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Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q

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525 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX 75702-8303
+1 903-593-0311
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11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Dallas TX
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is good BBQ but not outstanding. I dont understand why it's rated so high. I think it's because they serve beer and bar atmosphere?? Texas has great BBQ. This is just ok. Down the street is Bodacious BBQ much better! But no beer 😩 Go down the road 25 minutes to the best BBQ ribs in Texas called Country... More 

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Thank Meko
Treasure Island, Florida
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83 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As a former Texan I have eaten BBQ everywhere and no other state compares. This BBQ joint rocks Texas BBQ and is a must stop if in the area...Great BBQ and a Texas atmosphere to make it a Texas legend

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Thank Glenn M
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good food, my favorite though was the chicken sandwhich! Amazing! Place was kinda small on inside but was very neat and outside has live bands and almost an austin vibe! Very relaxed and comfortable! Enjoyed!

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Thank cd2320
United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When in tyler come here. Bar-BBQ is on point, totally worth the money. Hopefully, this place stays around for a while longer.

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Thank Kevin M
Florida
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576 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't expect nor not to worry about the exterior. Stanley's is a true-blooded BBQ stop. Clean !!! At entry - easy menu, ordering, drinks are self serv - don't get turned off 'if' you see a line out the door. Have patience. Moves fast and well worth the wait. Moist, tasty, ample portion, sauce at the tables, a lot of... More 

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Thank Track1089
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Thanks for the shoutout! We love what we do, so we're glad it comes off that way, and we're also glad you're such a fan of our barbecue. Thanks again for reaching out with the support. We hope to see you again. Cheers, Nick P. More 

Old Station, California
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As one of the Texas Monthly "50 Best BBQ Joints in the World", I came to Stanley's with high expectations. For the most part I was not disappointed, as the dry-rubbed baby back ribs were some of the best I have ever tasted. Brisket was good, but not as moist as that at Coopers, and the pork was tasty but... More 

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

Hey, William! I just had a chance to respond to your review on another platform, but I just wanted to reach out here as well. I'm glad you were such a fan of our ribs and the brisket, and I hope to see you again sometime. Cheers, Nick P. More 

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for a few days and, as we like to do when traveling, we wanted to try something unique and local. This certainly fit the bill. I had to try the ribs, of course. My wife ordered a chopped brisket sandwich. The ribs were excellent: moist, tender, and with just the right amount of seasoning. They didn't... More 

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

Thanks for dropping by while you were in town, Thomas! I'm glad you were such a fan of the ribs, but it's disappointing the chopped brisket sandwich was a bit dry this visit. That certainly shouldn't be the case, so I apologize, and I hope to get another shot at showing you what we're all about. Cheers, Nick P. More 

Wisconsin
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had the mother clucker sandwich, OMG, so good. My husband had the 1/2 rack ribs, I had a bite of his, but mine was 20 times better.I say skip the cole slaw, I have had better. I wanted it appears the bar does not open until 3 PM. Bummer!!

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Thank DGN57
Nick P, Owner at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Hey, thanks for coming to check us out. I'm glad you had a chance to try both the ribs and the Mother Clucker sandwich on your visit, and it means a lot to know you were such a fan. Though you didn't get to grab a drink this time, we want you to know, we love to have a great... More 

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

Good and smokey. The ribs are always my favorite. I am not a beef brisket gal, but my family likes it. I get the multi-meat option. Variety is always best. Sausage, and pulled pork are so good. Bring on some white bread and sauce and you are ready. Enjoy!

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

Carolyn, thanks a lot! Though you're not much of a beef brisket gal, I'm glad you're such a fan of our ribs and the variety of our menu options. Can't wait to see you again for another great meal. Cheers, Nick P. More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time with friends. Best BBQ around and live music. They are great for families, friends or couples.

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

Thanks, Heather! We love what we do, so it's always a pleasure sharing that. 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
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, 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!

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