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“Still the best!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q

Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q
525 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX 75702
903-593-0311
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Ranked #3 of 287 Restaurants in Tyler
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Stanley's is the oldest operating mom and pop BBQ joint in Tyler, serving up true, pit smoked BBQ for over 50 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 a great touring band on Friday night. The patio is also now equipped with a full-bar that features Texas spirits, draft beer, and a nice selection of 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. Be kind and have fun!
Galveston Island, Texas
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30 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Still the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Stanley's has always been in the top five or ten according to Texas Monthly. I used to go there in the early 80's. Decided to try it again. Excellent. But, you have to get in by 1:30 PM or most of the food is gone! Over by the hospitals. The real deal in barbeque. Yum.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tyler, Texas
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146 restaurant reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Some of the best BBQ in Texas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Stanley's is consistently the best BBQ in town. My favorite is the pulled pork sandwich Yankee style. The brisket is excellent and the beans are my favorite. Go early as they run out of pulled pork and ribs daily. When they serve all of their meat, they close. Normally, ribs and pork sell out first. The inside seating area is small but they are expanding their outdoor area with a covered patio. It is a lunch place, no dinners. It is open for breakfast but I have not tried breakfast there. Love the pulled pork!

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Tyler, Texas
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“The best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Real, honest, good food. The frito pie is amazing, but not for the faint of heart (or those who are watching the pounds). Fish tacos and turkey sandwiches are fabulous, as well.

Visited July 2012
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Flint, Texas
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“best bbq hands up and covered in bbq sauce”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Absolutely best BBQ in Tyler TX , the meat is juicy the sauce is awesome, if there is one negative, its that the place is so small there's limited seating, but its worth it even if you have to stand up and eat with the sauces dripping from your fingers AWESOME!!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Finger licking good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

So glad we made a stop to Stanley's. For our family of 5 we ordered ribs, brisket and sausage. All of it was excellent! What was even better for us is that we got the last rack of ribs. Sorry to the man behind us! We would definatley come back again when we are in Tyler

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