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Ron's Roadside Barbeque

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5850 Pontiac Trl, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9533
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Memphis, Tennessee
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We moved to the area from Memphis, where they have many places with excellent BBQ. So we have high standards when it comes to BBQ. Ron's BBQ lives up to that standard. Yes, it looks shabby from the outside, but these hole-in-the-wall places often have the best food. The sandwiches are HUGE! We often make 2 or 3 meals from... More 

Thank glopeterson
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Saw this place on the internet last October, dragged two of my friends over to test it out, passed with flying colors. Ordered the Tuscaloosa from the catering menu for 35 people for the office Christmas party, fed 45 and still had left overs. Each dish on the menu received rave reviews from... well, everyone! Just ordered Southern Fried Chicken... More 

Thank 1MaryGilbert
South Lyon
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

I have had everything on the menu now and they have never let me down! I was a little taken back on how run down it looked and was it is by far BEST place for ribs, brisket and mac and cheese I have ever had!

Thank Nikki D
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Don't let the rustic exterior fool you. What this place lacks in glitz, it more than makes up for in taste. This guy knows what's up with all his dishes. The moistest, most flavorful pulled chicken and pork, amazing brisket and fantastic sides. I tried the "trio on brio" which offered a pulled chicken, pulled pork and brisket slider on... More 

1 Thank 1AJP1
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I don't care where you come from. This is darn good food. I first ate here a few years ago and his standards have always been high. The quality is impeccable, and the flavor... Oh, the flavor. Don't let the exterior deter you, this is the place to go.

Thank Aaron R
Plymouth, Michigan
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Why have I NEVER heard of this place. I think this joint came up in the "loop". Stopped in at 6pm last night with my wife. Small unassuming building that we drove by the first time. Only two of us there at the time. Helped right away and were told about menu choices and the different sides available. I had... More 

Thank KevinGault
Ann Arbor, MI
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416 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stopped by for lunch on a Sunday. It was shack in the middle of nowhere. We ordered the pulled pork and pulled chicken sandwiches. We also had a side of mac & cheese. Both sandwiches were good but the pulled pork was exceptional. I like how they roasted the buns and had the pulled pork served in it's own... More 

1 Thank bcsystems
detroit area
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We have been coming many times over the years and have never been disappointed except for them running out of the Jambalaya. Now they have gone an spiffed the place up with a new paint job, a nice walkway and an actual place to sit inside. Down home good food.

1 Thank keith n
Ann Arbor, MI
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is the kind of place you see highlighted on the travel channel. Roadside, simple, really good BBQ. I don't know of anyplace like this in the area. There is some seating but is more of a take out place. Not too spendy, easy access, good menu choices. Pleasantly surprised.

1 Thank table45
Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Passed by this place many times and always thought it was closed. I started seeing things happening there and decided to stop in. What a surprise. I had a sampler and it was great. Brought my wife there the following day and now we're hooked. What a great barbecue place.

2 Thank Tdetroit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5850 Pontiac Trl, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9533
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: 7346654967
Here is their web site http://ronsroadsidebbq.com/

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