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Review of Big Ray's BBQ

Big Ray's BBQ
Ranked #36 of 226 Restaurants in Allen
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: This is a great little family owned business in Allen. Very nice owners and besides their great BBQ meats, they have some of the greatest sides and desserts!
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Description: This is a great little family owned business in Allen. Very nice owners and besides their great BBQ meats, they have some of the greatest sides and desserts!
Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at 11:00am on Sunday. No one was there, but it was early. First thing we noticed, it didn't smell like bbq, not even inside. It didn't smell like anything. Ordered a bit of several things: sausage, brisket, chicken, pork. We got macaroni, potatoes & beans. Not only was everything luke warm, it all needed salt at the minimum. ALL the meats were dry...like cooked yesterday dry. The sauce was cold, ok some restaurants serve it that way, but come on! The bread pudding everyone raves about was bread alright, but thats it. No sauce, no goodness. We just don't get it.

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Thank PixieBelles
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

There's no telling how many times we driven by Big Rays, but last Saturday, we stopped and I am I glad that we did. We've tried all the chain bbq places (note the lower case) around, but Big Rays is the real deal. It is a joint, but by far the best BBQ joint around! We picked up a pulled pork BBQ sandwich and a rib plate with sides - oh my simply wonderful - and the Staff didn't bat an eye when we asked for slaw over the top (the BBQ man did ask if we were from around Memphis :) ). The meat is perfection (and even more tasty when you add Big Rays' sauce), the sides are amazing and the service is the great and friendly. And do try the Bread Pudding. Big Rays is a Jewel and Great BBQ in the heart of downtown Allen.

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Thank ZAismy2ndHome
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

I had some of the best pulled pork of my life tonight!! This was a great meal. The brisket was juicy and tender and the selection of sides was great. We also tried some sliced sausage which was just delicious. I will definately being going back again and again!!

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Thank Shelby W
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

If you want a fancy atmosphere, then go somewhere else. But if want some really great BBQ, then Big Ray's is the place. The brisket is awesome, and the staff is friendly.

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2  Thank SoCalgw
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Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

I have driven by this place several times and finally decided to try it. Brisket and turkey was moist and had great flavor! Greens beans and coke slaw were spot on and for dessert bread pudding which was phenomonal! Will definitely be back!

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2  Thank Rma1006
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