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Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q

525 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX 75702-8303
+1 903-593-0311
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (255 reviews)
“potato salad” (97 reviews)
“pulled pork” (60 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
525 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX 75702-8303
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ate the mother cluckers chicken sandwich with bacon and guacamole. Fabulous!! A five napkin experience!! Definitely a stop again BBQ place next time we travel through Tyler

Thank Delania C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very casual atmosphere, music/ bands most nights - call for lineup Outside seating, dress cool and casual heaters used in cold weather

Thank Queenbe1951
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in town for an afternoon wedding and chose Stanley's for a light lunch. We live in a city with a lot of good barbeque but thought this one really stood out because the sliced brisket was so tender that you could easily cut...More

Thank nisd01
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Friend and I visited on June 16 for lunch. The brisket and ribs were delicious, both were moist and smokey. Two sauces to choose from, one with quite a kick and the other milder. Very casual and friendly staff who were quick to respond to...More

Thank Ponygirl53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This could easily be one of my favorite places in Tyler but, you may be charged a $10 cover just to drop by and have one drink with a group of friends. They really need to revise their entertainment cover charge policy. What a shame...More

Thank Jeff B
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey, Jeff! We're glad you love the live music and funky atmosphere here. We love to have a great time, and we're sorry you didn't stick around long enough last time to make the cover worth it. That being said, we hope you'll come back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't understand why people are so obsessed with this BBQ. It has been THE nastiest place I've ever eaten at. I wish I had taken pictures of my food but sadly I didn't. When we got out BBQ it was POURING GREASE!!! It was...More

Thank Bailey B
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey, Bailey. I'm sorry to see you didn't get the best impression of our barbecue this visit. It actually comes as quite a shock as we typically get great feedback, and though you found your food not to meet expectations, we hope to get another...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to this location several times and it never disappoints. I BBQ myself... light catering and have competition success to validate my opinion as well. That being said, this is my go to place for BBQ in East Texas. Hands down the most consistent...More

Thank Greg A
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Greg, thanks for coming by time and again and for taking the time to reach out here with your support. We're glad you enjoyed the barbecue so much, and we appreciate you reaching out here with your support. See you again soon. Best, Nick P.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live this place for lunch and dinner but finally tried it for breakfast. You have to try it! I had a meat (brisket), potatoes, eggs and cheese burrito. My wife had the JD's bowl. Both were amazing.More

Thank David H
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

David, thanks for the love! I'm glad you've been such a fan, and it's great to know that you've now had a chance to also try our breakfast options. I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to the rest of the team, and I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife had brisket I had a full rack of ribs... no sauce required. Service is fast and everything is clean.

Thank Rick N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw that Stanley's was serving breakfast so this morning we decided to stop and see. The prices are unbelievably reasonable and the food delicious! Husband had brisket burrito was delicious and he said two would hVe been too much. I had JD's bowl with...More

Thank Marie H
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Marie, thanks for dropping by! I'm glad you decided to check out our breakfast options, and it's wonderful to know that you enjoyed JD's Bowl so much. Hope to see you and your husband again soon for another hearty meal. Until next time, Nick P.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Brunch, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX 75702-8303
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Tyler
  • Phone Number: +1 903-593-0311
  • E-mail
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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