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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)
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American, Fast food, Barbecue
1318 Gaston Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052-2026
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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.

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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
Reviewed 20 May 2009

This is one of those places you HAVE to go in Gastonia. Great BBQ and the BEST most amazing slaw I've ever eaten. The carhops make you feel like you've gone back in time.

2  Thank bsowell
Reviewed 28 January 2009

RO's is one of those local low-frills institutions that you rarely find in the modern era. It has been around since 1946 and it specializes in a BBQ sandwich that you either hate or adore with nothing much in between. The thing to know about...More

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Charlotte, NC
Reviewed 21 January 2009

My sandwich was average, and the slaw wasn't the taste sensation I had expected.

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Reviewed 9 November 2008

Not my favorite, although most locals love it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 September 2008

Since they started mass producing the slaw I don't care for it as much, but it still has great burgers and BBQ sandwiches.

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Reviewed 30 July 2008

The food is excellent and has a flavor all of it's own; however, the neighborhood is horrible. I would keep your doors locked and not go by yourself. The area this shop is located is infested with drugs and prostitutes. I honestly wish they would...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2007

good food, okay environment

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Reviewed 15 November 2007

RO's is awesome. The food is great and it has a great atmosphere too.

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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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