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Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q

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525 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX 75702
+1 903-593-0311
11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 10:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

AMAZING briskit, baby back ribs were also great!!!! We really loved the place good atmosphere even though we took food to go you can tell its great place to have a good time!!!! The taste of briskit is quite unlike other places really really well seasoned wonderful enjoyed every bite!!!!!

Thank Lesley H
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109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my first time here and cannot believe I haven't been sooner. Tried the ribs, brisket, and sausage. All were some of best I've had. Fantastic ice tea. Plus live Blues music. Great joint.

Thank Konrad V
Big Wells, Texas
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have ate bbq in lots of places in Texas and other states. Got 1lb of sliced brisket and 1/2 pound of sausage to go from here. The brisket ranks right alongside the Salt Lick as the best we have ever ate. Had just enough fat on it. Wish we had gotten a lot! more. The sausage was good with... More 

Thank Joey W
Flint, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Did a to go order of ribs and brisket for company in town! They requested great Barb b q to finish trip here. A great experience they loved it as much as we do!

Thank 31teresa99
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the mini - plate today. Chopped brisket was outstanding . Spicy BBQ is the best of any I've tasted in TX . The potato salad is top of the heap. Cole slaw is good . Still rate this place as a strong #2 out of all the BBQ places I've been throughout TX . If you are ever in... More 

Thank Dave S
Spring, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've eaten here a bunch of times and have tried most items on the menu. For lunch you need to come early as the line is out of the door by 11:45. Brisket is my favorite meat as the pork is sold out quickly. Ribs are tough most of the time so I stick with the brisket. Parking is a... More 

Thank Ray F
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The pulled pork sandwich is my favorite. Add some pickles and onions and coleslaw.

Thank David M
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stanley's has the best BBQ! This is the place we take clients from out of state. Walking into the small, knotty-pined paneled, slice of heavenly eatery is like taking an lunch vacation! Everything in there is authentic Texas. The original restaurant is expanded to a covered outdoor space. We enjoy eating outside even in the hot summer although the large... More 

Thank Leesa L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food in a laid back atmosphere. It gets a little loud after dark with the live bands but it is definitely a place to go in Tyler.

Thank Rita W
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Thanks, Rita! We're glad you love coming to hang with us, and it's great to know you're such a fan of the food. Hope to see you again soon for another great time. Until then, Cheers - Nick P. More 

Tyler, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is a reason why Stanley's has been voted as one of the best bar-b-q joints in the nation. The food is always amazing. The staff is friendly and they have the best bartenders in town. If you are ever in Tyler Texas, trust me when I tell you, Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q is the place to be.

Thank gh0w
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Thank you! I'm glad you're such a fan of all we do here, and I appreciate the shoutout. I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to the rest of the team, and I hope to see you again soon for another great time. Cheers, Nick P. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX 75702
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Tyler
  • Phone Number: +1 903-593-0311
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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