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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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  • 48
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  • 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
A proper NC BBQ

So we turned up on a Saturday afternoon after driving in from Richmond, VA a little late on for lunch. After checking in to our hotel we thought we'd head over for some good old fashioned BBQ. We were so warmly welcomed even though it was quiet and sat ourselves down for lunch. We got some free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
jamesinbrizzle
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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608 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

So we turned up on a Saturday afternoon after driving in from Richmond, VA a little late on for lunch. After checking in to our hotel we thought we'd head over for some good old fashioned BBQ. We were so warmly welcomed even though it was quiet and sat ourselves down for lunch. We got some free refill drinks (a... More 

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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped for lunch. Service was excellent. Prices were reasonable. Food was fantastic with nice portions. Brisket was excellent. Nice atmosphere.

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Mpls.
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Here for an adult family trip with 4 couples. Will made all the suggestions of what we should order for our take out dinner. He was spot on. Delicious ribs, pulled pork, smoked chicken, and brisket. Hush puppies were awesome as was the pie. Highly recommend.

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England
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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

One of the great rules of the art of barbeque is cooking the meat properly and keep it from drying out. This place has that trick down to an art. Our meat selections were very tasty and succulent. There was enough sauce to give it flavour without detracting from the taste of the meat itself. This food was definitely one... More 

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Mechanicsburg, PA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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187 reviews 187 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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