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Ro's Barbecue

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1318 Gaston Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052-2026
+1 704-866-8143
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:30
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Kings Mountain
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68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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. Probably why the special slaw is poured on. The special RO's slaw. Not only served... More 

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Thank Strowd1
atlanta
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75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 and it was great. No Bbq sauce needed. Worth a detour off of I-85.

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Thank tkent1234
Lincolnton, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!!!!!

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Thank Rebecca R
Gastonia, NC
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 down.

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Thank AmandaGreen64
Gastonia, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Wayne D
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

There are a lot of food conceptions about the Gastonia area. RO's stand among Tony's Ice Cream, long gone Pat A Cake Bakery and the local fish camps of the area. No where else can these food items be seen and anyone who was not raised in the area just can't see our love for them. I have taken many... More 

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Thank zandalee50
Gastonia, North Carolina
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207 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This place has been in business for as long as I can remember! It gets better & better every time we go. ZTHE staff is very friendly willing to help. Place is always clean. Barbecue is very good Vhesseburgers as great I love there hot dogs what makes b it so good& different is their wonderful.dlaw they put on them... More 

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Thank Randey84
Gastonia, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

RO's is a one of a kind BBQ experience the have a great dine in and great curb service. The staff is very friendly and always take care of there customers

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Thank jcbauco
Kings Mountain
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68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Locals recommend ROs to us. We stopped in for lunch. The barbecue sandwiches were wax paper wrapped and squished flat and not very warm. Then there's the "famous" sauce...yuck. What a mess. French fries were greasy and the iced tea was too sweet. The WORST barbecue we've ever had.

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Thank Strowd1
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 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.

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Thank Cassie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:30
Thursday
10:30 - 21:30
Friday
10:30 - 21:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?