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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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Falcon, Colorado
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While on our 20-day road trip, we stopped in Ray's. The chicken fajitas were oh-so-good! Delicious! My wife had the quesadillas and enjoyed them very much. Also had iced tea and it was just-brewed fresh and way above average, as iced tea goes. Our wait staff was prompt and took good care of us. An all-round very nice experience!

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Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Norman and love Ray's BBQ. The meats are tender with just the right spices. They have great side dishes. Homemade mac and Cheese and the okra are among my favorites. Ray's is often catered in where I work and it's one of the staff favorites.

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Thank SandyMMc
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Okie/Tex BBQ. Good smoke - tender and well seasoned. Very good sides -we favor the Mac/cheese and greens, but lots of other typical Bbq side choices too. We never have room for dessert - but they look delish. Strawberry cake is very popular. This is a family owned/run place. Service is fast and friendly. Dad Darrol is a former... More 

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Thank andhow23
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a good friend who was in town from Memphis.. A place known for BBQ. She was blown away. The brisket was fork tender and the ribs literally fell off the bone! She had the Mac and cheese and okra and I had the green beans and corn. All of the sides were delicious, especially the Mac and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never totally trashed a restaurant but when a no 2 rated smokehouse serves BBQ this bad something is wrong. I had brisket and ribs, my wife the brisket. Much like after church roast beef it was dry and crumbly. The ribs were also overcooked and dry. The side mac & cheese more like a flavorless paste. I don't... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was flavorful and plentiful. We'll be back for sure. It's worth driving around the road construction to get to. The staff is friendly too.

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Thank Merry V
Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great service & family owned business.. Fantastic Barbecue & strawberry cake made by the owners wife

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Thank tinkero
Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Really good BBQ. Best in Norman IMO. Good ribs, really good Mac n cheese and okra too. It we the feel of a hole in the wall, but is still clean. Highly recommend if you are looking for good Oklahoma BBQ while in town.

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Thank nheath13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Great service and great food. The server made suggestions on side dishes and they were great. Will remember for next visit and return to try other items. You won't go wrong here. Yum!!!

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Thank Christine G
Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The ribs are so fall of the bone tender that it is ridiculous! The okra is not too heavily breaded and yummy. My husband swears by their brisket. So good you don't need sauce but if you must, they have a great variety of mild and hot. This is a family run business and you feel like you are invited... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1514 W Lindsey St, Norman, OK 73069-4302
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Norman
  • Phone Number: 405-329-4040

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