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Van's Pig Stand

320 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
+1 405-703-3000
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“ribs” (44 reviews)
“curly fries” (8 reviews)
“pork” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
320 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
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Reviewed October 10, 2016

Went here for lunch and it was very crowded. While waiting to order the man chopping the meat was seen wiping his nose while working in gloves. It was a turn off, but we stayed. The rum pie and carrot cake were ok, nothing special....More

Thank juliedan2016
Reviewed September 16, 2016

Passing through Norman and decided to eat at Van's Pig Stand on Porter. The food was mediocre at best. The brisket was tough and the pork lacked flavor. Neither tasted like it had been smoked. The bar-b-que sauce was way too sweet. After eating I...More

Thank TexasSal
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Stopped here for a nice lunch. Really good chopped/pulled pork with a nice sauce. Terrific pickles and peppers aplenty. Really nice choice for solid 'que for lunch.

Thank Solidarity1
Jev V, Co-Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2016

Solidarity1, Thanks for stopping in. From the looks of your profile, you get around to a lot of different restaurants. I hope we will get to serve you again while your in town. Jev

Reviewed August 17, 2016

I dont care if you have several menus on different websites!!! You should honor your prices you have advertised no matter what!! It is not the publics fault your information on google is wrong!!!!! If I had someone come into my business with any price...More

Thank Annabelle W
Reviewed August 3, 2016

The brisket was the best we had ever had from Vans. It was for tender with a great bark. The sauces were great too. We fed 9 people and had left overs. The guy behind the counter was super and helpful. A++

Thank Carl A
Jev V, Public Relations Manager at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2016

It sounds like you got 4 pounds of Deliciousness. Thanks so much for your great review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed July 6, 2016

We went there to visit some old friends everyone but me had the ribs and they all bragged on them as being excellent. My fiance is a rib expert and she loved them. I had the beef, pork, and brisket plate with corn on the...More

Thank John W
Reviewed July 1, 2016

I don't live there in Norman anymore, but was back to visit family & friends, It hasn't changed a bit. I Liked that. Still great BBQ. They even have a gluton free menu now. They will do your food they way you want it, versus...More

Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

If you want good BarBQ then this is the right place to be. Don't let the size fool you because it is worth any frustration with parking. They know how to do it right. Very affordable too.

Thank Michelle C
Jev V, Public Relations Manager at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2016

Michelle, Thanks for the glowing review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed May 30, 2016

I had not been here in awhile and was disappointed with the pork ribs I ordered. They seemed very dry and stringy. Maybe it was just an off day but I remembered them as being better.

Thank RonOK
Jev V, Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2016

Ron, Sounds like you were served food that should never go past the 86 bin. I hope you will come back and give us another chance. Jev

Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is some of the best bbq I've eaten but the sides were great. I had the potato salad and collard greens. Oh they were good. My wife had the green beans and Mac and cheese. She loved those also. Good food and good sides...More

Thank rabbitman1956
Jev V, Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2016

Rabbitman, Thanks for taking a break from your rabbits to come try our vittles. I'm glad it all turned out great for you and look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Jev

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Dahnna H
April 3, 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
$8 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
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 - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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.
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