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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%
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“ribs” (274 reviews)
“potato salad” (105 reviews)
“pulled pork” (65 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 3 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 days 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.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great BBQ - especially the brother-in-law, and live music is great. Gets really busy and the parking is difficult to maneuver ....but worth the trouble.

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

Christi, we're so glad you love everything here from the brother in law sandwich to the music. Hope we'll get to make you anotehr great meal soon! Best, Nick P.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stanley's is a great BBQ joint in Tyler. I like the sliced brisket sandwich with pulled pork. It's called the ex-wife. The ribs are also very good. Sometimes on the weekend they have beef ribs. The hot BBQ sauce is full of pepper and very...More

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

G, I'm so glad you're such a fan of our brisket sandwich! I really appreciate this great review, and I hope we'll see you again soon! Best wishes, Nick P.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just eat & enjoy but remember to be kind! More food than you can handle. Also coupons will get you a free peach cobbler, so do that for sure!

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

Melinda, thanks for coming by! I'm so glad you ejoyed your meal here and were even able to get a nice slice of cobbler. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Nick P.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stanley’s is amazing!! If you are a traveler, get off if I-20 and come on over....it’s worth it. If you are a local and haven’t been yet...what are you waiting for?!? Brisket-amazing. Order it your way: lean, moist, and best of all extra bark! If...More

Thank angelajW8794AG
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for this! I'm so glad you always make a point to stop at our place. We'll be here to make you all of your favorites anytime you can pull off of I-20! See you soon, Nick P.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service with great food! All comes with a vet y friendly staff. Great place for couples, singles, or families.

Thank Q349VXjennifern
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so glad you were impressed with everything from the food to the service here! Hoping to see you again soon! Best wishes, Nick P.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service and great food! One of the best BBQ places in the general area!!! They do have live bands and karaoke on certain nights, too. Definitely recommend!!!

Thank Kristen_M022412
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks, Kristen! We'll be sure to pass the kind words along to the team. Hoping to see you again soon for some good food and music! Best, Nick P.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a Tyler resident, but this was 2nd time to visit Stanley's. 4 of us in our party. Ordered 2 brother-in-law sandwiches and 2 other items. Sat down, saw receipt had 5 brother-in-law sandwiches. By time i got back to register, they had been delivered...More

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

I'm sorry to hear about the mistake with your order. We would've been happy to fix that for you, but it's good to know that there was no need for it as you were glad to have the extra sandwiches in the end! Hoping we'll...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We searched for barbecue places near us in Tyler. We chose this one because it had good reviews online. When we arrived we were concerned about the wait as there was a line going outside the door! But the wait wasn’t too bad maybe 15-20...More

Thank deleonfamily2015
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I know the line can be a bit surprising at first, but I'm glad you stuck it out -- we try to serve everyone as quickly as possible and it sounds like we got you to the counter in no time! We'll be sure to...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • 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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene
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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