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Van's Pig Stand

320 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
+1 405-703-3000
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“curly fries” (8 reviews)
“ribs” (41 reviews)
“pork” (8 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
££ - £££
320 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

I don't live there in Norman anymore, but was back to visit family & friends, It hasn't changed a bit. I Liked that. Still great BBQ. They even have a gluton free menu now. They will do your food they way you want it, versus...More

Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

If you want good BarBQ then this is the right place to be. Don't let the size fool you because it is worth any frustration with parking. They know how to do it right. Very affordable too.

Thank Michelle C
Jev V, Public Relations Manager at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2016

Michelle, Thanks for the glowing review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 30 May 2016

I had not been here in awhile and was disappointed with the pork ribs I ordered. They seemed very dry and stringy. Maybe it was just an off day but I remembered them as being better.

Thank RonOK
Jev V, Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Ron, Sounds like you were served food that should never go past the 86 bin. I hope you will come back and give us another chance. Jev

Reviewed 30 May 2016

This is some of the best bbq I've eaten but the sides were great. I had the potato salad and collard greens. Oh they were good. My wife had the green beans and Mac and cheese. She loved those also. Good food and good sides...More

Thank rabbitman1956
Jev V, Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Rabbitman, Thanks for taking a break from your rabbits to come try our vittles. I'm glad it all turned out great for you and look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Jev

Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Homemade sides like grandma made! Recommend Mac N Cheese , collard greens, green beans and tater salad

Thank Carolyn G
Jev V, Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Carolyn, Thanks a lot for you glowing review. We take pride in the fact that almost everything we sale is scratch made in our stores. So it's good to hear that it is appreciated. See ya next time! Jev

Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Best cuban sandwich I've had since leaving Tampa. Please add this to the regular menu!!!!! So disappointed last visit with it gone.More

Thank Kelley A
Jev V, Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2016

Kelly, I'm glad to know we've got that cuban sandwich just right for you. It is an extremely popular special, that is for sure. We have done it two aprils in a row. We have considered putting it on the menu full time but decided...More

Reviewed 24 April 2016

I can't gush enough over this place. The food is beyond comprehension IMHO. Every time we visit from Hawaii, we HAVE to eat here. I don't care what you order, it will be awesome. We always get Ribs, Pulled pork Sandwich, and the Brisket. All...More

1  Thank Kimo K
Jev V, Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Kimo, Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad to know we are on your must see list when you come to town. See you next time!

Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

The customer service stuck out! The food was great and reasonably priced. I will go again. Place is packed on OU game days.

Thank Soonerstud50
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Their barbeque is just good. However, the fries taste like they've been made in old oil... very old oil. Other Van's are much better.More

Thank LeAnn R
Jev V, Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

LeAnn, No one likes the taste of old oil. Our team is supposed to change our oil at least twice a week. So, I'm sorry that your fries were cooked in old grease when you visited in April. I hope you might give us a...More

Reviewed 23 March 2016

You may leave here smelling like smoked meats but I'd say it's worth it! Meat is very good, smoked and tender and the sides are also amazing. Their mac and cheese is very fresh and homemade tasting.

Thank Katrina S
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Dahnna H
4 April 2015|
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Response from VansPigStands | Property representative |
Dahnna H, Although Van's does not have a delivery service, we do have online ordering and carry out options available. Simply call 703-3000 or order online at our website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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
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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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