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Adam's Rib Smokehouse

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1210 State St, Salem, OR 97301
503-362-2194
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
When it's good, it's good, the meat is anyway

I want so much to like this place, I really, really, do. The first time I grabbed lunch from here it was amazing! I was ecstatic that I had found great BBQ in another NW town. The tri-tip sandwich was the best thing by far that day. I had a pulled pork sandwich that was good, but nothing special... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Jenn H
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Vancouver, Washington
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  • Families with children
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Vancouver, Washington
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I want so much to like this place, I really, really, do. The first time I grabbed lunch from here it was amazing! I was ecstatic that I had found great BBQ in another NW town. The tri-tip sandwich was the best thing by far that day. I had a pulled pork sandwich that was good, but nothing special. I... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

In our opinion, these are the worst ribs we have ever eaten. The silverskin was left on which is disgusting. They were dry and stringy with very little meat. The dry rub they used tasted strange and not in a good way. The corn muffins were stale, dry, and crumbly. The hush puppies were black and cremated. On the plus... More 

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South Weber, Utah
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This little family owned restaurant is out of this world. A friend recommended it and I'm so glad we listened. We got there not too long before closing and felt really guilty and the staff was just as friendly as could be. The BBQ was finger licking and the hush puppies…yum! We took two hand pies back to the hotel... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I ordered a two meat combo with two sides. The pulled pork was very dry. The brisket was scraps sitting in grease. After soaking two napkins in grease, I was so disgusted that I just gave up. I should have returned it to the girl at the window. Corn muffin soaked up so much grease it wasn't edible either. Potato... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I was driving along the road n I saw this place n was like looks good place to eat for lunch. I am always in Salem. So I decided to stop in see what the deal is and see how the food is. I always see a line out the door. It was busy. The cool thing about Adams rib... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Visited at lunch based on an associate's recommendation. Food was excellent. Service was great. Smaller restaurant. Had live music. Price was very reasonable for special.

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great BBQ. Excellent selection of brews. I'm from out of town. This was a cool bbq stop. I will definitely stop in again.

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Grove City, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We went to Adam's Rib during a busy lunchtime. There was a line at the counter so we waited. They service was fast and they kept the line moving quick. On a recommendation from my friend I ordered the cheeseburger. My friends got pulled pork. The food came out quickly (especially for as busy as they were). My fiends' pulled... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

There are lot's of rib places and most are disappointing. Adam's Rib was excellent. Great flavor, multiple sauce choices and a fun environment. I would happily return next time I find myself in Salem.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Some of the best BBQ in Oregon! Great homemade cookies, hush puppies, and the pulled pork nachos are amazing! Great restaurant!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1210 State St, Salem, OR 97301
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 503-362-2194

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?