Stanley's Famous Pit Barbecue

525 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, Texas 75702 USA

993 Reviews
Open Now
Wed 11a-9p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • Outdoor
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“Award Winning East Texas style Barbecue for over 50 years!”

Stanley's is the oldest operating Mom & Pop BBQ Joint in Tyler, Texas. Serving up true, pit smoked BBQ for over 50 years. Stanley himself has been off of the scene for more than a decade, but with a new owner and pit master, who took over the nearly 60 year-old-joint in 2000, has revived the quality of its barbecue--all the usual suspects plus ham and turkey--and spruced up the atmosphere: It's now a cross between a fifties diner and a rustic hunting lodge.  They also tinkered with the tangy house sauce, but the thick slices of lean brisket (smoked for 16+ hours) and juicy pork-and-beef sausage taste better left alone.  If you visit at lunch, consider a sandwich called the Brother-in-Law: hotlink, chopped beef, and cheese. Yes, cheese.  You'll wonder why it hasn't been a barbecue staple forever.

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Elsa C.

Doing the Texas Monthly "Top 50" and drove to Stanley's on a Friday. Arrived around 3pm so the place was quiet and was able to find a parking spot. So the process to order is wait in line then... Read more

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Pamela K.

Don't make a trip to Tyler without stopping by for some BBQ. California has a lot to recommend it but delicious BBQ wouldn't be one of those things. I save my BBQ hankering for my visits to the... Read more

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Deborah H.

Great food! Most famous Barbeque place in Tyler! I love their chopped brisket BBQ sandwiches! They stay busy due to great food and great customer service! Read more

Stanley's Famous Pit Barbecue

525 S Beckham Ave
Tyler, Texas
75702 USA


Open now until 9:00 pm
  • Mon - Sat: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Breakfast
  • Drive Through
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  • Outdoor Seating
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