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High Cotton NC BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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5230 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5934
+1 252-255-2275
11:00 - 20:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The brisket is super. Very tender and tasty. Sides were homemade and very good. Clean, quaint atmosphere. Yummy sauce.

Thank Wendy K
Bealeton, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I consider this ok for standard food, and my husband really liked the St. Louis ribs. Very nice service. Family friendly. A little noisy.

Thank when2dance
north carolina, United States
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our "go to" barbecue place on the Outer Banks. The best pulled pork and fried chicken. Lunch or dinner, don't miss it. You feel right at home as soon as you walk in the door.

Thank Martha H
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving around town and we saw the sign for BBQ and decided to try it. The owner and staff were amazing and made you feel right at home. It's not a fancy place it's just great food and very clean. It's worth your time to give it a try. You will enjoy it.

Thank candy y
Leesburg, Florida
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hadn't eaten here in a couple of years so we tried it last week. Quick service, lots of greasy, brown food. Hubby had pork plate with okra and baked beans. Pulled pork had a small bone in it. Okra over fried, baked beans sweet and mushy (old). I had pork bbq w/cole slaw and fries. It was OK. Biggest... More 

1 Thank lcl50
Cairo WV
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a family run place you can see that as soon as you walk in the door. the smell tells you right away its going to be good food and i wasn't disappointed. the food was just excellent theres no other way to describe it both the main dish and the sides and the service was as good or... More 

Thank SteveCairoWV
Warsaw, Virginia
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120 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a BBQ lover, I enjoy trying new places in my travels,I'd heard some good things about this places so I decided to try it out. Wowww and more Wowww! their food was excellent and they offer big portions.You will not leave hungry and unhappy. the staff was also SUPER FRIENDLY !

Thank Jane S
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Recently spent a week in OBX for a family wedding. Chose to have High Cotton BBQ cater a dinner for the entire group (28 total) staying at the large oceanfront home. Spoke to Sherry and she could not have been more helpful. The food was delivered on time and made it so easy for everyone to enjoy a meal together.... More 

Thank JoAnn F
stony point,nc
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The service was very GOOD. BBQ was GREAT and also Chicken was good. Sides delicious also. The place is very clean and neat. Will return when in the Outer Banks.

Thank bkmjkm57
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome BBQ - very reliable and delicious NC BBQ. Good sides too! I love this place! The chicken pork and ribs are all fantastic and you can get it all to go as well.

1 Thank Bethany H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5230 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5934
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-255-2275
Authentic. Simple. Delicious. High Cotton Barbeque has been well-known on the Outer Banks for over 10 years for their Eastern North Carolina Style Barbeque, Famous Fried or Slow Smoked Juicy Chicken, Melt in Your Mouth Ribs and Texas-style Beef Brisket. As Tarheel natives we want to share the flavors and aromas unique to Eastern North Carolina Barbeque. Consistent temperatures and long hours of smoking with hickory coals produce the characteristic pink coloring and sweet outside brown meat of our famous pork barbeque. Combined with our traditional side dishes and a glass of sweet tea and you're in High Cotton, Outer Banks Barbeque at its very best.

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