BBQ in Norman ?

Ryan500L

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I pretty much don't eat much of anything that isn't spicy or hot. Black pepper is seasoning. Hot is cayenne or jalapeno, or something. You don't eat buffalo wild wings do you?
I don't enjoy hot stuff just never have. To me you shouldn't have to put seasoning and bunch of stuff on bbq to make it taste good. Rudy's is covered up with pepper and rub. I know it's an insult in Texas if you put sauce on there bbq.
 

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I don't enjoy hot stuff just never have. To me you shouldn't have to put seasoning and bunch of stuff on bbq to make it taste good. Rudy's is covered up with pepper and rub. I know it's an insult in Texas if you put sauce on there bbq.
That's not true. You put sauce on the side and either pour on or dip as needed. I don't know a Texan that doesn't use BBQ sauce...that's just some made up noise.
Every BBQ is covered with rub...some are for men and some for babies. ahaha!
 

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I'd say Ray's, but I've only eaten his food, never paid. He catered a lot of events where I used to work, and it was always good.

Rudy's catered for us, too, until they forgot to show up for an event then tried to double-charge us for it. I still like their food, though.

Van's was good the last time I ate there, and I recall the portion sizes being decent, but it has been a few years.

Dickey's is pretty good for fast-food BBQ. I wouldn't put it up there with Ray's, Rudy's, or Van's, but they're good.

None of them compare to Smokin' Joe's in Davis, but you don't want a road trip, plus they're closed on church days (Wednesday being one of them), so it wouldn't matter if you did.
 

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It doesn’t matter where you eat ask how they prepare and adjust accordingly. Not everyone likes same style.
 

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I don't do Billy Sims except for a quick sammich if I'm hungry to death, it's not that good and is extra salty. Dickey's is usually aight for a chain; I've not been disappointed, but Rudy's is always good...at least in Tejas. I have not been to a Rudy's here, so I can't say but I will have to go try one in OK now that you say it's not any good. In fact, I will go to the one off 9.

I agree with your assessment of Rays...not disappointed but not impressed either. meh

Haven't been to Vann's but based on your description, I won't go. I don't like ribs that fall apart.

So that leaves Dickey's...go to Dickeys.



Chickasha has an aight place by Atwood's - Jake's Rib. It's good to stop by if you're in town but I wouldn't make a trip for it.

There are a lot of mediocre BBQ places in OK and not a lot of outstanding ones. I've been to numerous forgettable BBQ places in OKC on somebody's recommendation and Yelp, so much so that I don't even try to find BBQ in OKC any longer (same with Steak houses). If I run into one, I just keep it to myself now. In fact, every good pit I've been to is closed so I usually wait for a road trip to hit Hard Eight (the original in Stephenville). I will drive to Stephenville just to get 15 lbs O'stuff for the fam.

We have one good place here, but we don't get any sides...they're store bought and bleh. The meat is outstanding though - some of the best burnt ends around, but it's gone in a couple hours and they're only open two days of the week. I'm waiting for Meers to start their pit again, but I think that is forever gone.
Smokin’ Joe’s up the road from you in Rush Springs is pretty dang good bbq.
 

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I'd say Ray's, but I've only eaten his food, never paid. He catered a lot of events where I used to work, and it was always good.

Rudy's catered for us, too, until they forgot to show up for an event then tried to double-charge us for it. I still like their food, though.

Van's was good the last time I ate there, and I recall the portion sizes being decent, but it has been a few years.

Dickey's is pretty good for fast-food BBQ. I wouldn't put it up there with Ray's, Rudy's, or Van's, but they're good.

None of them compare to Smokin' Joe's in Davis, but you don't want a road trip, plus they're closed on church days (Wednesday being one of them), so it wouldn't matter if you did.
There’s also a Smokin Joe’s franchise location in Rush Springs. It’s equally as good as the Davis location.
 

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Big Daddy's Smoke house in Noble. A friend and I stopped there on the way back from the Lexington WMA gun range. We both thought it was as good or better than any of the places in Norman (Rudy's, Van's, Ray's, Billy Sims).
 

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