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Ro's Barbecue

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1318 Gaston Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Gastonia for my sons Lacrosse game. We were looking for some good BBQ and found RO's BBQ. The BBQ was good. The only issue was if you did not use their slaw dip for the BBQ the only option for sauce was in little contain like you would get from McDonalds and tasted just like that.

Thank Cassie D
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You go to RO's for the slaw/sauce/dip. It's a tangy slaw-like concoction that ends up pretty tasty. You can put it on anything or just have a slaw sandwich. It's pretty good on hotdogs. Their bbq sandwiches (sliced or chopped) are meat with the slaw on it. They are pretty good. Prices are decent. Staff is friendly. Eat in or... More 

Thank Jenny M
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I love there Bbq Sandwiches they are huge.... you can share them that's usually what we always do and the slaw is really good. Always a treat to come here!!!

Thank Lrhoove
Gastonia, North Carolina
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49 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Picked up a sandwich with fries and 20 Oz drink from their food truck in Stanley, NC. $10.00. That's a lot for fries that were undercooked and a dry sandwich. However I am very picky about texture and temperature of food. Lots of people love RO'S and I will agree the restaurant is better than the food truck. Just think... More 

Thank Clane1123
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117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

I have been to BBQ places across the US. This is the worst ever. BBQ is tasteless. Their Famous Slaw is disgusting. It's more like a 1000 island soup. Hard to believe this stuff is for sell in the grocery stores. Some people swear that RO's is the best. Save your time and money. It's not true NC BBQ.

Thank Blacjac443
Gastonia Nc
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

If you are into looking for a "hometown" favorite, then R.O.'s is the local favorite. They have certain specialities that are hard to beat. Folks that have moved from Gaston County make a trip back to just sample the RO's BBQ, Slaw (or dip). The slaw is a favorite fo many. They love the "RO's Slaw as a slaw or... More 

Thank pacetax
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

All employees are very rude. When you ask for something they tell you that you need more patience and that they are working. No one ever says Thanks for the business or coming in!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This place has amazing BBQ. If you get the XL Sandwich you will not go away hungry!!! The have slaw that is different from any other and is wonderful. They give you plenty of food. The curb side service is nice also if you don't want to go in. This is kinda cool.

Thank Chris497
Aiken, South Carolina
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Was visiting family this week and had the opportunity to have supper at RO's. While the traditional way to eat here is to honk your horn for curb service, we opted to eat inside. Got my favorite sliced BBQ sandwich with the amazing RO's slaw. Taste as great now as it did years ago. The meat was cooked to perfection... More 

Thank JSR64
Gastonia, North Carolina
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65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

RO's continues it fine long standing tradition of serving delicious BBQ with all the trimmings! The onion rings are wonderful, but the real treat is the BBQ & slaw sandwiches covered in Texas Pete! I highly recommend RO's to everyone..

Thank jslowery

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1318 Gaston Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: 704-866-8143

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?