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The Original Q Shack

2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
+1 919-402-4227
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“creamed spinach” (50 reviews)
“brisket” (186 reviews)
“hush puppies” (173 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
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Reviewed yesterday

We were there for lunch after ComicCon on Sunday, and the chicken was fantastic. Loved the coleslaw too. Fast, friendly, and a great dining experience.

Thank tgirl2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

Casual restaurant where you line up to tell servers what type of plate you would like. Can get brisket, pulled pork, chicken and others, as plate with sides or as a sandwich. Tasty sides such baked beans, mac n cheese. Has bluegrass music on designated...More

Thank NanaP123
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There is nothing but great things but this place. I had the two meat combo of pork and brisket. Both were awesome, tender and full of flavor. What I caught myself licking the plate on was the cheesy spinach!! That was the most awesomest thing...More

1  Thank danhZ9810YS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is excellent, with the portions being very generous. I'm a huge fan of their beef brisket. Even when the line is long, they tend to turn people over quickly, and the wait is still reasonable. The worst part of when they're really...More

1  Thank RHewett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome bbq with great portions. Down to earth. I’m an aunt and went with my nephew! He likes Mac and cheese. I like healthier collard greens. They have different kinds of puked pork and buffet style they serve.

1  Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Standard offerings with a few surprises. Hearty helpings Line goes quick. Ribs and okra are delicious. Mac and cheese, hush puppies and pulled pork are okay.

1  Thank HOBY_1986
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We moved to the Durham area about 10 years ago. One thing we notices was a lack of great barbecue other than what is know as Eastern Style Barbecue in NC. We came from the Midwest where barbecue is clearly different. It's not that what...More

1  Thank Gerald G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like ribs on the bone, they fall right off. The sauce is amazing as well as the service. I tried many of the sides and each one is delicious.

1  Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here everyone can find the BBQ they want - even brisket. My favorite is the ribs ! Charming patio in a fun part of Durham. Sometimes carry out is just the right dinner!

1  Thank Jodi P
Reviewed 22 September 2018

I'm vegetarian and I happily found some good sides here. The mac and cheese is the real thing; made with real cheese and not velveeta-type crap like some other bbq places do. And the slaw was very flavorful, I'm pretty sure it was homemade. I...More

1  Thank Godby
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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 - 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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