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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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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was out of ideas for dinner last night & decided to get dinner to go. I have the tri tip and grilled veggies and my husband had the beef barbeque ribs. I was good - the side my husband got were coleslaw. The fries were greasy and a little messy. All in all a pretty good take home dinner.

Thank Toni W
Portland, Oregon
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got the Burning Love Chicken Sandwich, which is a fried chicken breast on a fresh, soft bun, BBQ sauce and coleslaw. It's a lightly breaded piece of chicken and very tasty. The BBQ sauce was mild but had a nice zing to it. The fries are hand-cut style skinny fries...super good! The staff are very friendly. It's a small place... More 

Thank Racerocket
Salem, Oregon
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Oh my goodness, where to start? The brisket is tender and moist, you can choose your own sauce, Chicken is great. You just gotta try them all. Atmosphere is good.

Thank Doreen V
Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews
4 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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9 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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80 restaurant reviews
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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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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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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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37 restaurant reviews
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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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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?