Issaquah >Food & Dining > Stan's BarBQ
58 Front St, Issaquah, WA | Directions 9802747.530826 -122.036429
Fri, Sat 11am-11pm
When Stan was big enough to put wood in the smoker, he could be found cooking in the backyard with his Dad in Kansas City. They would be smoking ribs, links, brisket and turkey all day long with Hickory wood to bring out the true taste of the meat. Family recipes have been passed down through the years and are used at Stan's BarBQ today.
A traditional rub is used with sauce served on the side. Stan brings his love for barbeque and people to the Great Northwest. We invite you to Stan's BarBQ for delicious barbeque and good fun.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Kansas City-style barbecue in a saloon atmosphere--come on Sundays for NFL games.
Awesome Neighborhood Hangout – Stan's is one of those friendly places you just love to hang out. if you're a sports fan, the 6 HDTVs rock. Stan definitely knows his meat--the rib meat falls off the bone, easy and tender. My favorite side is the coleslaw, not too sweet or swimming in dressing, but just right. Our new favorite is the chili, though, which comes complete with sour cream, cheese and jalapenos. Perfectly done barbecue, a pitcher of Mac & Jack's, during a great game, finished off with cheesecake made one at a time. It's just so great to have a friendly, warm neighborhood hangout, with food that would draw us in even if there wasn't great service and atmosphere. We're regulars and we'll stay that way!
Not bad, but not as great as I thought it would be – I do have a caviat or two about this review: I LIKE my pulled pork sandwiches SLOPPY with sauce all over it... if it's been sitting in the sauce all day, even better! It's .. an opinion. Stan's is NOT like that. It's rubbed meat and you have to drop your own sauce on it. AND I was there for a friend of mine's performance (a nice bonus!) , so it was late at night. SO... it was okay. I want to try there maybe for lunch or early dinner, when the food is HOT. But... it was decent, and I'll go back again.
Hands DOWN the best BBQ not only in Seattle...but in the Pacific Northwest!!! – Screw "the man"....dried out meat with hotsauce ain't gonna cut it for this serious BBQ lover. If you want REAL BBQ with meat cooked and smoked to perfection with your choice of sweet, mild or hot sauce "on the side" if needed in the authentic Kansas City style...Stans is it hands down! The most cordial staff around that greets every person that walks through the door with a friendly: "Welcome to Stans!" It's all about the meat: The hot links, the brisket, the pulled pork...it's all good! For first timers I would suggest the "sampler"...it has a lot of everything. From the hardcore BBQ lovers, to the first timers...Stans is the best around. Heaping portions, great beer on tap, live music on Friday nights- what else could you ask for? If you truly want to taste the BEST BBQ in the Northwest...you need to get your mouth to Stans!
Best Bar-B-Q in Seattle – I love Stan's the best Bar-B-Q this side of Kansas City - there's nothing in Seattle that comes close.
Stan's Bar-B-Q – I can't believe I have been able to find one of the best BBQ joints in these United States right here in Issaquah, WA. This place was perfect from the great food to the great service. I have lived in Texas, Missouri and Memphis and can speak to BBQ with authority and this place is smokin!!! I liked the traditional KC style of the dry rub with sauce on the side, white bread that sticks to the roof of your mouth and three choices of awesome sauce, sweet, mild and HOT!!
The atmostphere was great. Even though there was a full bar, families were in abundance and everyone seemed at home. I usually don't take the time to write comment cards or reviews on City Search but I couldn't let this one slip by. I am all about telling people when I find great BBQ! This is a must try!!
They catered our rehearsal dinner – What else can I say? People are still raving about our rehearsal dinner - My now-husband and I love going to Stan's and they dragged all their equipment, piles of pork, brisket, chicken, sides, etc. and Stan himself to serve it all the out to Lake Forest Park for, I kid you not, about $9 a head, tax and gratuity included. The pulled pork will make you cry tears of sheer joy. My only complaint? No cornbread!
Stan's the Man – WOW! That was the best barbecue I've ever had! The brisket was unreal, moist & tender. Awesome selction of meats to choose from and great barbecue sauces. The only barbecue I will eat when I'm in Seattle from now on! GO BEAVS!!!
Awesome BBQ – Stopped at a place down the street but had our 14yr old daughter with us. As we wandered up the street this awesome smoked BBQ odor was wafting down the sidewalk. We just had to stop. It was a bit crowded but the wait was but 5 minutes or so and the staff was VERY friendly. We were eyeballing the patrons portions and figured we were in the right place. Indeed we were. My wife had a full rack of ribs and I split a combo platter with my daughter. The ribs were meaty and very tasty, the links were spicy, the pulled pork lean and plentiful and the brisket was truely incredible. My daughter (all 90lbs of her) ate more in that sitting than she has in years. The EXTREMELY friendly and helpful staff stopped by to gab and check on us many times during the meal. I haven't had service like that since I was in an upscale place in NYC last fall. Don't miss this one it's fantastic.
True KC Bar-B-Q!! – I just gotta say that being from KC walking into Stan's made me feel like I was back home. His hickory smoked flavor was up there with my all-time favorite bar-b-q in Kansas City. The sauce was a true spicy KC sauce that made the experience that much better! I have found my BBQ away from home and believe me I have been looking for a long time!!! GO CHIEFS!!!!
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