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KC's Rib Shack

837 Second St, Manchester, NH 03102-5212
+1 603-627-7427
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (86 reviews)
“dirty rice” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
837 Second St, Manchester, NH 03102-5212
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

KC's Rib Shack (837 Second St, Manchester) is one of the few BarBQ restaurants that I have found in New Hampshire with the best Buffalo Wings I have tried anywhere!

Thank Rob S
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

I'll keep this short. I was just there with my wife. The ribs were as good or better than any other I've tried, and certainly the best in NH.....easily. The side dishes were very good. Good beer on tap. Just a solid place for Q....More

1  Thank Troy V
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Full disclosure: my family was hungry when we entered KC's Ribs. Although parking was tight, I liked the place as soon as we walked in the door. The entry area sports a display case containing trophies won in various Barbecue contests. We were ushered up...More

Thank Don D
Reviewed February 2, 2017

I had the brisket - it was better than average. Collard greens and beans also good. Comfortable place

Thank StephenBee
Reviewed February 1, 2017

I have dined here since 2009 and have never been disappointed. Best ribs in the Manchester, NH area. My son's wedding rehearsal dinner was held here and my own recent wedding in June 2014 was catered by KC's. Need I say more?

Thank BillMonnie
Reviewed January 28, 2017

Our waitress was excellent. She was very friendly and came by often to make sure we were all set. Food was great. Like that they have different sauces to choose from. Atmosphere is really neat.

Thank Helen C
Reviewed January 28, 2017

This restaurant most definitely knows what they are doing when it comes to BBQ. When you walk in the decor is what you would expect at any homey, local pub (on the left side of the restaurant, with the bar), license plates on the wall,...More

Thank ja9les
Reviewed January 26, 2017

The food keeps us coming back time and time again. Most of the service staff are great but there is one particular bartender who spends all her time chatting with regulars and completely ignoring customers who are actually purchasing food. Her focus appears to be...More

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed January 25, 2017

They have the best brisket!!!! I always get the points and my husband gets the slices. We love it in the summer when we can sit outside at the Tiki bar.

Thank Beckyz
Reviewed January 21, 2017

This place is a hidden gem for sure. If you're a BBQ aficionado, GO HERE. You will not be disappointed.

Thank andybaldman
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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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