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Big Ray's BBQ

) #36 of 189 Restaurants in Allen ££ - £££ American, Barbecue
400 E Main St, Allen, TX 75002-2843
+1 972-649-6242
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (15 reviews)
“smoked meat” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
££ - £££
400 E Main St, Allen, TX 75002-2843
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

Big Ray's is now on my must stop list whenever I am in the area. You are always greeted with a smile and the food is always great. Try one of the sampler plates! If you are really hungry, ask for the combo plate that...More

Thank Doug L
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We have eaten bbq all over and this is the worst. I don't think they make it there or they get it pre-cooked and warm it, but yuk. and now I read the reviews and hoped it would be as good as is written since...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The building and decor looked authentic and the prices looked great. I ordered brisket, turkey breast, and a turkey leg. The turkey leg was the only thing that tasted of smoke, and it was $10. The brisket tasted like roast beef from Arby's, and the...More

Thank Nofridays
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Cute place, friendly staff and very clean. The cornbread salad was so yummy and the banana pudding was to die for. We enjoyed our meal and plan to go back soon.

Thank Tina A
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Absolutely delicious and affordable. The meats were amazing, especially the brisket. They have a ton of side options (next time, I just might fill up on their very unique sides), and a delicious banana pudding for dessert! Great service and a comfy location with decor...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Big Ray's BBQ in Allen is a barbecue joint - which is to say it is not one of those chain BBQ restaurants. Decor is plain Texas -- not fancy but feels down home. The smoked brisket is as good as any place we have...More

1  Thank CoolPapaGreen
Reviewed 11 August 2015

we got there right as they opened for they day. Staff was very nice and we sat and talked for a while. Positives: Prices seemed good. Meat selection was good. I got brisket and sausage and my friend got brisket and hot links. Everyone commented...More

1  Thank Shawn T
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Big Ray's BBQ is so much more tender and juicy than any other BBQ place around that this is my new favorite BBQ place! And even better, they are cheaper than other places like Dickie's and Springcreek BBQ for better food! Some coworkers had some...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 22 June 2015

When we walked in the staff was super friendly; this is a definitely a family joint. We wanted to try all the meats so we tried a little bit of everything: pulled pork, brisket, sausage and chicken. We were on a little bit of a...More

Thank Rafael D
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Brisket and sausage is very good! Staff is friendly.. Only thing that I've had the so far that wasn't great was the turkey...

Thank Chris A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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