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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 - 9:00 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: Takeout, Delivery
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Good BBQ with a funky atmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
IndyOmahaCincyKid
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Greenwood, Indiana
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Greenwood, Indiana
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were on vacation and it was our 31st Wedding Anniversary We saw Adams in the visitors guide and thought we would try it. This was OK BBQ but our last vacation earlier this year was to Texas and very little can beat Texas BBQ. We had the 2 meat plate of Ribs and Brisket Their brisket was one of... More 

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Fairfield, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a nice little restaurant with outdoor seating and a pleasant atmosphere. The meat is good: I had pulled pork, my son had chicken. We were surprised to find our food was served without BBQ sauce of any kind and it was only lightly seasoned. On the table, however, is a six-pack of sauces that patrons are invited to... More 

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NZ
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557 reviews 557 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

When the sides are the high point of a barbecue meal, one knows one is in trouble. Clumsy attempt at pork ribs, silverside left on? Tough as old boots and little flavor we declared them inedible. Brisket was slightly better albeit mushy & fatty (we ate a little). Cornmeal muffin was unremarkable, being hungry we did eat it. Beans were... More 

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Keizer, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The sides are fantastic. Sandwiches good. Pulled pork good, brisket (chopped) is also good. The ribs on the other hand are poor. The rub is interesting but they are very tough and not much flavor. Unfortunately, the only BBQ game in town.

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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, Outdoor seating
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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