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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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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Gardner, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I've been trying for some time to find a rib joint that would be comparable to the one's I've visited in the south and mid-west I can confidently say I've found it! If you show up with four to five people then order the Feed Bag Shovel. All the meats come on a large shovel! Their website is not cutting... More 

Thank Carl C
Hooksett, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Have been to KC's many times and have never been disappointed. Their beef brisket sandwich with Swiss cheese and onions was very good and my husband enjoyed his pulled pork sandwich with Cole slaw. A must have on his list is the cornbread and for me is their outstanding Cole slaw!

1 Thank SoupyCyndi
new england
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We are fans of barbecue and have eaten at places all over the country. Naturally there are variations at different restaurants that may appeal to different consumers, but we felt that this place was pretty good. We had pulled pork, brisket, ribs. Everything was moist. Often, at other places the brisket comes out rather dry but at KC's it was... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Although a little on the expensive side, $67 for 2 orders of ribs and 1 order of fries, for take-out. The ribs were very plentiful, you definitely can't finish even half of them. Some of the dips are tasty, but that is just a preference, I guess. The ribs had so much fat in them that you were constantly pulling... More 

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Just passable food served in the atmosphere of a high school cafeteria. Disposable plastic dishes, etc. Noisy, crowded, unappealing. Decent but harried service.

Thank StanRuth
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I love KC's! Excellent/outstanding food, waitstaff with great customer service skills. If you love BBQ you'll love KC's. 😊

Thank Donna F
Newark, Delaware
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123 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I was in Manchester for a business trip and had seen the reviews so I decided to check it out. I am very glad I did; the food was very good and the service was excellent! I intend to go back the next time I am there to try other dishes; colleagues said the corn bread was amazing. It was... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The ribs are really well done. The only person that can do ribs better would be my brother. The meals are great, the cornbread has a spark of heat, the sauces are great tasting, and please pass the napkins.

Thank NH2CA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We happen to love this places,we stop in at least once a month, they have the best ribs around here. We always have a great time going especially when the outdoor patio is opened

Thank Donna K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious would highly recommend '... Drinks were good even have left overs for dinner tomorrow night. Well worth it ! Would go back

Thank Sue I

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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?