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.
--Christopher Keyes, Texas Monthly Magazine, THE BBQ ISSUE, May 2003, featuring the 50 BEST IN TEXAS
Stanley's proudly stands as one of the oldest operating restaurants in Tyler, Texas! Stanley's has been family owned and operated for 50 years and is proudly still a "Mom & Pop" joint. Proprietors Nick and Jen Pencis welcome you to come and taste the difference and promise you'll always be greeted with a friendly smile! So please tell your family and friends and come back often! We appreciate your support!!
You can now enjoy our 'cue on our new deck. And what goes better with lip smack'n ribs than a cold Shiner Bock beer? Pack a cooler and head on down. We're bringing the absolute best live entertainment in East Texas. Come see what you've been miss'n! You won't be sorry... See you soon!!