Someone rated this previously & mentioned that in the '80's this place was in Manchester Center. Sorry to disagree but it was the old Farmers Mkt. at Divisadero & Hwy 99. There were quite a few places inside, guess you could basically call it the first food court in Fresno! Directly across from Roundup was a small place, (you'd place an order at the counter, pick it up & eat at one of the tables in the square or take it home) To this day, I can still taste the pork & beef barbeque sandwiches (pork WAS the best!). Their side salad complemented the sandwich with it's sharp & tangy dressing. It was heaven. I began eating there when I was 20 & am now 59! It was so yummy and still is. In addition, right across from Roundup was a little Italian place (Rossi's) with some of the best Italian food I've ever eaten. Homemade pizza taste, with the pizza dough rolled out by hand, it was as good as my mama's! In fact, my mama, who was born in Rome, Italy use to make their sauce for pasta when I was just a little girl. That's how long their history is in Fresno. When the Farmer's Mt closed it was a sad day until Roundup opened up on Bullard, north of First in the mid 80's. And lo and behold, the owners (think they bought them) ended up with the recipes from Rossi's! So in addition to getting great BBQ food, you could get the same fabulous, rustic, italian dishes of yore, lol! and now, here we go for the 3rd time, yum! Great, great food that transports me back to when I was, much, much younger. Manga, manga!!
My family and I eat here often, despite the problems we often have with service. The language barrier one runs into with some employees makes getting accurate and timely service an issue. Honestly, the food is usually so good that we are willing to ignore this. But last Saturday night we decided on a late dinner we would pick up here. When we tried to order some of our favorite dishes we were told that none of the "combinations" were available because most of the staff was working at a special event off-site. I thought this showed lousy management and planning, and as we had to drive 20-minutes to get there it was also inconvenient. There were no signs or other notices that this would happen, just an overworked and slightly testy counter person. You can do better, folks.
I have eaten here twice so really not enough to make a judgement. But I did enjoy the margarita and the service was great. Dave Fansler came over and welcomed me which was a great idea. I had nachos on Cinco de Mayo.....half tri tip and half pulled pork...excellent. Will return to try the specialties...like ribs, etc.