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Van's Pig Stand

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717 E Highland St, Shawnee, OK 74804
+1 405-703-3000
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Harrah, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up eating in this restauant and i always remember the blue room downstairs of past glory.. the BBQ is not as good as it used to be and last time i ate here it was so dry and very small ribs.. will pass from now on.. too pricey for the food amount

Thank garycH4360DW
Shawnee, Oklahoma
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38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 sandwich with soggy bun matching the soggy spiral cut fries was awful too. I give... 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 only $4.00. I believe we have an outstanding crew that is putting out top notch... More 

Shawnee, Oklahoma
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 get messy. It is just darn good BBQ

Thank BobHarrelson
Macomb, Oklahoma
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and such and decided on BBQ. I choose to order (carry out) from Van's.... We... More 

Thank Michael C
Carrollton, Texas
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 has the establishment. I didn't rate it lower because the workers are very good and... More 

1 Thank Chris R
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256 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

It just didn't taste as good as the place in Moore, Oklahoma. I have eaten at both places in shawnee. Don't plan on going back to the Shawnee locations.

1 Thank Diana S
Shawnee, Oklahoma
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Van's is a Shawnee stable. I seem to be the only person who doesn't love it. I find the food dry and the fries soggy. If I'm going to eat here I just get a rack of ribs to go. Again- the locals swear by this place especially the older crowd.

Thank sammieboyd
Knoxville, Tennessee
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240 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

On Friday, my co-worker John and his wife Becky invited me out on a tour of Shawnee. I was amazed about the history of Shawnee. We stopped for dinner at a historical landmark…Van’s Pig Stand. Since 1930, Van’s Pig Stands has been a local favorite providing classical Bar-B-Q. The atmosphere was warm and family-orient. The menu includes hickory-smoked ribs, brisket,... More 

Thank DrGreen2009

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Barbecue
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
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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