We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Ray's Smokehouse BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1514 W Lindsey St, Norman, OK 73069-4302
+1 405-329-4040
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 168: English reviews
Norman, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
115 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 6 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
Level Contributor
34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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
Level Contributor
129 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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
Level Contributor
33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
Level Contributor
29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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
Norman, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the chopped beef sandwich and their BBQ sauce. Okra pretty good, just a tad overcooked. Very casual. Order and pay at counter, food delivered quickly to table. Just a friendly, simple place for good BBQ. Self serve, refillable soda. Paper lined baskets. Disposable flatwear. Paper towel roll at table. Easy parking. Pass on the mediocre, Sara Lee individually prepackaged,... More 

2 Thank Gr8OK
Falcon, Colorado
Level Contributor
59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

While on our 20-day road trip, we stopped in Ray's. The chicken fajitas were oh-so-good! Delicious! My wife had the quesadillas and enjoyed them very much. Also had iced tea and it was just-brewed fresh and way above average, as iced tea goes. Our wait staff was prompt and took good care of us. An all-round very nice experience!

Thank Robert B

Travellers who viewed Ray's Smokehouse BBQ also viewed


Been to Ray's Smokehouse BBQ? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ray's Smokehouse BBQ and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
4 months ago
Norman, Oklahoma
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Ray's Smokehouse BBQ staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?