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Adam's Rib Smokehouse

1210 State St, Salem, OR 97301-4155
+1 503-362-2194
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good26%
  • Average20%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pork ribs” (6 reviews)
“tri tip” (6 reviews)
“coleslaw” (4 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1210 State St, Salem, OR 97301-4155
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1 - 10 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This family has put so much heart and soul into their food. Their bbq is by far the best in the Northwest.

Thank CooperLikedIt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here after hearing good things at work. Help was friendly and helped with the menu, restaurant was clean and decor was as you would expect a BBQ restaurant to be with benches and tables. Our to go order just wasn't that great,...More

Thank BT-journeys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've followed this restaurant since he opened up on market St Salem Oregon in the 90s.....(I'm Really Picky and rarley satisfied). There are two stores now one on State St ..other in Kaiser..... Smokes his own meats......Adams is the only BBQ I'll do in Salem.....More

Thank SsgD
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We stopped by this rib house for a quick meal. We were greeted by an unfriendly and very bored cashier... actually so unfriendly and bored that she was rude! We asked questions about the menu - and asked who the bartender was as we needed...More

Thank 45christine
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch. The brisket sandwich was colossal and a great bargain paired with the side salad. The slicing was a little more like pulled park than sliced brisket but it held together well with the bun. No hot sauces available but those they...More

Thank Jay A
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I was out of ideas for dinner last night & decided to get dinner to go. I have the tri tip and grilled veggies and my husband had the beef barbeque ribs. I was good - the side my husband got were coleslaw. The fries...More

Thank Toni W
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Got the Burning Love Chicken Sandwich, which is a fried chicken breast on a fresh, soft bun, BBQ sauce and coleslaw. It's a lightly breaded piece of chicken and very tasty. The BBQ sauce was mild but had a nice zing to it. The fries...More

Thank Racerocket
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Oh my goodness, where to start? The brisket is tender and moist, you can choose your own sauce, Chicken is great. You just gotta try them all. Atmosphere is good.

Thank Doreen V
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We ordered a simple take out for 100 people, Ribs, Tri-tip. Brisket, Turkey. The food was fantastic, everything was ready on time and excellent. may be the best beef ribs I have ever eaten from a restaurant. if you are going to Salem and you...More

Thank Doug h
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have the ribs every time I go in. SO and I order a full rack and split it. Is the only decent BBQ place in Salem. The selection of in house sauces is out of this world. I always get a couple of to...More

Thank Nightengale64
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Miranda k
Do you deliver?
4 January 2017|
Response from MissKatieSunshine | Reviewed this property |
They will cater and so bring the food and set it up. We used a taxi to pickup from them and deliver what we'd ordered for our company picnic. Did not go smoothly because the food wasn't ready when they'd promised so we had... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1210 State St, Salem, OR 97301-4155
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-362-2194
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