Stanley’s is the oldest operating Mom & Pop BBQ Joint in Tyler, Texas serving up true, pit smoked BBQ for over 59 years! Stanley’s serves brisket, baby back ribs, turkey, chicken, freshly made sausage, and even pulled pork. Stanley’s also serves tacos, stuffed potatoes, Frito pies, specialty sandwiches and even has vegetarian items. This restaurant has a newly renovated, covered, & partially enclosed patio and an additional 2,000sf of indoor space that opened in 2020 to enjoy great local, regional and nationally touring original LIVE MUSIC. (Recently honored to be awarded “Best Live Music Venue in East Texas!”) The patio is also now equipped with TWO of Texas’ friendliest full bars featuring Texas craft beers and over 100 American whiskeys, bourbons, and ryes! This restaurant takes pride in producing all of their barbecue and sides fresh each day, so they occasionally sell out due to heavy or unanticipated guest traffic. Call ahead if you want to make sure Stanley’s has something you’re craving!

Stanley’s has been voted “Best Live Music Venue” in East Texas / Tyler many years running.

    • Tyler Paper Best in Town 2021
    • Tyler Paper Best in Town 2020
    • BScene Magazine Best of Tyler
    • County Line Magazine – Best of the Upper East Side of Texas
    • Locals Love Us

“To me, it’s just the most fun place to eat barbecue in Texas, especially when they’ve got a live show going on!” -Texas Monthly Magazine BBQ Editor Daniel Vaughn in an interview about the 50 Best BBQ Joints List of 2020