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High Cotton NC BBQ

5230 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5934
+1 252-255-2275
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (319 reviews)
“fried chicken” (199 reviews)
“brunswick stew” (78 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
5230 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5934
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Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Always so good the brisket and pork are awesome definitely try the chicken and dumplings and Brunswick stew. It was our first stop again when we arrived

1  Thank aquamama5
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We had the pleasure of eating dinner at High Cotton BBQ. The restaurant is bright and airy. The staff is very friendly and the service was prompt and attentive. The vinegar based North Carolina BBQ is great. I wanted to try everything so I ordered...More

1  Thank Kbarrelle
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

We ordered and got our drinks and literally had our food within 2 minutes. That kind of concerned me. The southern fried chicken was good. Ribs were alright, kinda fatty. Slaw was good. The smoked cabbage was awesome. The two gentleman that waited on us...More

Thank Eric A
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent beef brisket.. Are there for lunch... Clean neat finning area... Great attentive staff and best of all great BBQ made locally and several sauces to add if you like! Don't miss the moon pies as you pay your bill.. Cute minis just right for...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Stopped for an early lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Best food matched by best service. Will return year after year to enjoy High Cotton. BBQ and Fried Chicken are Delish.

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is worth the stop. The food was delicious and staff friendly. We had ribs, pork and brisket. All were so tender and tasty!The owner was there and chatted with us after he meal. The dining room was clean and a nice open area...More

Thank Lori C
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Three nights in town, three dinners at High Cotton. That means Yum, Yum, and Yum! Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, Fried Chicken; all fantastic. Coupled with Collared Greens, and extremely tasty Chicken & Dumplings sides, my excitement kept building with each day. This is NC BBQ...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

The food here is superb. Best country food I think I've ever eaten. Your food comes out quick and always delicious. Staff is always very accommodating and on top of everything. It's one of the places that I would recommend anyone go to when visiting...More

Thank Jason E
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I don't eat swine- which is very rare for a soul in these parts as this is big time pig consuming territory- you'd have thought I passed gas in public whenever I admit to the crime of being pig free for going on 10 years!...More

Thank twilight3380
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Fabulous pork bbq and beef brisket. Sean all side included fried cabbage, Brunswick stew and chicken with noodles. Fast service, plenty of seating. Lots of local workers were here for lunch. Pictured is the brisket.

1  Thank james n
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Questions & Answers
Debbie M
21 January 2017|
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Response from SugarPig27949 | Property representative |
HI! We're so happy that you're interested in visiting High Cotton! We are open in October, Monday through Saturday (usual hours are 11am to 8pm). Hope to see you then!
Scott B
16 July 2016|
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Response from Docsknotinn | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They seem to do more carry out than eat in. They also have BBQ sauce, nuts etc
Billy H
15 July 2016|
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Response from Shawn H | Reviewed this property |
Yes they should be able to accommodate your group! They are flexible with their seating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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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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