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Stan's BarBQ - 44 Reviews - 58 Front St S, Issaquah, WA 98027, Issaquah, WA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (425) 392-4551
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Stan's BarBQ

58 Front St S, Issaquah, WA 98027 (at West Sunset Way)
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 392-4551
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We just engaged Stan's to cater a corporate barbecue for 40 attendees. Everything was fabulous. Even our colleagues from the deep south who are barbecue connoisseurs were impres...


After reading all of the great reviews for Stan's, I drove out to the restaurant with extremely high hopes. As someone who travels regularly, I've tried many well-reviewed restaur...

Editorial review from Citysearch 2/23/2014

STAN'S BAR-B-Q RULES!!!\r I'm Not Sure Where To Begin.....\r Well, I Walked Into Stan's A Few Years Ago And Have Been A Faithfull Guest Ever Since.\r I Love How You Can Smell That Smoky Goodness When You Step Out Of Your Car, Its Even Better Once You Walk In The Door!!\r Im From Texas And Where I Grew Up You Could Find A BBQ Shack On Every Block, Kinda Like Starbucks, But Stan's Beats Them ALL!!! I Love The Smoked Meatballs And The Baby Back Ribs Personally, And You Gotta Try The Cream Corn!!!\r \r I Also Recommend Thier Catering Service. I Had A Party At My Home Not Too LOng Ago And Called Stans To See About Picking Up A Large Amount Of Food For My Friends. Turns Out You Can Have Them Come Out To You And Cater!! It Was Awesome!! All I Had To Do Was Tell Them Where I Wanted It And Give Them A Table TO Use, THEY DID THE REST!!!! THey Even Picked Up When THey Were Done!! If You Have A Party Or Get Together Coming Up Soon You Should Definately Give Em A Hollar.\r \r Thank You Stan For Having A Piece Of Home Here In Seattle!!!!\r Im Sure I'll See You Soon! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/25/2012

We just engaged Stan's to cater a corporate barbecue for 40 attendees. Everything was fabulous. Even our colleagues from the deep south who are barbecue connoisseurs were impressed. Great food--everything was absolutely delicious-- even the potato salad; and we're picky about our potato salad. :) Here's a bit of inside info: We opted to supply our own serving utensiles. We didn't bring NEARLY enough. You'll need a serving spoon or fork, or a pairs of tongs, for every item on the menu; so take a close look at your order when you're gathering your stuff. Be sure to order EVERYTHING. It's all luscious. more

Excellent food for BBQ party at home 6/25/2011

I want to recommend the excellent food we had today - Stan's provided BBQ for us to bring home to feed a group of 30. more

Great BBQ 1/30/2011

I love BBQ and Stan's is very good. I like the atmosphere and having Shiner Bock on tap is a huge plus. Great for lunch or dinner. more

Loyal Convert 12/29/2010

Let me first say, that i have NEVER submitted an online review for anything. However, I have been an infrequent patron of Stan's for last couple of years. Recently, several of us were in the market for a place to watch my beloved Terps crush ECU in the Military bowl. We attempted to go to the ""new"" Ale House in Issaquah (see separate negative review) to watch game, but were told that we couldn't get the sounds (only plays sound for Husky games?). We called Stan, he said ""get over here"" and we proceeded to have the bar to ourselves and watch a great game. more

Patron 5/11/2010

wasn't impressed service sucked rude, prices high and have had much better for less wouldn't go back more

Stan's BarBQ is great 10/13/2009

Who's your Daddy is the best! Perfect for 2 people to share, and a great price and I'm not a huge bbq fan. There aren't a lot of bbq options on the east side, most are in Seattle, so this is a great option. more

