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4120 Main At North Hills St, Raleigh, NC 27609-5753
+1 919-786-4381
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Spring Lake, North Carolina
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166 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the Q Shack last weekend while shopping at North Hills. We both ordered the pulled chicken sandwiches with sweet potato fries and fried okra as our sides. The pulled chicken was ok, but the vegetables were very good. The Q Shack is ok for a quick lunch, but I wouldn't make a special trip to eat there.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Expected more. Of the 4 meals we purchased, only one of us was happy. Food wasn't bad, but wasn't anything special. We won't go back.

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The food overall was fine, I suppose. My biggest complaint were the onions in the macaroni and cheese. Is that a thing? Because it's a gross thing.

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Apex, North Carolina
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289 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I came here on a friend's recommendation. I ordered the sandwich combo which comes with coleslaw, hush puppies and a side. The pulled pork sandwich was fine, the French fries were a little over spicey, cole slaw was not well flavored and the hush puppies were in a shape I've never seen before. This is counter service -- lots of... More 

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Thank elandja
Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We have eaten here several times. It is decent fast food BBQ. It's easy to get in and out if you are going to a movie

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Thank buildernc
Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Alright, look: this place is in the high rent district, so perhaps you can forgive them some for being a little on the pricey side. In general, the food is good. Pretty safe bets. Nothing really surprising. Down-home cooking. Portions are good; not huge but good. Might be a little heavy on the salt, but that should not surprise anyone,... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Got 6 smoked wings, collard greens, hush puppies & a drink for $7.00! Great deal and a good hearty portion of food. Sauces are all vinegar based NC style, wings were big, juicy and crispy. Collards were simmered with delicious bacon. Hush puppies were crispy, sweet and oinion-y, very yummy. (Not Gluten Free tho, beware) Great brewed in-sweet tea, too... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I used to love the Q Shack, but not anymore. Not only are the prices higher, but the food quality, lower. The brisket used to be a favorite, but I've found it more often fatty than not. And when you are paying by the pound, you don't want to pay for fat you throw away. Also, several times they have... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Ribs were cold, black eyed peas prepared like chili. Very disapointed as we faithfully visit the one in Durham and love it. Won't be back. Place was empty for a reason.

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

I eat here regularly and love the 3 side sampler, the brisket plate and the BLT. I also get their Turkey Dinner for Thanksgiving, which is always delicious. I'm a NC BBQ fan, so their pork and chicken BBQ aren't what I like.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
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: 4120 Main At North Hills St, Raleigh, NC 27609-5753
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-786-4381

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?