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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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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (279 reviews)
“potato salad” (106 reviews)
“pulled pork” (66 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
525 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX 75702-8303
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I eat bbq so much I feel like I’m an expert....of pulled pork in N.C. I’m visiting TX and want to experience as much bbq as possible. I realize the big deal here is brisket so I had the chopped. Ohhh emmmm geeee it was...More

Thank enigma_ConcordNC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip to Stanley's Bar-B-Q really was the hit of a recent trip to Tyler. We arrived right in the heart of Weds Happy Hour and decided to have a drink before placing our order downstairs. Top marks go to Heather, our bartender in the...More

Thank lovelacm
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I'm so glad you stopped by our place while you were in town! It's great to hear the food and drinks hit the spot, and I'll make sure to pass along the kind words to Heather. Thanks for taking the time to share your notes...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stanley's BBQ not only has good food but a wonderful casual comfortable place to eat with family or friends. Check out their breakfast burritos on an early Saturday morning! they are to die for.

Thank annbS3781EP
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ann, thanks for this wonderful review! It means a lot to know that we're a go-to place for a breakfast with family and friends for you. Hope we'll get to see you guys again soon. All the best, Nick P.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They are Bar-B-Q in East Texas! Doesn't matter what meat is your favorite, its the best. Personally , I'm old school. I go after ribs and brisket. I eat all over Texas, and this is as good as it gets! Full bar. Cool outdoor covered...More

Thank Mur018
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It means a lot to us that we're your favorite East Texas barbecue spot, especially since you are such a seasoned traveller. We hope we'll see you again soon! All the best, Nick P.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is great. One of my top 5 best BBQ locations. What sets this apart is the atmosphere. I like to sit in the patio tables under the sun. The outside bar is small but fun. The music in the patio is loud but...More

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

Buchebaby, we're so proud to be one of your favorites! Hope we'll get to see you again soon for another great meal! All the best, Nick P.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stanley's is a must stop when visiting Tyler, Tx. Huge selection of beef, pork chicken and turkey items. I like The Mother Clicker spiked and smoke chicken sandwich.

Thank H4891FJtoddm
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you always make a point to stop by our place whenever you're in the area! We'll be here with the mother clucker and all your other favorites anytime you can stop in! See you next time! Nick P.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in today for a taste test on way to Dallas. Brisket incredible especially the perfectly finished burnt ends. I tried 2 tacos - Chicken and Chopped and both were excellent. I'd tip my hat to the chicken since it had an incredibly solid Mexican...More

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

Kevin, thanks for stopping by on your way to Dallas! I'm so glad you loved your meal from the brisket to the tacos and the potato salad. Hope we'll get to make you all of your favorites again the next time you're in the area....More

Reviewed 8 December 2017

I went to Tyler for visiting my friend!!! this place is very popular~~~ Country style Grill & Bar Songs too Good mood & tasty grilled!!

Thank Narsha_tx
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thanks for this poetic review, Narsha! Hope we'll get to see you again soon! All the best, Nick P.

Reviewed 8 December 2017

I occasionally order meats by the pound and take them on trips to visit family. Stanley's will prepare in the morning, slice as specified, and "shrink wrap" in a material that keeps the meat warm for hours. To heat it up you place the bag...More

Thank Patra S
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

We like your style, Patra! Never go home empty handed! We'll be here for you and your family anytime you're headed home. Hope to see you again soon! Safe travels, Nick P.

Reviewed 3 December 2017

Luckely I was in the area once again this year for business and made use of the opportunity to stop by for lunch. The Motherclucker Cadillac edition with candied bacon and advocado is my favourite and I was not disappointed this time. Great service; food...More

Thank AvdV80
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

I'm thrilled our Motherclucker always does the trick -- we promise it'll never let you down. On that note, you should always expect great service and a winning visit all around. Hope to welcome you back again soon! All the best, Nick P.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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