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Van's Barbecue

Exit 65 Ih 37, Oakville, TX 78060
+1 361-786-3995
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (8 reviews)
“ribs” (12 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 19:00All hours
American, Barbecue
££ - £££
Exit 65 Ih 37, Oakville, TX 78060
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Great breakfasts and good old Texas BBQ and lunches. A new building is being built now and the local are ready for the new venue. Under new management.

Thank Glynis S
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Yum and yum and did I say yum? Ribs with sauce from heaven, perfect 🥔 potato salad 🥗, beautiful beans, sassy jalapeños, terrifically trashy white bread 🍞 , pure pickle & sweet onions... Did I say yum? If u r lucky 🍀 enough to drive...More

Thank Jacksbox
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Hole in the wall, similar to what we call in the Philippines, your local "karinderya" Do not be fooled by it's appearance, the place serves delicious barbecue. Gilled and smoked to my delight.

1  Thank Gerald Jerico V
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The food was great. Staff was friendly and food was served quickly. Didn't have taste for BBQ so I asked if they had a hamburger, they did and it was very good. Assorted sodas by the can and everything is served on paper. Very funky...More

1  Thank williamkA8024VB
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

What a find! We stopped here while traveling and really enjoyed our lunch. The food was fresh and delicious. Our waitress was friendly and the service was great. We will definitely stop here again.

2  Thank Edward S
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious biscuit and gravy, single breakfast taco and a slices brisket sandwich - total less than $15, and we're full and happy! Great BBQ and friendly service right off the highway!!

1  Thank christynbj
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Well, where do I start! This little hole in the wall BBQ is the bomb!!!!!! I had pork, which was to die for! The brisket was just as good!!!! Both were juicy and very very tasty!!! This is a must stop for me now, on...More

2  Thank Qeew
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Food was great. Service was very friendly and attentive. Try their biscuits and gravy! Everything is good though.

1  Thank Julie G
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Nice people working there. Price was similar to others, but the portion size was larger. Appeared to look good until I noticed the brisket had a florescent green look to it. The ribs were really tuff and flavorless, the brisket tasted like roast beef (even...More

1  Thank IsolatedUte
Reviewed 1 August 2016

It's tempting to want to stop by this rustic place to eat, but I would pass it on by if I were you. The waitress had a major attitude and made it hard to enjoy the meal. Parking is terrible and if there's more than...More

Thank ultrareef
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Exit 65 Ih 37, Oakville, TX 78060
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Oakville
  • Phone Number: +1 361-786-3995
  • E-mail
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