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Rollin Thunder Bbq

77 11th St, Astoria, OR 97103-4185
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Ranked #54 of 82 restaurants in Astoria
Cuisines: Barbecue
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77% Recommend
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
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96 reviews 96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It was 2 pm, we hadn't had lunch yet and then we saw the sign for BBQ. Not surprising we were the only customers in this quirky place. Lots of motorcycle and classic car pictures. The middle-aged guy that served us was nice and heaped the pulled pork on the hotdog bun sandwich. I tried the coleslaw side, my dining... More

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New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great BBQ at a great price. Owner Bruce is the real deal and a hell of a nice lad. Give his kitty Chairman Meow a pet or two or tree hundred!! (wink). Best lunch special around. Pulled pork sandwich with sides. Generous portions, great sauce, and solid value. He caters as well!!! Just like steeping into his den with a... More

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Seaside, Oregon
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Our family of 5 came to this BBQ place for the first time today. My husband is a huge fan of BBQ so we thought we'd give it a try. I am not familiar with the different types of ribs and asked the man behind the counter (the owner of all people) if I could see the ribs so I... More

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Vancouver, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

My husband and I went down to Rolling Thunder Barbecue in Astoria, Oregon to check the place out and it was strangely empty with not one customer in sight. Wile we were their we had the owner show us what a full rack of baby back ribs looked liked and it was a lot of meat. We said that we... More

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Astoria oregon
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693 reviews 693 reviews
399 restaurant reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

This is a very affordable family establishment with lunch specials every day. Delectable perfectly prepared beans, cornbread, cole slaw and other popular side dishes such as thenbeef brisket that falls apart on your fork, taste awakening sauces, then on to the smokey pork , and the perfectly prepared chicken. All that one could possibly imagine and that might expect to... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I saw the Rollin Thunder BBQ from the trolly and had to try it. We got the pulled pork sandwiches mine with beans and hers with cole slaw. The whole expierience was awesome, the food tasted great.

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Tygh Valley, Oregon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We've had ribs in many states who boast of their BBQ's and they were right. Haven't found good ribs in Oregon -- until Rollin Thunder! We got the full rack and split back at hotel. Very, very meaty; seasoned perfectly; falls-off-the-bone-tender and the BBQ sauce is to die for. We'll definitely be back!

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Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This place has Awesome BBQ food! We knew we were going to go here after Christmas after checking out all the Yelp reviews, and they were right, very very good food. We had the pulled pork BBQ sandwich, barbecued chicken, beans, coleslaw, and cornbread. Everything was awesome except the cornbread. I would like to see them change up their recipe... More

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Warrenton, Oregon
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76 reviews 76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I were on our way to the indian restaurant, but decided to go check out "the bbq place". I'm glad we did! They offer brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken and a few sides. I had the pulled pork and my husband had the brisket. We were both ooooohing and ahhhing the entire meal. Cheap too! Lunch for... More

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I stop here just about every time I pass through Astoria. The ribs are great, the pulled pork and chicken are also delicious. The sides are tasty and servings are generous. There are specials every day that are real bargains. I like motorcycles so the theme is fun and the owner is a really nice guy. I recommend the Rolling... More

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