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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As always, a totally great experience. Food, service and atmosphere doesn't get any better than at KC's!

Thank Lawrence B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place for BBQ in fact the best place in area. Manchester is not known for great BBQ but what they do have is kc'S and is very good BBQ. Pulled pork is great and so are the ribs. Service is good. They tend to have a wait on a Friday or Saturday night but usually worth... More 

Thank Josh G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We sat upstairs cool/hot they need to control heater. The food was great and a lot of it,had the shovel of meat and the sides all were great. The service was good and the drinks were also good.had to park on the street they were very busy. We will return all 8 of us.

Thank Ralph M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A short drive to Manchester NH for great BBQ good portions and great food good prices and great service

Thank sch69
Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love KCs but this visit was not so good. The brisket Chinese pie was tasty enough but arrived just barely warm. We could have sent it back and asked for a warm-up but we were in a bit of a rush. The smoked chicken cobb salad is something I've had before and is big enough for 2, so we... More 

Thank asSYSter
Merrimack, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Causal place, not that you'd find any formal BBQ restaurants. Good food, simple easy, quick. Friendly and quick service.

Thank Bbevier2
Manchester, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food, service and atmosphere were awesome. Who doesn't like BBQ? Ribs were great, brisket was just right, chicken done perfect.

Thank celbjg
Derry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit there. Our server Quinn was amazing. She helped us with suggestion and was pleasant and funny. The food was awesome. We had the shovel of barbecued beef, pork and chicken and there was more than enough with some to take home for later. I recommend this place highly.

Thank Kathleen P
Exeter, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried this place out the other day for lunch. Small portions but very pricey. Ordered the meal for 2 people which is really for one person. Two ribs ,mostly bones and a small serving size of beef brisket which was mostly chewing over cooked fatty beef. With 2 sides for $18. I bought a meal to go home. I... More 

Thank LoganRyan1986
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited KC's Rib Shack on a Saturday night and had a modest 15 minute wait to get a table. The staff and service are great. That said the BBQ is good just not great. We ordered the pig tails as an appetizer for the table and they were disappointingly dried out. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich which arrived... More 

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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, 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
  • 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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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?