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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

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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
Most recent review
so good!

Falling off the bone ribs, excellent pulled pork. Sauce was a little sweet for me but I spiced it up with Tobasco, meat was delicious! Sides I chose, potato salad and fried okra, were super! Casual atmosphere was my style, and the sweet tea was great! Can't wait to visit again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Amarillo, Texas
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108 reviews 108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Falling off the bone ribs, excellent pulled pork. Sauce was a little sweet for me but I spiced it up with Tobasco, meat was delicious! Sides I chose, potato salad and fried okra, were super! Casual atmosphere was my style, and the sweet tea was great! Can't wait to visit again!

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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great BBQ. The ribs and pulled pork are good. Lots of personality in the staff and I think Darrol Ray and his family are there a lot.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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360 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Friends took us by this little place because they had tried this a week or so ago and really liked it. They were right....this is a great place for BBQ. I tried the 1/4 chicken, the brisket and had the collard greens and fried okra as sides. I loved the chicken...great smokey taste and very moist. The greens were perfect... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Best BBQ in Norman, this title has been iced-up by Ray's. Raise The Roof is something like your Mother used to make. Word to your Mother and Ray's great food !!!

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Norman, Oklahoma
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This place is a gem. Ribs, chicken, hot links, sandwiches, brisket - just order - it's good. Even if we have to fight traffic to drive to their location near the OU campus it's well worth the trip. Last time in I had the hot link sandwhich and my wife ate their rib basket. It was so good we ordered... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Had the 3 meat combo,smoked chicken, ribs, and sliced brisket. You get your choice of 2 sides i had the collard greens that are to die for,also had fried okra, nice and crispy. As for the meat, would highly recommend the ribs and chicken, the brisket was on the dry side. Very clean,and family friendly. A new favorite bbq place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stopped for supper. I had brisket and my husband had chicken. Both were a tiny bit dry without the sauce, however, the sauce was excellent and once it was added, the meat was yummy. I enjoyed the baked beans. The fruit cup had some rather hard pieces of fruit. My husband said the Mac and cheese was a bit... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Excellent BBQ sauce, sweet with a hint of vinegar, just right for us. I had the 3 meat plate, ribs were tender, fall off the bone, good smoked slice brisket, and smoked turkey, very tender. Side of baked beans that had lots of meat, a little cumin flavor, very good; mac and cheese was ok not my favorite but ok.... More 

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After having an unpleasant experience at a "well known" BBQ joint in Davis, OK, it's good to know that Ray's is nearby to satisfy my BBQ fix. Quality product at a fair price and a staff that really do care that you are there and care if you come back. Success hasn't gone to their head. They still care -

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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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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

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