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The Q Shack

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2514 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707
+1 919-402-4227
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best brisket I have ever had....tender and moist.. creamed spinach is too die for. I go buy sometimes and get a pint of the spinach...

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Thank Connie C
Greensboro, North Carolina
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great BBQ at the right price. Informal and comfortable place for any occasion. Awesome ribs. Not much on draft but got okay bottle beers

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Thank peter k
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After looking for a great BBQ place to try while travelling on business in Durham, I read the previous reviews and was not disappointed. I had the BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich with cole slaw on top and a side of Mac and Cheese. Very Good! Highly recommend that you try this place when you are in town.

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Thank servicetech17
Washington
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best pulled pork - tender and juicy - served with both Carolina vinegar-based BBQ sauce and a sweeter Western BBQ sauce. Both are excellent and I'm not usually a fan of the vinegar type sauce. Many sides available, but don't miss the BBQ beans. My son-in-law loved the fried okra. Friday is catfish day and I will be back... More 

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Thank Anne K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The brisket was tender, but there was no flavor. The mac & cheese was pretty much the same. There was a slight peppery taste, but no other flavors. Everything basically had no flavor except the hushpuppies. The hushpuppies were pretty good. I've definitely had better.

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Thank Shawane S
Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Q shack has become my new home away from home. The service is timely and the food is fresh and what Carolina BBQ is all about. The Q Potato is a huge baked potato that is filled delicious goodness, butter, sour cream, bacon, and a heaping pile of North Carolina's best pulled pork.

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Thank geraleeseeast
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161 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

This place is all its cracked up to be, I ordered the 2 meat combo and it was more than enough food for me. I ordered ribs, chile rubbed beef brisket slaw and potato salad. They gave me 4 ribs, 4 or 5 slices of brisket and that was plenty. The guy behind the counter literal took a slab of... More 

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Thank MattB2
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by prior to visiting Duke with my daughter. This place has the best brisket, green beans, and okra! My daughter loved the turkey! I am from Texas and know BBQ- this place is legit!

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Thank jklon
United States
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Flew into RDU very hungry on an early AM flight on our way to Durham. We are from the Northeast so real BBQ is like the white whale. Sat starving in the parking lot for a 1/2 hr waiting for them to open. It was worth the wait. The food was good, the portions were plentiful and the Sweet Tea... More 

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Thank Brodeman
Durham, North Carolina
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Just like its slogan, this BBQ is really "tender as a mother love". Good old fashioned BBQ offered at a reasonable price. Definitely the place to eat a good plate of Pork Ribs or Beef Brisket at Durham.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-402-4227

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