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Ron's Roadside Barbeque

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5850 Pontiac Trl, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9533
11:00 - 19:00
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South Lyon, Michigan
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank derekzell
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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.

Thank Jessica D
Memphis, Tennessee
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank glopeterson
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank 1MaryGilbert
South Lyon
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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!

Thank Nikki D
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 

1 Thank 1AJP1
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Aaron R
Plymouth, Michigan
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 

Thank KevinGault
Ann Arbor, MI
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432 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

We stopped by for lunch on a Sunday. It was shack in the middle of nowhere. We ordered the pulled pork and pulled chicken sandwiches. We also had a side of mac & cheese. Both sandwiches were good but the pulled pork was exceptional. I like how they roasted the buns and had the pulled pork served in it's own... More 

1 Thank bcsystems
detroit area
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

We have been coming many times over the years and have never been disappointed except for them running out of the Jambalaya. Now they have gone an spiffed the place up with a new paint job, a nice walkway and an actual place to sit inside. Down home good food.

1 Thank keith n

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
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: 7346654967
Here is their web site http://ronsroadsidebbq.com/

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