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The Q Shack

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2514 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2156
(919) 402-4227
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really enjoyed my meal at the Q shack. Even though the air conditioning was broken on a hot August day, the quality of the food outweighed any inconvenience caused by the weather. I had the ribs and sausage combination. I would recommend the ribs any day. I think I needed to put more sauce on the sausage. I've had... More 

Thank IowaMusictravel
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Q Shack is a local treasure for a taste of NC barbecue. The 'ambiance' is not fancy but the food is very good and the people are friendly and get great food out to you quickly. They are good folks as well - I left a cell phone there on my trip and they went out of their way... More 

Thank fhsbbmom
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not a huge fan of beef brisket, but these folks do it well - would rival Rudys in Austin. Pair it with fried okra (cooked to order) and slaw. Lots of interesting people to share a table with.

Thank Weather27712
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food love their beef brisket. Picnic tables atmosphere. Very casual and a must try when in Durham nc

Thank Evelyn F
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an informal, stand in line and order kind of place. Prices are modest but the food is delicious. You'll leave feeling full. Seating is picnic tables inside and out.

Thank totroner
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything tastes Great!!!! Expect a long wait to park any evening around dinner time... Try the RIBS...

Thank Joe M
North Carolina
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They make pretty decent brisket considering pork is king here. I grew up in Dallas, TX, and I cut my teeth eating Sonny Bryan's. There is a nice variety of sides; the mac and cheese is good, and while the fried okra came out of the freezer, it was tasty too. I think it's a bit pricy, but I've never... More 

Thank MyPi
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Q-shack is a great place to for Friday night supper. But be forewarned, very popular, so busy. The line moves quickly. My favorite is the beef brisket and sweet potato tots. Causal dining.

Thank joycek522
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A couple of buddies were looking for a causal bbq restaurant. The Q Shack delivers and then some. The brisket was perfect along with great sides. There were several sauces that matched up with chicken, pork, beef or turkey. There was entertainment provided by a bluegrass band. I will eat there every time I have to visit Duke.

Thank 1briteidea
Durham, North Carolina
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very limited vegetarian options. Lots of fried or greasy or meat options. People with me who still eat meat thought the meat was pretty good.

Thank BernadetteP20132014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
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
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: 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?