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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 - 19:30
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family has been visiting Corolla, NC for the past 32 years. While we typically cook at our home all week when we are there, we like to try lots of local places. I was planning my wedding in June 2016, and was familiar with a few BBQ places down there, when I came across High Cotton. Although we have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to have lunch here since there off season hours were limited. We both got the fried chicken platter and we were not disappointed. We had eaten the BBQ pork here before so we knew the food was good, but weren't sure about fried chicken in s BBQ place. It was the best tasting chicken we had had anywhere... More 

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family oriented and good portions. Takes time to personlize the visit. Good NC welcome feel. Has nice NC gifts prepackaged. Would recommend.

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Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Had to go back for more the next day! My only suggestion is to incorporate some Carolina Microbrews!

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Wolcott, Vermont
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Visited this summer, just getting to writing my review now. The BBQ was good but we were expecting out of this world. We waited at least a half hour to be seated so they really to pull in a crowd. What impressed me most was the team work of the waitstaff. Those kids really pulled together to make sure all... More 

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LYNCHBURG
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We went to High Cotton while visiting the Outer Banks during Thanksgiving. We thought the food was great! Some of the best BBQ and selection for sides on the OBX. Quick service, great prices and friendly staff. We'll definitely be back!

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Thank DENISE J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 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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San Juan, null, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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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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
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:30
Thursday
11:00 - 19:30
Friday
11:00 - 19:30
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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