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“Best Ribs in Town”

Ray's Smokehouse BBQ
Ranked #2 of 335 Restaurants in Norman
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

By far the best BBQ experience in town, which is saying a lot considering there is steep competition. Prices are high to competitive depending on the selection.

I recommend the rib dinner, and get the beans, they have a heavy smoke flavor and a kick!

The owner is a real gem and a nice guy, ask to meet Mr. Ray.

Great for business lunch. Or casual dinner.

Other details: Very clean, great hot BBQ sauce (near the forks), great sweet tea.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Former Sooner and New York Jet Darrol Ray owns Ray's Smokehouse. It offers some of the best BBQ in Oklahoma. I recommend the two meat or three meet platter, which offers a choice of meats and two sides. The beans are spicy and the meat is tender and delicious. On my last visit, I had ribs, hot links, and sliced brisket and it was all tender and tasty. I also like the chicken. Ray's is a great place to go before or after games, since there are two big screen televisions. The owner is very involved in greeting guests and in making sure that the food is delicious. You will also enjoy seeing all the photos of Sooner greats and the football memorabilia.

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Reviewed December 16, 2012

NO fat when you order their pork or beef. Family owned - Darrel Ray and his wife work hard and the kids and staff follow suite. Clean and friendly.

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Thank Steve J
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Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

The food and service is consistently great. My favorites are the ribs, okra, and chopped brisket. It's the best okra I've ever had.

The restaurant itself is extremely casual. I wish they had a section of the restaurant that was a little less casual for when you want to take someone out to dinner. I feel like I always have to cross this place off the list because it's just too casual.

If you just want some great BBQ I haven't found anywhere better in the OKC area yet and have loved every meal here.

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Thank Meredith36
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Ray's is a really good BBQ place. Even though I don't prefer St Louis style, the ribs are excellent. So is the brisket and everything else that I have tried. The food is always HOT and fresh. Try the baked Mac n cheese and the strawberry cake. They have the best okra of any restaurant I have ever eaten. You won't be dissapointed. Ray's obviously strives for quality and they succeed. Not fancy but it is a down home place where you always feel welcome. The staff is always friendly and helpful. They do care about the food and the customer. It's a BBQ joint and it measures up. Highly recommended!

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