Try it for yourself 7/25/2009

To say that one place has the best bbq over another is all a matter of taste. Is Stan's the best? That is entirely up to your BBQ upbringing. The ribs are KC style and the dry rub was great. A bit of spice and the meat pulled off the bone just the way it should. Brisket was quite lean and the outside crust was full of flavor and smoke. The hot links were great and should not be missed. Chicken was moist and is well...chicken good chicken though. The pulled pork is mild and tasty and awaits your spin and choice of sauce. None of the meats that I had were served swimming in sauce. I like to taste the meat and dip or pour on the sauce to make different flavors. The type of bread that is used at Stan's is KC BBQ style and serves the purpose of cleansing the palate before the next bite of goodness. The side dishes are good and help to put out the fire and cleanse the palate as well. I like the BBQ beans quite tasty. I had plenty to eat with the ""Who's your Daddy"" plate and the price was very reasonable for the load of meat that was delivered. Overall pricing was very reasonable for the food and quality. I don't drink and they had plenty of good options for non alcoholic refreshments. The bar was full scale and looked to be well stocked with anything you could think of. Plenty of micros on tap and the wait staff was easy on the eyes. If you like BBQ you should give Stan's a try. Good food, good setting, and Front Street in Issaquah is always fun to run around. Pros: KC, Carolinas, and Texas flavors its all good. more

Great food! 4/26/2009

This restaurant serves great BBQ. The creamed corn is amazing, it's a must try if you visit. They serve a good lunch and it's easy to get in and out in an hour. The prices are also really good for the amount of food you get. more

If you truly love BBQ- Stan's is a must 2/15/2009

I could smell the extraordinary aroma as soon as I stepped out of my truck, the smoker was in full swing. The bartender welcomed me before the door had a chance to shut behind me, and my experience, not my lunch, had begun. I had eaten at a chain BBQ restaurant less than two days before so my craving for BBQ was actually below average until i walked past another customer with a plate full of ribs. I ordered a whiskey sour from the full liquor bar, along with a "" Who's your dady"" plate. First of all, the amount of food that was brought to me was borderline ridiculous, I was already planning on a huge late night snack. As a lifelong fan of brisket, my critical palate was overwhelmed by the flavor and texture!! The ribs looked to be just normal ribs until i took the first bite and the entire piece of meat was left in my mouth. I was actually embarassed that i wasted money on ribs at a place that also serves burgers and fuit salads!!!! There is no one who loves REAL KANSAS CITY BARBEQUE that wont love Stan's even more. The best BBQ in the state of WA is no doubt at STAN'S!! Pros: Unbelievable BBQ- enough said Cons: Too good of a place to have such a small parking lot!!! more

Great Kansas City BarBQ 1/1/2009

by Jul at Menuism Provided by Menuism
If you like KC style BarBq then you're love Stan's. I movd to Seattle from Kansas City and I was delighted... more

Great Kansas City BarBQ 1/1/2009

Jul Provided by Partner
If you like KC style BarBq then you're love Stan's. I movd to Seattle from Kansas City and I was delighted when I found BarBQ that could stand ... more

The best!! 12/23/2008

I am not a big BBQ fan.. but the other day my husband and I went to Stans... THE BEST!! we have tried a lot of places.. (my husband loves BBQ) I seriously have now become a fan more

Taste of home 11/13/2008

Authentic Kansas City Barbecue. I moved to the Northwest from Kansas City and learned quickly not to order brisket or pulled pork sandwiches because I was always disappointed. Then I found Stan's. There were neon KC Chiefs signs in the window and the game was playing live inside. I knew I was in the company of friends. And the food didn't disappoint - really brought me home. more

If you want a pile of meat and little else, this is the place for you. 10/21/2008

