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Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q
Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q

Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q

9.511 reviews
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Barbecue, Breakfast & Brunch
Ranked #1 in Tyler restaurants
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525 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 593-0311
http://www.stanleysfamous.com/
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Stanley's is the oldest operating Mom & Pop BBQ Joint in Tyler, Texas. Serving up true, pit smoked BBQ for over 50 years. Come try our perfect brisket, baby back ribs, turkey, sausage, and even pulled ... Read more
pork. Stanley's offers some other selections such as fish tacos and even has vegetarian items. We have a newly renovated, covered, & enclosed patio where you can catch a great touring band on Friday night. The patio is also now equipped with a full bar! 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! Stanley's has been family owned and operated since 1958. The site where Stanley's sits today, was a BBQ restaurant for two previous owners before being bought and renamed by J.D. Stanley in the late 50's. The history of BBQ is long and strong in this spot. Nick & Jen Pencis took over the business in 2006 after the death of founder JD Stanley left his family unable to continue the operation. Nick & Jen have kept the spirit of JD's recipes and methods alive, as well as adding their own flare to the joint. They have since been recognized by being named "ONE OF THE BEST BBQ JOINTS IN TEXAS" by Texas Monthly Magazine and finding their story published in David Gelin's book "BBQ Joints: Stories and Secret Recipes from the Barbecue Belt".

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Local from Tyler, Texas, USA

The perfect mix of live music and award winning bbq. Try one of their sandwiches on their jalapeño sourdough bread!

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Great place to have Texas Bar-B-Q, Stanley's is a landmark. You will not be disappointed

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Great casual scene with live music. Can't go wrong with the BBQ, its great.

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Local from Tyler

Great atmosphere whether for breakfast or drinks and a band. How many places do that? They have all the typical BBQ selection and they're great but for those that like things unusual, they have all those combos too. It's a must try if you're in the area

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Mansfield

If you like barbecue this is the place to go. Really great local establishment

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Amazing BBQ... They have a spicy sauce and these lovely sweet/hot pickles! New outdoor area that has tons of room and set up for live music! A must try for Tyler!

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Okemah, Oklahoma

Best in East Texas!

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Awesome Top 50 in Texas BBQ (rated in Texas Monthly), Tyler TX 25 miles

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