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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, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 413
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Two words. Beef Brisket!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Christina308
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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601 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

went twice in 1 week, great chicken and brisket, ribs good but overdone. i will be back this year.a-ok in my book.

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Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was our second visit to the area and we knew we would be going back to High Cotton BBQ too. This place has family friendly pricing, and the BBQ is the best is in the OBX area.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the locals and they were right. The best friend chicken we had while down south. The bbq was very good and the serving size was very good as well. The place was clean and the staff very friendly. Prices are not bad at all very reasonable especially in a vacation area. It would be great... More 

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worcestershire
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167 reviews 167 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Basic restaurant but thoroughly delicious food. Served on plastic trays but good portions of meat and a huge range of sides. Friendly staff and well priced. Limited desserts but we weren't really there for pudding! Recommend either the ribs or meat combo.

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Kewaunee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

The wife and I ate here during Thanksgiving week and we loved it. I had the brisket and she had the pulled pork. The brisket was lean and delicious. The pulled pork was very good and both portions were very generous. I had a side of greens and being from Wisconsin I don't get very often, and I thought it... More 

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We've been to this restaurant three times: once in July 2013 and twice in July 2014. We tried a couple other BBQ restaurants in the Outer Banks, and by far this one is our favorite. The service is excellent. The owner greets you at the door and makes small talk with you. When we told him we were from Arizona,... More 

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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a good place near the beach for a quick lunch or tasty dinner. You will go back once you've tried their pork sandwiches. Very clean, plenty of parking, and very friendly staff. Prices are very reasonable.

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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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