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1318 Gaston Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052
704-866-8143
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Local barbecue sandwich

Barbecue sandwiches cherry lemon Sundrop .that's how to describe this place . Been in Gastonia for many many years good food good slaw good service if you're looking for a place that you can eat in or eat out a new car for curbside service this is a place for you I do recommend eating here

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Eddie B
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Barbecue sandwiches cherry lemon Sundrop .that's how to describe this place . Been in Gastonia for many many years good food good slaw good service if you're looking for a place that you can eat in or eat out a new car for curbside service this is a place for you I do recommend eating here

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

There was one time I was eating some Sonny's BBQ and the sandwich dropped on the ground. I was so hungry. I picked the sandwich up and wiped it off the best I could. However I definitely ate a lot of dirt, some grass and pebbles and a few bugs with that BBQ. That was the worst BBQ I've ever... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A friend took me here yesterday to relive his childhood days. He raved about the slaw, the slaw, the slaw!! I could care less about slaw (I will eat a bit of vinegar based, but that's about it..)..and when i saw "slaw sandwich, no meat" on the menu I thought this was a place for the insane. So I ordered... More 

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Union, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We stopped at RO's because my dad used to eat there when he was a boy. He wanted to reminisce. The food was "okay", but the staff was almost rude. We would definitely not go back!

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Apex, North Carolina
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Never go to Gastonia without eating at RO's. Not fancy, but great barbecue. I learned a long time ago not to compare barbecue with other barbecue. I had 5 barbecue restaurant in our company and they were Eastern (NC) style (prechewed ;-( ) chopped style. I finally learned to appreciate that style, but what you growed up with is always... More 

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Belmont, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We saw a food truck at a gas station that advertized Ro's Barbecue. We ordered 2 sandwich plates. They cooked the french fries when we placed our order so they were hot and yummy. The barbeque was not hot and the sandwich would have been better if the buns were warmed. It was good barbeque with an unusual barbeque slaw-(you... More 

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NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This place is a throwback to the time of carhops and curb service. You can also go inside to place your order at the counter, take a number, and then go pick your order up when your number is called. The BBQ isn't the best, but their slaw is! It is messy, so get plenty of napkins. You can buy... More 

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Orfordville, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This place is a long time favorite of Gastonia natives, and is a must stop for us when we visit this area each year. It is an unassuming facility and location, with a no-frills interior. Orders are placed at a counter, and seating is just booths. The attraction is simply the food. There are many options and choices on the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The pork BBQ smells rotten and tastes worse. Slaw is minced in some nasty sauce. Terrible..good burgers though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This place is almost a ghost of its self...used to be a busy place...they still have the BEST slaw (more like a sauce ) ..but you are better off to just buy their sauce in grocery store and put on your own burger as their food is overpriced nowadays

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1318 Gaston Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: 704-866-8143

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?