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Van's Pig Stand

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American, Barbecue, Diner
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3815 N Harrison St, Shawnee, OK 74804-2242
+1 405-703-3000
11:00 - 21:00
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477 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Van's was the place for BBQ for many years but not as good as years gone by. Ribs were small and not much meat and dry

Thank GARY C
Canon City, Colorado
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118 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Pretty much ordinary BBQ. Without the add on BBQ sauce the taste was lacking what I had expected from Van's. The service was good and the menu offered a good selection.

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

Hey Jim, I'm sorry we seemed ordinary to you. We put a lot of love in our que and I think of us more as extraordinary! Anyway, glad we at least got the service right for you. Hope to see you next time your passing through from Colorado. Jev More 

Shawnee, Oklahoma
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I ordered a brisket sandwich and got sliced brisket. My fault. I wanted chopped. It was dry and I had to use lots of BBQ sauce. I will go again just be careful what I order.

Thank Dala G
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Was in Shawnee for a concert and we found this BBQ place. I had the original sandwich which was just right. Not too sweet, not too hard smoked, however I didn't particularly care for the relish they offered on it. Next time i'll forego the relish. Good price, and lots of fries.

Thank PBA03
Jev V, Co-Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in. I'm glad you enjoyed the pig sandwich. We look forward to serving you next time your around. More 

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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

THE WORST!!!!! Dry dry dry meat. And paid way to much for what you got . 3 super thin slices of brisket and 3 small pieces of turkey. (Sad) Never again will I make that mistake.

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

Cindy, Dry is not something we strive for at Vans. Let me assure you that is not what I have trained my crew to serve when I'm not there. I'll again go over what we should be serving with my crew. I do hope you will give us another chance to show you that "Dry" is not in our vocabulary. More 

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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I have to confess, I'm an addict. I'm rather obsessed with BBQ and make it a point to find BBQ (especially a locally owned place) in every city in visit. I really have had no reason to visit Shawnee, but often drive by the exit onto my way to other places. I've often wondered about Van's Pig Stand. No longer... More 

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

Dayan, Thanks for taking the time to stop in and give us a try. Your detailed descriptions shows you really do know your que. I'm proud of my team for making your repeat stop list. Sounds like they were doing things right! See ya next time! Jev More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The food is great especially the ribs, they have great service me and my family have a great time at van's.

Thank dErPtAsTiC 28 #... p
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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290 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We picked up a rack of ribs, baked beans, Texas toast, and fried okra as a family take out meal and it was fabulous. After a hard day working, it was nice to have a "home cooked" meal without all the hassle. Meat was tender and lots of extra sauce was provided. Okra was delicious as were the beans and... More 

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

Linda, I'm glad to hear we did everything just right for you. I'll check the air settings because while it should be comfortable, it shouldn't be freezing. Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your visit. We look forward to serving you again. Jev Van More 

Polvadera, New Mexico
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Van's on our way west on I 40. It's easy to get to from the interstate. The pulled pork sandwiches we had were tasty. I liked the Cole slaw, but the curly fries had a burned taste. I would definitely stop again.

Thank GitmoGal
Springfield, MO
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Visited restaurant for the first time. I am a BBQ nut but had never had an opportunity to try Van's. The hotel where I stayed recommended it to me. The hotel manager worked for them when he was younger and gave me some good input. I had a combo plate so I could try their meats. Brisket was good and... More 

Thank bman2000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
American, Barbecue, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
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: 3815 N Harrison St, Shawnee, OK 74804-2242
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Shawnee
  • Phone Number: +1 405-703-3000
Established in 1930, Van's pig stand is the oldest single family owned BBQ restaurant in Oklahoma. Serving traditional BBQ items such as the Pig Sandwich(R) and Ribs as well as other types of sandwiches and delicious sides. Grandma Van invented twice baked potato! Van's also does takeout and catering.

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