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High Cotton NC BBQ

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5230 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
12522552275
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Description: Authentic. Simple. Delicious. High Cotton Barbeque has been well-known on...
Authentic. Simple. Delicious. High Cotton Barbeque has been well-known on the Outer Banks for over 10 years for their Eastern North Carolina Style Barbeque, Famous Fried or Slow Smoked Juicy Chicken, Melt in Your Mouth Ribs and Texas-style Beef Brisket. As Tarheel natives we want to share the flavors and aromas unique to Eastern North Carolina Barbeque. Consistent temperatures and long hours of smoking with hickory coals produce the characteristic pink coloring and sweet outside brown meat of our famous pork barbeque. Combined with our traditional side dishes and a glass of sweet tea and you're in High Cotton, Outer Banks Barbeque at its very best.
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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
Yum, Yum BBQ

I ate their fried chicken and I never ate it so great. That stuffed me. I always want to eat there every year. It is so outstanding.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Shanna T
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Halifax, Pennsylvania
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Halifax, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I ate their fried chicken and I never ate it so great. That stuffed me. I always want to eat there every year. It is so outstanding.

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Thank Shanna T
Grandy, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went in for lunch on a Thursday. Plenty of room to sit down,seat yourself. Quick service came over to us as soon as we sat down. Placed order and was told it would be out to us quickly. Had our food within five minutes. Hot food and at a good price for the meal $6.50 for a large plate of... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always good and friendly. We visit each time we come to obx. The barbeque and fried chicken never disappoint.

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Thank Celia K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good barbecue. Good prices . Side dishes were very tasty. Fast service. Great place to take the family for dinner in the Obx if seafood is not for dinner

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Thank Timothy f
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Inexpensive huge portions that have an impressive flavor and quality. LOVE the brisket and the Brunswick Stew, and always leave room for a hushpuppie. When you seriously need to eat, seriously eat here.

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Thank Rachel H
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I've never actually eaten IN the restaurant, but everything I've had from High Cotton is delicious! We live just a few minutes from the restaurant, so oftentimes we just run up and pick up to go! It is my FAVORITE place for southern style fried chicken. The barbeque is very tasty as is the brisket! Prices are right, too! Very... More 

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Thank DebSteve R
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I grew up in a BBQ restaurant so I am a little picky when it comes to my pulled pork sandwiches but I have a fond respect for High Cotton. Great food all around, delicious fries and yummy mac-n-cheese.

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Thank lacy c
Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

No matter what you choose you will come out a winner. The brisket and smoked chicken is a favorite of mine.

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Thank Jennifer D
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

The owner was at the restaurant when we were there. We ordered a little bit of everything and the pull pork was excellent. The sides come with each dish were highly recommended.

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Thank Voyage_familial
Clarksville, VA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Great value on the beach. We had an assortment of items with all being good but the chicken dumplings (they call it pastry chicken), and the fried chicken were the tops. The chicken was extremely moist inside with good spice. The dumplings were like grandma's from way, way back...these are the real thing and I'd you've never had real homestyle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5230 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: 12522552275

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 18
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

Authentic. Simple. Delicious. High Cotton Barbeque has been well-known on the Outer Banks for over 10 years for their Eastern North Carolina Style Barbeque, Famous Fried or Slow Smoked Juicy Chicken, Melt in Your Mouth Ribs and Texas-style Beef Brisket. As Tarheel natives we want to share the flavors and aromas unique to Eastern North Carolina Barbeque. Consistent temperatures and long hours of smoking with hickory coals produce the characteristic pink coloring and sweet outside brown meat of our famous pork barbeque. Combined with our traditional side dishes and a glass of sweet tea and you're in High Cotton, Outer Banks Barbeque at its very best.
Open Hours
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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