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Van's Pig Stand

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320 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
+1 405-703-3000
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In town for training one of our instructors recommended Vans Pig Stand. Stopped in for lunch and ordered ribs, baked beans and cole slaw. Ribs were outstanding. No sauce needed. Beans were very good but the slaw had too much mayo for my taste. Loved the ribs so much got an order to go for dinner. Wish there was a... More 

Thank R J
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394 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Van's is a long time vendor in Oklahoma. The BBQ is very good and very consistent. The sauce is nice with understated tones that doesn't overwhelm the meat. Very good selection of meat choices and dessert choices.

Thank Ebazinam
San Francisco, California
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Such good barbq sauce, ribs, brisket, potato salad, really nice people, great drive thru service as well!

Thank Lisa T
Norman, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

After a hard day at work I had no desire to cook!! Soo I thought BBQ sounded so good!! So I headed straight for Vans BBQ to get ribs and their delicious rum pie!! I was soo happy to get home with that great dinner!! They ALWAYS get the to go orders correct!!

Thank marymcrossley
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The service there is amazing!! The people are so nice! And there barbecue sauce is the best I have ever had!! There food is just delicious in general!

Thank Alexis Q
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

There is usually a line, but the cashiers are quick and sometimes the food is out before you get your drink. Excellent barbecue!

Thank Sheila H
Norman, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I like the chopped brisket, sliced brisket, ribs. Oh the chicken is good too. I really like their mac and cheese. I don't eat mac and cheese from a lot of places because I don't like most of them but they make the best I have had. They have a restaurant in Purcell Oklahoma too.

Thank oscarok74
Jev V, Co Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. I'm glad to know we got it right for you. And you are right, we are in Purcell. We are also in Moore and Shawnee. See you next time! More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The ribs, brisket and fries are wonderful. Good enough rub that yuh don't have to have sauce, but I admit I'm a bit addicted to their hot BBQ sauce so I slather it on. Have enjoyed this place for years.

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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Took our college student and her roommates to eat here after church on a Sunday and everyone really enjoyed their food. Enough portions to take home. Interesting environment, not your chain BBQ. You walk up and order at a counter and they bring your food to the table. Quick service even when very busy. Glad we were able to enjoy... More 

Thank MyHumbleOpinion
Jev V, Co-Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this review

MyHumbleOpinion, Thanks for choosing us while you were in town. Were glad to know you enjoyed your food. Hope to see you on your next visit! Jev More 

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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We ate here before the basketball game. The service was great and they very friendly. The bbq was some of the best Ive had in a long time. We will definitely return.

Thank stutz50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Norman
  • Phone Number: +1 405-703-3000
Founded in 1930, Van's Pig Stand is the oldest single family owned Bar-B-Q Restaurant in the state of Oklahoma. We are most famous for our Pig Sandwiches, Hickory Smoked Pork Ribs, Vanized Potatoes and our homemade deserts. Our Norman location opened in 1994. Since it has been voted best bar-b-q by the readers of the Norman Gazette. Come inside for some great food and friendly service. If you're in a hurry come though our drive by. For even faster service, call in your order 1st. We would love to accomodate you in any way we can. Please call for more information.

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