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Billy Ray's Bar-b-q

3524 Southwest Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74107-3810
(918) 445-0972
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Ranked #324 of 1,098 Restaurants in Tulsa
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jun 23, 2014
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English first
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Billy Rays has been a family favorite for years! My favorite is their sliced brisket. I'm not a fan of fish but the rest of my family says they have the best catfish around! Nothing fancy, just great food!

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Windham, New Hampshire
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17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tulsa has so many BBQ restaurants that this place is just another. It does have the advantage of having very fast friendly service which is what we need at lunch. Lots of repeat customers, really a locals place, because the food is good, the service is fast and friendly and the prices are right

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Houston, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I used to live in Tulsa years ago and this was one of our regular spots back then. I try to go back when I'm in town on business and it is consistently good. The place looks awful but the barbecue is good and the desserts (save room for them) are tremendous. They also have music some nights, which adds... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

This is a "hole in wall" type of restaurant. Nothing matches, but boy is the food GOOD. You are served barbeque that is smoking on premises. The sauce is wonderful with a little bite to it. This is the original restaurant. I have not been to the newer ones, because I don't see why to "fix it if it ain't... More

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Youngsville, Louisiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012 via mobile

I read all these great reviews, but I was sorely disappointed in my experience. The food was low quality (beans tasted canned and barbecue sauce was not cooked into the meat). The place itself was run down and dirty. The price was low, but it still didn't make the trip out there worth the while.

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Four of us went and had everything from the pulled pork, to ribs to the baloney. It was all very good. The sauce was kind of sweet and tangy. The rib meat was falling off the bone. Even the sides, beans, cole slaw and potato salad were good. Definately worth going back.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

we finally got around to trying this place, we went there for lunch last friday. the service was good, and the food was more than we expected. the bbq is good and the catfish is wonderful! we even stopped and chatted with one of the original cooks that helped open the place up back in the 80's i think he... More

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Albany, NY
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52 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

We were vsuiting Univ Tulsa when our GPS found this BBQ place for us. It appeared that it was a place for locals so we stopped in, and I thought that it was excellent, particuallry the smoked turkey. I also ate at more iconic BBQ places, such as in Kansas City, and Billy Ray's was far superior.

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houston, texas
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67 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2010

If you've heard of the mythic greatness of Food along Histroic Root 66--This BBQ joint could be a part of that legacy! The pork ribs were huge tendar and the sauce out of this world! Brisket very tendar and full of smoky goodness. Sweet potatoes to die for! The catfish portions are Huge, light, tender and not greasy! Great family... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2008

There is also a 2nd one on 15th between Sheridan and Memorial for all you Mid-Town folks

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