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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” (51 reviews)
“brisket” (190 reviews)
“hush puppies” (178 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm surprised to see any poor reviews on here.....this restaurant is one of the best Durham has to offer! The food is great and they focus heavily on customer service....I'd highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and know that you will not be disappointed!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alison S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my grandchildren to the original Q shack after a movie. I ordered the Brisket and was truly surprised at the size of the portion given the low price. The brisket was hot and delicious. I think the creamed spinach might be my favorite...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ENW5594
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard so much Hype, finally go there on a slow mid week night. You order at the counter preferably after reading the various menu boards. I felt rushed and didn't really have ample time to look and decide. I went with a burger that was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LLnDD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Q shack 12/31. Asked guy at register if they were still open since chairs were on tables and he replied in a very rude manner. Then when we go to the register he starts giving us grief for ordering hamburgers at a BBQ...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tdog68
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Let’s not fight over the meaning of “barbecue.” Let’s do what Q Shack has done so well for years now: if someone calls it barbecue, they serve it. And it’s always delicious. North Carolina pulled pork and Texas brisket are equally succulent, smoky and lip-smacking...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GregJenkins23
Reviewed November 17, 2018

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 November 14, 2018 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 November 13, 2018

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
Thank tgirl2014
Reviewed November 11, 2018

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 November 9, 2018 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
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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, Families with children, 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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