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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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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is the only BBQ in Norman Ok to eat. Fabulous food, service and employees. We eat there at least once or twice a month

Thank terrim40
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love to take home Rays Family Packs for Sunday Lunch. Also, great place to get lunch during the week. Love the pulled pork sandwich with fried okra.

Thank Jamie M
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best bbq in town. Ribs were moist yet fell off the bone. The wait staff is fast and polite. I even like the toast. The smoke here doesnt sting the eyes and burn the eyes like rib crib. Hard as i try, i simply cannot say anything bad about this place.

Thank SW3Taco
Chickasha, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the sliced brisket and hot links so much that I haven't tried the pork ribs. Fast and friendly service. Get here early, though, and please listen for your number so the poor girl doesn't have to keep walking in circles while trying to deliver your food

Thank ronniek864
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Hands down the best BBQ in Oklahoma! I grew up in our family's BBQ restaurant so I'm a bit of a BBQ snob. This is the best I've had. The service is always friendly and everything on the menu is the real deal!

Thank Mark W
Purcell, Oklahoma
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Less than $8 bucks get you a great BBQ sandwich, a side and a drink. Fast, hot and ready in minutes. I eat here all the time.

Thank jamesbQ615ZH
Dallas, Texas
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The smoked meat was very good (pulled pork, brisket and turkey). The sides were pretty good as well (green beans, potato salad, cole slaw). The inside of the restaurant was nothing special especially the tables being too high for the chairs. Great barbeque.

Thank missorganized19
Chickasha, Oklahoma
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This looks like a family owned barbecue business it's really good especially if you get there and have their lunch specials it's a great deal their barbecue sauce is to die for I love it I'd like to buy some I never even asked him and you think that you're not going to get full but them sandwiches are big... More 

Thank bruce p
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Absolutely the best, most tender, melt in your mouth, fall off the bone, flavorful ribs I've ever put in my mouth. Talked to Ray about how good they were and he told me.... "if you ever have any that aren't that good, let me know cause that's my reputation that's on the line".

1 Thank BW1947
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The ribs are great. And the sides are always abundant. Also, Ray's has some of the best smoked chicken.

1 Thank Redone2013

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, 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?