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High Cotton NC BBQ

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5230 Virginia Dare Trl, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
2522552275
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 563
    Excellent
  • 154
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful barbeque at very reaonable prices.

We were touring the area on a day trip and after seeing the excellent reviews here on Trip Advisor we decided to make the visit to this restaurant. We were VERY glad we did. Once again, Trip Advisor was on the ball and the reviews accurately described the dining experience. This place is easy to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Brian C
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Rome, New York
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Rome, New York
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We were touring the area on a day trip and after seeing the excellent reviews here on Trip Advisor we decided to make the visit to this restaurant. We were VERY glad we did. Once again, Trip Advisor was on the ball and the reviews accurately described the dining experience. This place is easy to find and is right in... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is some of the best barbecue that you can find on the Outer Banks - but they don't do just barbecue. I always find myself ordering the three meat platter with fried chicken, beef brisket, and some classic NC style pulled pork BBQ with a double order of fried okra and a glass of sweet tea. They make their... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We decided to get this for a takeout dinner during our week in the OBX. It was delicious! We ordered the hand chopped pork. It came with two sauces to pick from. We ordered the baked beans, coleslaw and hushpuppies.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Terrific! Great Service and food! Visited for the 1st time on 8/23/2015. Great lunch spot in OBX! Cheap, delicious, and great atmosphere. Pulled pork BBQ and all sides were great. Can't wait to go back!

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Newport News, Virginia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visit the Outer Banks every year. We have been by this place several times as it is right next to a Duck Donuts. This year, we decided to stop in for dinner. It has a very clean, small, and open dining area. There are just a few tables and a little store to shop in for... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Each time we come to the OBX we always eat at High Cotton! Best BBQ ever!! And they heap it on!! Family oriented restaurant. The servers are quick and very attentive and they care!! Love the French fries also!"

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Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Big plates of food, fast service. Very reasonable for the area. It's a bbq place but Don't overlook the fried chicken it's great.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I've tried them all, and none are even close. If you're not familiar with Carolina style Q, you've had decent fried chicken, but this is the best. The Q is an Eastern Carolina original, and by far the best on the beach. The brisket however is something special. Be bold and try them all. The three meat combo is not... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We found this place about 4 years ago and have come at least 2 times every trip since. We have never had a bad experience and the wait staff is top notch. The owner is very friendly and walks around talking with all the customers. As for the food, it is very good. The bbq is Carolina BBQ and a... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We know we've arrived in the OBX when we hit High Cotton! My son got hooked on fried chicken after having here for the first time. I like the BBQ sandwich platter. So Much Food. Pace yourself! We'll be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5230 Virginia Dare Trl, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: 2522552275

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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