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2514 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707
(919) 402-4227
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Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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Istanbul, Turkey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I've been coming here for years now, at least once or twice every time I'm in the Durham area. The Q Shack has always seemed to punch above its weight in terms of quality barbecue and fixins, over-delivering for the reasonable price. However, I was a little bummed when they first got rid of the sweet potato fries, and then... More 

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Cary, NC
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Q Shack has excellent food, especially the beef brisket. Very good sides. Reasonable prices and big portions. Varied menu. Not a white tablecloth kind of place but decor works. Only drawback is maybe the worst designed parking lot I have ever seen.

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NC
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Picked up the hurry-home pack nova night mom did not feel like cooking! Chicken BBQ,pork BBQ, veggies , rolls and tea! Everyone happy and not burgers/fries!

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Contributor
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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Quick service, great beer selection and great food at very reasonable prices. The BBQ plate was over 1/2 pound of meat and the hushpuppies were some of the best I've had.

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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The food was good, but it didn't wow us. It could be just our particular tastes for barbecue. The amount of food was very generous. There was a good mix of different types of groups eating here - friends, families with children, couples. It was obvious that locals like this place. I would recommend this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Love this place! We were visiting Boston and wanted authentic Carolina BBQ. It was great. It is literally a shack but never let that fool you- great ribs great hush puppies and I love great cole slaw! I judge places on their slaw and salads. And Q Shack surpassed my expectations...I am NOT easy to please.

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Roxboro, North Carolina
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81 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

You have several choices to select from on the menu and no matter what your taste is for you want be disappointed. You have to have a good appetite to come here because they don't skimp on the portions.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Stopped by here with the hubby on the way back home from our east coast road trip. Upon walking into the restaurant, I was happy to notice that it did smell like BBQ but, not just pork. We're not pork eaters, we came mainly for the beef brisket. I got the 2 meat combo with beef brisket, pulled chicken, hush... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

it's the closest thing you'll find to TX-style bbq in the region, in terms of food as well as atmosphere. remember to say "howdy" to the armadillo.

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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
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Barbecue

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