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KC's Rib Shack

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837 2nd St, Manchester, NH 03102-5212
+1 603-627-7427
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the best BBQ place in town! I have been a number of times and sampled most of the different ways they prepare their BBQ. All are quite good. Worth the trip...

Thank wandrinwm
Hilo, Hawaii
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Decided to stop here for lunch because of it's high ratings. I totally enjoyed the ambiance. The staff was extremely friendly and menu what is expected of a rib house. The food, however, was just "okay" and nothing out of the ordinary. Maybe it's because we were having a late lunch but all the customers were visitors, none seemed local.... More 

Thank damookie
Manchester, New Hampshire
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there for a catered event. Food and service were excellant. Will definitely go back for lunch or dinner.

Thank Kirk M
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very friendly staff and good service. The ribs were delicious. Always a lot of cars in the parking lot.

A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cute outside area called the tiki bar. We enjoyed some refreshing drinks and tasty BBQ. The ribs were tender and the brisket was moist. They give you an array of sauces to choose from. The corn bread was also very delicious.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to a wedding in New Hampshire and decided to go to KC's for a late dinner. The food was ok, I enjoyed my pulled pork sandwich. My wife didn't really enjoy her ribs though she is a foodie and very picky. The food came out FAST, unbelievably fast. We were there on a Friday night around 9 and it... More 

Thank Walter H
Manchester, New Hampshire
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We utilized the catering services offered. Food was amazing. We ordered pulled pork, chicken sausage, beef brisket, rice, coleslaw and cornbread. It all came very hot and in aluminum containers with all of the serving utensils and cutlery and paper towels. We can't say enough about the quality and service. Would highly recommend this for a catered family event.

Thank TP72
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great remodel. The dining area has been moved upstairs and it's a lot roomier for guests to eat. The downstairs is the bar area with high top tables and chairs. There's still outdoor eating as well during the warm weather. We ate lunch there on Saturday afternoon and made it before the crowd. Lunch was perfect. I had the beef... More 

Thank Laura T
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at 5 the hostess was seating some folks outside. When done she came back in and started writing on her board. No eye contact or recognition in any way. We waited patently for several minutes and some one came in and jumped in front of us and started up a conversation with the hostess who continued to ignore us.... More 

Thank AndyL124
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It average.We had better ribs at famous Dave when they were on s.willows. The ribs were very fatty. The service was good.

Thank Francine B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 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?