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Ray's Smokehouse BBQ

1514 W Lindsey St, Norman, OK 73069-4302
405-329-4040
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Ranked #8 of 287 restaurants in Norman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have never been a big BBQ fan. Northern BBQ or Southern BBQ. But when I tasted Ray's, I was in heaven. The meat was perfectly cooked, the sauce was a great balance of smokey, sweet and tangy. The three meat combo was fantastic and my first try of fried okra made me an addict. Highly recommended!! The people are... More

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Piedmont, OK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stopped here on the way to Dallas on a Sunday evening because of the glowing tripadvisor reviews. There are four in my family and we all got different things. Older son had ribs and double french fries. The ribs were very tender and he said they tasted great. The fries were good. Younger son had a grilled chicken sandwich... More

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Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Local cops recommended this gem to me. I had a very late lunch, 3pm. I was the only one in there. But wow, the ribs were incredible. Added some corn on the cob, green beans and iced tea. I asked for hot bbq sauce and was warned. It was spicy as heck. I wimped out and mixed in some mild!... More

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Taos, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Based on other reviews, we stopped for lunch on our way through Norman. Not far at all off the interstate. Had the pulled pork and ribs combo; excellent. I highly recommend as a break from chain food.

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Norman, OK
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

There is not one a better place to get BBQ. We love to eat in or carryout this food. Ray is wonderful! This is our family's favorite restaurant in Norman after nearly 30 years here. Don't hesitate, if you're in the area, THIS IS THE LOCAL'S GEM! You won't be sorry. Ribs fall off the bone! Ray treats everyone with... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

You can tell by the parking lot at noon that this is a great place! Everything I have tried has been high quality and tasty. The family-run atmosphere means there is attention to detail . It's one of my FAVORITE places in Norman!

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Norman, Oklahoma
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I go here at least once a month for lunch. The service is very fast. You place your order up front, then they give you a number to pick it up when it's ready, but someone has ALWAYS brought it to my table. I have not had anything that wasn't delish! I usually order one of the lunch specials and... More

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Mena, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Collard greens and brisket! Ask the owner about his tenure in the NFL. Very friendly staff. Good food.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The BBQ was indeed very tender, falling off the bone. But it was a bit lacklustre in flavor - somewhat plain as if the meat received very little treatment before cooking. I would give it a 3.5 rating if I could. But it is definitely better than many if not most BBQ places so it deserves a 4. I'd suggest... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Ray's BBQ is an excellent local family run business. I have never had a less than delicious meal here, and the staff is always very friendly. If you're in the mood for great BBQ, this is your place.

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