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Adam's Rib Smokehouse

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1210 State St, Salem, OR 97301
503-362-2194
Today
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Lunch

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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  • Families with children
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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Saint Andrews, Canada
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124 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Stopped in and had dinner there last night. Get the half rack if pork ribs. Fantastic. There are a number of different sauced to choose from. And if you get a piece of pie, beware it is huge.

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This food was the worst thing I have ever had to pay for. The fries were soggy with grease, the mac and cheese was bland. The ribs and wings were terribly dry. Will never go back, save your money.

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Idaho
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This small smokehouse is near down town and the University district in Salem. It is pretty easy to find and there is street parking out front. I walked in the front door and scent of familiarity hit me right in the olfactory center. Smells like my favorite BBQ place "Jacks". Ironicly the BBQ is very different at these two great... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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172 reviews 172 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Funky is a very good way. Great atmosphere. Extremely helpful counter staff. Great choice of of local brews. Park on the street, there is no lot in the back. Due to my work, I am fortunately able to sample BBQ from all over the country. Adam's is a solid performer. The tri-tip is solid but a little underwhelming. The real... More 

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Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place usually has a line out the door for lunch and the reason is clear. It has KILLER BBQ! Don't go here for a salad, go for the beef brisket or smoked chicken or salmon. The prices are great, the food never disappoints! There is even live entertainment some weekdays. awesome place if you love meat!

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Salem, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great food, home made sauces of all kinds to try, and just plain good waitress! Its a nice place within the city limits to relax and enjoy friends too.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Our taxi driver recommended this place. It is a local place. If you are hungry service is fast. You place your order at the counter, and pick up your order. Ribs were really good.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It was good but not what I was hoping for. I assumed the brisket would have been sliced and not shredded. BBQ sauces were very good. Nice selection of local brews.

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Salem, Oregon
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126 reviews 126 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This very good smokehouse stands just across the street from Willamette University in Salem. They make a mean brisket, but their hamburgers got my vote tonight. The menu is fairly typical barbecue house fare. The sauce is tasty with some interesting choices of sauce available at the table. I've enjoyed their food about three times now and have no complaints.... More 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?