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Adam's Rib Smokehouse

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1210 State St, Salem, OR 97301
+1 503-362-2194
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We ordered a simple take out for 100 people, Ribs, Tri-tip. Brisket, Turkey. The food was fantastic, everything was ready on time and excellent. may be the best beef ribs I have ever eaten from a restaurant. if you are going to Salem and you like real BBQ, STOP HERE>>>>>

Thank Doug h
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I have the ribs every time I go in. SO and I order a full rack and split it. Is the only decent BBQ place in Salem. The selection of in house sauces is out of this world. I always get a couple of to go cups to take some home with me. The ribs are smoked after getting a... More 

Thank Nightengale64
Salem, Oregon, United States
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Adam's Rib is a family owned restaurant near downtown Salem. The staff is friendly-but busy! My wife and I always get the brisket in the 'low carb' meal-it comes with grilled veggies. Seating is somewhat limited, unless you want to sit outside and watch the trains go by. They have a decent selection of beer. Parking can be an issue,... More 

Thank Steve72650
Martinez, California
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84 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

I had read the OK review of this place. It was getting late, I hadn't eaten, was driving back to the hotel, looked up from the stop light and it was right there. So I figured it was fate and I'd give them a try. I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was better than the reviews. The pork ribs... More 

Thank mikegoin
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

To save myself some time & energy, I arranged with this well-known rib house to provide food for a retirement party. I happen to have a reputation myself of putting together some great parties with delicious food & drink so I counted on Adam's to do the same. I had called in plenty of time ahead of our date &... More 

Thank MissKatieSunshine
Hercules, California
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161 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Hi gang, Being a lover of good BBQ, I've eaten in places like St. Louis, Memphis and other such well-known locations that I've found thanks to TA reviewers. Adam's BBQ smokehouse looked like a good place. Located in an older section of town in some older, historic buildings I walked in to order. I've learned to look around to get... More 

Thank Nothreeputts
Eugene, Oregon
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

We just relocated from a BBQ town and were concerned about the lack of BBQ. No fear-Adam's Rib is here! We live in Eugene but when we return from Portland we always stop, eat dinner, buy the family meal to go and freeze the meat for later. Great sauce collection. We love the service, the staff is friendly and terrific.... More 

Thank Cheryl E
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

I have visited Adam's several times. The BBQ is consistently good and is the best that you'll find around these parts. The ribs and brisket are worth trying. Adam's offers several types of sauce and they are all good. If you have a hankering for some BBQ stop by Adam's! Enjoy!

Thank Disney_Dreamer_65
Salem OR
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

I went to Adam;s Rib Smokehouse with a group of 8 people for dinner this evening. We went to their Keizer location. This was a first visit for all of us, We were very disappointed. We expected a better quality of food, since this restaurant has had several very glowing reviews in the past. We had ribs, brisket, pulled pork... More 

Thank Lali L
Coos Bay
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

My great grand daughter ordered Nachos...for $9.50 !! I said "no". Friend offered to share with her so all was ok. The order was HUGE, lots of pulled pork..and they cleaned the plate! Both said excellent!! Others including my self ordered beef ribs. Were very good but I like the ribs with sauce cooked on them and these you had... More 

Thank Elaine B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1210 State St, Salem, OR 97301
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-362-2194

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?