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KC's Rib Shack

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837 Second St, Manchester, NH 03102
+1 603-627-7427
11:30 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service was great! Food is great! Atmosphere is wonderful! Great outdoor tiki bar. will visit again soon!

Thank clarkts495
Hartford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sat at the bar. Had pig tails, pit master Caesar and baked beans. All very good. French fries hand cut with the skin on the tips. Would come back!!

Thank longhjr
the Granite state
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

"Great" is the word for atmosphere, service, & food !! Always friendly and welcoming, great date place !

Thank deedee3777
Tilton, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here with some friends for dinner and really enjoyed it.We ordered homemade onion rings for an app and they were fresh and crispy served with a nice dipping sauce.We all ordered the half rack of ribs ,nice and meaty with a dry rub and you had your choice of 6 sauces at the table to flavor the way... More 

Thank mrchips545
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I regularly visit KC's because I enjoy BBQ, and it's always better than other places far and wide. The ribs today were perfect, meat was tender, portion was large, and the dry rub tasty enough to enjoy with or with or without the various sauces offered with it. The pulled pork is Carolina style, and the brisket was tender, moist,... More 

Thank jeans138
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am very particular about BBQ. The food here is ok..better than any other in the area, but nothing to sing about. Brisket was tender but lacked depth of flavor. Pulled pork was also lacking in flavor. Chicken...ok, sides...ok...

Thank Tim S
Manchester, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is excellent! My husband andI've never been before but a friend took him to lunch there and the next week he took me. We have family Sunday dinner, about 15 of us and we ordered KC's take out instead of cooking, The food was a huge hit and I'm sure we'll repeat it soon. The day I had... More 

Thank lesliebullock
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic pork ribs! Large meaty ribs that melt in your mouth. All food here is definitely Southern cooking. This place it great. Paper tablecloth, roll of paper towels, & great BBQ. If you want real BBQ then this is where you need to be. The BEST in New England!!

1 Thank STB1989
Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

casual dining, some family style. Great food, generous portions. So much good I had the combo and enjoyed every piece.

Thank Bruce603
Manchester, New Hampshire
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Frequent diner here. We love the BBQ and a fun, kick-back setting. Not PC. That's part of the fun. Enjoy the paper tablecloth, cold brew, people watching and finger food.

Thank wwdahl

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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
US$ 10 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 837 Second St, Manchester, NH 03102
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?