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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 87
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  • 70
    Very good
  • 29
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  • 7
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good BBQ near Comfort Inn

Staying at Comfort Inn we were looking for BBQ. We got lucky. About 1 mile away there was KC's. Trip Advisor reviews liked it so we went. Saturday night no waiting for a seat before 6:00. Friendly waitress, good quick service and country barn atmosphere. Brisket was better than ribs as there are no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2014
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Norwich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Staying at Comfort Inn we were looking for BBQ. We got lucky. About 1 mile away there was KC's. Trip Advisor reviews liked it so we went. Saturday night no waiting for a seat before 6:00. Friendly waitress, good quick service and country barn atmosphere. Brisket was better than ribs as there are no baby back only spare ribs and... More 

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stopped here at random. I'll say this - We WILL be back! The atmosphere was great, the food was better, and the prices were the icing on the cake. We had great service and an all around great experience. We haven't stopped talking about this place since we went there. We were pleasantly surprised!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Wings were so hot that I had to drink like 10 glasses of water. They did warned me about the spice but I think making your hot wings like that, you have to consider making it taste good too. The chicken was just plain hot and less taste. All I could taste was spicy and sour. The Ribs were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visit a few times each year, stopped by this weekend. Arrived when it was busy and we knew we would have a wait. 30 minutes was what we were told, no big deal as we went outside for a drink. Seemed to be a party there,took a whirl to get a drink. Went back inside, our 30 minute wait was... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I really liked the concepted behind KC's Rib Shack. The table cloths were brown paper, the menu's looked like a newspaper. The glasses were moonshine jars with handles. The Staff were ok but the place was busy when we arrived so you do have to wait a while. The food was way too much for me but it was nicely... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went with another couple. I ordered ribs which were dry; hubby and a friend liked the brisket while our friend's wife was disappointed with her steak tips for being overcooked. The Guys liked the beans and cornbread. Baked Potatoes were a bit too charred outside and in. Not my favorite although I know it has a good reputation -- so... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I was craving BBQ, using my phone I typed in BBQ near me and KC's Rib Shack came up. I was about 20 miles away but had some time to spare so I made the trek. I was glad I did! The brisket was tender and perfectly smoked! The Sauces were available on the side, which was perfect for me.... More 

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Goffstown, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

These award winning ribs are awesome. They are cooked to perfection all the time. They come with corn bread and homemade beans, as well as other sides. The restaurant has booths and family style seating. Service is good, and so is the price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Nice BBQ place. Ordered the hush puppies for appetizer and some ribs and brisket for main course. Food was ok, price was ok, main complaint I had was with out waitress. Got about half of one hush puppy down before the meal came, not good. Had to waive her down for a refill. Saw her why I was out front... More 

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Merrimack, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went with a group of 12 to listen to music and eat some good food. The waitress made the night, we ordered drinks and appetizers and just enjoyed the company. The drinks never went empty. Our dinner entrée took some time - being a large party, but it was hot and delicious. The server separated out our check as well... More 

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Additional Information about KC's Rib Shack

Address: 837 Second St, Manchester, NH 03102
Phone Number: +1 603-627-7427
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers

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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?