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The Original Q Shack

2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
+1 919-402-4227
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“creamed spinach” (50 reviews)
“brisket” (189 reviews)
“hush puppies” (177 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to try something new in Durham and this is where we ended up. You order at the counter and pick up and pay at the end of the counter. When it was my turn to order we couldn't decide, so we ordered a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank maryann246810
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first encounter with North Carolina barbecue. The Q has two types of sauce, the NC version with vinegar and a Texas ketchup based sauce which is thicker and sweeter. I ordered the half slab of ribs and were they ever good! Tender,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank T10KSmichaelc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for lunch after ComicCon on Sunday, and the chicken was fantastic. Loved the coleslaw too. Fast, friendly, and a great dining experience.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Casual restaurant where you line up to tell servers what type of plate you would like. Can get brisket, pulled pork, chicken and others, as plate with sides or as a sandwich. Tasty sides such baked beans, mac n cheese. Has bluegrass music on designated...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank NanaP123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing but great things but this place. I had the two meat combo of pork and brisket. Both were awesome, tender and full of flavor. What I caught myself licking the plate on was the cheesy spinach!! That was the most awesomest thing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank danhZ9810YS
Reviewed October 30, 2018

The food here is excellent, with the portions being very generous. I'm a huge fan of their beef brisket. Even when the line is long, they tend to turn people over quickly, and the wait is still reasonable. The worst part of when they're really...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank RHewett
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Awesome bbq with great portions. Down to earth. I’m an aunt and went with my nephew! He likes Mac and cheese. I like healthier collard greens. They have different kinds of puked pork and buffet style they serve.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Pamela H
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Standard offerings with a few surprises. Hearty helpings Line goes quick. Ribs and okra are delicious. Mac and cheese, hush puppies and pulled pork are okay.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank HOBY_1986
Reviewed October 21, 2018

We moved to the Durham area about 10 years ago. One thing we notices was a lack of great barbecue other than what is know as Eastern Style Barbecue in NC. We came from the Midwest where barbecue is clearly different. It's not that what...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank Gerald G
Reviewed October 21, 2018

If you like ribs on the bone, they fall right off. The sauce is amazing as well as the service. I tried many of the sides and each one is delicious.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Stephanie B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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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