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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%
Travelers talk about
“ribs” (304 reviews)
“potato salad” (119 reviews)
“pulled pork” (67 reviews)
Opens in 16 min
Hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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LOCATION
525 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX 75702-8303
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Reviewed yesterday

This place may not look like a 5 star enterprise, but the food is good and the barbeque is incredible. the crowd will reveal Stanley's popularity.

Thank don_loftis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveled to Tyler for the purpose of eating BBQ. We had a 2 meat meal with potato salad, beans, coleslaw, Pulled Pork, Brisket and a side order of Hot Link. The parking lot was full, the tables mostly taken, but our order placed at the...More

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

We're thrilled our brisket and pulled pork were the highlight of your trip, Linda. Thanks for heading our way for BBQ! We hope you make it back to Tyler soon. Safe travels, Nick P.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would love to give 5 star review, and would except for size of the restaurant. Live music a lot of the nights - do a great job showcasing locals. If you get there early enough you can see the stage - but if you don't...More

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

We sure appreciate all the local love we receive, EJ -- it sounds like you caught us at our usually busy live music nights. We're glad you enjoyed the BBQ and the show! Thank you for visiting. We hope to see you again the next...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent but entertainment was a bit loud. Seating was crowed but went on a weekend and didn’t expect it to be empty. Parking lot too small. People working there were great.

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

Thanks for coming out to see us over the weekend! We're glad you loved the BBQ and service here. Come back and see us again anytime. Cheers, Nick P.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a nice place for lunch, we crashed into Stanley’s!!!! Great food, great staff!!! Recommended!!!

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

We're pleased our BBQ was just what you needed on your afternoon out. Thanks for stopping by! We hope you head our way again soon. Cheers, Nick P.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can search the world and this is the best. Fantastic ribs, great brisket, wonderful service. Just the best ever ribs.

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

We're thrilled you found world's best ribs right here in Tyler. Thanks for the praise! We can't wait to have you back for more. Cheers, Nick P.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This mom and pop barbecue spot is the best in East Texas, hands down. Nick has won numerous awards, and the food is always awesome... You can tell by the long line out the door! Live music most nights, with some amazing acts. Check em...More

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

Thanks for voicing your support, Linda -- we appreciate it! Can't wait to have you back for another show. Cheers, Nick P.

Reviewed September 11, 2018

Everything we ate at Stanley's was delicious. The brisket was trimmed perfectly with no fat for the picky eater in our group. The chicken was flavorful and the Cadillac Clucker sandwich did not disappoint the 3 people in our group. The candied bacon was spicy...More

Thank BJ4522
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad everyone in the group loved their lunch out on the patio with us. Thanks for bringing everyone out here! We hope to see you all again soon. Cheers, Nick P.

Reviewed September 11, 2018

Was in town for business and this place was recommended. Simply put, the best BBQ I have ever had. Ribs were perfectly done, nice smoke ring, with a perfect BBQ crust on the outside. My wife had the tacos and they were beyond good. Sides...More

Thank tj4701
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're thrilled our ribs impressed you so much. Thanks for stopping by while you were in town! Feel free to give us a call to check in on that peach cobbler the next time you're in the area -- hope you have the chance to...More

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

I have lived in the Tyler area for 22 years now. I’ve heard many people in town say Stanley’s is good BBQ. Today was the first time I’ve ever been here. People told me there would be a wait and there was, but it wasn’t...More

Thank Jammie B
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

We're glad you found us, Jammie, and finally had the chance to see for yourself what our Mother Clucker and brisket are all about. Thanks for coming by! We look forward to having you back for happy hour again soon. Cheers, Nick P.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large 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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