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The Q Shack

2514 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707
(919) 402-4227
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Ranked #16 of 650 Restaurants in Durham
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

In fact, going by the standard, it is not a barbeque restaurant at all. Barbeque is chopped, minced, or pulled pork. Many barbeque restaurants serve other meats besides pork. I always remove them from my top 5%. Great barbeque requires focus. It is a nice restaurant, but when I go back, and I will, it will be for the ribs... More

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Bullock's was always our go-to place back in the day, and The Pit in the warehouse district is the new rage, but for a quick BBQ fix this is the best. You can get a few tasty sides to go along with your smoked meat of choice (can't go wrong with mac & cheese...) and wash it down with a... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

No matter what kind of meat you want, they do it right at the Q Shack. Brisket, pork, chicken, turkey. I love the turkey, my husband the chicken. The brisket's good, but I don't have a lot of experience to go on. I like the pork 'cue just fine, but it's not smoky enough for me. That doesn't mean I... More

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is always my go-to place for BBQ. Although NC's Triangle boasts many, many BBQ joints, The Q Shack is (in my opinion) the best around. I usually get the ribs, but have also had the brisket, smoked sausage, pulled chicken, and other good meats. However, the ribs are what keeps bringing me back. I crave them. There was a... More

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As you get closer to the smell that you had smelled two blocks away the hunger rages in your stomach and your mouth get dry for the taste you enter into smile and how do you want your food fix. The cooks are very clean as you watch them prepare your food. andf when you take to your table and... More

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Chapel Hill, NC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Q Shack recently provided the food for a large party in our back yard. We ordered brisket and pulled pork, potato salad, cole slaw, collards and creamed spinach for 100 people. The price included tea, hush puppies and Texas Toast (many loaves of thick sliced white bread). We supplemented with our own fruit salad, tossed salad and baked beans.... More

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Evansville, IN
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Excellent brisket and pulled pork, along with the potato salad, hush puppies and cole slaw. Did not care for the green beans.......and I never thought I would say that about green beans. Very very spicy baked beans...could not finish them. Lots of choices for the sides. Decor not much....order at the counter...lots of outdoor seating (picnic tables) --- and sweat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Lived in Texas prior. Was very impressed overall. Great hot fresh flavorful brisket. Good sides. Ok, fried okra was unusual at a bbq place, but was the best I have had really anywhere - probably because was really freshly prepared. I don't live in the area but will plan to return on every trip.

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Durham
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121 reviews 121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The brisket, smoked turkey, and smoked buffalo wings are amazing, and so is the Q-Cobb Salad. I nearly always get the Q-Cobb salad. It's a great size. Sometimes it looks like it might be too small, but it ends up perfect. The brisket and the turkey are great when they intermingle with the chopped egg and avocado in the home-made... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Come with an appetite. Very filling. Cost is very reasonable. Don't expect anything fancy. Just good honest Carolina BBQ.

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Additional Information about The Q Shack

Address: 2514 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707
Phone Number: (919) 402-4227
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Barbecue

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