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Van's Pig Stand

) #23 of 269 Restaurants in Norman ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue
320 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
+1 405-703-3000
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“curly fries” (8 reviews)
“ribs” (39 reviews)
“pork” (8 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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320 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
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Reviews (106)
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31 - 40 of 106 reviews

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 review

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 24 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
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This little place is great. Walking in and you smell the BBQ smoke. Trying to decide is difficult. We have had every item and not disappointed. Fresh cut fries, cole slaw and beans. We enjoy the fried okra. We have had them cater several events...More

Thank Dee H
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...More

Thank Wendy S
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...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...More

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...More

Thank Bill S
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...More

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,...More

Reviewed 13 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
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...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.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Dahnna H
do you deliver?
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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.