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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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  • 526
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  • 147
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Wonderful BBQ, great prices!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
BeverlyRowell
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Chesterfield, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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28 reviews
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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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Middletown, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We tried the family platter which came with a nice selection of food; fried chicken, ribs, beans, chopped pork with sandwich rolls, green beans, baked beans, hush puppies and cole slaw. We got a brisket as well. The meats were all tender and the fried chicken very good. We didn't care for the over vinegary flavor in the BBQ and... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you like barbecue and want to try some real North Carolina style then eat at High Cotton. One of our group got a reccomendation from a friend who is from here and he definitely gave good advice. Food is delicious, servings are generous, service is great - nothing bad to say about this place (unless of course you are... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you are around Kitty Hawk spending time with family or folks and you are looking for a place to it, you got it at High Cotton BBQ opposite Hilton Garden Inn. We ordered BBQ chicken and it exceeded our expectation. The service was prompt and excellent. The restaurant was clean and price reasonable. We ate there twice spending three... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The food is fantastic- not only the bbq, but the ribs, chicken and sides are to die for. The service is fast and friendly. Great for families.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This has to be on of the best BBQ place I have ever been to ! Very easy to find ! And the little store is nice ! Must try if you are in the area ! It's a little wait but not to bad !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Besides the fact that the food was amazing...we were in and out of the restaurant in less than an hour! There were 11 of us in the party and we never had to ask for a refill or anything! The owner spoke to my children when they entered the door and remembered their names when we left! Was a great... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is ranked as one of the top restaurants in the Outer Banks and deservedly so. It's not a fancy restaurant, so go in your shorts and be prepared to eat a lot of good food. We were a party of four and we each tried something different. A good food choice if you're unsure is a combo platter. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to get great BBQ or Smoked chicken, and be well taken care of. The owners and staff go out of their way to make sure that you are satisfied.

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