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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” (79 reviews)
“pulled pork” (19 reviews)
“beans” (23 reviews)
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1514 W Lindsey St, Norman, OK 73069-4302
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Ray has the best ribs in Oklahoma! They fall off the bone and hardly any fat. My six year old loves Ray!!

Thank sooneralumni93
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I am always happy with the food from rays. I like the lunch special they offer. Lots of choices depending on your mood. One of my favorite lunch spots.

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Everything is great at Ray's except for the "getting there." The interminable construction of Lindsey St. has been hardship for customers and merchants alike! But the food is better than ever and it's worth traveling "off road" to get some of those ribs. I love...More

Thank AL I
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great for in-restaurant or take-out food and vibes quality. Meat and veggies (including stuffed potatoes) both great options. Could not ask for anything more!

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

While Oklahoma boasts amazing BBQ establishments, there is none better than Rays. I was turned on to it about two years ago by a friend and I've never turned my back on it again. There isn't one mediocre thing on the menu. If you are...More

Thank StacyDShelton
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 26 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
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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