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The Q Shack

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2514 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707
+1 919-402-4227
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by prior to visiting Duke with my daughter. This place has the best brisket, green beans, and okra! My daughter loved the turkey! I am from Texas and know BBQ- this place is legit!

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Thank jklon
United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Flew into RDU very hungry on an early AM flight on our way to Durham. We are from the Northeast so real BBQ is like the white whale. Sat starving in the parking lot for a 1/2 hr waiting for them to open. It was worth the wait. The food was good, the portions were plentiful and the Sweet Tea... More 

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Thank Brodeman
Durham, North Carolina
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133 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just like its slogan, this BBQ is really "tender as a mother love". Good old fashioned BBQ offered at a reasonable price. Definitely the place to eat a good plate of Pork Ribs or Beef Brisket at Durham.

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Thank Andres V
Durham, North Carolina
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't been here for awhile, mainly because it is often crowded and parking is a premium; but we went to the state fair and were so disappointed with the brisket we got there and still had a hankering for some good brisket and since we knew it would be good here, we ventured back. Never disappointed. Always good quality,... More 

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Thank Elaine V
Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent, excellent, excellent! I think you get great value for you money. I like the casual and easy parking. Perfect for lunch or dinner...take it home is another great option.

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Thank Durham44
Durham, North Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got take-out for lunch one day at work. The food was great and plentiful! Brisket sandwich was delicious, sides were tasty.

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Thank Brendacm1
Denver, Colorado
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a kale and gluten free kind of gal, not a bar-b -que eater....but was taken here after a Duke basketball game for the full on experience. Oh man; I'm a convert!! This was the most delicious meal - I could not believe it!! Brisket was oh so tender, amazing flavor - not at all fat as expected! Even the... More 

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Thank Zevmom
Quito, Ecuador
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was really good. I had some ribs and they were delicious. The only thing I didn't like is that it didn't feel it was really clean.

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Thank christiancarreral
Shallotte, North Carolina
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a group of 10 there to celebrate a couple birthdays. We ordered a good sampling of apps.. most were very good...but filling. Our eyes were clearly bigger than our stomachs! We ordered ribs...solid but not exceptional....the Lexington BBQ was also good.. enjoyed a couple of well poured cocktails...Service was solid...it made this a 4 star visit...prices are high... More 

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Thank Foodie4lif
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Before and after. Ordered my usual BBQ joint order of St Louis Ribs, Potato Salad & Cole Slaw. Almost too tender ribs, as I like a bit of pull to get the meat off the bone, but they weren't so tender that they fell off the bone. If you want "fall of the bone" ribs, just get the pulled pork.... More 

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Thank Bob Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2514 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-402-4227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?