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

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Large Portions

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2014
deborah r
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Belmont, North Carolina
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Belmont, North Carolina
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119 reviews 119 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place has been in business for at least 50 years. The BBQ sauce is in the slaw. The bread buns are toasted. The Cherry Lemon Sundrop is excellent. The diner/burger joint is such fun and is a requirement every time I visit Gastonia.

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York, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I usually get Black's BBQ (another BBQ restaurant in town), however, they were closed for vacation this past week. My grandma and I wanted BBQ so she made the suggestion of RO's. I am glad we came, she used to come here as a teenager in the 50's-60's. She says it's the same as it has always been. The minced... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

How anyone can love this place is beyond comprehension. Again it must be nostalgia, it certainly has nothing to do with the slop they call food, or the rudeness they call customer service. No, I do not know their menu by heart (thank goodness). That is no reason to be rude and condescending. My first experience here was nothing less... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stopped here on a business trip on the basis of many good reviews on Trip Advisor. Big mistake! The "minced" pork is very bland and the pink colored slaw, which isn't really slaw, just tastes weird. The barbeque sauce is a generic brand in small plastic tubs, usually reserved for jelly or margarine. Awful stuff. Drive on.

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112 reviews 112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

R O'Hara the best slaw around! You can hey it bunny anywhere! Today I had cheeseburger with the BBQ slaw mm will want it everyday eat it on chips french fries hush puppies crackers it is so good you will love it on every thing I eat it on Turkey sandwich hot dogs BE Sandwiches it is the best I... 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: 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?