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Ray's Smokehouse BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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1514 W Lindsey St, Norman, OK 73069-4302
+1 405-329-4040
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Purcell, Oklahoma
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Less than $8 bucks get you a great BBQ sandwich, a side and a drink. Fast, hot and ready in minutes. I eat here all the time.

Thank jamesbQ615ZH
Dallas, Texas
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128 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The smoked meat was very good (pulled pork, brisket and turkey). The sides were pretty good as well (green beans, potato salad, cole slaw). The inside of the restaurant was nothing special especially the tables being too high for the chairs. Great barbeque.

Thank missorganized19
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This looks like a family owned barbecue business it's really good especially if you get there and have their lunch specials it's a great deal their barbecue sauce is to die for I love it I'd like to buy some I never even asked him and you think that you're not going to get full but them sandwiches are big... More 

Thank bruce p
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely the best, most tender, melt in your mouth, fall off the bone, flavorful ribs I've ever put in my mouth. Talked to Ray about how good they were and he told me.... "if you ever have any that aren't that good, let me know cause that's my reputation that's on the line".

1 Thank BW1947
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

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

1 Thank Redone2013
Norman, Oklahoma
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 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 

1 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 September 22, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: +1 405-329-4040

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