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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 good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (79 reviews)
“pulled pork” (19 reviews)
“beans” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1514 W Lindsey St, Norman, OK 73069-4302
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ray's is to BBQ what mashed potatoes are to comfort food. There's nothing about it that blows you away, but you'll keep going back to it, because it tastes & feels good. There's nothing that shouts let's go here for a special occasion, but you'll...More

Thank GlobalTripper007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve ate here numerous times and they have the best BBQ in Norman!!! Every time the food is excellent and the staff is very friendly!!!

Thank Sooner16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Darrol Ray is a great guy and former Sooner who serves great BBQ in a friendly atmosphere. Even though he is a competitor of mine we enjoy eating with him.

Thank SoonerLegends
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Okay BBQ. Nothing to go bonkers over. The brisket didn’t even have a smoke ring like it was cooked in a oven. It was dry and needed sauce. For me, if it NEEDS sauce it’s not good BBQ. The chicken sandwich was also a tad...More

Thank PreferToNotSay
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This is definitely the best BBQ in Norman. The ribs fall off the bones, the fries are perfect and you can get collards with hot vinegar.

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

One of the best Bar-B-Q places to eat , if you haven’t ever eaten there u need to give it a try !! Love the food !!

Thank billpG9277HH
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Ray's is THE place for barbecue in Norman! As a former Sooner and NFL player, Ray now has a great restaurant and catering business in the heart of town, right on the road to Owen Field. Best brisket, pork and ribs in the metro OKC...More

Thank Soonercane
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

My gf and I were in town for the OU homecoming and wanted a place to grab lunch before heading back home to MO. So we looked for top places to eat in Norman and Ray’s was top notch listed. We both love BBQ and...More

Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch, first time stopping! The Brisket sandwich was packed with alot of meat that had bold flavoring! It was phenominal!!

Thank DJ J
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Rays is the best barbecue in Norman. The facility is an old Pizza Hut but there is nothing old about the food. The best!

Thank riokc1800
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Questions & Answers
Ashley T
15 September 2016|
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Response from Drmkd | Reviewed this property |
No, but they cater for parties.
24 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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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