We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ray's Smokehouse BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1514 W Lindsey St, Norman, OK 73069-4302
405-329-4040
Website
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 64 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great BBQ

The BBQ is always wonderful. The wait staff are very friendly and customer service orientated. I thoroughly enjoy it every time we eat here. The only exception is that I don't care too much for the beans. But that is personal preference, as some of our guests love them.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Sam697
,
Norman, OK
Add Photo Write a Review

64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Dodgeville
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Ray's offers good BBQ--tender and with flavor, but portions are small and the sauce offerings are limited. It appears to be located in an old converted Pizza Hut.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norman, OK
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The BBQ is always wonderful. The wait staff are very friendly and customer service orientated. I thoroughly enjoy it every time we eat here. The only exception is that I don't care too much for the beans. But that is personal preference, as some of our guests love them.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Solon, Ia
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

went on local recommendatios and tripadvisor very quick service lots of seating and great brisket and pulled pork.I would recommend this place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norman oklahoms
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Best BBQ ... Love the chicken and collard greens. Family run and very friendly service. Go....you'll be glad you did.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norman, OK
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I eat at Ray's fairly often. The food is quite good, especially the ribs. The staff is friendly. We like this place a lot and will continue to eat there. I highly recommend Ray's.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norman, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you want "unfancy and inexpensive tasty BBQ" this is the place to go in Norman. Really like the brisket.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are looking for great ribs, pulled pork, or beef brisket this place is great! Pulled pork was almost the melt on your tongue type. The Barbecue sauce was also good and sweet. The restaurant itself isn't anything frilly but I don't think it should be. This was extremely good food!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norman, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You can't find a more tender better tasting rib brisket homemade cake and a nice family to serve you then rays they're the best you've tried the rest now here it is

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norman, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our Granddaughter wanted ribs for her birthday. I called ahead for 3 slabs and picked up for her party. Great ribs, moist and tender and not dry at all. Great sauce (included with the slabs). Everyone loved them.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Delicious bbq- we had chopped beef sandwiches and a sausage plate. Both were so good. Sides were good-coleslaw and potato salad were excellent. It's a no frills, comfy sort of place staffed by friendly and up beat folks. People in Oklahoma seem to be overall easy going. Ray's fits right in. If my daughter ends up going to OU, I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ray's Smokehouse BBQ also viewed

 

Been to Ray's Smokehouse BBQ? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1514 W Lindsey St, Norman, OK 73069-4302
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Norman
  • Phone Number: 405-329-4040

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ray's Smokehouse BBQ staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?