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KC's Rib Shack

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837 Second St, Manchester, NH 03102
+1 603-627-7427
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to eat good BBQ, KC it's the right place the staff is very friendly even tho the place is always busy and that puts pressure on them. The Food is ver good everything we had was to the top : appetizers, deals and super plates I liked everything we got and I tasted everything, the brisket to... More 

Thank trabbito
North Andover, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love coming here for a rustic atmosphere and really yummy BBQ food. The service is good, so are the drinks. During summer, they have a big outside space with a Gazebo bar. Very nice relaxed hanging out with friends, enjoying good food.

Thank Suzie R
Chester, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to KC's with my husband and son for more than 10 years, and I have never had a bad experience. The food is always fresh, hot, and plentiful. The servers are always smiling, and I love the upgrades and improvements they have done to the dining area. Can't wait for Summer so we can sit outside on... More 

Thank LadyRock143
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have made several visits to KC's Rib Shack over the years. Always found the largest, juiciest tasting ribs to be continually offered. They've been honored many times over in cook offs and well deserved. Great atmosphere too. Sort of like walking into a blues bar that serves great food! They have gone a bit mainstream recently with the addition... More 

1 Thank Philip C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and atmosphere were both great!!! I had the pulled pork sandwich with the biggest beer I ever seen.

Thank jiml1974
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

KC's Rib Shack (837 Second St, Manchester) is one of the few BarBQ restaurants that I have found in New Hampshire with the best Buffalo Wings I have tried anywhere!

Thank Rob S
Salem, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'll keep this short. I was just there with my wife. The ribs were as good or better than any other I've tried, and certainly the best in NH.....easily. The side dishes were very good. Good beer on tap. Just a solid place for Q. You go.

1 Thank Troy V
Derry, New Hampshire
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full disclosure: my family was hungry when we entered KC's Ribs. Although parking was tight, I liked the place as soon as we walked in the door. The entry area sports a display case containing trophies won in various Barbecue contests. We were ushered up stairs to the dining area which appears to be inside an old wooden barn or... More 

Thank Don D
Albany, New York
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the brisket - it was better than average. Collard greens and beans also good. Comfortable place

Thank StephenBee
Deerfield, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have dined here since 2009 and have never been disappointed. Best ribs in the Manchester, NH area. My son's wedding rehearsal dinner was held here and my own recent wedding in June 2014 was catered by KC's. Need I say more?

Thank BillMonnie

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