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Ron's Roadside Barbeque

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5850 Pontiac Trl, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9533
+1 734-665-4967
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 19:00
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This is by far the worse BBQ I have ever had in my life. The brisket was like pot roast with a shot of sauce on it totally bland no seasoning no bark. The pulled pork was like stringy mashed potatoes. The chicken had good initial flavor but was so dried out you about choked trying to get it down.... More 

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Thank Bryan B
california
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great ribs and pulled pork! Quality meat smoked so that juicy meat falls off the ribs. Delicious BBQ sauce. This place caters too! This would be incredible to have in a box at Michigan Football game. Owner is french trained chef...Impeccable credentials! Highly recommended.

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Thank cobijen
South Lyon, Michigan
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

It may not look like much, but this is one of our favorite bbq places in Michigan. Great sides and combo meals. A few picnic tables if you choose to eat there, but they also package for take-out. It is really in the middle of nowhere, but it is on our route home from work so it is an easy... More 

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1 Thank derekzell
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

So good! Love this place. We have never had a bad meal from here. The staff is always very nice too.

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Thank Jessica D
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

We moved to the area from Memphis, where they have many places with excellent BBQ. So we have high standards when it comes to BBQ. Ron's BBQ lives up to that standard. Yes, it looks shabby from the outside, but these hole-in-the-wall places often have the best food. The sandwiches are HUGE! We often make 2 or 3 meals from... More 

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1 Thank glopeterson
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Saw this place on the internet last October, dragged two of my friends over to test it out, passed with flying colors. Ordered the Tuscaloosa from the catering menu for 35 people for the office Christmas party, fed 45 and still had left overs. Each dish on the menu received rave reviews from... well, everyone! Just ordered Southern Fried Chicken... More 

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1 Thank 1MaryGilbert
South Lyon
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

I have had everything on the menu now and they have never let me down! I was a little taken back on how run down it looked and was it is by far BEST place for ribs, brisket and mac and cheese I have ever had!

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1 Thank Nikki D
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

Don't let the rustic exterior fool you. What this place lacks in glitz, it more than makes up for in taste. This guy knows what's up with all his dishes. The moistest, most flavorful pulled chicken and pork, amazing brisket and fantastic sides. I tried the "trio on brio" which offered a pulled chicken, pulled pork and brisket slider on... More 

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2 Thank 1AJP1
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2014

I don't care where you come from. This is darn good food. I first ate here a few years ago and his standards have always been high. The quality is impeccable, and the flavor... Oh, the flavor. Don't let the exterior deter you, this is the place to go.

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Thank Aaron R
Plymouth, Michigan
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Why have I NEVER heard of this place. I think this joint came up in the "loop". Stopped in at 6pm last night with my wife. Small unassuming building that we drove by the first time. Only two of us there at the time. Helped right away and were told about menu choices and the different sides available. I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 19:00
Saturday
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5850 Pontiac Trl, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9533
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-665-4967
Description
Here is their web site http://ronsroadsidebbq.com/

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