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“Classic Bbq” 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!
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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“Classic Bbq”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

An old fashioned BBQ establishment. Good sandwiches, ribs and potato salad. Try the pulled pork, brisket sandwich with an egg on top and Stanley's bbq sauce. YUM.

Visited July 2014
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Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Thank you so much for your recommendations, Janet!

All the best,
Nick and Jen, Owners
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Tyler, Texas
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“Worth all the accolades”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

So lucky to live in the same town as this fantastic BBQ joint. I got the 4 meat sampler plate, the highlighted item for Texas BBQ week. I certainly can see why the pork ribs have won awards, they practically melted in my mouth. The brisket, turkey and sausage were all excellent, too.

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Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Melting meat! That's what we like to hear. Thanks! Happy to hear that you appreciate what we have going on over here. We really do love being able to feed the people of Tyler.

Sincerely,
Nick and Jen, Owners
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Dallas, Texas
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“Granddaughter Loved the Baby Back ribs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Went on Saturday after picking up granddaughters from Pine Cove, forgot about calling ahead to order, but wait was not that long. Ordered a couple sandwiches along with a full rack of Baby Back Ribs and both fatty and lean brisket. One granddaughter loved the ribs so much she picked them clean, no sign of meat on those bones. My son wanted the lean brisket, and when I talked him into trying the fatty brisket I thought he was going to die and go the Heaven, he said "OMG this is really GREAT". Sides were potato salad, pickles, chips and white bread. The black pepper crust on the brisket is out of this world, high quality Texas BBQ in family friendly place.

Visited July 2014
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Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Sounds like we have some new fans! Thanks for sharing the BBQ love with your family. We appreciate your support, Wayne, and we look forward to seeing you again down the line.

All the best,
Nick and Jen, Owners
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“Fantastic!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you like good BBQ ribs you should really try Stanley's if you haven't already. The flavor of their dry rub ribs is better than what we had in Memphis and their home made potato salad, beans and slaw are great too. The people that take your order and serve you are very friendly and helpful. The restaurant is very children friendly. There is plenty of parking around back so don't be intimidated by the lack of parking in front. My wife and I highly recommend that you try this place. We'll be coming back.

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Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Thanks for the shout out! We loved reading through your review, and appreciate you taking the time to let us know what you thought of our place. We look forward to having you back for more ribs and fixin's!

Cheers,
Nick and Jen, Owners
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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“Texas knows beef brisket.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Texas knows how to smoke beef brisket! There are several BBQ "joints" throughout the state that I have tried and Stanley's is in the top 3. It is not particularly attractive from the street. You must walk in to appreciate why it stays so busy. It stays busy because the BBQ is ALL GREAT! This is not fine dining, but it is delicious BBQ. The order area is small and you must look at the wallboard menu and get your order in your mind before you step up to the counter. Pay and give them your name, like so many other BBQ places. Shortly, your name is called and you take your tray inside or outside to the huge covered area. The servers and owner were everywhere, friendly and helpful when we needed a fork or a napkin.... you will need napkins! Their sauce is just spicy enough. My friend and his son-in-law ate the chopped brisket with sausage sandwiches and I had the sliced brisket sandwich with sides of beans and potato salad and iced tea. I believe mine was $12 and quite worth it! Not only was my food good but the blues playing over the sound system was just like I like it! Do not drive by Stanley's without parking and eating!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
That last sentence just won over our hearts. Thank you for your great review! Brisket, beans, and potato salad is a meal of champions -- excellent choice. There's a lot more on our menu, though, so we hope you'll be able to try more items out down the line. Thanks again!

Sincerely,
Nick and Jen, Owners
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