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Ro's Barbecue

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

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    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
Greasy greasy greasy !!!!

Not at all worth the ridiculous price . Food is messy greasy and bland in taste. Table was dirty and sticky. No one behind counter was friendly or even the least bit helpful.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
michael h
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not at all worth the ridiculous price . Food is messy greasy and bland in taste. Table was dirty and sticky. No one behind counter was friendly or even the least bit helpful.

Thank michael h
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the only place that I will eat BBQ, my only problem is I can't seem to decide sliced or minced! The hush puppies are wonderful, my husband loves there hamburgers!

Thank Brandi J
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I have been here many times in my life. Most of the food is OK at best. They used to have chuckwagon sandwiches, and that was the best thing they had. They stopped selling chuckwagons sometime last year, and I haven't been back since. The "BBQ" is absolutely horrible, you will not find a worse BBQ sandwich. Their only saving... More 

Thank Travis S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This is not pork BBQ. It's tasteless, oven roasted pork and was terrible. I don't know about their other menu items so maybe they have good burgers or something because they are usually packed but the BBQ sucks.

Thank Rand W
Belmont, North Carolina
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197 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

It is so great to stop to fill up with gas and notice an Ro's Barbecue truck serving lunch! Service was quick and the sandwich was excellent. Do remember that they only take cash at the food truck and the truck moves around to different locations on different days.

Thank deborah r
Gastonia, North Carolina
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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

Thank Eddie B
2 reviews
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 

Thank Matt S
North Carolina
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140 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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!

Thank Momma_x5forever
Apex, North Carolina
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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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: Barbecue, American


Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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