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Big Ray's BBQ

400 E Main St, Allen, TX 75002-2843
+1 972-649-6242
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (15 reviews)
“bbq beans” (2 reviews)
“smoked meats” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
££ - £££
400 E Main St, Allen, TX 75002-2843
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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
Reviewed 23 February 2015

This was my fourth time to eat at Ray's in an equal number of years. Each time the BBQ has been very good as is the service. The last four years a large group of Long Distance motorcycle riders from many parts of the US...More

Thank leroys73
Reviewed 13 February 2015

I only get the brisket and sausage and it's very good. Never seems to be too crowded but it's still in business after several years and that's a good sign.

Thank Texray1
Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

Was in Texas visiting friends and my girlfriend and I decided to give this place a try. The food is decent. Needs more seasoning to it. Plus I'm not a fan of vinegar based bbq sauce. The food was passable at best. I def expected...More

Thank Berry316
Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

Stopped in after the Double/Double 5k Marathon race. Brisket,ribs and BBQ potato were better than any we got on Memphis, TN. And we are from Tennessee so we know our BBQ!

Thank MashelleGibson
Reviewed 13 December 2014

I usually prefer to try locally owned places. Big chain restaurants usually overshadow the smaller places so I like to give my business when I can to the smaller ones. I was in Allen with a friend that is taking dialysis and I needed to...More

1  Thank ReeceMG
Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

I come from Kansas City, but this place was good. Sauce served on the side. Cornbread salad is a must. Pass on the beans, I don't think that they try too hard with these. They could come straight out of a can.

Thank BigDinKC
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

This place is not your average bbq restaurant in Allen TX! The staff is so friendly and greet you with a warm smile and truly make you feel at home. We moved from Mississippi and a friend recommended this place! My son can't get enough...More

2  Thank Shamika G
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

We went on a Saturday around noon and were the only ones there. BBQ brisket was actually pretty good. The ribs were falling off the bone as well. Sides were not wonderful though. Service was not great.

Thank Gammill
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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