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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 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

The food keeps us coming back time and time again. Most of the service staff are great but there is one particular bartender who spends all her time chatting with regulars and completely ignoring customers who are actually purchasing food. Her focus appears to be on drinking patrons only. However, the food is so good, it's worth it to be... More 

Thank Dawn H
Townsend, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

They have the best brisket!!!! I always get the points and my husband gets the slices. We love it in the summer when we can sit outside at the Tiki bar.

Thank Beckyz
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
1 review
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This place is a hidden gem for sure. If you're a BBQ aficionado, GO HERE. You will not be disappointed.

Thank andybaldman
Derry, NH
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We're long time patrons of KC's and they continue to put out great BBQ. We seek out rib joints whenever we travel and have tried over a hundred from coast to coast. KC's is the best of the best. The massive 4 1/2 pound rack of porch ribs is smoked to perfection. The succulent beef brisket will melt in you... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Service was great! Food is great! Atmosphere is wonderful! Great outdoor tiki bar. will visit again soon!

Thank clarkts495
Hartford, Connecticut
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Sat at the bar. Had pig tails, pit master Caesar and baked beans. All very good. French fries hand cut with the skin on the tips. Would come back!!

Thank longhjr
the Granite state
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017

"Great" is the word for atmosphere, service, & food !! Always friendly and welcoming, great date place !

Thank deedee3777
Tilton, New Hampshire
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We visited here with some friends for dinner and really enjoyed it.We ordered homemade onion rings for an app and they were fresh and crispy served with a nice dipping sauce.We all ordered the half rack of ribs ,nice and meaty with a dry rub and you had your choice of 6 sauces at the table to flavor the way... More 

Thank mrchips545
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I regularly visit KC's because I enjoy BBQ, and it's always better than other places far and wide. The ribs today were perfect, meat was tender, portion was large, and the dry rub tasty enough to enjoy with or with or without the various sauces offered with it. The pulled pork is Carolina style, and the brisket was tender, moist,... More 

Thank jeans138
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I am very particular about BBQ. The food here is ok..better than any other in the area, but nothing to sing about. Brisket was tender but lacked depth of flavor. Pulled pork was also lacking in flavor. Chicken...ok, sides...ok...

Thank Tim S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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
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?