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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
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11:00 - 22:00
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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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minnesota
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nothing fancy about the outdoor seating. And don't be put off by having your food served on a paper place mat either. Sides were blah .But the brisket is worth it! Super moist with just the right amount of bark on the edges.

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Thank Tonnatraveler
Carrollton, Texas
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287 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Now, if you are a Texas BBQ fan, you know Black's in Lockhart is amazing BBQ with nice bark and beautiful color and flavor. But, then, there's Stanley's! The food is fantastic. We had ribs and brisket, half fat - half lean. The brisket had an amazing bark that was so tasty I just wanted to buy a pound of... More 

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Thank DLemon
Tyler, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love the food, people and the atmosphere! The sampler plate is perfect if it is a first time visit.

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Thank Kim C
Tyler, Texas
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not impressed with the sides, but the ribs are the best I have eaten anywhere in town. We typically pick them up and take them home and add sides.

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Thank Lovetotravel889
Lindale, Texas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stanley's is Tyler's finest BBQ. Always busy and always the best. Ribs are wonderful. My grandson had a child chopped brisket sandwich. It would have fed two seniors. The service is fast and friendly. It's a very simple place the the food is outstanding. It's a Tyler landmark. We visit once a month.

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Thank Danadaire
Tyler, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great BBQ anyway you slice it, any time you go! Friendly staff, super atmosphere, very casual. There may be long line at the lunch hour, and it is worth the wait! I love the beef, but the chicken and pork are delicious too. Great coleslaw and potato salad! A must for those visiting Tyler, especially if you are a BBQ... More 

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

Thanks for the local love! I'm glad you're such a fan of everything from the down-to-earth atmosphere to the flavors of our BBQ. Hope to see you again soon for another tasty Texas treat. Cheers, Nick P. More 

Tyler, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stanley's almost always has a line at lunch and for good reason. The food is always good and the atmosphere is fun and casual. They have live music in the evenings. It's a good place to go for great BBQ and a laid back atmosphere.

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Thank Anonymous870
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed yourself this visit, and I'm grateful for the support! Thanks for coming by and for taking the time to shout us out here. Hope to see you again for another fun dining experience soon. Until next time, Cheers - Nick P. More 

Tyler, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in east Texas you should take your family to Stanley's! It's the best in Tyler Texas. Great food and entertainment at a very affordable price. The entertainment is definitely a pleasure while dining. Overall it's an amazing establishment with a fabulous atmosphere. Don't miss out.

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Thank michaelwaynen2016
Tyler, Texas
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stanley's is an excellent place to visit and eat. Their inside setting displays the kind of atmosphere that barbecue restaurants should have. Ample seating. The menu, of course, has the typical items for barbecue. In addition, they have varied versions of items that include the barbecue along with other types of food. The have fish and they have tacos, all... More 

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Thank Stephen K
Tyler, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've never had a bad meal at Stanley's. The brisket is awesome, the variety of sandwiches available is great. Try the "Brother-in-law", chopped brisket with smoked sausage on a bun. Yum!

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

Thank you, John! It's great to hear you're such a fan of the Brother-in-Law. That's what got me hooked too! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Nick P. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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
  • 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!

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