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The Original Q Shack

2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
+1 919-402-4227
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“beef brisket” (45 reviews)
“hush puppies” (155 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

High end taste in a relaxed atmosphere. It's North Carolina Pork butt and chicken barbecue with a twist and several tasty sides. The cream spinach, spicy barbecue beans and hush puppies are among my favorites. We always hit this place when we travel to the...More

Thank Jamie F
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We were from out of town looking for some good NC BBQ and found the perfect spot! The parking lot was full, but to me, that's the sign of a great place to eat! My husband and I split a two meat platter of brisket...More

Thank JMiller19
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I had the privilege of introducing a co-worker to The Q Shack a couple weeks ago and they are now a believer! Everything that I have tried has been simply amazing and I look for opportunities to be on that side of town near lunch...More

1  Thank Brock K
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way through NC and were happy we did. Service was quick, and there were ample choices on the blackboard menu. Our kids, who have especially finicky palates, devoured the day's special, smoked hot dogs, to rave reviews. They also enjoyed...More

Thank SMallrich
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

On our way to celebrate the 4th with our daughter and son in law and stopped in! Wow HUGE portions and GREAT BBQ. Next time will share! Also gotta try the jalapeño devil eggs they are really good! Very laid back atmosphere and community sitting...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the Q Shack for lunch around 2:00 PM on Saturday. We were able to park right away as well as got a table without a problem. I have to say that the brisket and ribs were delicious. For sides, I would recommend the...More

Thank ChristineLL78
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The brisket was good, ribs were very good, and the pulled pork was excellent. Much wider selection than other NC bbq restaurants I've seen. Portions were huge.

Thank mjgipper
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I was craving for pork barbecue one Sunday, so I went to this place. Parking space is rather small and had difficulty parking. Once I got in the restaurant, the service was quick. I was pleased with that smokey flavor of the pork and was...More

Thank 121Daisy
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here many times over the years and have always loved everything I have tried. A great place to take the family or out of town friends when they visit. It can get a little crowded during peak times so be prepared for that.

Thank Sherry W
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Basic interior but having some nice character. Had the brisket and the pulled porc platter with baked potato and baked beans. All good not exceptional.

Thank Gilbert V
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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, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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