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KC's Rib Shack

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837 Second St, Manchester, NH 03102-5212
+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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

It average.We had better ribs at famous Dave when they were on s.willows. The ribs were very fatty. The service was good.

Thank Francine B
Hudson, New Hampshire
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69 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Went on a Saturday after reading the tripadvisor reviews and were hopeful for a great BBQ meal. Went at 6pm but the place wasn't really busy, which was a little suspect. Ordered brisket sandwich & fries for $11, pulled pork, and the cardiac Sammie. First of all, the brisket was NOT good BBQ, and there was barely any smoky flavor... More 

Thank Lauralanglois
Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Great BBQ, and always a good experience for lunch and dinner. We usually are here once a month for lunch!

Thank Andres_rlm
Nashua, NH
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I guess I am in the minority when it comes to eating here. Every time we come I wonder why everyone thinks it is so great. The food is OK, the place is a dive - dirty and today we had flies bothering us while we ate. Plus you have to eat off disposable plastic plates with plastic cutlery at... More 

Thank nhdoc
Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

The outside dining area is great on a pleasant summer evening and entertainment is offered on Friday and Saturday nights. I ordered the ribs as usual and they were very good.

Thank Vacationer924
Derry, New Hampshire
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58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Now let me say up front, my opinion is apparently in the minority, as this place seems to get high rankings when New Hampshire Mag. does there survey. We were disappointed on each visit, but until now thought we would try different things to see if we just weren't having the right food. First visit, I looked forward to the... More 

Thank ttime2010
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Good Food and nice place to eat. Over all we both like this place. Staff was good and friendly. Would go there again.

Thank Robin V
Manchester, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I eat here monthly for either lunch or both lunch and dinner. Great Service and food. The new renovations look great and the outside seating is good. I have also experienced KC's catering at a wedding and was very impressed. I would highly recommend checking this place out.

Thank Brad M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Food is excellent with many different types of BBQ - chicken, ribs, sausage, pulled pork, beef along with excellent sides. Full bar plus outdoor patio in Summer. Great service, good prices and a great laid back southern atmosphere. Six or seven different flavor of BBQ.

Thank Douglas P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Sold for 2 people, fed 4! We both took home delish leftovers! Platter had ribs, pulled pork, sausage, chicken, beans, coleslaw and cornbread.

Thank Marybpl

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, 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 03102-5212
  • 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?