The Rose City.
Stanley's Famous Pitt BBQ is without a doubt the finest bbq that I have ever consumed. I want you to consider that statement for a moment. I've lived well over 90 % of my life in North East Texas, the region that produces the world's best barbecue. When people from my neck of the woods eat barbecue, and comment on it, we know more about what we are saying than people from any other region in the entire world.
Situated about seventy miles East of the Dallas and Ft. Worth metroplex is the lovely Rose City, Tyler, Texas; and in Tyler, Texas - you are truly in East Texas, and you can smell the clean, lovely scent of the pine trees in the air around you. The finest barbecue in the entire world is found in Tyler, Texas; and so, Tyler Texas is the home of Stanley's Famous Pitt BBQ.
Stanley's Famous Pitt BBQ.
Texas Monthly Magazine.
Texas Monthly is the finest, and most respected publication concerning the people, places, and things found in the most wide open, scenic, and industrious state in the United States of America. When Texas Monthlysays that you have the finest pork ribs in the state of Texas, then it's easily translated into the more common vernacular as "you've got the finest pork ribs in the entire world!"
Now, as for me, I didn't need the September 2010 Texas Monthlyconfirmation concerning who has the best pork ribs in the great state of Texas. I'd already had some, and so I already knew.
Stanley's Famous Pitt Master.
Pitt Master Jonathan.
Texas is a place full of friendly characters, and amazing barbecue chefs, Stanley's Famous Pitt BBQ is a place that features one person in particular who stands out in both of those categories. Pitt Master Jonathan is a longtime master in the art of Texas Pitt Barbecue, and he's ran the kitchen of more than one outstanding East Texas BBQ venue.
It would be a study in understatement were I to say that I know this character. I've known him well my whole life, and I never, ever get tired of eating whatever he cooks, I only wish that I had more opportunities to do so.
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 itsbarbecue--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.
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!!ey 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.
Stanley's Famous Pitt BBQ Menu.
Texas Monthly Magazine and BBQ!
Stanley's Famous "Brother In Law" BBQ Sandwich.
The Brother ~N~ Law
So, besides the best Pork Ribs in the Entire World, what else does Stanley's Famous Pitt BBQ feature? LOTS! Perhaps the most epic sandwich in the world, the Brother n Law , is a staple of Stanley's Famous Pitt BBQ. The Brother n Law comes with grilled hot links, chopped beef, and cheese, and if you can finish this sandwich in one sitting, then you might need a nap! Never fear, Stanley's Famous BBQ sauce is also the best sauce that I've ever enjoyed. All the fixings are available, onion, jalapeño, banana peppers, you name it, they've got it, now just try to finish it, and if you can't, you won't be leaving it, you'll definitely take it with you!
Nick and Jan - The Owners Of Stanley's Famous BBQ Restaurant!
Nick and Jan
Nick and Jan Pencis own Stanley's Famous Pitt BBQ, and along with Pitt Master Jonathan, and the other friendly team members at Stanley's Famous, they've created the restaurant that embodies not just everything that is wonderful about the art form known as barbecue, but they've also created and perfected the perfect environment to display it in. If you've never been to the beautiful and varied state of Texas, and were I your tour guide, then I'd need take you no further than Stanley's Famous Pitt BBQ in Tyler, Texas; for you to be able to experience in an hour everything that you ought to know about not only Texas cuisine, but the people of Texas. You'll not find more gracious, friendly, and outgoing people anywhere else. East Texas is so beautiful that my mind struggles with the challenge of describing it, but it's all right there, trapped in time and space at Nick and Jan's restaurant.
How Do I get to Stanley's Famous Pitt BBQ?
Stanley's Famous is not only the best BBQ in the state of Texas, it's the best BBQ in the entire world. The atmosphere embodies everything that is wonderful and good about the Lone Star State, and the service is superb. They do catering, take out, and dine in. Most every single business day Stanley's Famous sells out everything that they've prepared. Get there early for lunch, and you're risking a loss of a wonderful meal should you come late for dinner. I hope to see you there!