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3450 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072-7708
+1 405-307-0552
07:00 - 21:30
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Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this place. It was so nice that we went twice. The meat fell off the bones for the ribs and the brisket was amazing. Located off campus so we had easy access. Great staff and will be back

Thank Darren M
Norman, Oklahoma
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I discovered Rudy's in TX a few years ago, and was excited when they came to Norman. Have been there about 10x now, but never really that impressed with the food or the prices. I'm about to conclude that it's overrated--esp. compared to Van's and other local places.

Thank Kevin B
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414 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 579 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Rudy's has the best BBQ in Norman. Yep, I said it. The ribs, brisket etc. are cooked to perfection. Service and parking are a dream. Rudy's can accommodate large crowds as easily as they handle a small group. Unfortunately, it is on Highway 9, that has too many entrance points (stop lights), silly speed limits, and plenty of police to... More 

1 Thank Ebazinam
Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I'm from Texas so it's hard to impress me with BBQ but this place is good, as are the baked potatoes. Just as good is the fresh iced tea and the large dining area. Thumbs up from a BBQ -lover. Also, my kids, who live here, swear by the breakfast menu. They highly recommend the breakfast tacos.

Thank sherri p
Towanda, Kansas
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I had the Pork Ribs, 1/2 Sausage & Corn On The Cob. Sausage was pretty good, but the ribs just didn't do it for me. I thought they were less tender than I prefer and didn't have enough smoke flavor. Maybe I just caught them on a bad day. I'd probably go back, but wouldn't get the ribs.

Thank KevinR405
Wichita, Kansas, United States
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We visited the Colorado Springs location a year and a half ago and fell in love - we knew we'd NEED to stop on our way back to Kansas from Texas. The Norman location was every bit as good as our first visit in Colorado! The Cream Corn is a game changer people. I get the medium container and nearly... More 

Thank AdrienneM61
Norman, Oklahoma
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Consistent juicy brisket always available. We take our little one there just for cream corn. Our designated eating spot for out of town guests that can handle big crowd and good place to hang out for hours:-)

Thank JajaLalaMimiEE
Nebraska, USA
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We wanted some barbecue for lunch as we traveled through to Nebraska. The restaurant isn't far off highway 35, just two miles. The restaurant staff was friendly, and the dinning room was clean. The brisket and pork were both moist and had great flavor. The potato salad and beans were also very good. We love Rudy's barbecue sauce. Overall a... More 

Thank PMendozaNE
Blanchard, Oklahoma
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Very good BBQ. Just plain smoked! A little pricey, but it's BBQ. Ribs are tender, sandwiches are piled high with your choice of meat. And their potatoes are fantastic.

Thank Ibhux
Van Buren, Missouri
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115 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This is the place! If you want a moist brisket this is it. I usually get the brisket so I can only speak of it, its so good I drive from Missouri to eat here.

Thank TaylorPettit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3450 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072-7708
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Norman
  • Phone Number: +1 405-307-0552

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?