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KC's Rib Shack

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837 Second St, Manchester, NH 03102-5212
+1 603-627-7427
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

STILL rating it 5 stars as truly it was good... but other revews say "Best in New England" hmm... Im not sure I totally agree with that, best in the area, maybe even best in NH (although I have not been to many others).... Anyway we went in around 3pm so not a prime time, the food was quick and... More 

Thank Trimada
Londonderry, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best north of the Mason Dixon Line. Even better the next day. Great relaxed atmosphere. We were a party of four and ordered the Feedbag on a shovel -family style. Service was excellent.

Thank WaltNH
Derry, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our 6th meal at KC's today at lunch, and as we have come to discover, it was prepared and served exactly as ordered. The food here is always perfectly cooked, and served with a generous smile, by the dedicated team members. This place is a gem in Manchester, and anyone who has ventured inside can attest that it... More 

Thank bobmorrisonjr
Grand Junction, Colorado
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited KC's Rib Shack no less than 6 times now, and they have yet to disappoint our cravings. The q is perfectly cooked, and served with a smile by the at the ready crew. The briscuit is always perfectly tender, and the flavors are top notch. The burgers are juicy with a wonderful charred flavor in every bite.... More 

Thank GjtBob
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the real deal when it comes to BBQ in the Northeast. Ribs, brisket, chicken, pulled pork, cornbread all top notch. Not a chain restaurant. Great drinks and environment.

Thank Kevin G
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to eat good BBQ, KC it's the right place the staff is very friendly even tho the place is always busy and that puts pressure on them. The Food is ver good everything we had was to the top : appetizers, deals and super plates I liked everything we got and I tasted everything, the brisket to... More 

Thank trabbito
North Andover, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love coming here for a rustic atmosphere and really yummy BBQ food. The service is good, so are the drinks. During summer, they have a big outside space with a Gazebo bar. Very nice relaxed hanging out with friends, enjoying good food.

Thank Suzie R
Chester, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been going to KC's with my husband and son for more than 10 years, and I have never had a bad experience. The food is always fresh, hot, and plentiful. The servers are always smiling, and I love the upgrades and improvements they have done to the dining area. Can't wait for Summer so we can sit outside on... More 

Thank LadyRock143
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

I have made several visits to KC's Rib Shack over the years. Always found the largest, juiciest tasting ribs to be continually offered. They've been honored many times over in cook offs and well deserved. Great atmosphere too. Sort of like walking into a blues bar that serves great food! They have gone a bit mainstream recently with the addition... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

The food and atmosphere were both great!!! I had the pulled pork sandwich with the biggest beer I ever seen.

Thank jiml1974

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 Second 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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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?