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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%
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“creamed spinach” (50 reviews)
“brisket” (185 reviews)
“hush puppies” (172 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank gmanroadwarrior
Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here everyone can find the BBQ they want - even brisket. My favorite is the ribs ! Charming patio in a fun part of Durham. Sometimes carry out is just the right dinner!

Thank Jodi P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm vegetarian and I happily found some good sides here. The mac and cheese is the real thing; made with real cheese and not velveeta-type crap like some other bbq places do. And the slaw was very flavorful, I'm pretty sure it was homemade. I...More

Thank Godby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place may not be too much to look at from the outside, but you walk in and can automatically smell that you made a great choice!! Their meats are cooked to perfection, and very moist. All the sides are incredible. Some of our favorites...More

Thank rwilmoth0325
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Wow!!! We traveled across the world for a taste of home and couldn’t have asked for a better all-‘round experience.

Thank Caz B
Reviewed August 23, 2018

We were hosting relatives for a few days and after discussing where to take them so that they could enjoy some of the North Carolina gastronomic options, we chose Q Shack. As always we had a blast! Fresh BBQ with that smoky taste...

Thank Andres V
Reviewed August 15, 2018

I've eaten at the Original Q Shack several times, it's become the place I go to when I want BBQ that isn't Carolina BBQ. I order the brisket, which is quite good and very different from Carolina pulled pork. My wife has had their ribs...More

Thank MGG56
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We've moved a lot during a long career, much of in barbeque country, so we know whereof we speak. The Q Shack gives a lot in terms of quality, taste, and service, and does it without breaking the bank. This is Texas BBQ, not the...More

Thank Bluedogsdaddy
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We choose this place based on Trip Advisor reviews while visiting Durham, instead of Bullock’s the classic barbecue restaurant. Wrong choice. The servings were plentiful & staff was friendly. However, the barbecue was moist but the smokiness was missing. French fries & hush puppies were...More

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Restaurant Details

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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
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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