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Ray's Smokehouse BBQ

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1514 W Lindsey St, Norman, OK 73069-4302
405-329-4040
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 66
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Good tender smoky meat

We like this place, great smoked brisket, love the bbq sauce, good baked beans, ribs were fall off of the bone yummy. Strawberry cake was moist and tender. Potato salad was a little bland. Good service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We like this place, great smoked brisket, love the bbq sauce, good baked beans, ribs were fall off of the bone yummy. Strawberry cake was moist and tender. Potato salad was a little bland. Good service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service is always fantastic and the food is always delicious. The employees are friendly, and helpful.

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Thank Patty E
Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Best BBQ I have ever had. Everything is good. Seriously. The brisket falls to pieces in your mouth, same with the ribs, sausage, turkey, pulled pork....name it. Yes, they know sides too. Great beans, baked or green, fried okra, all fantastic. The owner seems a nice bloke and is there every time I have been. Nice to see a family... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great BBQ with many options. Great priced lunch specials. The atmosphere is really cool with old OU signs and pictures everywhere. The staff is very friendly and welcoming.

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Thank Sarah C
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Friendly people very polite great fresh hot meal best bar be que.in norman real easy to get to before a game the university is two miles down the road sam noble museum just right down the street

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Thank James G
Norman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Ray's is my favorite BBQ in the OKC area. Ribs are unbelievable, just fall off the bone they are so tender/delicious. Love the sauce and a great variety of sides. We eat at Ray's regularly and the consistency is always there, great stuff. Relaxed atmosphere and Darrell along with his crew are always great. Highly recommend if you love BBQ.

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Thank philipbX5528LM
Norman, OK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

This casual restaurant is owned by a former OU football star in what I think was a former Pizza Hut. It is about a mile from campus on Lindsey Street. Many of my friends had been saying that this was the best bar-b-que in town, so of course we had to check it out! Well, they were absolutely right. Their... More 

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Thank fairwayBarbie
Norman, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Our go to BBQ place in Norman. Killer ribs and the mac and cheese is a special treat. Darrell and his family are the best. If you are in Norman and have not been to Rays, you need to go if you love BBQ.

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Thank Brion T
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Owned by an ex-OU football player, Darrell Ray, this is an excellent choice for a barbecue meal. Their ribs are consistently tender and moist without much fat. The dry rub seasoning is tasty - I usually skip the sauce. Their brisket is fall apart, juicy good. Sides include wonderful collards and delicious mac and cheese. Housed inside a former Pizza... More 

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Thank DonnieTheB
Norman,OK USA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

My go-to place for family carry-out. Always a success with all the family what ever we order. Especially ribs and brisket. .

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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