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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” (263 reviews)
“potato salad” (101 reviews)
“pulled pork” (61 reviews)
Closed
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
525 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX 75702-8303
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1 - 10 of 911 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had the fish taco and it was one of the best I've eaten. The person with me had the ribs and mentioned more than once how good they were. Environment was nice and friendly. Laid back.

Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ribs are fall off the bone fabulous! (My husbands favorite!) I get the Mother Clucker and have never been disappointed. If you want real BBQ, it's worth the drive and worth the wait!

Thank LoriDavis6
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We love that you and your husband are fans of our ribs and sandwiches! Thanks for coming out -- hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Nick P.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yeppers, you read it right! The "Mother Clucker" is the motherload, and the best BBQ sandwich you can order!!! The "MC" is filled with everything fresh from the kitchen, and loaded down with BBQ and guacamole to make the BEST BBQ sandwich in Texas!!!

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

It sounds like you're a pretty big fan, and we couldn't be any more proud! Thanks for naming us your favorite barbecue sandwich in the Lone Star State! We can't wait for your next visit. All the best, Nick P.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was great, ate outside and it was a little too hot for me. Lot's of food for one person, but i ate it!

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

Texas temperatures don't always allow for enjoyable outside eating during August, but I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your food regardless! Hope we'll get to see you again the next time you're in the area. All the best, Nick P.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Never disappointed! Best barbecue ever! During lunch hour go early before the crowd ... and there will be a crowd! The music and food in the evening are something to savor.

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

Thanks, Debra! It's always great to see you for lunch, and I'm so glad our BBQ is your favorite. Until next time! Nick P.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I LOVE the brother-in-law sandwiches. The BBQ sauce is awesome. I buy it in the grocery store for my BBQs.

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

Ladena, we LOVE serving you! Thanks for your great compliments -- we'll see you next time! All the best, Nick P.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has the best BBQ. We all got a different plate and the sampler was the biggest hit. Bands at night, great food - we will be back.

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

Glad that sampler plate worked out for you! it's so good to hear we're one of your favorites. Hope to see you again soon! All the best, Nick P.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My brother works in Tyler so he took me to Stanleys, his favorite place for bbq. Met one of the owners and the staff were all very nice. Food was excellent! Turkey melts in your mouth and the end of the brisket was delicious. Coleslaw...More

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

We're so glad you gave us a try during your visit to Tyler! It sounds like it was a hit -- we're glad to hear it. Hope we'll see you the next time you make it out to Tyler! Best, Nick P.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rustic dive atmosphere & uniquely named sandwiches are the introduction to this great bar-b-que joint. I had the Ex-Wife; sandwich with pork & brisket. I asked that they make it on jalapeño sourdough bun. I also had the ribs. They were good but the brisket...More

Thank Romance23
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you loved the ex-wife sandwich -- it's one of our favorites! Thanks for coming in. We'll see you next time! All the best, Nick P.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good. Only 2 baby back ribs, but really yummy. Sides alittle blah but brisket is excellent. Everything has a chili powder flavor. Would have preferred only 2 sides with a little extra meat instead. Would come back.

Thank Anne T
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Anne, I'm so glad our barbecue left you impressed. Thanks for making the trip out to see us! Hope we'll see you back around here again soon! All the best, Nick P.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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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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