We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
525 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX 75702-8303
+1 903-593-0311
Website
Today
11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 10:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

858 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 855: English reviews
Amarillo, United States
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was crowded at 6:30 PM when we arrived and we sat on the patio. Great late may weather made it even better, cool and a good breeze. Great BBQ, everything we had was really good. The only bad thing I could say there was not enough for a big ole boy, but we made do. Full bar outside and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Steve T
Level Contributor
174 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Passing through Tyler, we checked TripAdvisor and we thrilled to find Texas barbecue. Stanley's was easy to find, the folks working there were incredibly friendly, and the barbecue was great. There's an unexpected covered outdoor porch where you may dine or inside the small A/C controlled dining room. Soft drinks and iced tea are self serve. They also serve beer!... More 

Helpful?
Thank GR8TravLs
Seal Beach, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place did not meet my expectations. For $18, I was surprised how small of portions. I don't want small cuts of meat and fill me up with bread, onions and beans.

Helpful?
Thank JP S
Tyler, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are looking for the best BBQ in Tyler this is it. Great food and drinks with upstairs bar and entertainment most nights (music). If you are looking for low cal try the smoked turkey (fantastic).

Helpful?
Thank kmedrums
Tyler, Texas
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stanley's is a great place. The kind of place you take out of town visitors to get a feel for how great your town is. This unusual restaurant has great sandwiches, ok brisket, and as I said before pretty great ribs. They also support a lot of local and traveling musical groups in their stage. You are missing out if... More 

Helpful?
Thank konafrank
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stanley's has been my go to place for great barbecue since the 1960's. I have never been disappointed. The patio deck and live entertainment make this a must try spot in Tyler. The food is amazing! Try the famous Brother in Law sandwich!

Helpful?
Thank Cindy N
Tyler, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Without a doubt the best BBQ in town, the ribs are amazing and the potato salad is so good. Actually so good that I order 2 sides of potato salad every time I go there. Check it out on the weekends when they have live music...but get there early or you won't find a seat in the house.

Helpful?
Thank carolbZ2469EM
Tyler, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything here is very good. From the pulled pork sandwich to the ribs to the mother clucker sandwich (voted best BBQ chicken sandwich in state), you will not be disappointed. Cool patio as well.

Helpful?
Thank blucegoose
Tyler, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Can't saw enough great things about this place. They have managed to keep the same quality and taste of the original owner as they have grown. It's a super fun place to go grab some grub and a cold beer. Having live music never hurts!

Helpful?
Thank 171neldaj
South Lake Tahoe, California
Level Contributor
121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think it's overrated. Staff wasn't very friendly. Side choices are extremely limited. Meat is very good.

Helpful?
Thank hrman835

Travellers who viewed Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q also viewed

 

Been to Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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
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!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?