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The Original Q Shack

2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
+1 919-402-4227
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“creamed spinach” (48 reviews)
“beef brisket” (50 reviews)
“hush puppies” (155 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Went with a couple of friends of my son. I had the 3 meat combo including BBQ chicken, braised beef short ribs, and pulled pork. The specials also include a couple of Sides including Mac and cheese, creamed spinach, etc. The counter staff were very...More

Thank elaine3Southport
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Like many BBQ joints in NC, the sauce is added by you as an afterthought, not cooked in, as many people prefer the NC vinegar-based sauce, but many others prefer the red BBQ sauce popular in other parts of the country. I find the quality...More

1  Thank Jay E
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Pork butt, ribs, fries, slaw and, of course, hush puppies were all sampled by our crew. It was all tasty but it all had just a bit of a kick in the spice department. Not extreme but if you have "spice wimps" in your crowd...More

Thank Jacsprat70
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed my first visit to Q Shack so much, that I went back for more before my vacation was over. Fun atmosphere on Sunday nights, live band and delicious food. Loved the sides as much as the bbq! Will definitely return next visit to...More

Thank S J
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Q Shack still delivers. Great for take-away, and if you don'the mind some noise and the decidedly casual dinig room, great for eating in. I can'tell rate the pork (don'the eat it), but the brisket and the chicken are great!

Thank Balfour S
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I got a two meat combo for $13. The pork ribs were fatty and a little chewy and the briskett was fatty and a bit mushy. The Mac and Cheese was good the beans were not edible. Hush puppies were amazing. If I go back...More

Thank JoesueFree
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The chicken and ribs were awesome. The ribs had great smoked flavor and good texture. The chicken was smoked but moist. Go early, once they run out of something, there done with that item for the day. The deserts were homemade and delicious. I will...More

Thank Darrell_Whife
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Q Shack was the 56th different NC BBQ restaurant that we've eaten at since we started our NC BBQ Road Trip Adventure 4 years ago. We had heard very good things about the BBQ, sides and desserts, and we had high expectations.....which were met....More

Thank charliespr
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I searched for this place when I found out we'd be heading back to the area. Thank goodness I have a good memory. I was able to find it on trip advisor. My daughter and I had found this gem a few years ago and...More

1  Thank Greeksandme
Reviewed 15 September 2016

1st visit - 1 regular rib plate (2 sides) & 1 pork BBQ sandwich (1 side) were very good. Order at counter and walk to your table with your order, open seating. Very popular. Inside A/C tables and outside porch seating. A good choice for...More

Thank bobatthebeach999
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-402-4227
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