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Ro's Barbecue

1318 Gaston Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052
704-866-8143
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Ranked #29 of 195 restaurants in Gastonia
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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- Mar 19, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Forest City
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for atmosphere or traditional barbecue, go someplace else. RO's is in a class by itself. The barbecue is good, but not like traditional eastern NC barbecue. The slaw is phenomenal! I just order a Slaw Sandwich many times. The hamburgers are great, especially "all the way with slaw." We can't go to Gastonia without visiting RO's.... More

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I had heard great things about this place. Obviously from a book of fiction. Their "slaw" must have had the ingredients shipped in a truck also carrying cabbage. That is the closest it came to cabbage. It reminded me more of rancid thousand island dressing without the islands. Never have I tasted something so horrible. Their barbecue has never been... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

RO's is not your standard pork, slow cooked over hardwood (preferably hickory) coals. The meat is more like roast pork. But when it's combined with RO's famous slaw....WOW! What unique flavor. Their slaw is made with a pimento cheese base and you either love it or hate it. I happen to love it. I grew up in the area and... More

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is another of our home town restaurants. Very good sandwiches. You can eat inside or order from your car.

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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Really good barque the slaw is wonderful! They have self service or car hop service! Price is like all sandwich shop. Really good! I really like the cheeseburger but everything is good I will go back this restaurant has been in Gastonia for 75 years or more . They also have car hops to come to your car it u... More

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South Carolina
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17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We are Gastonia natives and really miss R. O.'s. We always try to stop by whenever we are in town visiting my parents. Our favorite is the minced BBQ sandwich with BBQ slaw. Wonderful! And the onion rings are to die for!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Really good barque the slaw is wonderful! They have self service or car hop service! Price is like all sandwich shop. Really good!

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Gastonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

RO's BBQ has been around since as long as I can remember. The food there is not limited to just BBQ, but they have a variety of sandwiches and side dishes, as well as plate lunches and dinners if so desired. You can dine in or eat in your car, they have curb service. RO's is Gastonian Treasure, and I... More

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Gastonia, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This was THE hang-out for Gastonia and environs for decades, and the food was very good. People rode from the Beacon (restaurant) to R.O.'s and then back. It was the social thing to do on weekends. A great place to meet your friends while enjoying a barbecue. It is still good,but my personal preference is Black's Barbecue on 321. Black's... More

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is NOT barbeque, repeat, NOT barbeque. No smoke no wood no charcoal, just an electric oven. If you make the mistake like I did and order "minced" pork, it will come out looking like dry beach sand. I wasn't even sure if it was actually meat. The stuff they call slaw is actually a disgusting pink soup. The only... More

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