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Van's Pig Stand

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, American, Barbecue
717 E Highland St, Shawnee, OK 74801-7159
+1 405-703-3000
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (14 reviews)
“curly fries” (9 reviews)
“turkey” (5 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Diner, American, Barbecue
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
717 E Highland St, Shawnee, OK 74801-7159
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the 3 meat platter, nice large portion. Brisket was thinly sliced and moist. Flavor, hard to tell, had a nice outer rim but not too Smokey. Pulled pork, very good. Turkey, was actually my favorite. Green beans served in the liquid, I wished...More

Thank M P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The original (of five) Van's Pig Stand restaurants is a small, downtown, down home place serving barbeque made with decades of experience. Oklahoma is one of the few states concentrating almost equally on beef, pork, and chicken barbeque and Van's does excellent turkey as well--all...More

Thank Tweentrails
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to have a business meeting and meal afterward. Desserts are to die for. Staff is more than willing to help in way.

Thank Louie H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

one of the best BBQ places in Oklahoma, the pull pork sandwiches are the best, fries are good, all the beans are great.

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Can't remember how long they have been in business, but it has always been top notch BBQ. I have been eating at Van's for at least 20 years, and have never been disappointed.

Thank bryann67
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The brisket was cold, and a bit dry. I can see where it might have been better when it was fresh off the smoker. I enjoyed the hot-link and the potato salad. The beans were so-so. The young lady who took my order promised a...More

Thank MAdams60
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Love this place; my parents had their first date here when it was a drive-in and they married in 1949.

Thank marshallmartin713
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Evan's Pig Stand, is an Oklahoma favorite. Good, old fashion BBQ, in a historic Shawnee landmark. The Pig Sandwich with curly frys is my favorite. The ribs and brisket is very good too. You won't want to leave without trying one of Vans homemade deserts....More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Great Food, Friendly staff! Wonderful Country Atmosphere! All of the food that I tasted was great! Everyone in the place was friendly and said Hello!

Thank frawgy43
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Everyone in town (mostly the older crowd) loves this place. The ribs are delicious but everything else isn't life changing. Get ribs to go and eat the whole slab.

Thank sammieboyd
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Diner, American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 717 E Highland St, Shawnee, OK 74801-7159
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Shawnee
  • Phone Number: +1 405-703-3000
  • E-mail
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), St Louis Style Ribs, Smoked Brisket and Turkey, Hot Links and other bbq fare. Van's has a wide variety of homemade sides and deserts as well. All preparation is done on site at each location. Van's also does takeout, drive-thru, online ordering and catering.
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