An out of business sign now hangs in the door of RoRo.
RoRo BBQ closes Ballard location
The past year has seen a boom in barbecue joints in Ballard, from Bitterroot to RoRo to the Boar's Nest to Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen, along with long-time Smokin' Pete's BBQ.
Now, in less than a year, RoRo is going the way of the dodo.
The joint opened up last March on the hard-to-miss corner across from Ballard High School. But apparently visibility was not enough as it's now closed down.
Many Yelp.com reviewers found the Ballard branch inferior to the Wallingford location and thought the meat was dry and not up to par with what they expect from the company. RoRo made use of Zesto's old space, which it had replaced and which had been there for 64 yeas prior.
The Georgetown location also recently closed, leaving only the Wallingford location to stay open. The owner has not commented yet on the closure.