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Ro's Barbecue

1318 Gaston Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052-2026
+1 704-866-8143
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good19%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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“sandwich” (31 reviews)
“sliced pork” (3 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Barbecue
1318 Gaston Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052-2026
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

Best minced BBQ sandwich I have ever had! The slaw was awesome! They get the food out quickly. Great for families or groups for a yummy lunch

Thank jrstewa
Reviewed 5 July 2012

R.O.s is a popular resturant in Gastonia, North Carolina which serves bar-b-cue sandwiches, fries, onion rings, soft drinks, that sort of thing. Their slaw is also sold in local grocery stores. They offer "curb" service, take-out or you can eat in a booth inside. I...More

Thank Tallgirl56
Reviewed 2 July 2012

My regular order is a small minced bbq sandwich and "slawburger". The slaw burger is simple. It's RO's secret slaw on a toasted bun. The slaw is wonderful and they sell it by the quart. Take some home with you. The owner is often in...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 22 May 2012

I was recently introduced to RO's BBQ by probably the biggest RO's fan in the country. At first I was a bit skeptical as I grew up on pulled pork bbq and this is sliced bbq. The sandwiches also have a bbq sauce based slaw...More

Thank ESMchas
Reviewed 17 May 2012

Been eating there for years. Excellent! Best BBQ around. Quick service.O

Thank Jill T
Reviewed 29 December 2011

This was sad and disappointing. Find some other place.

Thank gfdenton
Reviewed 14 November 2011

A little bit out of the way, but obviously a favorite with locals. The secret is the slaw/sauce. I was a first time visitor and I asked "what's so special about the slaw." I was handed a small cup to sample and immediately ordered the...More

1  Thank FamilyMan13
Reviewed 16 August 2011

I've been eating at R.O.'s my whole life. BBQ is one of the regional foods that some people will love and others hate simply because it is different from what they are used to eating. R.O.'s specializes in sliced and chopped BBQ pork sandwiches served...More

1  Thank JoeNC_LRC
Reviewed 9 August 2011

Love the sandwiches & the slaw. Fries, onion rings are great. Love the drinks & great service. I compare all barbecue to this so high standards.

1  Thank SEFoodie
Reviewed 12 June 2010

I have been driving from Charlotte to RO's BBQ for the past 30+ years and it is one of my favorites!! Very unique BBQ slaw, great on BBQ, Cheeseburgers and as a "Slaw sandwhich". The atmosphere is just ok, I don't think they've updated the...More

1  Thank parispls
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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 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 28052-2026
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: +1 704-866-8143
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