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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
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2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 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
Reviewed 18 August 2016 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...More

Thank 1briteidea
Reviewed 16 August 2016

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
Reviewed 11 August 2016

On a day trip to RDU from Cleveland, I researched some local BBQ spots and settled on the Q. Shame on me for getting brisket and sausage in NC. They were just average and the brisket had very little flavor without soaking it in sauce....More

1  Thank Dfeiwell
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The food is great. Some of the most moist beef brisket I have had. So often it is dry and burnt. Pulled pork was also great and all the food is very reasonably priced.

Thank Dana O
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Had a delicious, classic BBQ sandwich. Meat was perfectly cooked but sides were disappointing. Soggy hush puppies and lukewarm beans. Will likely try some where else next time in Durham.

Thank esemmes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Had the 1/2 pound brisket plate with 2 sides and hush puppies. The brisket was very tender, not at all dried out and very flavorful and smoky. There were several types of BBQ sauce on the table, I tried the original. The sauce was very...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Interesting to find brisket cooked the right way in NC. The ribs were also tasty although a bit over smoked for my taste - they were fall off the bone tender. Served with a Shiner, pickles and onions and fried okra. Could have easily been...More

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I really like the Q Shack. I have been there at least one hundred times. It is my favorite place in Durham for Brisket. I like their Pork Barbeque (but Johnson family Barbeque is my new favorite spot for real eastern NC Barbeque). What I...More

Thank robert f
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The service is as great as the food!! They have plenty of variety and I love everything there, but I haven't had the deserts yet but I am sure it's probably yummy too!

Thank Kimberly 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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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