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Voted one of Texas Monthly's Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas

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Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ

In Your Kitchen

CoOwner, Nick Pencis talks about the history of Stanley's, East Texas-style barbecue, and where Stanley's is headed,


Staying true to our classic, time honored recipes, this family of sauces have been taste proven by thousands of Texans. We are extraordinarily Honored, Grateful & Proud to bottle them for you, right here in Texas for you to enjoy whenever and wherever you go. Let our unique recipe be your secret ingredient.

From his namesake Top 50 Joint and, Joe Zavalla joins Stanley's crew to make MotherCluckers and Tri-Tip in the backyard using our sauces and rubs. Buy 'em in our shop, and we'll ship them straight to your door so you can make some, too!

Stanley's Shop




The Friendliest Bar in Texas

Grab A Drink With Friends

Visit the Friendliest Bar in Texas. Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ is proud to offer over 70 different bottles of American Bourbon, Whiskey, and Rye. We have the largest collection of whiskey in East Texas, and this is not a museum – every drop is just waiting to be tasted. We have 12 different tasting flight combinations so you can easily compare your favorite whiskey to others.

Tasting whiskey flights is a palate friendly experience. You can compare styles of Bourbon like high rye, low rye, and wheated, or you may compare three different rye whiskeys. We also have flights of single barrel bourbon and small batch bourbon. The Texas bourbons are popular as are the wheated bourbon flights. Whichever ones you choose can be enjoyed straight or made into the cocktail of your choice by the friendliest bartenders in Texas. Our versions of your favorite whiskey cocktails are sure to please. We take great care to create mixtures that will please even the pickiest connoisseur.

If a fresh brew is more to your taste, then we have choices aplenty. From multiple local and Texas beers on tap – some of them seasonal – to your trusted bottle, our knowledgeable, friendly bartenders can suggest just the right spirit for your unique taste. We will, of course, insist that you do not consume too much and we are always more than happy to arrange a ride for anyone who does not believe themselves safe for their journey.

Bar Menu & Specials

Live Music




GORGEOUS JETSON +chemicalspell +ratt maker


El Guapo Records Presents:GORGEOUS JETSON +chemicalspell +ratt maker$10

Date: 07/26/2024
Time: 8:00 PM



COMFORT CREATURES +fiction love +killer cranes


Free Show

Date: 08/09/2024
Time: 7:00 PM



Ian Moore +Eric George


Ian Moore returns with special guest Eric George.All Ages Show (Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian) Advanced Tickets: $20Day of Show: ...

Date: 09/21/2024
Time: 7:00 PM

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Bring Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ To Your Next Event


Catering in Tyler, TX is a community tradition. Texans love to throw parties and they love their BBQ. Stanley’s is the most experienced BBQ caterers in East Texas and will guarantee your satisfaction. We know how important it is when your reputation is on the line in front of 10 to 200 of your closest friends or co-workers. Stanley’s catering will make you shine like the Texas star.

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