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The Original Q Shack

2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
+1 919-402-4227
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (162 reviews)
“hush puppies” (157 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ate here after a visit to Sarah P Duke gardens. Good food. Plates with meat and 2 sides with hushpuppies is what we got. We all got chicken. Good taste. We were happy with everything except the baked beans....too twangy. Would go back. My son...More

Thank Beverly S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This spot has a lot going for it. Generous (if a little overkill) sized portions. Great meats - off the bone tender! Basic but delicious regular BBQ sides. Indoor/outdoor options. Difficult things are: parking isn't easy at peak times, beer is served but nothing else...More

Thank elliecschmidt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here with my family at the end of May. This is NOT a place for vegetarians. Genuine Southern BBQ with real overcooked vegetables, Hush puppies and beans. St Louis post ribs the best

Thank 16sloane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I want good smoked ribs QSHACK is my place! I've tried other q shacks (small letters on purpose) and they cannot compare!

Thank Godis J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended to us by hotel staff. It turned out to be pretty good. Long line, but very fast service. Don't let the number of cars in the crowded parking lot deter you! Particularly tasty were the chicken wings and the mac and cheese!

Thank Carolyn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove from Elon to try this with a friend Adam and was very pleased. Gary served us and was helpful with suggestions. We had a roast beef sandwich, chopped beef plate, and two 2 meat combos. All were delicious. Great options to pick for sides....More

Thank 1GiantsMS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For good old down-home food, heavy on the meat, this is definitely your place, if you can find a parking spot. I really love the Smoked Ham sandwich special on Saturdays. The newer décor is much brighter than before and provides a few banquettes.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Q Shack has offered the same good quality Q and sides for many years. It is Texas Style. Nothing outstanding, but consistently good. On Wednesday evenings they offer blue grass music. Friendly staff.

Thank jrk52016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They recently changed the furniture and looks great. Nice/friendly staff. I particularly like the beef brisket. Prices not bad.

Thank Yippee1232015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is very average and the price is real expensive in my opinion. I definitely don't think of this establishment as a go to place.

Thank 639bernardg
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Nearby Attractions
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
1,598 reviews
3.12 km away
DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center
1,083 reviews
2.88 km away
North Carolina Botanical Garden
202 reviews
3.06 km away
Durham Bulls Athletic Park
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2.59 km away
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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
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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