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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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 415
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Excellent Brisket BBQ

I went a bit out of my way to try this place after hearing good things about the barbeque. I had the beef brisket plate with fried okra and slaw. The brisket was tender enough to be cut with a fork. The okra was lightly breaded and cooked perfectly. The slaw was tasty and above average. Clean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
MidlanticBoomerGuy
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Mechanicsburg, PA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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604 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mechanicsburg, PA
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108 reviews 108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I went a bit out of my way to try this place after hearing good things about the barbeque. I had the beef brisket plate with fried okra and slaw. The brisket was tender enough to be cut with a fork. The okra was lightly breaded and cooked perfectly. The slaw was tasty and above average. Clean tables and very... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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186 reviews 186 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We were staying in a rental property in Duck and wanted to eat in but not cook. We found this restaurant by looking at the reviews on TripAdvisor. The barbecue was good and was very lean and tasty with vinegar based sauce. The vegetables were a little over cooked but had good flavor. It was a fast..easy satsfying meal. Portions... More 

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Telford, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Just wanted a light something for dinner so thought High Cotton would be just the place since we always had great food here in the past. Sure enough, I had what they called a pulled pork sandwich with baked beans and slaw. There were other side available but those are what I chose. There was no bun, just a large... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The beef brisket is amazing. The prices are beyond reasonable! The chicken and dumplings had a great flavor but weren't near as good as the brisket. The service was good and the food came out very quickly. A must try.

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Manteo, North Carolina, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I had the most amazing lunch today at High Cotton. We send people to eat here from the resort I work at near by so I wanted to check it out. I am not much for bbq so I was so pleasantly surprised to find beef brisket on the menu. It was amazing. You couldn't beat the price and the... More 

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The staff is extremely friendly, the sweet tea is perfect, and the BBQ is so good that is like meat and delicious had a baby. This is only BBQ you will eat that does not need sauce.

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ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

went twice in 1 week, great chicken and brisket, ribs good but overdone. i will be back this year.a-ok in my book.

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Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was our second visit to the area and we knew we would be going back to High Cotton BBQ too. This place has family friendly pricing, and the BBQ is the best is in the OBX area.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the locals and they were right. The best friend chicken we had while down south. The bbq was very good and the serving size was very good as well. The place was clean and the staff very friendly. Prices are not bad at all very reasonable especially in a vacation area. It would be great... More 

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worcestershire
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170 reviews 170 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Basic restaurant but thoroughly delicious food. Served on plastic trays but good portions of meat and a huge range of sides. Friendly staff and well priced. Limited desserts but we weren't really there for pudding! Recommend either the ribs or meat combo.

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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