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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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 447
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  • 132
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 13
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  • 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
Vinegar BBQ

OK, I'm from Texas so I HAD to try out their BBQ. Everyone said it's vinegar based but I didn't taste the vinegar. But, the BBQ was GREAT!! The owner was a really nice guy too who brought some pulled pork for us to taste. I had ribs & luv'd em

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Cindy S
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Shallowater, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Shallowater, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

OK, I'm from Texas so I HAD to try out their BBQ. Everyone said it's vinegar based but I didn't taste the vinegar. But, the BBQ was GREAT!! The owner was a really nice guy too who brought some pulled pork for us to taste. I had ribs & luv'd em

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Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We make sure we get to High Cotton every visit! Love the food! Best BBQ ever! The staff is excellent. Nice relaxed setting....perfect after spending the day on the beach!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The portions were great, the price was greater, and the service was phenomenal! The tasty Chick N' Rib sauce is vinegar AND ketchup based, which makes it both tangy and sweet. The breading on the fried chicken is out of this world, the baked beans are flavorful but not over-spiced, and good luck finding better pork barbecue anywhere else! Highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Loved it was run by a local, talked to the part owner. Such a nice guy! The food was great and lots to take for left overs! Def will be a yearly dinner for us!!

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Massachussetts
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Loved the taste of Thai food, right across Hilton Inn Garden. We had dinner twice here and food tasted really good. Not very expensive either

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Cleveland Oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Ate here on the first night of our stay. The brisket was out of this world good! They're sauce is excellent and staff is exceptionally friendly.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This was the best bbq I have ever had. Liked it so much we ate there twice. The chicken is good also.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Brisket sandwich was extremely fatty. I understand there will be some on brisket, but to have the first bite be basically all fat was dissappointing. Maybe I just hit it on a bad day.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and great prices. Our waiter was very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. The decor is very plain but everything is clean and appealing. It's no wonder the locals eat here.

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Laurel, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We tried this place for lunch and it was great. I had the beef brisket with macaroni and cheese and cole slaw. All were really good. My wife had the fried chicken which was amazing and pulled pork which was really good.

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

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