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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, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 54
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  • 14
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  • 7
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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
Great sauces

The chopped pork, ribs, and brisket were all very good. The sauces were excellent. It was a quick and enjoyable stop for lunch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Fincastle, Virginia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Fincastle, Virginia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The chopped pork, ribs, and brisket were all very good. The sauces were excellent. It was a quick and enjoyable stop for lunch.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Casual atmosphere with great service and exceptional food. You will not be disappointed. They also have an extensive take out business so if you don't feel like cooking at your rental stop by for family platters.

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Westminster, Maryland
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We went here for lunch based on trip adviser reviews. The service was very good and the food arrived very fast. The food itself was just ok honestly and I wouldn't go back because of this- or maybe just get the fried chicken. The chicken BBQ had bones in it and seemed like mostly dark meat. My husband said his... More 

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Lutherville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A neighboring establishment and place we visit every OBX trip told us our wait would be an hour at 8 pm on a Friday night. After saying "No thank you" and piling into the car, I asked the family what they would like. Their answer would determine whether I turned "right" or "left" from the parking lot. After hearing no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff, quick service are just the beginning. The fried chicken is amazing, crispy and moist. The chopped pork excellent. I have never had a bad meal here and we are sure to visit High Cotton every year on our vacation to the OBX. And I can't forget to mention Matt's Chick & Rib Sauce, the best. Be sure to... More 

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Keyser, West Virginia
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Its all good - pulled pork, brisket, smoked chicken, even fried chicken. Strangely they serve brisket with barbeque sauce on it, so be sure to ask for it without sauce if you would rather put on your own sauce. The portions are plentiful - meat and 2 sides is more than most people can eat, so do yourself a favor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

By far the best BBq I've ever had. Had a family of 7 with kids 6, 3, and 8 weeks. Food came out quick and the place is nice and open. Brisket was amazing and the ribs were just as good. Large portions with decent prices. Well done!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had a little wait, but it was well worth it. We had 4 in our party, but only ordered 2 plates, as the servings were so large. Joe (with the crazy socks) was our excellent waiter. He made sure we had everything we wanted/needed. We will definitely eat here again.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My son and his girlfriend recommended High Cotton. We usually only eat at seafood restaurants while at the OBX. Made an exception and glad we did! Wonderful BBQ and great service! Waiter accidentally gave my son the wrong order and realized his mistake and took it to the correct table. Another employee saw this and brought us a small plate... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Good smokey pulled pork, not minced. Delicious and reasonably priced at $15.99/quart, High Cotton is a quick detour on your way north or south to pick up BBQ for your vacation, as well as to bring home on your way out.

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