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Ray's Smokehouse BBQ

1514 W Lindsey St, Norman, OK 73069-4302
+1 405-329-4040
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (77 reviews)
“pulled pork” (19 reviews)
“beans” (23 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1514 W Lindsey St, Norman, OK 73069-4302
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I have the pleasure of working across the street and eat here at least once a week. The only friends I don't recommend eating here are my vegetarian friends (they are all about meat!). If you go say "Hi" to the Ray family, and have...More

Thank govisray
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is the best little BBQ joint in Norman. Family run, Ray knows ribs and that's a fact. The pulled pork sandwich is generous and their other menu items are also of praise. It is a bit dark and well worn, but that's almost obligatory...More

Thank Eldon M
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We just visited Ray's last night based on Trip Advisor ratings and unfortunately the TA writers didn't get this one right at least not to our taste buds. Start with the positives: Very friendly staff both taking orders and bringing out your food. The food...More

Thank rbincos
Reviewed 30 April 2017

For BBQ, this is about as good as it gets. Family owned and operated, you can count on tasty BBQ and sides. The "Rays the Roof" sandwich is my favorite, with either pulled pork or chopped beef plus a hot link, an excellent combination. The...More

Thank Keith G
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Becky P
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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...More

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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...More

Thank kukrusher
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...More

Thank Texomajoe
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
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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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
Local cuisine, Groups, 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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