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Ray's Smokehouse BBQ

1514 W Lindsey St, Norman, OK 73069-4302
+1 405-329-4040
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (89 reviews)
“beans” (24 reviews)
“pulled pork” (20 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1514 W Lindsey St, Norman, OK 73069-4302
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

We had heard this place was great...it hasn't been the two times we have been here. The sides have no flavor and are brought in from Sysco or some other food supplier. The bread was the best part of our visits. We won't be back...More

Thank _audietuhurricane
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Ribs are so tender they melt in your mouth! All the sides are good but you must try the homemade macaroni and cheese

Thank ritaj748
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Lunch (as usual) was excellent. Some of the best BBQ around! Staff is always friendly and helpful! Darrol and Diane are awesome!

Thank Sheri H
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Ray's is to BBQ what mashed potatoes are to comfort food. There's nothing about it that blows you away, but you'll keep going back to it, because it tastes & feels good. There's nothing that shouts let's go here for a special occasion, but you'll...More

Thank GlobalTripper007
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve ate here numerous times and they have the best BBQ in Norman!!! Every time the food is excellent and the staff is very friendly!!!

Thank Sooner16
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Darrol Ray is a great guy and former Sooner who serves great BBQ in a friendly atmosphere. Even though he is a competitor of mine we enjoy eating with him.

Thank SoonerLegends
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Okay BBQ. Nothing to go bonkers over. The brisket didn’t even have a smoke ring like it was cooked in a oven. It was dry and needed sauce. For me, if it NEEDS sauce it’s not good BBQ. The chicken sandwich was also a tad...More

Thank PreferToNotSay
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is definitely the best BBQ in Norman. The ribs fall off the bones, the fries are perfect and you can get collards with hot vinegar.

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

One of the best Bar-B-Q places to eat , if you haven’t ever eaten there u need to give it a try !! Love the food !!

Thank billpG9277HH
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Ray's is THE place for barbecue in Norman! As a former Sooner and NFL player, Ray now has a great restaurant and catering business in the heart of town, right on the road to Owen Field. Best brisket, pork and ribs in the metro OKC...More

Thank Soonercane
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Ashley T
16 September 2016|
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Response from Drmkd | Reviewed this property |
No, but they cater for parties.
25 December 2015|
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Response from Brion T | Reviewed this property |
According to Ray's facebook page, they will be open.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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