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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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Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 489
    Excellent
  • 142
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 14
    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
Good food, great value.

We ate here for lunch. The pork BBQ is really good, and comes with generous helpings of sides of your choice. This is one of the best values around, as we got out of there for under $40 for two adults and two kids, with drinks for everyone. I enjoyed this more than Pigman's this year, and will be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Centreville, Virginia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

BBQ pork and chicken was good, but the sauce they use is very heavy on the vinegar and salt -- so if you like sweet BBQ, this is not the place for you. Service was friendly. We tried it based on other reviews, but not sure why it's rated so high. We're going to stick to more beachy places and... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We ate here for lunch. The pork BBQ is really good, and comes with generous helpings of sides of your choice. This is one of the best values around, as we got out of there for under $40 for two adults and two kids, with drinks for everyone. I enjoyed this more than Pigman's this year, and will be back... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My son and his fiancée love this place and iare actually thinking about having their wedding reception catered by them when they get married in the OBX next year.The food is delicious and reasonably priced. A definite place to return to on beach vacations. Don't miss it!

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We loved our visit to High Cotton NC BBQ. We had 8 people in our party so we had to wait for a table but it was worth the wait. Our server had a great personality and really added fun to our dining experience. I had the brisket which was really good, maybe a tad dry, but very tender. My... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We got carry out from here. The pork sandwiches and the ribs were fantastic. The ribs were rubbed, then smoked and then grilled, tender fall off the bone good. The sauces are fantastic and be sure to try the Brunswick Stew.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

You can't find better BBQ! Actually, everything's good but I truly love their BBQ. Chicken is good too!

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

High Cotton is a down home feel sorta place. The ribs are very good. Wonderful corn bread. I have used them for catering also and only have the utmost respect for their quality and service.

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Hampton, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here and the service was certainly very pleasant and fast with reasonable pricing but unfortunately we found the food to be not as described in the Tripadvisor reviews that brought us here. My husband and I are both barbecue fans and his family is originally from North Carolina so we are familiar with the style served here.... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is North Carolina BBQ at its finest!! My family and friends have enjoyed the family atmosphere with great southern food and friendly service. Locals favorite!!

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great NC BBQ, fantastic smoked and fried chicken. If you like BBQ you need to have a lunch or dinner here. They do a great job.

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Additional Information about High Cotton NC BBQ

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

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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, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?