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KC's Rib Shack

837 Second St, Manchester, NH 03102-5212
+1 603-627-7427
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (84 reviews)
“dirty rice” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
837 Second St, Manchester, NH 03102-5212
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped by here on Father's with my family going through Manchester. The food was very good. Service was great. Was able to get in and get our food rather quickly. Was a beautiful day and we were able to sit outside. Great Atmosphere.

Thank RogerDSmiley
Reviewed 2 days ago

Came here for a late dinner with friends. I had heard really good things about the place and was looking forward to it. I was with a fairly large party that sat outside. The waitress talked some of us into getting "The Feedbag Shovel". I...More

Thank fletch958
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was our first trip to KC's. We only had to wait for 10 minutes and were seated at a high top table which was pretty comfortable . Our waitress helped us navigate the menu . I ordered the brisket and pulled pork. My sides...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been visiting KC's Rib Shack since 2009 and during my many dining experiences, I have NEVER been disappointed. The ribs are the best I have ever had and I always grab a small order. Today I also ordered the chili which both my...More

Thank BillMonnie
Reviewed 5 days ago

Party of 5 stopped in for a pre-Father's Day lunch. Service was good, prices are reasonable and portion sized huge. 2 orders of Chicken w/2 sides, 1 pulled port w/sides and BBQ for 2-which includes pulled pork, sausage, ribs & brisket. Sides at the table...More

Thank MicheinMA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my Dad, my son and grandson for a Father's Day lunch a week early. Dad always looks forward to his Pulled Pork Sandwich. Four generations of guys enjoying lunch together. Doesn't get any better than that.

Thank tfoch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love BBQ you've got to try this place. We went for dinner on a Friday night. The parking lot was full but we didn't have to wait for a table. The weather was nice so we sat out on the patio. Patio is...More

Thank Allison F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authenticated by a southern friend who knows his BBQ. In his own words, "This place is the real deal". We make it a point to come here whenever he visits.

Thank Phill M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for early dinner with my husband and sat at the tiki bar! From the outside you would have no idea they had a really colorful epicenter equipped with live music, picnic tables, and cheap cocktails. The BBQ was to die for! Had a shared...More

Thank LaurenSanderson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten a lot of brisket in and around Austin (Smitty's, Black's, Kreuz Market, Salt Lick and food trucks) and the meat at KC's was one of the best I've ever had. And they had a 34oz. ice cold beer (IPA) on tap - perfect...More

Thank Frank C
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Christine H
What is gluten free on your menu?
1 September 2016|
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Response from NH2CA | Reviewed this property |
The chicken, ribs, brisket, corn bread, potatoes. Just ask the waitress, they are pretty good at knowing their menu items!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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