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The Original Q Shack

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2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
+1 919-402-4227
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“creamed spinach” (46 reviews)
“beef brisket” (52 reviews)
“hush puppies” (167 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yessir, there is a little bit of Texas BBQ love in the Research Triangle and it is the Q Shack. Every meat is tender and the sides are true to form what this Texan needs when away from my Lone Star State! John's tasty tidbit...More

1  Thank TheTikiTravelPlanner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favorite place for BBQ. We moved here from NM/TX, so the NC BBQ experience was different for us and it took me a while to find a place I liked . I have tried their turkey, chicken and brisket. Brisket is my...More

1  Thank Sreih
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place on Google when we searched for BBQ and it did not disappoint! Food was fresh and out of this world excellent! Too much food to be honest but we did our best to finish our platters! Not at all fancy but...More

1  Thank Sandysisland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great local joint with a very straight forward menu. My husband and I shared a 3 meat platter of brisket, ribs and pork sausage and it was delish! We also had cole slaw and potato salad. We really enjoyed the meal and will be back...More

1  Thank Cristina C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pork butt plate with and extra side. The pork was tender. The sauces were just a tad too spicy for me. I like just a little bit of heat. The sweet and vinegary sauce had nice flavor, but a few bites in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off before a UNC Duke rivalry game. I had the two meat platter, I chose short ribs and pulled pork, with it came mac n’ cheese, greens and some hush puppies, sweet tea as well. The short ribs were excellent, coming away from...More

1  Thank Giles C
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I tried the smoked half chicken w/ Cole slaw and potato salad. My wife had smoked pork butt sandwich w/ slaw and stewed green beans. They both came w/ hush puppies. The chicken was fall off the bone good and the pork...More

1  Thank Neil B
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We had just finished our second college tour of day, hadn't had lunch, stopped at the Q Shack and got a platter of ribs. Delicious and tender and between that and the sides, more food than I could eat. Excellent option for NC Barbecue.

1  Thank PSoTD
Reviewed April 1, 2018

If you're a non-pork/beef eater, get the Cobb Salad with just smoked turkey (no brisket). Choice of Ranch or Bleu Cheese. Excellent salad. And great hushpuppies! And recently, they've had Green Man Porter (bottle), my favorite brew.

1  Thank JustPeterA
Reviewed March 29, 2018

Ordered the Smokes Pork Butt on a plate. Serving was large. Food was tasty. It was mostly self service after ordering. Overall a good experience.

1  Thank LAISHSH
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-402-4227
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