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KC's Rib Shack

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$$ - $$$
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837 Second 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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Laguna Hills, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

The ribs are really well done. The only person that can do ribs better would be my brother. The meals are great, the cornbread has a spark of heat, the sauces are great tasting, and please pass the napkins.

Thank NH2CA
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We happen to love this places,we stop in at least once a month, they have the best ribs around here. We always have a great time going especially when the outdoor patio is opened

Thank Donna K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious would highly recommend '... Drinks were good even have left overs for dinner tomorrow night. Well worth it ! Would go back

Thank Sue I
New Hampshire
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

KC's NEVER disappoints! This time we ordered the choose 3 combo. This is actually for 1 person, but we had enough for 2 AND took home a bit. Sausage, Brisket and Pulled Pork with sides of the Brunswick Stew and Baked Beans. Amazing. The Brisket is some of the best I've ever had (and I try it everywhere!). In the... More 

Thank spinmath64
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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43 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Although we have dined at KC's Rib Shack many times years ago, for some reason we have not been there for a few years. I am so glad that we have returned. We had a DD Combo Platter with ribs, pulled pork, sausage, and beef brisket. We also had cole slaw, chili, and fresh corn bread with butter for our... More 

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Atkinson, New Hampshire
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

I'd heard a lot about how good this place was and I finally got around to trying it. The day that we went was absolutely perfect so we sat outside at the Tiki Bar. The Reggae music playing was awesome. Fortunately we were not downwind of someone smoking at the bar, if we were my rating would have been different.... More 

Thank Chuck G
Manchester, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

Ordered large chicken wings, full rib rack, 3 chicken breasts, quarts of dirty rice, beans, and collard greens, corn bread. Was ready to go when I arrived. Staff very friendly and even helped take order to my car. As usual every item was cooked to perfection. If you like barbeque KC's is a visit you must make.

Thank kmbat1962
Portland, Maine
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157 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Good service, great great atmosphere but the food was ehh. The pig tales tasted like nothing. The sauces were main stream except I really liked the apple sauce based one. Mushy pork, good briskett, mealy sausage and ok ribs. Looked great but just didn't deliver what I wanted. I would go back though and try some of the apps....it really... More 

Thank arewehavingfunyet4
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Nothing negative could be said about this food. It is SO good. I only wish they would continue to allow us to double up on what we love best from the combination plate, and that is the brisket. If I were to complain at all, it is that the ability to do that has been taken away. Brisket and ribs,... More 

Thank Bonnie S
Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

We sat outside for lunch, it was quiet and all the decorations were so much fun. I bet it gets paced with the tiki bar out there. The portions are huge, I really liked the macaroni salad. The ribs were good but much better when you put one of their bbq sauces on it They have a fun cocktails list,... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?