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“Get the brisket, chicken...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Original Q Shack

The Original Q Shack
Ranked #6 of 761 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Get the brisket, chicken...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2008

Get the brisket, chicken sandwich or the sausage and they have Shiner on tap!

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“Cross between texas and...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2008

Cross between texas and North Carolina BBQ. Pretty good stuff.

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“Mmmmmm...barbeque.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2008

Mmmmmm...barbeque.

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“Good stuff, especially for non-NC BBQ...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2008

Good stuff, especially for non-NC BBQ...

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“Great bbq, but not NC bbq”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2008

This place has awesome brisket. Tender and usually not fatty. Great smoky flavor. Very good ribs as well. Other meats are above average but those first two things stand out. A note...this is NOT, NC bbq...which is why I like it. So if you're looking for NC bbq...go elsewhere...like to Allen and Sons. They do have the pulled pork and such which is ok, but it's not authentic.

Hushpuppies/fries/onion rings/fried okra are wonderful. Greasy but not overly greasy (as far as that's possible in the land of friend food). I'm not fan of the macaroni and cheese...it's very creamy but has some odd flavor going on. Jalapeno deviled eggs are tasty. Baked potatoes with brisket are also a good option. Beans have a very potent bbq flavor.

For 2 people I'd recommend getting a 3 meat combo and splitting it...comes with 2 sides PLUS hushpuppies. 3 meat combo will run you about $14 or so.

This is one of the few restaurants I will actually miss when I leave the south.

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