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The Original Q Shack

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2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
+1 919-402-4227
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an afternoon treat! Don't miss this gem of a restaurant when heading to Durham, NC! We left with some of the best barbeque from NC🙋

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Thank Mary M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped by here and wasn't disappointed during my recent trip to North Carolina. The seating area inside was clean with what looked like newish tables and chairs. The staff was very friendly and helpful. You get a lot of food for your dollar here. Oh, and the food was great. Try the brisket, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Markfromthe414
Pembroke, North Carolina
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Only issue was try to find a place to park. Parking lot is small but it was worth it. Very good food and fast friendly service. Pulled prom and beef brisket was good. Mac and cheese and collards also good. Great value for the portions you get.

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Thank Hope S
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love there BBQ not a super fancy environment and reasonable prices! Outside and inside seating and delicious potatoes:)

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Thank Cheeto D
Macon, North Carolina
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove past this place on our way home from shopping in Durham on a Saturday night. The parking lot was packed and people were lined up out the door, so of course we had to stop to check it out. Sure glad we did! Brisket, pulled pork, smoked sausage, smoked chicken, smoked turkey and ribs are the meats and the... More 

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Thank Karen H
Grabouw
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best value for money meals I had while in Durham. We were 4 friends that had a meal for less than $40. We had 3 types of meat and 6 sides. The ribs were the best with the green salad and spinach. They have a lot of sides to choice from. It has a really... More 

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Thank yvonneerwee
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of Triangle bbq places are trying to be fancy, but if you don't mind the back yard feel, Q Shack has better quality than most. Their beef brisket and St. Louis style ribs are unmatched. Pulled pork is great too, but pulled pork is easy. The marriage of Texas and NC bbq styles works really well here. Great meats,... More 

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Thank Jarrett S
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a devotee of Memphis barbeque, this doesn't quite meet my standards, but it is certainly acceptable. In fact, the meat surpasses the sides, in my opinion. The fried okra is very good, but the slaw and baked beans don't quite measure up.The Cobb Salad is worth a try. Their tailgate specials are a nice value.

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Thank Nancy H
Durham, North Carolina
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I take my visitors to at least three local barbecue restaurants, and this is always their favorite. I differ slightly because I like the Mac and cheese elsewhere, but that's always how barbecue shacks have to compete. The ribs are dry. I like mine wet. That's it. Great environment. Inside and outside space. Always busy. You make the decision, but... More 

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Thank Carolineolync
Gainesville, Virginia
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527 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good BBQ not great. Need seasoning on everything. Chopped BBQ was good. Brisket and fries need seasoning. Staff was very friendly. I guess I was expecting some great BBQ and I got good not great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?