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“My Favorite Ribs in Norman” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Van's Pig Stand

Van's Pig Stand
Ranked #23 of 329 Restaurants in Norman
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Norman, Oklahoma
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“My Favorite Ribs in Norman”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is my favorite rib place in Norman. I try to eat there once a week. The people who work there are great, and the food is excellent.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Thomas D
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Jev V, Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Thanks for the compliments and generous review Thomas! Short, simple and effective. We hope to keep seeing you each week & serving you fantastic BBQ for years to come! Regards, The Van's Team.
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good Ribs”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

A local staple with good food but nothing over the top. nothing to write home about but worth the occasion al visit

Visited June 2013
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Thank Bob H
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Jev V, Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Bob - Thanks for the feedback & for posting a review. However, is there something specific that we could improve upon & influence a higher rating from you? We would greatly appreciate it if you emailed us at info@pigstands.com & provide us with any information that could help us achieve this. Regards, The Van's Team.
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USA
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Boom! Favorite BBQ place in Oklahoma”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Highly recommend the Large Pig Sandwich, the Ribs and the relish. All very good and always stop when visiting the In Laws......its the highlight of the holidays!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pkelly007
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Jev V, Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Thank you for the compliments and awesome review! We appreciate the recommendations, too (great choices)! We're looking forward to seeing you again the next time you visit the in-laws. Regards, The Van's Team.
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Winnipeg Canada
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Nothing Special - Kinda' Dirty and disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

As a child this place used to be called Strick's and they did have the best ribs in town. Today it is disappointing. They opened up the old restaurant and have tables in what was the old gas station next door. You order up front and they call you when your food is ready. I gave it a try and felt bad because the place was kinda' dirty and I just wondered if was that day but the people working there didn't seem to care the second time and it still wasn't that clean. There are better places to eat in Norman if you want ribs.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ganeshWinnipegCanada
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Jev V, Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
We appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Cleanliness is not negotiable with us, nor will it be tolerated. Even though it has been awhile since you posted this review, we will certainly share your comments with our staff to reinforce the importance of having a clean restaurant. We hope that you'll visit us again to prove to you that we indeed have a sanitary establishment. Regards, The Van’s Team.
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best ribs in town. Get there early!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

Vans has the best ribs I have had in the OKC/Norman area. I do have to say, it seems like the earlier in the afternoon you get there, the better they are !

Visited March 2013
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Jev V, Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments about our BBQ Chad! We truly appreciate it! We can’t wait to have you back! Sincerely, The Van's Team.
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