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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” (276 reviews)
“potato salad” (105 reviews)
“pulled pork” (66 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
525 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX 75702-8303
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love going to the best barbecue place in Tyler! The price is reasonable and the atmosphere is fun especially if they have a band or performers . The ribs are finger leaking good and the smoked meats are tender and juicy! Every time we...More

1  Thank bobbing84
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! It's so cool to know that we've got fans all the way up in NYC. We're so proud to be a favorite for you and your family, and we'll be here for you guys anytime you can make it to Tyler. Hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit and we brought a friend....we all agreed, it was GREAT BBQ! The parking was a bit tricky, after dark and there was construction on the street in front, but it was worth it.

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

We're so glad your second visit was a hit! Thanks for coming by -- hoping to see you all again soon. Best, Nick P.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited my friends and went to this!!! But ribs are sold out!! Other menus are good.... I should go to here again.... too sad...

1  Thank 2yr_traveler2017
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're sorry you missed our ribs, but we're glad you got something else you liked. Hoping we'll see you again soon! Best, Nick P.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Husband works across the street at the hospital. He and coworkers partake in the food and drinks on a weekly basis. Husband loves his Mother Clucker, fish tacos and Old Fashion. I really like the pulled pork sandwich, baked potato, and pull pork tacos. Will...More

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

Denise, we're so glad we're a lunch spot you and your husband can depend on! Hope we'll get to make you another great meal soon! Best, Nick P.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Tyler just for Stanley's BBQ. Worth the drive. Ribs are definitely good. Tender. Bbq sauce ok.

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

Thanks for this! We're so glad we always make it worth your trip. Hoping we'll see you again soon! Best, Nick P.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While living in Central Texas for 24 years, I ate at a number of nationally acclaimed BBQ establishments. I must admit Stanley's BBQ rates right up there with the best that area had to offer. The brisket plate I ordered was terrific. The brisket slices...More

Thank msray53
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

For such a barbecue officianado, it means a lot to us that ours was one of your favorites ever! We'll be here with that brisket plate whenever you can make it by -- hope to see you soon! Best, Nick P.

Reviewed November 10, 2017

Was here with a motorcoach group. Parking was tricky...but our driver got it done! Guests were free to order off of the menu (versus all eating the same thing). Orders were promptly delivered and food was enjoyed. We sat in the covered outdoor area and...More

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

I'm so glad you and your group were able to stop by! It's wonderful to know that you all had a good time here. Hoping to see you again the next time you find yourself in Tyler! Best, Nick P.

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Restaurant Details

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    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, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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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