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2514 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707
(919) 402-4227
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The Q Shack is where it's at to feed your tastebuds, jack!

OK - so that title ending does not make sense, but I wanted to rhyme and that is all I could come up with. But, this place has awesome beef brisket that is so tender and when you add some of that Carolina sauce for a little tang from vinegar, it made my mouth so happy with the party my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
monal_m_patel
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

OK - so that title ending does not make sense, but I wanted to rhyme and that is all I could come up with. But, this place has awesome beef brisket that is so tender and when you add some of that Carolina sauce for a little tang from vinegar, it made my mouth so happy with the party my... More 

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Lima, Peru
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

When planning our trip to Durham, I KNEW that The Q Shack had to be on our list of restaurants! The amount of flavor, meat, and sides that you get are well worth the price! And everything is good there... the pulled pork, chicken wings, turkey, fried okra, fries, baked beans, hush puppies, mac n cheese, etc... and they have... More 

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Cleveland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You want really great NC Q then head to the shack. Really great pulled pork and all the sides you would expect.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The expectation I had after talking to some locals. I had the double meat platter with sliced brisket and smoked sausage. Great choice along with the fried okra which was very good. A must stop in Durham!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My favorite barbeque restaurant in the Triangle. Chopped brisket, onion rings and fried okra are my go-to meal, Never disappointed.

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Durham, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Genuine Texas BBQ, a rarity in NC. Could be in Texas, its good enough to compete with the best. If you've been thinking about some brisket with pickles and onions and a little potato salad and beans on the side, stop here. Even has a Texas atmosphere - picnic tables and paper towels. They also serve NC's pork barbeque. My... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Q Shack has kept its standards high and is consistently very good. I used them for part of my daughter's rehearsal dinner, and they were highly efficient and everything was superb. All food is of the highest quality and well prepared. Makes my mouth water just writing about it! Highly recommend!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

BBQ was as I had hoped. Awesome. Some of my kids picky eaters. The burgers they ate were declared "the best ever." Whole family very satisfied. Kids worried about the BBQ beans dad are though right before 5 hour car ride back home. Get the brisket and ribs!

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Great local spot for a quick bite. The servings are very generous and priced very reasonable. The choice of sides is extensive. The pulled pork was excellent and the Mac & Cheese very good. The baked beans were too vinagary for my taste.

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Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is just a small place we found by accident but it has the best BBQ ever! They have a nice selection (ribs, pulled pork, sliced brisket, etc.) and the staff is always friendly. We always get the side salad which has avocado in it and stewed green beans but the other sides are good as well. If you are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2514 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: (919) 402-4227

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?