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The Q Shack

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

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  • 178
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
    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
Bbq heaven

They have the best brisket & pulled pork. My fav is the loaded chicken or pull pork spud!!! Yum. The only downside is there is limited parking at peak times.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
shutterbug1976
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Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

They have the best brisket & pulled pork. My fav is the loaded chicken or pull pork spud!!! Yum. The only downside is there is limited parking at peak times.

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Thank shutterbug1976
Durham, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place for some good "ole" southern BBQ. Great veggies and hush puppies. I have eaten there several times and each time fantastic food. Our school also caters meals from there often. All around great down-home cooking and atmosphere.

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Thank macdebi
Durham, North Carolina
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stopped at Q Shack last night for dinner. I've gone many times for lunch, but hadn't been for dinner. Same menu, but different atmosphere. They had an old-time bluegrass band playing in the corner, which added greatly to the experience. Every walk of life was represented, old and young, families with children and couples without kids, it was cool.... More 

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Thank SGreen39
Raleigh, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We placed our order and by the time we were paying we had the food. Food was good. The seasoning was unexpected and a little strong if you like mild BBQ.

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Thank Karen H
Prospect Hill
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Service is walk up give order get food. Atmosphere - there is none, Food is over the top which makes up for everything else!!!

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Thank Timothy L
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Order and pay at the counter. They have some outdoor picnic table seating too. I had the pulled pork sandwich. It was very good. In retrospect, I wish I'd skipped the bun - it was pretty ordinary and got pretty goopy. Cole slaw was good, and hush puppies were even better.

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Thank jjudetravels
Atlanta, Georgia
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Q Shack after a long day for football kicking drills with our son. We were very happy with The Q Shack. This place is the real deal for great quality BBQ. The sweet tea was also, very good. The is plenty of parking and seating with a nice staff and fair prices. The pork sandwich is brilliant and... More 

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Thank JeffBreedlove
Durham, North Carolina
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't be beat for good pulled pork or wings in Durham! Great for eat in it take out. Super for parties. !

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Thank stevj65
Clarksville, VA, United States
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174 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location, it's interior, the atmosphere are all great. The smell greets you and makes anticipation the name of the game. But our bbq was average, the brisket was just bland. The ribs were best with good char and pink meaty flavor. Our bean sides were so strong with onion we didn't eat. Fried okra was best of the meal.... More 

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Thank Joey H
Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We Loved this place, the food was great and they give you plenty for the price! it is good southern cooking and the service was good as well. I loved that the owner was there and greeted us as we entered the place.

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Thank iris h

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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
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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