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The Original Q Shack

2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
+1 919-402-4227
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef brisket” (47 reviews)
“hush puppies” (161 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2510 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
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Reviewed 4 days 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 days 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. You order at the counter, and take your plastic basket of food to one of the picnic tables inside or outside. There are paper towels on the tables (you'll need them!) I especially like the brisket, hush puppies and green salad...More

Thank 13zoev
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those restaurant's where the barbecue is good, but the sides are lacking. If they paid a little more attention to the sides, this could be a really great restaurant. Will always continue to go there though since the barbecue is good.

Thank 431normam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The brisket is the best in my humble opinion, but it's hard to go wrong with anything here. If you're having a BBQ hankering, this is a great choice.

Thank Matt594
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on the recommendation of my daughter who had spent a year living in Durham doing a medical residency at Duke. We were not disappointed. I had the smoked barbecue chicken which was unusually tender, moist and packed with flavor. My husband and granddaughter...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The #1 Tailgate package has four constants - pound of pork, pound of brisket, 1.5 pounds of ribs, a large portion of hushpuppies - and four variables - three sides and the quart of iced tea. We ordered sides of mac-and-cheese, creamed spinach, and fried...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
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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