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Ray's Smokehouse BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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1514 W Lindsey St, Norman, OK 73069-4302
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ribs are great. And the sides are always abundant. Also, Ray's has some of the best smoked chicken.

Thank Redone2013
Norman, Oklahoma
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the chopped beef sandwich and their BBQ sauce. Okra pretty good, just a tad overcooked. Very casual. Order and pay at counter, food delivered quickly to table. Just a friendly, simple place for good BBQ. Self serve, refillable soda. Paper lined baskets. Disposable flatwear. Paper towel roll at table. Easy parking. Pass on the mediocre, Sara Lee individually prepackaged,... More 

Thank Gr8OK
Falcon, Colorado
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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!

Thank Robert B
Norman, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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.

Thank SandyMMc
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 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 

Thank andhow23
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 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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162 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

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 

Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 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.

Thank Merry V
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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

Thank tinkero
Norman, Oklahoma
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank nheath13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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