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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 - 21:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

I've been to Van's twice now, both times at lunch. We've also ordered brisket through the drive thru and taken it home. The lunch specials are a great price! The brisket is probably the best I've ever eaten. So tender and juicy. I can't tell you how deep my love for brisket goes, so I was really happy when I... More 

Thank Wendy S
Norman, Oklahoma
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

We have eaten at Van's in Norman a few times. Both times the food was pretty darn good and the brisket sandwich is to die for. We ordered their Smoked Turkey breast for Christmas and it too was delicious, not quite as smokey as I would like, but good none the less and will probably order again. They have excellent... More 

Thank Scott S
Jev V, Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this review

Thanks for your continued support. I'm glad to hear that you like the brisket and Turkey. The fries are a love/hate affair. As I'm sure you know, we only serve fresh cut curly fries. Since they are fresh cut they will have a different consistency than frozen and processed fries. Our fries, even when perfectly cooked, will go limp after... More 

Augusta, Kansas
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We were in Norman for our grandsons soccer tournament and googled BBQ places and decided to try Van's Pig Stand. The food was not only really good but the portions were big, and the service was great and very friendly. We would definitely eat there again when we were in the area.

Thank Bill S
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

What a marvellous rib joint a serious plate of ribs at a Very fair price , two sides and zero chance of eating it all so enough in a box for tomorrow ! If you like ribs and are passing through Norman OK I suggest you pull in !

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

sirpike, Thanks for the raving review. Ribs are our most popular center of the plate item and it sounds like we got it just right on your visit. I'm glad to hear it. We look forward to feeding you again on your next visit. BTW, I know you left stuffed, but did you get a chance to try any of... More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

whether you're in the mood for ribs or brisket, Van's Pig Stand is a good place to satisfy the BBQ craving in you.

Thank memnoch0972
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Friends took us to Van's because they love the barbecue brisket. According to them it's the best they have ever eaten and we don't disagree. Perfectly seasoned and melt in your mouth tender; a true treat to barbecue lovers everywhere. The wood smoke smell that sets the tone the minute you walk in made us want to try everything so... More 

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

Glad you had such a stellar visit. Do save room for one of our homemade deserts on your next trip. I think you will be glad you did. More 

Norman, Oklahoma
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

My family goes to Van's ALL the time. Went tonight and there have been some unfavorable changes made. Potato Salad was different; Barbeque sauce had too much vinegar; and the worse thing--they changed their brands of iced tea. They have a new ice machine--still with the chewable ice, so they understand that that was a draw for customers. But, the... More 

Thank Carrie W
Kansas City, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

It's Great to come back and visit old favorites, savorying the outstanding ribs, slaw and curly fries. Dry Rub prep and slow smoking over Hickory makes this some of oklahoma's Best BBQ. AND they've been doing it for way over 50+ years. I double-dog-dare you to order up a Slab of spare ribs and a mountain of Curly Fries!!!

Thank peteroo820
Jev V, Co-Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this review

peteroo820, Thanks for taking the time to post a more recent review about our location in Norman. It makes me happy to hear that you still enjoy our ribs and fries as much now as back in 2013. It's kind word like yours that make our job more fulfilling! We'll see ya next time! More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Have lived in Norman for a few years and settled the age-old question of "Best Barbecue" soon after visiting Van's--there's nothing else around here that compares with the taste that they've crafted over the years. Still, it is not always my go-to place for the following reasons: Limited selection of sides (and nothing special about them, except the fries), long-wait... More 

Thank Kevin B
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Went for lunch. The food was excellent, great staff and good environment. Would definitely return again.

Thank sfitz635

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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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