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KC's Rib Shack

837 Second St, Manchester, NH 03102-5212
+1 603-627-7427
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (100 reviews)
“dirty rice” (18 reviews)
“collard greens” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
837 Second St, Manchester, NH 03102-5212
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal at KC Ribs last night. The brisket was tender and moist, just the way it should be. The serving are beyond generous but, being a senior citizen, I have too much food with the big portions and I am not a...More

Thank lizziesongs
Reviewed November 29, 2017

I wasn't expecting to find a good BBQ place in NH but I was very pleasantly surprised. Some of the best wings I have had and fantastic ribs. Not the cheapest place but worth the money.

Thank JamesP1990
Reviewed November 18, 2017

For a group of 4 we ordered the shovel, A full rack of ribs, bbq chix, pulled pork, brisket and 2 pints of sides. It tasted great, service was awesome. Ill be back

Thank sctredsoxone
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Very cool atmosphere--exposed wood, fun license plates, classic rock in the speakers--but the food is what will keep you coming back. Soul food done right in this little corner of NH. And extremely good service from warm, welcoming people.

Thank Iamnotatwork
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Yes the prices are a little high but the ribs are the biggest around and all the food is good, very consistent and the service is awesome so I don’t mind paying a little more.

Thank Beth r
Reviewed November 8, 2017

I love beef brisket and theirs is very good. My Fiance had the ribs and he had to bring the rest of his meal home they give good size portions. We went back a week later and we had their chicken wings they were great.

Thank Kim B
Reviewed October 29, 2017

Went there before and when we were planning the company gathering proposed this place. To my surprise, many people leaving in Manchester or nearby did not know this place. Anyway, I insisted that it is good. We had a great team dinner. Very nice friendly...More

Thank ngrigoriev
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here for dinner on the way back to Boston from the mountains. Ribs & pulled pork were great. Friendly staff, quick service and good sized portions. Would definitely visit again if in town.

Thank Alex C
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love the BBQ food here. The staff is friendly. The s’mores for dessert is an awesomely fun thing to have. Don’t miss out...save a little room to make your own s’mores.

Thank imtkldpnk
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

My wife & I stopped for an early evening dinner. She had the Brunswick Stew which was great! I had the Chinese Pie which is brisket, creamed corn & mashed potatoes layered, which is a local dish. It was wonderful! The PBR onion rings &...More

Thank BOB W
kevin c, Owner at KC's Rib Shack, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Thanks for the good word Bob. I'm glad you and your wife enjoyed everything. KC

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Christine H
August 31, 2016|
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Response from NH2CA | Reviewed this property |
The chicken, ribs, brisket, corn bread, potatoes. Just ask the waitress, they are pretty good at knowing their menu items!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 Second St, Manchester, NH 03102-5212
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 603-627-7427
  • E-mail
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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