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High Cotton NC BBQ

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5230 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5934
+1 252-255-2275
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11:00 - 20:30
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool name, awesome atmosphere & great folks. The food was fantastic. Some of the best chicken I've ever eaten. I'm from eastern NC so the BBQ was not like I'm used to, but it wasn't bad. Went with friends and will return with family. Bought my daughter a cool High Cotton T-shirt too.

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Thank mikesrobb
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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29 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was awesome but the service was poor. If your server seems like they don't want you there perhaps you should dine elsewhere. Duly noted.

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Thank Team_B73
San Juan, null, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice find in Kitty Hawk. Amazing barbecue! with incredibly friendly, accommodating staff. We absolutely loved the place.

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Thank Elizabeth S
Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During 5 days at the Outer Banks, we ate at High Cotton twice (and 3 other BBQ meals during the same time). High Cotton was the best. We take home a pork platter twice. Even the sides were delicious and the hush puppies some of the best I've enjoyed. Folks were very friendly, quick to process the order and there... More 

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Thank Rob V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Across the street from the hotel that I am staying at a only had a few minutes to get a bite to eat. The service was great and the food was on the table about two minutes after we ordered. The food was what you would expect and to have chicken and dumplings as a side was right on time.

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Thank Jackattack7051
Wharton, Ohio
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neither myself, nor my sister, were impressed with the food here. Neither one of us could finish our meal. The hushpuppies, however, were quite tasty.

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Thank idratherbeboatin
Manteo, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great BBQ, smoked chicken, baked beans...you can't go wrong here!! side are like home cooked, entrees are all excellent. Certainly one of my most favorite places. Staff are always checking to make sure your glass is full and everything is good. I highly recommend this place!

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Thank OBXLOKAL
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was eating at another restaurant/bar in OBX and the talk turn to barbecue in OBX. The bartender and server patrons highly recommended high cotton barbecue. Well here we are outstanding in my book. This has to be some of the best Texas brisket I have had in North Carolina hands down. The chop pork North Carolina style was also good... More 

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Thank Maridale2013
Alexandria Bay, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way back from Corella and was looking for a place for a quick bite to eat. High Cotton BBQ looked like a local hangout. We are here off season so had our choice of tables. Got waited on right away and food came out quickly! It was good and the waiters and waitresses were very attentive! Even got... More 

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Cullowhee, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good BBQ, generous servings, brisket very good and tasty hush puppies. Quick, friendly service. Nothing fancy just good BBQ.

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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$7 - US$18
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
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, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 20:30
Saturday
11:00 - 20:30
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
Description
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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