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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%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (84 reviews)
“dirty rice” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
837 Second St, Manchester, NH 03102-5212
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 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...More

Thank trabbito
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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...More

Thank LadyRock143
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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...More

1  Thank Philip C
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank jiml1974
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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
Reviewed 12 February 2017 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....More

1  Thank Troy V
Reviewed 5 February 2017

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...More

Thank Don D
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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

Thank StephenBee
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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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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
USD 10 - USD 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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 03102-5212
  • 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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