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Ro's Barbecue

1318 Gaston Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052-2026
+1 704-866-8143
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good19%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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“bbq sandwich” (14 reviews)
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
American, Fast food, Barbecue
1318 Gaston Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052-2026
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been eating there since I was a young kid I have always enjoyed the barbecue there the curb service is great too. even when I dine in everything is always excellent love the barbecue here.

Thank Drewwster
Reviewed March 14, 2018

I have heard alot of rumors about RO's BBQ. I tried it and it lived up to it's name, especially the slaw and sweet tea

Thank Larry P
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

I love Shelby barbque but i have to eat at RO's at least once or twice a month. Their slaw is completely different from the normal slaw you normally get on a sandwich. Ypu have to try it. I get the jumbo size. Yum!

Thank DonCostner
Reviewed February 25, 2018

I have been going to ROs Since I was a child back in the 70s. I and my family have always loved their fish sandwiches with their awesome slaw! But for the last few years they have let the dining room and at least the...More

Thank Patti W
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Recommended by locals for their chopped barbecue sandwiches with RO’s Sauce. We went with friends to try. Barbecue sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper, and pressed flat. RO’s Sauce was gooped on. The Sauce...yech! A concoction of thousand island dressing, spices, and other “stuff”. About...More

Thank Strowd1
Reviewed September 6, 2017

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 August 6, 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 August 4, 2017 via mobile

That have the best food in town!!! If you love bbq or bbq slaw this is your kinda place. Homemade cherry lemon Sundrop is the best here as well

Thank Ashley W
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

As always, food is great!!! Always have to make a pit stop when I get into town. Small appetites should NEVER go for the XL BBQ sandwich because I seriously doubt you could eat it all even though it's one of those sandwiches you try...More

Thank saundrao656
Reviewed May 25, 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
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Cindy A
January 14, 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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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