
    Adam GordonNovember 1, 2014
    Huge lines but good food.
  • Jeff A.
    Jeff AllenOctober 30, 2014
  • Kevin Z
    Kevin ZOctober 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Recipe for lunch food coma: Order the lunch special. Get the cheese jalapeno bread for the sandwich and grab a banana pudding before checking out to ensure maximum loss of consciousness.
  • Michael M.
    Michael McMillanOctober 7, 2014
    Do not forget to get some turkey with spicy BBQ sauce! An easily missed treat.
  • Michael M.
    Michael McMillanOctober 7, 2014
    Do not forget to get some turkey with spivey BBQ sauce! An easily missed treat.
  • Scott N.
    Scott NorrisSeptember 21, 2014
    Good setup, walking you thru the cook space to order. All looks good but suffers from trying to spread a good thing to too many: tastes good but thin. Best to go off-peak times for their best stuff.
  • Dianne A.
    Dianne ArnoldSeptember 20, 2014
    Thanks to Greisdela!:-) a great meal
  • Patrick J.
    Patrick JonesSeptember 12, 2014
    Chicken poppers are perfect. Blackberry cobbler is good too. The brisket doesn't have much burned end, though.
  • Phillip N.
    Phillip NguyenSeptember 11, 2014
    #bbqlove so good
  • Phillip N.
    Phillip NguyenSeptember 11, 2014
    You can actually call ahead and have your food ready to go.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HurleyAugust 31, 2014
    Amazing food! Sauce, mac & cheese, cobbler excellent. I wish it was closer to home. They will ship their sauce!
  • mo b.
    mo bAugust 29, 2014
    The brisket was juicy and full of flavor, definitely coming back here. Great staff, very friendly.
  • Shay
    ShayAugust 24, 2014
    The food is good. Not great, but good. Overpriced a bit. They use the sane rub/seasoning for the ribs and chicken. The corn on the cob was the best thing I ate. The brisket was a little dry.
  • Zach S.
    Zach ShirleyAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pick a meat. But remember get a smaller amount than what you would think.
  • David W.
    David WallisAugust 9, 2014
    The best BBQ I have ever had. It beats all other places around.
  • KATIE G.
    KATIE GAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bbq sandwiches are good. Get the jalapeno bun.
  • Kevin Austin D.
    Kevin Austin DJuly 16, 2014
    A tad pricey. Brisket was good Ribs were a little chewy and gristled. Roasted corn, Mac, cheese, cream corn were all bomb. Gotta mix the hard 8 pepper sauce on the table with the BBQ sauce. 6.5/10
  • Dave T.
    Dave TraceyJune 29, 2014
    Among the best pit bbq that I've had. Very generous with portions too. This is great place to visit if flying in or out of DFW.
  • Mat C.
    Mat ChavezMay 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Choose the left queue. It is a physically shorter line, and always faster.
  • Lisa T.
    Lisa TenorioMay 13, 2014
    Best brisket I have ever had! Totally worth the drive out.
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GilhoolyMay 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Ribs are great.
  • La_wera
    La_weraMarch 27, 2016
    El mejor pit bbq que he probado en toda mi vida!!! Meatlover!
  • Hikaru K.
    Hikaru KimuraJanuary 30, 2016
    Delicioso y super tradicional comida Texana.
  • Yuri G.
    Yuri GodoySeptember 13, 2015
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