Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ
Come Enjoy Lunch at the Oldest Mom & Pop BBQ Joint in Tyler
Now open for dinner til 9 pm! Come check out our new patio and full service outdoor bar! We also have live music every Friday night from 9-midnight along with a late night menu!
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, award-winning baby back ribs, turkey, sausage, and even pulled pork. Stanley's offers some other selections such as fish tacos and even has vegetarian items. Catch a great touring band when the weather is nice (live music is seasonal). Stanley's is only open for lunch and since we take pride to produce all our barbecue and sides fresh each day, we occasionally sell out due to heavy and unanticipated guest traffic.
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. They 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."