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The Original Q Shack

4.6

2510 University Dr
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 402-4227
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The Original Q Shack

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Photo of John Godkin John Godkin
Aug 9, 2019 5

Totally awesome. Very fast. It’s not eastern NC style. Great ribs and Brisket too. And let me tell you, their Cobb Salad is hard to beat. Just want a burger? It will be fresh and delicious! Did I say crispy catfish on Fridays! Lovely atmosphere.

Photo of Amanda Chase Amanda Chase
Aug 12, 2019 5

The chili beef brisket is absolutely amazing. You get so much food, we could have easily split a regular plate. I liked the pork ribs a lot, but the seasonings on the brisket was just so good that I'd have to get that next time. The fried okra, Mac and cheese, and collards were great as well. Five out of five for sure.

Photo of Anslie Noelle Anslie Noelle
Aug 15, 2019 5

Some of the best BBQ I've ever had! I love that it's Western NC and Texas style! The mac n cheese, brisket, potato salad, and hush puppies were 10/10! I also enjoyed the coleslaw. I'm definitely going to be coming here to fulfill my BBQ needs!

Photo of Allen Hightower Allen Hightower
Aug 2, 2019 5

Had the pork sandwich with slaw with sides of mac & cheese and hushpuppies with a sweet tea. It was all good. Does a brisk business at lunch, but you get your food quickly.

Photo of Jenay Sampson Jenay Sampson
Oct 19, 2019 5

First time here and everything was delicious. I had the brisket and added some barbecue. Others in my group had ribs and chicken and all got good reviews. Would definitely come back.

Photo of Ricky Ashley Ricky Ashley
Oct 4, 2019 5

This place has soom great BBQ. Especially the brisket. My wife just raves over their brisket. She says it has great flavor and just melts in your mouth. She usually pairs this with fried okra and fries. I usually have the pulled pork with potato salad and baked beans. I have even had the multiple meat plates as well. Good for those that just can't decide on one. This restaurant is a corner business as it has a road on front and rear and parking can be a little tricky, especially if you go when they are the busiest.

Photo of Dub Karriker Dub Karriker
Sep 21, 2019 5

First a disclaimer - I am a Texas BBQ fan and they have the best. That said, everything here is terrific. Love the sides too. Best BBQ in Durham hands down.

Photo of Brian Dime Brian Dime
Sep 13, 2019 5

Delicious BBQ, and a good variety of sides. The chopped pork and Eastern NC style sauce has a little more western NC influence, but it's still good. Brisket and smokes chicken are also excellent.

Photo of Michael DeHaan Michael DeHaan
Jun 8, 2019 5

I thought I reviewed this, but maybe not. The Original Q Shack is vastly superior to the other Q Shack location. This is currently my favorite BBQ place anywhere, and also has quite tasty hush puppies. If you want parking, you might have to arrive later on in the day, as it gets crowded and some of the adjacent lots tow. The music playlist has recently switched from bluegrass to classic country, which is also quite the improvement.

Photo of B. Bowen B. Bowen
May 18, 2019 5

Brought my family who was visiting here. We all definitely enjoyed our meals. Three people had the St Louis ribs which were well flavored and more then tasty! I personally had the smoked Turkey which was moist and delicious. Each person had some yummy sides which included fresh coleslaw, homemade mac and cheese, seasoned bake beans,collard greens and of course to die for hush puppies!

Photo of Marcella Dalrymple Marcella Dalrymple
Jun 1, 2019 5

This is you typical counter service restaurant, with a chalkboard menu. Can’t get a better family take out deal than from here. Food is always amazing, and while there are a few healthier options, you go here when you want a calorie buster. The fried okra is usually perfection, but this visit they were a little dry. It’s forgivable considering the service here is always A+, the same folks have been working and running it for years and that type on consistency has kept me coming back for the past 10 years. Easy. Quick. Delicious. You will need a nap afterwards.

Photo of Kieron Torres Kieron Torres
Apr 27, 2019 5

We got the 3 meat platter with turkey, shredded pork and beef. They give you so many hush puppies! The sides we chose were baked beans and the cheesy spinach. The spinach was surprisingly delicious, and the beans and sauces were awesome. The meats were all very good. They had Cheerywine soda, which I liked. No line when we came in (even though there were plenty of people inside eating), and we had quick friendly service. Definitely will be coming back.

Photo of Jon Lowder Jon Lowder
May 10, 2019 5

Had the chicken and I highly recommend it. Tender, moist and a great flavor. Potato salad is also fantastic. Good, quick service. Will be back.

Photo of ry An ry An
Jul 1, 2019 5

Two meat platter holey cow that's a lot of food. Smoked Turkey was some of the best I have had and the hush puppies were good too. Very generous servings and decently priced. Poor parking around lunch but I got a spot close (probably just lucky) as many others were circling trying to also find a spot.

Photo of Kerry Graham Kerry Graham
Jul 6, 2019 5

This is one of those must try places you don't want to miss! Everything on the menu is great you will not be disappointed. The parking can be a little tricky at times but it's worth the hassle for sure. Don't be worried if there's a line the employees are very efficient and you will not be waiting long.

Photo of Nader Doleh Nader Doleh
Jun 26, 2019 5

Absolutely delicious food. Ribs so tender they fall off the bones, tasty sides and lots of variety. Nice touch having a band playing some local tunes. Definitely coming back here next time I'm in Raleigh!