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Big Ray's BBQ

400 E Main St, Allen, TX 75002-2843
+1 972-649-6242
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (16 reviews)
“baked beans” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
400 E Main St, Allen, TX 75002-2843
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

First time here and we really enjoyed the chopped brisket. Potato salad and banana pudding were good. Pulled pork not as tasty as the brisket. Cole slaw was excellent but we would pass on green beans, bread pudding and baked potato next time. We will...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

I’ve heard great reviews of Big Ray’s BBQ so we stopped in one day for a meal. I’m not sure if it was just the time we went in but there was no one there other than us. The food was OK. It’s not that...More

Thank angean
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

When my husband's sister comes in from California, this is one of the places she requests to go back to eat. Family run and friendly service. Some of the best sides with a very good variety of them.

Thank cajunscraplady
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for late lunch, found the sliced bbq sandwich and bbq beans were very good, but the only thing that kept me from giving them 5 stars was the servers attitude. Kinda like I don't care it's your first time we still don't have...More

Thank Robbin S
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is a cafeteria style ordering instead of served by wait person. The staff was very nice and helpful with food descriptions. It was decent but I thought the sauce choices were very limited and not too exciting.

Thank Mike n
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

After spending 5 months in China this was needed. I had ribs and brisket. I enjoyed both. The ribs had very good flavor but were large bone ribs and not as much meat. The brisket had good smokey flavor but was a bit dry. Bake...More

Thank Wayne W
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Hesitant to review the place, I'm afraid if it gets to popular they may get to big for their britches and the lines too long. Their smoked meats are great and sides are good as well and they're made from scratch. The sides are self...More

Thank TravlinMan61
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Nice little restaurant. Always clean - seems great for locals! Love the BBQ meat, but all my family members agree that the sides are not that good.

Thank Dino_Rose
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We must have driven by this small BBQ restaurant for years. We finally stopped in and we don't know why we haven't done it sooner. We told the server/owner that it was our first time in, and she told us all about the menu and...More

Thank airseacar2
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Every time I'm going n Dallas, I have to go to Ray's. The three meat combo can't be beat. You actually see the family smoking the meat. The sauce is perfect. Not overly sweet or sugary. You really get to taste the meat. And, leave...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 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 - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 E Main St, Allen, TX 75002-2843
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Allen
  • Phone Number: +1 972-649-6242
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This is a great little family owned business in Allen. Very nice owners and besides their great BBQ meats, they have some of the greatest sides and desserts!
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