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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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Nashua, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Get the shovel. Ask about it and enjoy it with a few friends. Best selection of BBQ meats in NH and probably Boston area as well. Funky interior and the beer flows freely. Enjoy the laid back mood and indulge your carnivorous interntions.

Thank captew
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had chicken breast, mashed potato and applesauce. I liked the flavor but the chicken was a little dry. My 14 year old daughter had a pulled pork sandwich. She said there was no BBQ flavor. The bottom bun was sipping wet and it was so big that it was a mess to eat. This was a turn off for... More 

Thank Lee Ann A
Bedford, New Hampshire
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at KC's Rib Shack is very good. BBQ is very much a personal taste item. This BBQ hit our expectations square on. We had "The Shovel" for 4 which came with just about everything. We enjoyed each item and there was more than enough for 4. Our biggest disappointment was that everything is served on paper plates and... More 

Thank Jim C
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I still love KC'S for BBQ. Drink prices high. Paid $8 for Stoli vodka/ OJ.... Don't pay that except in a fancy club, average is $6.50/7.

Thank Beth03054
Londonderry, New Hampshire
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So this was my first time there after hearing good things. The service was good but the food was average. Ordered the shovel. I recently spent 27 days in Kansas City and ate at all the top BBQ places, so maybe I got spoiled, but this place was a little more pricier than what I paid on my trip and... More 

Thank Steve M
Milton, Vermont
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the green salad with chicken and it was HUGE. I went to a wedding a couple of weeks prior and KC catered. Best brisket I have ever tasted.

Thank HockeyNanna
Nashua, New Hampshire
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

KC's features excellent smoked ribs, with several of their homemade barbecue sauces on the table to garnish to your taste. This was our first time in the upstairs dining room, which I believe was formerly exclusively a catering hall. It was very comfortable and relaxed. The food, as always, was excellent. The half-rack of ribs with 2 sides was plenty... More 

Thank mlg36
Manchester, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last Sunday after another win by our Patriot, decided to dine out. In the mood for a delicious fun meal we headed to KC's. Great spot, awesome Brisket, good service great food.

Thank paulshoney
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch while in Manchester for work. Was pleasantly surprised to find excellent BBQ so close to work and the north. Brisket was tender and packed full of flavor. I also recommend getting the hush puppies, haven't had them that good since living in the south. Will be going back

Thank Michael T
Nashua, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were out for my fathers birthday and ended up getting the Shovel of meat. It was great because it fed the entire family and we still had a couple doggie bags. Excellent food, I love the ribs and the brisket but it's all very yummy

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, 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?