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KC's Rib Shack

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American, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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837 Second St, Manchester, NH 03102
+1 603-627-7427
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Welcome to KC's Rib Shack Barbecue restaurant. New Hampshire's favorite...
Welcome to KC's Rib Shack Barbecue restaurant. New Hampshire's favorite BBQ for close to two decades. At KC's Rib Shack, serving the world's finest hickory-smoked ribs and BBQ is our passion. Our food and exceptional service are definitely two things we take seriously. No white tablecloths here, you'll sit at butcher paper covered tables under the Christmas lights and pull from a roll of paper towels to wipe our homemade BBQ sauces from your face. Our Southern style Barbeque, Bar-B-Que, Bar-B-Cue, just Q, or however you spell it, is seasoned with our own recipe of different dry rubs and cooked without sauce. Its then cut to order and prepared straight from our smokers which run 24 hours a day...
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Good for:
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
KC'S RIB SHACK

Great Place to go in Manchester for Barbeque food at great prices. This place is great! I discovered it while on business and now go back every time i'm in the area. I had the combo consisting of Ribs, Chicken & Brisket along with the "dirty rice" and baked beans. The corn bread is to die for! Mind... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Don P
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Stop by for lunch or dinner, you won't be disappointed. The food is great, never been unhappy with a meal. Arrive early and hungry!! Enjoy ;)

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Litchfield, New Hampshire
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The ribs were wonderful, juicy, and sweet. Sides we're beans and macaroni salad. Just ok. Got a piece of the bourbon pecan pie. ...not so good. Tasted stale and plain. Very little flavor for a pecan pie. A little overpriced.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

atmosphere was interesting, wished had looked around closer before ordering and eating, place dirty....food tasted like it was microwaved, over priced.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I'd been told by out of towns friends that Kc's rib shack had the best BBQ outside of Kansas City and when we finally went for a late lunch we were amazed - they were right! ;-) The first time we had the QQPladda's for two, and we ended up having a full meal and still taking home enough for... More 

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GODFREY
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18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This place is in my top 5 best bbq in the country, delicous food and pork, beef and fixins. Flavor has a home in the recipes they use for all the food. I'll drive a long way for this bbq.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Some times the menu is great.However I have seen a lot of changes. Food is good but, prices are getting higher and higher. I wish they would have left the brisket portion of the menu alone. You used to be able to specify flats or points or both. .now your stuck with both. The chili was changed. It's more like... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Bought a Shovel for Super Bowl and the food was excellent and there was plenty of it.The ribs are very tender and you get your choice of sauces.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great Place to go in Manchester for Barbeque food at great prices. This place is great! I discovered it while on business and now go back every time i'm in the area. I had the combo consisting of Ribs, Chicken & Brisket along with the "dirty rice" and baked beans. The corn bread is to die for! Mind you I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Food was fast and we played tic tack toe on the table till r food got there we got the feed bag shovel for 5 and it was enough for all of us

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Manchester, NH
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66 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I would have given a "very good" rating for this restaurant, if it weren't for the poor service. Let me start with the food - we all thought the food was very good, and at a good value. I got a BBQ dish that was very good, along with the "dirty rice," which was excellent. Everyone else enjoyed their barbecue... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 837 Second St, Manchester, NH 03102
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 603-627-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Welcome to KC's Rib Shack Barbecue restaurant. New Hampshire's favorite BBQ for close to two decades. At KC's Rib Shack, serving the world's finest hickory-smoked ribs and BBQ is our passion. Our food and exceptional service are definitely two things we take seriously. No white tablecloths here, you'll sit at butcher paper covered tables under the Christmas lights and pull from a roll of paper towels to wipe our homemade BBQ sauces from your face. Our Southern style Barbeque, Bar-B-Que, Bar-B-Cue, just Q, or however you spell it, is seasoned with our own recipe of different dry rubs and cooked without sauce. Its then cut to order and prepared straight from our smokers which run 24 hours a day...
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?