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The Original Q Shack

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2510 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707
+1 919-402-4227
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

The food is great and the service is excellent!!!!If you are ever in the Durham you have to stop here to eat some good food.

Thank MonicaMoore50
Durham, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We love the Qshack...Good Texas style barbecue which is hard to find in NC. Be sure to try the Cobb salad and the sweet potato tots. The pimiento cheese creamed style corn is delicious when they have it!

Thank Anne N
Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Wonderful food, very good atmosphere. need more parking Great crowd! Food seasoned with Love! Love the pulled pork and the beef

Thank Helen B
Durham, North Carolina, United States
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a great place for drinks on the roof top bar, or dinner. Food is great and we've always had wonderful service. Love going for lunch and date night.

Thank Debra J
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the 3 meat plate with brisket, Turkey, and ribs. Hush puppies are frie shaped and surprisingly good too. Enjoyed a jalapeño deviled egg, can't go wrong for 35cents. The beans are good, and greens were ok. Wish I went with the slaw instead of greens. Beer was available although a bit expensive. Overall great experience and will think... More 

Thank Tony G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Great food for reasonable price...ribs are very good and we all enjoyed the pulled pork...will return when back in Durham

Thank BrianB1192
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

I read good things about this place, and it didn't disappoint. I got the Three Meat Platter and all the meats were excellent: Beef Brisket, Ribs, and the pulled pork. I was surprised to notice that the collard greens were heavily spiced. Different, but good.

Thank Eric B
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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

I had high hopes for a great meal here, based on the business this place has, parking lot is usually packed, we went for a late lunch and still had to wait for a parking space to open up We all got brisket, it was just average. The mac & cheese was below average to me, lacked flavor, I've had... More 

Thank Angela R
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

After reading good/great reviews on trip advisor we were looking for another gem. Unfortunately expectations met reality without good results. Positives: both meats ribs and turkey were carved in front of us. Smoked turkey was excellent and the meat fell off the ribs. The staff was personable and helpful. Negatives: the sauce was a curveball that didn't hit the strike... More 

Thank Perry M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Given that North Carolina barbecue can rise to a high art, one naturally brings high expectations to a restaurant featuring this fare. The Q Shack has an exceptionally high rating, but I don't know why. The sandwiches are quite large, and the pork is of good quality, but the flavor of the smoked meat -- which, of course, is what... More 

Thank MichiganBanjoMan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2510 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707
  • 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?