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Ray's Smokehouse BBQ

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1514 W Lindsey St, Norman, OK 73069-4302
+1 405-329-4040
11:00 - 20:00
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had take out twice this week, their pork ribs are excellent , sauce is great. Good baked potatoes, too

Thank Becky P
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here when we were in Norman for a game. The service was good, there were lot's of picture of people on the walls, the pulled pork dinner was good (but not great), and the men's restroom wasn't that great. It is fine place to grab lunch, but overrated in my opinion.

Thank Phil M
Boston, Massachusetts
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159 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short review: The food was outstanding and the prices were super reasonable. Everything from the brisket to the sides to the iced tea were really delicious. Usually I am a little disappointed in something at a BBQ place, but Ray's was the best BBQ experience I have ever had.

Thank kukrusher
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Always great food at Rays. Never had a bad meal there. Mr. Ray is usually there and plays close attention and pride to his product and service. Lots of memorabilia from his playing days at The University of Oklahoma and the NFL to enjoy as well.

Thank Texomajoe
norman , ok
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Rays is the best takeout BBQ in Norman. Always friendly and great food. Best green beans and mac and cheese ever! I've heard the burgers are really good also.

Thank dbskinner
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We ordered for a business lunch, the temp of the food was great and the ribs, hot links and brisket were so tender and yummy! Great potato salad and green beans too.

Thank chelle1313
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Rays always has lean meaty ribs cooked so tender it falls off the bone. Collard greens really good too. Use this Texas toast to soak up all the 'liquor'. Service always comes with a smile

Thank Sandy S
Norman, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Ray's has the very best barbeque in Norman and environs. The ribs, brisket, pulled pork and hot links are light years ahead of everyone else around. The food is consistent. The potato salad is also outstanding.

Thank RonDB
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The BBQ is fall off the bone good. Great flavor, tender, etc. Its counter service but service is decent for sure. I cant find any better BBQ in the metro area. The only bad thing I've found is that they dont really have good deserts. They have pre packaged pecan pies, which is a no no to me. But this... More 

Thank rbaron721
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Ray's has delicious tender ribs. I never order any other meat, but my husband likes the brisket. Their fried okra, mac & cheese, and beans are good too. The Ray family is very friendly and do a wonderful job.

Thank Retta_ok

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?