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The Q Shack

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2514 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2156
(919) 402-4227
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I searched for this place when I found out we'd be heading back to the area. Thank goodness I have a good memory. I was able to find it on trip advisor. My daughter and I had found this gem a few years ago and had an unforgettable meal. This time the whole family was with me. We had plates... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1st visit - 1 regular rib plate (2 sides) & 1 pork BBQ sandwich (1 side) were very good. Order at counter and walk to your table with your order, open seating. Very popular. Inside A/C tables and outside porch seating. A good choice for BBQ lovers.

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Thank bobatthebeach999
Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had about everything on the menu, no complaints! Their BBQ sauce is awesome! Family style eat in or covered patio makes it comfortable setting, easy parking and to get to from downtown Durham!

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Thank Bill F
Durham, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never really had anything bad at Q Shack, I do wish they'd bring back the pulled chicken sandwich though!!

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Thank Steve L
Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can find a parking spot, the Q Shack is worth a visit any day of the week. They have BBQ that will satisfy anyone's taste from eastern NC style to Texas style brisket.Add to that BBQ chicken, turkey, or ribs. Everything comes with a side or 2 which by itself is an awesome selection along with hush puppies.... More 

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Thank Mark A
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I need a little taste of home, I head to Q Shack for smoked brisket. It is consistently good, and the sides are GREAT! I still don't understand the hushpuppies with BBQ, but they have Dr. Pepper and beer too. I still have to drive several states away to get a Whataburger, but my BBQ needs are met thanks... More 

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Thank David P
Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in Durham and cam name several BBQ restaurants and hole-in-the-wall, bone-sucking-good places.... BUT I've been going to THE Q Shack since it opened and nothing beats their flavors, portions, and real-deal, juicy portions. I know a couple long-time employees there too, and they put their heart into that place, pumping out the best BBQ around. The pulled... More 

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Thank jeromeiii
Durham, North Carolina
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was awesome and ready when it was scheduled. Each dish was delicious and lived up to its description

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Thank Signe B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I eat there whenever the urge to have good barbeque comes over us. This is real Texas style, not the vinegar-based stuff, the portions are large, the music is western, and the atmosphere is fun. Once in a while they have live music and it is a few older guys who do it for the fun of... More 

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Thank Jon H. A
Hickory
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was really great and not too far of a drive from Chapel Hill. I had the pork, green beans, and mac & cheese (plates also come with hush puppies). Seriously had zero complaints about any of the food, and even the barbecue sauce was delicious. I tend to dip hush puppies in ketchup, but their hush puppies were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2514 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2156
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: (919) 402-4227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?