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Ro's Barbecue

1318 Gaston Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052-2026
+1 704-866-8143
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
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American, Barbecue
1318 Gaston Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052-2026
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

RO's is a Gaston county institution. The retro neon, curb hops, and BBQ with their signature dipping BBQ slaw makes it a special trip. Add a cherry lemon Sundrop for a complete experience!

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

So disappointed in the barbecues. Not very much meat and the slaw they use to have is more like a sauce now. I grew up eating RO's Barbecues and they are not the same. Not worth getting to bring home.

Thank Hazel P
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This is an old established BBQ spot and famous to Gastonia. They are famous for their BBQ slaw!!! Yum! The best. My kids moved to CO and they want me to bring them slaw when I come. Their sweet tea is another favorite. Don't miss...More

Thank 34marlab
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

RO's barbecue is a one of a kind restaurant and offers curb side take . The food is great and the employees are great also.

Thank jcbauco
Reviewed 31 December 2016

if they did not have the slaw recipe they would be out of business. The food is sub par but you could take anything and put some of their slaw on it and It would taste good most likely. We rarely go their anymore now...More

1  Thank RCToby
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Well listed by the locals for their barbecue and special slaw. We decided to try it for a late lunch. No impressed. BBQ sandwiches had pork that was not chopped, not sliced, but minced. Somebody trying to stretch out the servings? Meat was also dry....More

1  Thank Strowd1
Reviewed 30 October 2016

They have this sloppy, spicy, delicious slaw with a red hue. They put it on hot dogs, burgers, and BBQ. They will even sell you a sandwich that is only a bun with slaw on it. I had it on a sliced pork Bbq sandwich...More

1  Thank tkent1234
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This place will never disappoint you! Wonderful food and service. Eat inside very clean facilities or enjoy curb service. Either way it's a must!!!!!

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Just an observation. Been going to RO's for 30 years. Their sandwiches seem to have gotten thinner, and WHY are they only offering prepackaged BBQ sauce? I only go here now when family from out of town visits because personally, I am a little let...More

2  Thank AmandaGreen64
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a landmark in the Gastonia area. I have been occasionally eating here for over 50 years. It has good food that is a good value. Their BBQ slaw is legend and is good on a bun without meat.

Thank Wayne D
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Cindy A
14 January 2017|
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Response from wandabroughton1 |
No that was on Bessemer City Road Gastonia. They were best.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1318 Gaston Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052-2026
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: +1 704-866-8143
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