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The Q Shack

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2514 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707
(919) 402-4227
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 126
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  • 92
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
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  • 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
Amazing

Best BBQ and Mac n Cheese ever! I didn't know what a hush puppie was... This place showed me! Love them. They are a little piece of fried goodness and I'm glad I don't live in the south because i would want them everyday!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Staci R
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Greenville, South Carolina
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Quantity of food was good but quality was not what I expected. Ribs were over cooked and I have had better brisket at a popular chain restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Best BBQ and Mac n Cheese ever! I didn't know what a hush puppie was... This place showed me! Love them. They are a little piece of fried goodness and I'm glad I don't live in the south because i would want them everyday!

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Durham, North Carolina
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I grew up in eastern North Carolina and, though I have had some Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis, Texas, and western North Carolina styles that I have found quite enjoyable, for me, none measure up to the eastern NC style. The Q Shack measures up to no barbecue that is prepared carefully and thoughtfully. I'll quickly explain. A predominant feature... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The Brisket is always a good test: I order the sandwich and got the green beans as my side. 1/3 Lb. of delicious meat on Texas toast. The barbeque sauce goes well on this. Add it to your taste. The meat is so tender, you will love the chew. Wife had the ribs. Finger lickin' good, and fell off the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This place was soooo good. My husband, son and I went. We each got something different. My order of favorite meat was beef brisket, chicken then pork. The boys said pork, chicken and pork. The hush puppies had a sweetness about them. The potato salad was delicious. The coleslaw was very good. Definitely a must if you are in the... More 

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Had the pulled pork and beef brisket sandwiches and they were both perfect! Tender and juicy. Coleslaw was perfect too- very flavorful!

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Graham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

When I worked in Durham this was my favorite place to eat... The brisket is fantastic... almost as good as Texas... I honestly haven't had anything there that I didn't like... The pulled pork is good... sort of a cross between Eastern NC and Lexington styles... the chicken has it's own flavor and not just some of the bar-b-q sauce... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We live out of town but visit Durham 1-2 times per year and always have to stop here. Love the pulled pork and chicken. Beans are great if you like spicy. Will definitely keep visiting every time we are in Durham.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I've been here so many times and have enjoyed it every time I go. They provide catering too, and I have used them for a party at my house. Every time we have a guest over to the house for the weekend I always try and work in a trip to the Q shack.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The best way to have good food fast, not fast food! Prepared and served quickly and efficiently, generous portions in a casual atmosphere. Will definitely come back here on my next visit to Durham!

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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 20
Cuisine: Barbecue

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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 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?