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The Original Q Shack

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2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
+1 919-402-4227
11:00 - 21:00
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Redwood City, California
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424 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Drove from Elon to try this with a friend Adam and was very pleased. Gary served us and was helpful with suggestions. We had a roast beef sandwich, chopped beef plate, and two 2 meat combos. All were delicious. Great options to pick for sides. You order at the counter and you get your order at the end of the... More 

Thank 1GiantsMS
Durham, North Carolina
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For good old down-home food, heavy on the meat, this is definitely your place, if you can find a parking spot. I really love the Smoked Ham sandwich special on Saturdays. The newer décor is much brighter than before and provides a few banquettes.

Thank Michael H
Durham, North Carolina
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Q Shack has offered the same good quality Q and sides for many years. It is Texas Style. Nothing outstanding, but consistently good. On Wednesday evenings they offer blue grass music. Friendly staff.

Thank jrk52016
Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They recently changed the furniture and looks great. Nice/friendly staff. I particularly like the beef brisket. Prices not bad.

Thank Yippee1232015
Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is very average and the price is real expensive in my opinion. I definitely don't think of this establishment as a go to place.

Thank 639bernardg
Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Different choices of bbq - not the typical NC bbq pork joint. The Q Shack has great sides, friendly atmosphere,and is welcoming for both families and couples. The prices are reasonable and the portions are generous.

Thank Dale C
Durham, North Carolina
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is YUMMY and AFFORDABLE and the atmosphere is so relaxed. I'm never disappointed. Whenever family come from out of state, we're sure to take the for some good old BBQ. We also go once or twice a month as a family. I'll even treat myself to lunch on the rare occasion I'm alone and nearby. 😃 Where else... More 

Thank NurseN_99
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had the brisket platter with collards and coleslaw. The brisket is very good, moist and flavorful, the collards were a little bland, this time, the coleslaw was vinegar based and very good also. The platter came with hush puppies which were delicious . The portions are very large, enough to share. The atmosphere is great and so is the... More 

Thank 708Anna_W_12708
Dayton, Ohio
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

By far the best BBQ joint I have visited. My husband makes fab brisket & ribs but this was as good as it gets. The brisket was A+ and the sides were equally as good. From the north, but if this was in my neighborhood I would eat here weekly I'm sure. BEST EVER BBQ -

Thank DotPro1
Chapel Hill, United States
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always amazing food. Plenty to choose from. Best ribs ever. I always over order and have enough food for two days. Brisket is to die for too. You won't be disappointed by dining here. Won't hurt your budget either. Awesome catering program!

Thank Jim W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?