After reading all of the great reviews for Stan's, I drove out to the restaurant with extremely high hopes. As someone who travels regularly, I've tried many well-reviewed restaurants over the years, some bad and some excellent. To just critique the meat and bird at Stan's, I will say that it is good, but not excellent. The pulled pork was flavorful, and probably my favorite of all the meats. There was no tri-tip, but there was a very fatty portion of brisket that was tender. The links are spicy and tasty, but the brats were just ok. The birds were cooked well, not too dry, but not extremely flavorful. The baby back ribs were the most disappointing to me... they leave something to be desired. They were dry, with very little flavor to speak of. They would do better to dry rub some spare ribs and serve them with some mop sauce. The three sauces were served in tiny dixie cups. In fact, everything came in plastic or styrofoam... so wasteful. Besides the foam containers that they came in, the sides were not good. If the corn and the beans didn't come from a can, they tasted as if they did. The restaurant also serves Lay's potato chips and low quality white bread that resembles Wonder Bread. No fresh biscuits, no braised greens, no mashed potatoes, no corn chowder, in fact, nothing that you would expect to find at a good barbecue restaurant. Perhaps a roadside stand would better suit this establishment, since they appear to not care about anything but the meat and the bar. Lazy is the only word to describe the overall approach to dining at Stan's. It seems as if someone walks in, throws the meat in the smoker, heats up some cheap sides, and slops it on to a disposable plate to order. There is just no care taken for the preparation or the presentation of the food, and this definitely counts, especially when I am dining at a restaurant and spending $40 on dinner. For those of you who get out often, trust me, there are way better places out there. Pros: Pulled pork. Cons: Lousy sides, terrible bread, bad ribs, everything served in plastic and styrofoam. more

This Restaurant Needs to be all over the State 7/19/2008

I went into Stans Barbq on Friday night and was amazed that a Barbq restaurant could look and feel as impressive as this. It's situated in quiet, old Downtown Issaquah, but when you walk in you get a little feel of what downtown Kansas City might feel like on a Friday night. The smell of smoked meat and the quick introduction by the wait staff walking around, ""Welcome to Stans, go ahead and sit anywhere you like"" made me feel instantaneously welcome. The focal point of the restaurant had to have been the smell that I smelt from where I parked in the rear parking. Plus the choice of meats I had from Turkey, to Half Chicken, the brisket and pulled pork made it so difficult because it all looked so good. I recommend the ""Whos your Daddy"" because you get a choice of 4 meats with two of the sides. Why go coleslaw and potato salad when you can have baked beans everyday (not just wed and fridays like Dixies) and creamed corn. The sauce, the service, the smoked meat, and to meet Stan are all worth the drive to Issaquah, but I truly wish I could have it in every city in the northwest. Aweseme job, Stan. No wander you were voted best of CitySearch for BarBq in 2007. Pros: SMOKED MEAT, SERVICE, SAUCE, AND AMBIENCE Cons: ONLY IN ISSAQUAH more

Best Bar-B-Que in the Pacific Northwest!! Love the atmosphere & great service! 6/30/2008

I usually don't take the time to write a review but felt that this place was just so good I had to let everyone know. You must make sure you stop in to Stan's and try this food! It is so flavorful and cooked (smoked) to perfection.l The meat isn't disguised in is what it is and it is the best I have ever had. We were made to feel welcome from the minute we walked in the front ""screen"" door and our food was at our table in minutes! more

I searched high and low for a place like this... 3/11/2008

Originally from Kentucky, I searched everywhere for BBQ before stumbling upon Stan's. The first thing you notice when you enter is the smell of the restaurant. I knew from that moment that I was going to enjoy the experience. The smoky smell of seasoning had my mouth watering before I sat down. I'm not a drown it in sauce BBQ fan. I like my flavor cooked into the meat - Kansas City style. The pulled pork is unbelievable, the chicken wing meat falls right off the bone and is so tasty, the ribs are the best I have had anywhere. We love to go there as a family and just hang out and stuff ourselves. The portions are big and it's a little pricey - but that's what I would expect for food and service this good. Wow...after writing this review I am ready to go there right now! more

Awesome Neighborhood Hangout 1/12/2008

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! more

Not bad, but not as great as I thought it would be 8/13/2007

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. Pros: They had live music along with their food! Cons: No real cons -- just not the type of messy/sloppy Q I prefer more
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Owner Message

  • 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.


  • Kansas City-style barbecue in a saloon atmosphere--come on Sundays for NFL games.

  • 2/6/2008 Provided by Citysearch

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    Mon-Thur 11am-9pm Fri, Sat 11am-11pm Sun 11am-8pm
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