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“Excellent bbq, turkey, and brisket -- always a tough choice. The sweet tea is nice too. A great lunch spot. Oh, and...”

The Original Q Shack
Ranked #6 of 764 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Austin, Texas
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“Excellent bbq, turkey, and brisket -- always a tough choice. The sweet tea is nice too. A great lunch spot. Oh, and...”
Reviewed October 17, 2007

Excellent bbq, turkey, and brisket -- always a tough choice. The sweet tea is nice too. A great lunch spot. Oh, and they also do delicious Thanksgiving turkeys.

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“Is to Carolina BBQ what Taco Bell is to Mexican food.”
Reviewed June 11, 2007

We had two different meals when we visited The Q Shack.

The first was a BBQ Chicken sandwich with hush puppies and side salad. I don't know who made the BBQ sauce for the chicken but it tasted absolutely awful! Like they took some generic tomato-based BBQ sauce and dumped in an entire can of black pepper.

The second was a Pulled Pork sandwich, which was pretty good.

If not for the awful chicken sandwich this restaurant would be getting a better review. If you want great BBQ in the Durham area, I would suggest Hog Heaven. If it involves pork, they just seem to do it better than anyone else. A close second place is The Barbeque Joint in Chapel Hill. The pudding at the Joint is amazing!

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