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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%
Travellers talk about
“creamed spinach” (49 reviews)
“brisket” (174 reviews)
“hush puppies” (157 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great brisket, great ribs, great turkey! The hush puppies are excellent! Best value meal ever! Parking is very difficult though.

Thank whthompson00
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to get my BBQ fix while I was in North Carolina. Dropped by the Q Shack after cruising through Chapel Hill. The BBQ was great, I do like mine a little drier, but it was fantastic. I thought the price was a better value,...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place serves up a ton of food! The brisket was bomb. Wish there were more sauce options but otherwise great place! Hush puppies are killer!

Thank Tyler S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We adore Q Shack. This is by far the best BBQ in the entire triangle area. You can not go wrong coming here. Their ribs are so tender and smoky and delicious. My mouth waters thinking about them. The brisket is tasty with the onions...More

Thank emailjlo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy BBQ plate! The creamed spinach was a real treat and the side salad was fresh and tasty. Tight parking, but quick service helps.

Thank crosskeysmom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Q Shack is a great TEXAS style BBQ, not ole NC BBQ. But it's still good as if you daddy cooked it all night, delicious sides, bomb Mac n cheese, hushpuppies and cole slaw are good. Two key ingredients for a great BBQ restaurant,...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Potatoes, brisket, and pulled pork are the bomb. So are the hush puppies! Highly recommend this place. Great for lunch. Prices reasonable.

Thank Tiffanie W
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We were looking forward to eating here because it's listed as a top restaurant on TripAdvisor. It's no frills as we expected of a BBQ "shack" with picnic tables on an enclosed patio as well as down home style "in my mama's kitchen" tables inside....More

Thank barby0ung
Reviewed 18 November 2017

I came to Q shack with my family just to give it a try and we did not regret our decision to try a new barbeque place at Durham! We had pulled pork, ribs, and brisket to give different pieces of the menu a try....More

Thank Evelyn G
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We recently had a conference in Raleigh and heard about the Original Q Shack from some friends, so we stopped there on our way into Raleigh, and we loved it so much, we had to swing by on our way out of Raleigh, too! My...More

Thank Walker P
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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 Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-402-4227
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