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KC's Rib Shack

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837 2nd St, Manchester, NH 03102-5212
+1 603-627-7427
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sat at the bar. Had ribs and baked beans. Both very good. French fries hand cut with the skin on the tips. Would come back!!

Thank longhjr
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've eaten from KC's 5+ times before booking them as a wedding caterer. Some food is great, some is dry with no flavor. It's a real hit-or-miss, depending on who is cooking I guess. I would NOT recommend KC's Rib Shack for any wedding or event catering. They are unprofessional & do not deliver to their promises. I started emailing... More 

Thank CaitlinMarie85
Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love BBQ and love KC's for dinner. The best in the city. Great customer service, clean and of course the food is wonderful. I hope I get gift certificates for Christmas.

Thank Donna F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As always, a totally great experience. Food, service and atmosphere doesn't get any better than at KC's!

Thank Lawrence B
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place for BBQ in fact the best place in area. Manchester is not known for great BBQ but what they do have is kc'S and is very good BBQ. Pulled pork is great and so are the ribs. Service is good. They tend to have a wait on a Friday or Saturday night but usually worth... More 

Thank Josh G
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat upstairs cool/hot they need to control heater. The food was great and a lot of it,had the shovel of meat and the sides all were great. The service was good and the drinks were also good.had to park on the street they were very busy. We will return all 8 of us.

Thank Ralph M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A short drive to Manchester NH for great BBQ good portions and great food good prices and great service

Thank sch69
Concord, New Hampshire
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love KCs but this visit was not so good. The brisket Chinese pie was tasty enough but arrived just barely warm. We could have sent it back and asked for a warm-up but we were in a bit of a rush. The smoked chicken cobb salad is something I've had before and is big enough for 2, so we... More 

Thank asSYSter
Merrimack, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Causal place, not that you'd find any formal BBQ restaurants. Good food, simple easy, quick. Friendly and quick service.

Thank Bbevier2
Manchester, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food, service and atmosphere were awesome. Who doesn't like BBQ? Ribs were great, brisket was just right, chicken done perfect.

Thank celbjg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 837 2nd St, Manchester, NH 03102-5212
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 603-627-7427
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?