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Adam's Rib Smokehouse

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1210 State St, Salem, OR 97301-4155
11:00 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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Martinez, California
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80 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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158 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Costa Rica
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Meaty ribs, heavy on the spice, good sauce but nothing that will knock your socks off. Service was friendly and quick.

Thank kbincostarica
Orlando, Florida
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263 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Went here with a guy that raved about the food. I live in the south, and so I know bar-b-que. This is not it. The pork was great, the beef brisket was VERY greasy, and should not have been. The fries and slaw were inedible. With the exception of the pork, the food was tasteless. The sauces were bland and... More 

Thank FromAway67
Salem, Oregon
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Salem's best BBQ restaurant left me disappointed. We ordered the beef brisket and instead of sliced brisket it was shredded and dry. I also ordered a side of Mac & Cheese that was a small cup of tasteless Mac & Cheese at best and over priced. The only thing positive was the coleslaw that had a nice tang to it.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
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 97301-4155
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 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?