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The Original Q Shack

2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
+1 919-402-4227
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“creamed spinach” (50 reviews)
“brisket” (184 reviews)
“hush puppies” (172 reviews)
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11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've eaten at the Original Q Shack several times, it's become the place I go to when I want BBQ that isn't Carolina BBQ. I order the brisket, which is quite good and very different from Carolina pulled pork. My wife has had their ribs...More

Thank MGG56
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've moved a lot during a long career, much of in barbeque country, so we know whereof we speak. The Q Shack gives a lot in terms of quality, taste, and service, and does it without breaking the bank. This is Texas BBQ, not the...More

Thank Bluedogsdaddy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We choose this place based on Trip Advisor reviews while visiting Durham, instead of Bullock’s the classic barbecue restaurant. Wrong choice. The servings were plentiful & staff was friendly. However, the barbecue was moist but the smokiness was missing. French fries & hush puppies were...More

Thank vickieb3026
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Each time I go here I tell myself I am going to try something different, and each time I fall the best ever brisket. Sometimes my sides vary but fried okra is a staple on my plate. Very casual atmosphere. Walk up to the counter...More

Thank Louise833
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Passing through Durham we Tripped a great find(as usual)!! The brisket was probably the best we have ever had. The smoked turkey was moist and full of flavor. We would recommend both highly! Our sides were ample and delicious...Mac and cheese, fries okra and creamed...More

Thank Tbpenn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our food. The brisket was delicious. The smoked chicken wings where big and juicy. Highly recommend.

Thank Joeyriz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Durham, my husband and I went to The Q Shack with friends. They serve excellent barbecued items. I had the beef brisket sandwich. Others in our party had ribs with hush puppies and the creamed spinach. Everything was delicious! Prices were reasonable.

Thank ejplum
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped for lunch during a day trip to Raleigh/Durham. Food is served cafeteria style with open seating. Each table has a roll of paper towels instead of napkins. Just what you want in a BBQ restaurant. You’re here to chow down, not dine. I...More

Thank PleasureTraveler510
Reviewed 26 June 2018

I love their ribs, brisket and chicken wings. Good sized portions. Very tender and flavorful. Order from the counter and your food is chopped and sliced from their meat oven while you watch. The creamed spinach is the best I've ever had (ever!) . Great...More

Thank TStan91
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

This is an outstanding barbecue restaurant. The flavor of the meats and sides is great. The prices are fair. The service is fast and friendly.

Thank Rosebowl94991112
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, 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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