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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“creamed spinach” (50 reviews)
“brisket” (185 reviews)
“hush puppies” (173 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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

Thank vickieb3026
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Each time I go here I tell myself I am going to try something different, and each time I fall the best ever brisket. Sometimes my sides vary but fried okra is a staple on my plate. Very casual atmosphere. Walk up to the counter...More

Thank Louise833
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Passing through Durham we Tripped a great find(as usual)!! The brisket was probably the best we have ever had. The smoked turkey was moist and full of flavor. We would recommend both highly! Our sides were ample and delicious...Mac and cheese, fries okra and creamed...More

Thank Tbpenn
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our food. The brisket was delicious. The smoked chicken wings where big and juicy. Highly recommend.

Thank Joeyriz
Reviewed July 17, 2018

While in Durham, my husband and I went to The Q Shack with friends. They serve excellent barbecued items. I had the beef brisket sandwich. Others in our party had ribs with hush puppies and the creamed spinach. Everything was delicious! Prices were reasonable.

Thank ejplum
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

We stopped for lunch during a day trip to Raleigh/Durham. Food is served cafeteria style with open seating. Each table has a roll of paper towels instead of napkins. Just what you want in a BBQ restaurant. You’re here to chow down, not dine. I...More

Thank PleasureTraveler510
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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
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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