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Jun 22, 2012 11:07 AM

fresh baked rolls - Rons roadside barbeque, north of ann arbor, michigan

We passed by this on Pontiac Trail just south of N. Territorial and had to stop.
Turns out we found a gem in a rather dumpy building
We got a family pack called the Memphis throwdown.
Pulled pork, Brisket, ribs, chicken and FRESH BAKED ROLLS.
Get extra rolls!
loved it all but especially the brisket.

This is a place for eating out side in the summer or for carry-out
Prices are reasonable too.

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    1. Cool ... sounds like they took over the old Romanoff's space. Haven't tried it yet, but I'll stop in one of these fine summer nights.

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      1. re: Jim M

        I think they ARE Romanoffs. They just don't have the banquet hall open anymore?

        The rolls are great. I may have raved about them on a competitor comestibles review site.

        oh i just read it and it's roman's son, Ron. makes sense.

      2. I stopped there today for lunch by chance as well. Where you the couple sitting outside by the door? I had the brisket sandwich and coleslaw. The was brisket was great - moist, tender, smokey. I liked the sauce and how little they actually put on the sandwich. The roll was excellant, but I thought a little dense for a sandwich - I prefer a cheap, spongy white hamburger bun for BBQ sandwiches - so as not to distract from the meat. The cole slaw was gross - way too much mayo, and in need of salt. The guy who ordered after me said the ribs are really good - I'll try those next time.

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        1. re: jmax

          No, we stopped there a few days ago. It was perfect, we were taking the back roads home in the late afternoon and saw the sign so we stopped to get dinner.
          I did not try any of the sides - I hope to go back soon and try them. I did have the ribs and they were good. But I prefer the brisket and he pulled pork.

          1. re: KD1111

   on Pontiac Trail, intersection with Dixboro Rd.
            Went today; I agree with posters here that the meats & rolls were very good.
            I also enjoyed some old-style (German?) salads: pickled beets, cucumber-fresh dill, & potato salad. There is jambalaya on the menu . . . to try another day.
            This is good traditional "white people" bbq--no greens, no cornbread. Just one kinda sauce.

        2. They must of done something different from last summer. I stopped in there maybe last August and it was just horrid. The ribs had the consistency of wet pulled pork and boy oh boy did I find a lot of grizzle and fat. I think this was the first and last time I EVER tossed food out the window. These reviews though are nice to see. I don't know if I just had someone that was a temp for the day cooking or what. I almost want to say they were boiled only and then sauced.

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          1. re: JanPrimus

            I wasn't as thrilled with my second visit yesterday. The pulled pork had litte smoke flavor, no bark, was wet and stringy with no chunks of pork - a very soft mushy texture. The sides (American potato salad and cuke salad) both needed salt and lacked flavor.

            1. re: jmax

              Consistency is the mark of a good BBQ restaurant - Ron's has failed me in my last two visits. Ron wasn't working those two visits - maybe that has something to do with it... Brisket was moist and tender, but it was gray, no smoke ring, and no flavor - lots of fat chunks. The ribs.... I am not even sure they were ribs... The woman at the counter told me they were fall off the bone tender - there was one bone... a single bone about 3 inches long in a huge mass of meat piled in a takeout container. Some pieces tender, some tough, no smoke flavor and just drenched in sauce. A really bad excuse for ribs. I am going to hold off on returning for awhile.