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Ray's Smokehouse BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1514 W Lindsey St, Norman, OK 73069-4302
+1 405-329-4040
11:00 - 20:00
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Falcon, Colorado
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 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 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 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 

Thank GoodFoodLovr32
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201 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I have never totally trashed a restaurant but when a no 2 rated smokehouse serves BBQ this bad something is wrong. I had brisket and ribs, my wife the brisket. Much like after church roast beef it was dry and crumbly. The ribs were also overcooked and dry. The side mac & cheese more like a flavorless paste. I don't... More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The food was flavorful and plentiful. We'll be back for sure. It's worth driving around the road construction to get to. The staff is friendly too.

Thank Merry V
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great service & family owned business.. Fantastic Barbecue & strawberry cake made by the owners wife

Thank tinkero
Norman, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Really good BBQ. Best in Norman IMO. Good ribs, really good Mac n cheese and okra too. It we the feel of a hole in the wall, but is still clean. Highly recommend if you are looking for good Oklahoma BBQ while in town.

Thank nheath13
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great service and great food. The server made suggestions on side dishes and they were great. Will remember for next visit and return to try other items. You won't go wrong here. Yum!!!

Thank Christine G
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The ribs are so fall of the bone tender that it is ridiculous! The okra is not too heavily breaded and yummy. My husband swears by their brisket. So good you don't need sauce but if you must, they have a great variety of mild and hot. This is a family run business and you feel like you are invited... 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?