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High Cotton NC BBQ

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5230 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5934
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sheridan, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great down home southern food! It's so hard to chose because everything is excellent! Delicious sweet tea also! Loved to be able to buy the sauces to come home with!

Thank Karen L
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were 20+ of us vacationing on Kill Devil Hills, NC. We rented a house and decided the night of our arrival to order out and have barbeque for dinner. We got brisket, pulled pork, fried chicken and the trimmings. We all had enough to eat and some leftovers for lunches that week. We highly recommend this place. Best bbq... More 

1 Thank RAHeare
Ithaca, Nebraska
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our waiter was awesome, food was delivered quickly, was hot and delicious! We had a 10 month old and 18 month old with us and the waiter brought food for them very quickly. Fun atmosphere and there were Moon pies!

Thank Linda B
Nags Head, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've gone multiple times and it's always cooked to perfection, all I got to say is the brisket! I will forever be getting the brisket.

Thank HalJordan
Hancock, Massachusetts, United States
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our entire family loved this place!! The combo plates and BBQ chicken are the best! Tons of food (my daughter and I should have shared a plate)!! Sides are delicious also. We will be back on our next trip to the OBX!

Thank JoAnne M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, fantastic service and a excellent owner who interacted and made the customers feel at home! ❤️😍💕😍 I can't wait to come back!

Thank Nikole S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a decent meal at this restaurant. My husband had the barbecue sandwich plate with sides of slaw and fried okra and I had the half rack of ribs, with sides of baked beans and Brunswick stew. The beans and stew were wonderful, but the ribs were a bit too tough to finish. When they saw that I hadn't... More 

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was really good and no complaints about the service. But when I checked my credit card statement I was charged 77 cents more than what I signed off on in the restaurant.

Thank LewisCentertraveler
SugarPig27949, Manager at High Cotton NC BBQ, responded to this review

Hello! We're so glad that you enjoyed your meal with us! We apologize for the error on your credit card -- we process 200-300 credit cards a day, and occasionally we might make a mistake entering information. Please call us at 252-255-2275 and let us know the day you dined with us, as well as the last 4 digits of... More 

Butler, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The brisket was insanely good, moist, fall apart, tender, delicious. Service was fast, waiter was friendly, Chicken and dumplings were awesome

Thank cupcakelynn
Springfield, Virginia
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been there many times. The food, especially the bbq sandwiches and platters are great. Many different sides, such as Brunswick stew, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, are excellent. So much food you usually have leftovers for the next day. Only drawback, unless it has changed, is it closes early, even during summer time. Definitely give it a try!

1 Thank Richard H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $18
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5230 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5934
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: 12522552275
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?