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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
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (272 reviews)
“potato salad” (103 reviews)
“pulled pork” (63 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 1 week ago

Stanleys closes at 10am for an hour and then opens again for lunch at 11am. We got there at 9:58am and were able to get in and order. I am only evaluating the brisket at each of the top 50 restaurants. My friend got a...More

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

We were more than happy to get y'all seated for a late breakfast, Kutsudon, and it means a lot to know how much you and your buddy enjoyed our brisket and breakfast tacos. I hope that means we'll get to see you two again. Until...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent bbq, great sides (Cole slaw needs work, though), reasonable prices, very friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend!

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

Tom, thanks for coming by! We're thrilled that you're such a fan of the barbeque and sides at our place. I'll be sure to tell the team to keep up the great work. We'll see you next time! Nick P.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late 9:30 but were not disappointed - ordered ribs (which we have had before) these were best yet. Potato salad quite nice. Two good live bands

Thank pb1972
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad those ribs just keep getting better for you! We'll be here to make them for you anytime. See you then, Nick P.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the Shrove sandwich which is chopped beef, ham and cheese an on bun along with a lab of dry rub ribs with beans and potato salad. The sandwich was awesome but the ribs were sinfully delicious. They were cooked perfectly and fall off...More

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

Kevin, I can't tell you how great it is to hear that you're such a big fan of the food here. I'll be sure to tell the team to keep up the great work. I hope we'll see you again soon! Best wishes, Nick P.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best ribs in Texas! Always busy at lunch, but they are fast. More parking in the back. Live music on the weekends!

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

Tylia, it means a lot to know you think we're one of the best! We do get pretty busy, but we're glad we're always able to get you your food quickly. Come back out our way again soon, okay? Best wishes, Nick P.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We split the Shrove sandwich and a half platter of dry rub ribs. They were fall-off-the-bone fabulous. Also had great live music and we enjoyed dining outside.More

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

Jana, thanks for coming by! It's good to hear that that sandwich and rib plate hit the spot. It sounds like you got the full experience with our outdoor dining and live music, and I'm glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed it. We'll be here...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BBQ was excellent that we came back another night for some more. Sliced brisket had great smoke flavor. Pork ribs very tender and falls off the bone. YUM YUM!More

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

Pamela, I can't tell you how happy I am to hear that you loved it so much the first time that you had to come back and give it another try! If you need a third round our brisket and ribs, we'll certainly be here...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a find. Stayed with family in Tyler and they introduced me to this fantastic BBQ. Great food, great atmosphere with music on a Saturday lunch. Tried a little of everything. It was all good!More

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

Tim, thanks for giving us a try during your stay in Tyler -- we're so glad we left you with a great impression and a full stomach! Hope we'll get another chance to serve you up all of your favorites if you're ever back in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best ribs in East Texas, maybe the state. They were fall off the bone delicious. I Can't wait to rake my brother there when he comes for a visit.

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

Larry, that means a lot to us. Thanks for taking the time to write this great review! We're looking forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Nick P.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh My!!! The best!! You'll not be disappointed. This bbq can compete with ANYONE!! Pulled pork is great and oh those pickles!! The best!

Thank 0virginiac
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm glad you're such a fan! Hope we'll get to make you another great pulled pork sandwich again soon. Best, Nick P.

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Restaurant Details

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    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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, 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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