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The Original Q Shack

2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
+1 919-402-4227
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (166 reviews)
“hush puppies” (165 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Been There 3 times and they have not let dwn yet, depending on what time you go there, the line will be long but moves fairly quick, they have daily specials and all is made fresh, Parking is an issue but worth any trouble to...More

Thank tazman7278
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was craving fried okra so I went for that reason only. Unfortunately the okra is a bit overdone and was somewhat burnt. The BBQ is good but I've had better. Wish they had pulled pork. Should definitely change their sandwich bread to brioche buns....More

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in and the place was all hollering and hectic. You have to find out what you want and then get the attention of someone behind the counter to take your order and charge your credit card and then you sit and wait. Amazingly...More

Thank Whateveryousaydear03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to stop in based on review and love of BBQ. Arrived to a completely full parking lot but after a few pass throughs found a space. Really expected to have to wait for a table but soon realized that a large part of their...More

Thank ComeflywithmeFlorida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought we would try Carolina BBQ and read good reviews for The Original Q Shack. The portions were large, the sides were great, and the price was quite reasonable. The atmosphere was cheerful and the staff friendly.

Thank Berta H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I stopped by here for lunch. The ribs were very good. My husband and daughters also had the sausage, ham sandwich and turkey which they said were very good.

Thank Kfont
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food has always been good when I go . Nice place for family or just a bunch of friends . Good variety of foods .

Thank Charlene C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have specials everyday (check online) but the favorites are always there...particularly the hushpuppies, mac n cheese, and other favorite sides. around $8-12 pp.

Thank Anasoma
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! This place is the real deal! Really enjoyed my dinner here tonight - it was like I was visiting Texas. The A Shack offers real smoked meats and awesome sides. I had. 3 meat combo and my son had the 2 meat combo so...More

Thank LeesRubs
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had been craving some barbecue since arriving for a visit. Our daughter had been hearing about the "shack" so we decided to give it a try. It was a casual, order-at-the-counter place but the barbecue did not disappoint. Ribs, pork and a pork sandwich were...More

Thank Lori M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-402-4227
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