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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%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (321 reviews)
“potato salad” (126 reviews)
“pulled pork” (72 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
525 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX 75702-8303
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Always good. Good breakfast tacos. Great Brisket and sausage. Also enjoy sides. Will return. Good service

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cabotravelor
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We already caught up with you on Yelp, but we just wanted to thank you again for joining us for breakfast! We're looking forward to the next time you head our way. Cheers, Nick P.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Stanley's Food is fabulous and the atmosphere on a band night is great fun! Stanley's makes it clear that something other than chain restaurants are supported by the local community. Great Place!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank pougetvie
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for showing your local love with this review! We hope you head our way for another plate of BBQ and night of music again soon. Cheers, Nick P.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was great, loaded with beef, and any topping u want. Big enough to save for seconds. Will be returning to try something different.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank pvette65
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're glad you enjoyed your BBQ here and your leftovers at home. Thank you for stopping by! We can't wait to see what you'll order next. Cheers, Nick P.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best bar-b-que in Texas! The wait is usually long, but so worth it!!!! Several nights in the week they have a band or entertainment on the patio!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Connie H
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're glad you can always count on some great BBQ and entertainment here, Connie. Thanks for the shoutout and support! We look forward to seeing you again another evening soon. Cheers, Nick P.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I have had tried just about everything from their menu over the years and have been disappointed. From the food to the staff all the way up to the owners... you just can't beat the food and service!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Shawn B
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're thrilled you and your family have had such a fantastic time exploring our menu over the years, Shawn. Thank you all for your kind words and continued support! We hope you all head our way again soon. Cheers, Nick P.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can never go wrong with Stanley’s! We’ve never been disappointed with anything that we have ordered whether it’s food or drinks!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Monsta927
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It's fantastic that you've loved every bite you've had here. Thank you for your review! We can't wait to have you back for more. Cheers, Nick P.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Glad I took the Great advice from others in line and ordered the Muther Clucker- what an amazing BBQ sandwich. Food and atmosphere was great.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Alison K
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're glad our patrons pointed you in the right direction, Alison. Thanks for coming in and seeing what we're all about! We hope you get the chance to stop by for another Mother Clucker soon. Cheers, Nick P.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place! We always get great service and the meat is so good. We started with the brisket and loved it and then got chicken and were amazing and then the ribs were super delicious!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank carriebeth79
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're thrilled every bite of this BBQ trio was better than the last. Thanks for sharing your love and support! We look forward to putting together another plate for you soon. Cheers, Nick P.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A second trip there is not in our future. We don't care for dry brisket or for tasteless meat. Maybe we caught them at a bad time.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank DougC1759
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dry brisket and BBQ lacking in flavor certainly isn't what we're known for, Doug -- we're sorry to hear we left this first impression with you. You're right that something may have been off this time -- we're confident we'll be able to show you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool environment but I do not understand how you can serve dry brisket like this. Honestly that's supposed to be fatty brisket. That fat layer look like it was refrigerated for a week. Pulled pork was just as bad. On a positive the beans...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Richard R
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're surprised you found both our brisket and pulled pork so lacking in flavor, Richard. Rest assured, we prepare our BBQ fresh every day -- perhaps you caught us on an off day. We know we have plenty more to offer here, and we hope...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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