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Van's Pig Stand

717 E Highland St, Shawnee, OK 74804
+1 405-703-3000
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (13 reviews)
“curly fries” (8 reviews)
“carrot cake” (5 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
717 E Highland St, Shawnee, OK 74804
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here many times and not as good as of years past.. ribs not as good as old days, smaller and not as meaty

Thank GARY C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Started eating here when I was a kid. Love the pulled pork sandwich . and the curly fries are the best in the land. My kids love this place too. the husband loves the all meat special. worth a try.

Thank Christa H
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I eat here every Month or two. The BBQ ribs are fantastic and I am a big fan of the selection of BBQ sauce. The place smells awesome as well!

Thank Jacob C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This renown restaurant is an icon in Shawnee. The building is original and the inside is full of history, pictures complete with carved initials carved into the walls of the booths. Service is good, food is good. Facility is clean.

Thank ddferguson
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I have never liked their food, the ribs and other meats are dry and over priced and there is literally no service. This place appears to be coasting on a reputation that was created YEARS ago but their prices continue to rise. The $10 pork...More

Thank 1967Classic
Jev V, Owner at Van's Pig Stand, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you haven't ever liked our food. Serving dry food on a soggy bun is certainly not what I want my help to be doing. That said, I'm guessing it's been a while since you visited because our pig sandwich is currently...More

Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

On the road full time now. whenever I make it back to Shawnee I always try to visit Vans. It is great BBQ. It's not fancy. You walk through the line to place your order and then they bring it to you. Get ready to...More

Thank BobHarrelson
Reviewed 25 November 2016

I have NEVER eaten at any of the Van's, and am fairly new to this area and I am from West Texas where BBQ is tradition. It was just going to be the husband and I this year for Thanksgiving so we forego cooking Turkey...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Used to be one of the best dining experiences in town with the Charcoal Room downstairs. That is where I took my sweetheart (now my wife) on special occasions. Now it is basically a McDonalds type restaurant and the food has lost it's flavor, as...More

1  Thank Chris R
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We split a rack of ribs which was 12 ribs an we had potato salad, fried okra, green beans, and baked beans. All of the sides were delicious. We were very happy with this restaurant.

Thank marieds
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
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: 717 E Highland St, Shawnee, OK 74804
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Shawnee
  • Phone Number: +1 405-703-3000
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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.