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Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q

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525 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX 75702
+1 903-593-0311
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11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 10:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered the 4 meat sampler with brisket, jalapeno and cheese sausage, turkey, and pulled pork. We also ordered a 1/2 slab of pork ribs so we could legitimately say we tried everything. I can say without hesitation that everything was prepared perfectly. The brisket was very good, smoky and fatty and fantastically moist. The jalapeno cheese sausage was terrific... More 

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Thank Rodney A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is very progressive, rare for Tyler--friendly too. Solid menu--go for the tacos if you're not that rich. Music and bar also. You'll get to know the bartenders and other regulars pretty quick.

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Thank JD M
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

I hope you feel like family when you are here, and I'm glad you dig our vibe, too! Thanks for giving us a shout out! Cheers - Nick P. More 

Houston, Texas
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ribs are unique in being scored to better impart slightly sweet seasonings & remove excess fat with resulting exquisitely tender fall-off-the-bones pork meat. Brisket is also tasty & tender. The hot sauce has too much cumin & cayenne for me so I chose the regular even though I like very spicy food. Fresh, uncluttered cole slaw & excellent red skin... More 

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Thank Grace M
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Grace, thanks a lot! I'm glad you and your husband were such fans of the ribs. I appreciate you taking the time to tell everybody about your experience here. Hope to see the two of you again soon. Cheers, Nick P. More 

Elkhart
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stanley's Famous Pit Barb-B-Q has some of the best brisket you will find in East Texas. The brisket tastes much like that from Louie Muller's in Taylor and Franklin's in Austin. It was nice and moist and had plenty of great flavor. I ate the combination plate which also had ribs and sausage. In my opinion, the ribs were just... More 

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Thank Dwightfranklin1
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to check us out! I'm glad you were such a fan of the brisket. We take great pride in the flavors of our barbecue, so you can always expect great flavors here. Hope to see you again. Cheers, Nick P. More 

Shreveport, Louisiana
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

AMAZING briskit, baby back ribs were also great!!!! We really loved the place good atmosphere even though we took food to go you can tell its great place to have a good time!!!! The taste of briskit is quite unlike other places really really well seasoned wonderful enjoyed every bite!!!!!

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Thank Lesley H
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Thanks, Lesley! I'm glad you enjoyed the brisket and ribs so much. I know you didn't get to stick around this time, but we have live music each night, so you'll have to come back by and see us again sometime for an even more awesome dining experience. Cheers, Nick P. More 

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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my first time here and cannot believe I haven't been sooner. Tried the ribs, brisket, and sausage. All were some of best I've had. Fantastic ice tea. Plus live Blues music. Great joint.

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Thank Konrad V
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Thanks, Konrad! I'm glad you dropped in to check us out, and I'm even more glad you enjoyed everything. Thanks for reaching out here with your support. I hope to see you again for another rockin' good time. Cheers, Nick P. More 

Big Wells, Texas
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have ate bbq in lots of places in Texas and other states. Got 1lb of sliced brisket and 1/2 pound of sausage to go from here. The brisket ranks right alongside the Salt Lick as the best we have ever ate. Had just enough fat on it. Wish we had gotten a lot! more. The sausage was good with... More 

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Thank Joey W
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Thanks, Joey! It means a lot to know you were such a fan of our brisket, and we hope you'll come back and see us again next time you're in town. Cheers, Nick P. More 

Flint, Texas
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Did a to go order of ribs and brisket for company in town! They requested great Barb b q to finish trip here. A great experience they loved it as much as we do!

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Thank 31teresa99
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Teresa, thanks for ordering for your guests and for reaching out here with your support. We're so glad everyone enjoyed everything so much, and we hope you'll come back and see us again. Cheers, Nick P. More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the mini - plate today. Chopped brisket was outstanding . Spicy BBQ is the best of any I've tasted in TX . The potato salad is top of the heap. Cole slaw is good . Still rate this place as a strong #2 out of all the BBQ places I've been throughout TX . If you are ever in... More 

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Thank Dave S
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Thanks for coming by again, Dave! It means a lot to know you're such a fan of our spicy barbecue and potato salad, and we can't wait to have you back for another delicious meal soon. Cheers, Nick P. More 

Spring, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've eaten here a bunch of times and have tried most items on the menu. For lunch you need to come early as the line is out of the door by 11:45. Brisket is my favorite meat as the pork is sold out quickly. Ribs are tough most of the time so I stick with the brisket. Parking is a... More 

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Thank Ray F
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Thanks, Ray! Though it can be difficult to find a parking spot at times, we're glad you've always enjoyed yourself here, and it's great to know you're such a fan of our brisket and the live music. Hope to see you again for another rockin' good time soon. Cheers, Nick P. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX 75702
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Tyler
  • Phone Number: +1 903-593-0311
Description
Stanley's is the oldest operating mom and pop BBQ joint in Tyler, serving up true, pit smoked BBQ for over 55 years. Come try our perfect brisket, baby back ribs, turkey, fresh sausage, and pulled pork in a fun and family friendly atmosphere! Stanley's offers some other selections such as fish tacos and even has vegetarian items. Also be sure to try our two most popular sandwiches - The Mother Clucker and Brother-in-law. We have a newly renovated, covered, and enclosed patio where you can catch live music 6 nights a week. The patio is also now equipped with a full-bar that features Texas spirits, draft beer, and a nice selection of over 70 bourbons. We take pride to produce all our barbecue and sides fresh each day, so we occasionally sell out due to heavy and unanticipated guest traffic. Call ahead if you want to make sure we have something you're looking for! We also offer catering services for your next event. See you soon! Be kind and have fun!

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