KC's Rib Shack

KC's Rib Shack

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+1 603-627-7427+ Add website
Hours
Sun
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Details
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
features
Does this restaurant have live music
About
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...
CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles709 reviews
Excellent
406
Very good
196
Average
74
Poor
21
Terrible
12
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

cenzt
Ohio18639 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
Great restaurant with amazing food! We arrived at approximately 6 pm and were seated at an outdoor table. The waiter came up to us almost immediately and gave us the menu, while also offering us something to drink. I chose the smokehouse combo that included spare ribs, chicken breast, cole slaw, baked beans and cornbread. We waited approximately 20 minutes for our food to arrive, while listening to music. The food was delicious. Tip: I recommend spending an hour here if you want to have a nice relaxing dinner.
Written 18 August 2020
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Disneybus
Pittsgrove906 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
Traveling in the area, my wife and I relied on Trip Advisor for our Sunday lunch. Overall we were very pleased with our choice. We first got seated upstairs, but as seniors the high tables were not the best choice for us so they accommodated us in a nice booth on the main floor. The waitstaff was efficient and cordial, and the ambiance was well suited for barbecue! Our orders arrived quickly - a pleasant surprise. We both started with side salads - a nice size proportion of crisp fresh greens tossed with fresh vegetables that went well with the meats. I got the "pick two" choice of ribs and pulled pork while my wife got the pulled pork. The meats were moist and tasty, while the accompanying sides of beans, applesauce, and slaw were not special. The serving size was ample and the pricing was reasonable. Great smells from the parking lot!
Written 15 June 2022
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USMCRip
Merrimack2782 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 couples
I have been coming to this place for years, and I still enjoy coming. Here are the buts: Because it is so popular Parking was difficult. The was a lot of hustle and bustle (not something I like). The menu has not changed a lot in the years. What I miss is the wait staff being less busy and more friendly. Now they are too busy. Food was good but took a little longer to get. Everything on the menu was just a bit more pricey. The food was very good. I would recommend it.
Written 8 November 2021
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Betty M
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Fantastic food, atmosphere and waitresses! Food was amazing. The wait was minimal and well worth it. Can’t wait to go back there again. The portions were huge compared to the same meal elsewhere. Was told most items are homemade including a large assortment of sauces.
Written 12 February 2020
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Dave S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
Two things to say: Lots of food and REALLY good. Our family of 4 ordered all ordered the two meat combo so we sampled all they offer. All the meat and all the sides were excellent. Friendly, efficient service (drink refills magically appeared), live music, all made it a great evening
Written 7 July 2022
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fergrimes-7
Wakefield213 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
This very conveniently located restaurant is only open for lunch on weekends when parking can be difficult when the lot fills. There is outside seating in a nicely decorated garden area and several different areas inside. We were seated in the quieter lounge area that is nicely spaced out with the usual wooden country style seating and decorated very eclectically. The pulled pork sandwich was very generous. the fries were excellent and copious. The mixed plate of brisket and ribs was also with more than enough food with excellent coleslaw and two large ribs. The ribs were meaty and delicious but the brisket was served in chumks that were a bit tough and dry although they had some sauce over them and on a bed of white bread to catch their drippings. The ribs were outstanding but no so the brisket that was disappointing. Service was very good despite the waitress having to go between different rooms. We would return but stick to the ribs.
Written 15 June 2022
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Lewis F
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 friends
Up here for Laconia motorcycle rally and went on 2 separate days. Lunch:brisket sandwich was excellent, great tender taste and smoke. Dinner: St.Louis ribs were meaty, tender, delicious. Beans as a sides were very good. Dirty rice not so good, dry, not much taste. Wish I lived nearby, this woukd be a regular visit.
Written 3 September 2020
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Olefirowicz
Nashua113 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 solo
Quirky down home vibe. Courteous and prompt service. Varied menu and they are known for their wings. The large portion is ample but the sauces were just OK. The honey garlic was just an overly sweet syrup without much flavor. The Jamaican jerk is just mostly a salty flavor without much else. Perhaps other sauces would have been a better choice. Good beer list and full bar.
Written 29 October 2023
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Josee L
Old Orchard Beach177 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 friends
We saw an ad online while looking for a place to go eat for Father's Day 2023 and we were sold on the picture of the ribs. Good thing we made a reservation, when we got there, they told us a minimum wait of 2 hours, but with the reservation, we waited 15 minutes. We ordered the ribs since that was what brought us there. So disappointed. Those ribs were so dry.
Written 20 June 2023
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Kevin Cornish
I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit. I would never want anyone to every pay for something they did not enjoy. Please reach out to me via email at kcsribshack@gmail.com or on my cell phone at 603-858-7427. I would love a opportunity to make it right. Thanks KC
Written 10 July 2023
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alexandasmith
Nottingham26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 business
I visited KC’s with a business colleague in September 2021. The atmosphere and décor were very good and the staff were very friendly and approachable. The food was ok, it arrived promptly but was not very hot, flavours were again ok but nothing to the standards I’ve had while in the USA elsewhere. This is a good spot to stop if passing in Manchester.
Written 27 September 2021
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Chris Connolly
Manchester100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Get the SHOVEL - believe me you won't be disappointed. It's literally a shovel full of wonderful BBQ (enough for 4 ppl btw!) - pulled pork, smoked chicken, brisket and a WONDERFUL smoked pork sausage. Service was good, food was fantastic! They do have call ahead (and it's worth making a phone call) as the place does get busy because it's extremely popular in the area for good reason!
Written 12 January 2020
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Allison K
Mid Coast Maine34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 couples
After reading some reviews I wasn’t sure how it would go. The service was excellent, the food was fabulous right down to the Amazing sides and cocktails. We had a two meat with brisket and ribs with collard greens and mashed. The brisket is not to be missed. We also had a 3 meat. Ribs, pulled pork, and brisket with coleslaw and dirty rice. My husband is a connoisseur on dirty rice and let me say he was not disappointed. There is nothing I can say negative. This place knows how to make great food.
Written 7 August 2022
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good4us
Mont Vernon49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 family
Went on Mother’s Day with nine. Great buffet with the fixings and amazing meat’s. We sat in Tiki and experienced Service that was exceptional with a great attitude and prompt professional attention. Will definitely be back very soon. No wonder they are the standard for BBQ in the area. A great relaxing time for kids and adults alike.
Written 17 May 2021
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Jodie B
Wisconsin26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
My son and I were excited to try this highly rated BBQ place to leave disappointed. The brisket and mashed potatoes were delicious, but the ribs were extremely dry and the baked beans needed more flavor. My son was happy to have chosen 2 meats instead of a full rack of ribs.
Written 9 August 2023
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Wtrmlncrawl
Fallston42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
We’ve been twice in the past few months. Both times the service was great, food and drinks were excellent, and competitively priced. There is always a wait - a good sign of a good restaurant. Bar is open seating with full menu available. Server was attentive and friendly despite clearly being over busy. They are intentionally nut aware - peanut butter sandwich for kids is a sealed uncrustable and pecan pie is plated in a separate area. This is always relieving.
Written 11 November 2023
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