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High Cotton NC BBQ

5230 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5934
+1 252-255-2275
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (330 reviews)
“fried chicken” (202 reviews)
“brunswick stew” (81 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5230 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5934
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was seated upon entry, my drink order was taken and brought to me immediately, and I placed my order. Within 2-3 minutes my pork plate with collards and baked beans (you get two sides--collards were not on the menu but were offered as a...More

Thank LynneandWoody
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having seafood for a while while in the OBX, we decided on Barbecue for a change up. Easily found , Across the street from the Hilton Garden Inn We decided on-the St. Louis Ribs, Pulled Pork, Fried Chicken and Brisket. You also get 2 sides...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago

High Cotton was in a very convenient location as it is across the street from the Hilton where we stayed. We had 6 people in our party for dinner and we all enjoyed our meal. Two people in our party had the brisket which was...More

1  Thank jerseyj0e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had seven people; ordered the family pack #2 to go; it was ready when we got there; had enough for 2 meals; ribs, cole slaw & fried chicken were outstanding!

Thank tkristoph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

High Cotton is your basic barbecue joint. No frills, but good food at a decent price. Good for big groups.

Thank Americansportswriter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this place. Ribs were perfect! Fall off the bone Good! Also loved the smoked cabbage with bacon! Great atmosphere! Dont miss out on a great experience! We will surely go back again. Thanks

1  Thank Allen F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the ribs and my wife the pulled pork. Both were great. The ribs were cooked just right, (I.e. not fall off the bone, a little tug required). Their sauce was very tasty. This is a real casual place, and the service was great.

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have to stop here at least twice during our week stay at OBX. We go on vacation once every two years and this is the first place we stop to eat. If my husband hears that someone is going to OBX...More

2  Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fantastic, great customer service and very clean. Our favorite meal during our trip this week!! We highly recommend High Cotton for anyone looking for a great BBQ dinner. Thank you High Cotton, we’ll be back again :)

Thank bambi035
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice. Excellent BBQ. Very family friendly and budget friendly prices. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for some good lunch. Did not disappoint

Thank zblitz26
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February 9, 2018|
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Response from mikesxpress | Reviewed this property |
Best stop and get him some saltines.
Debbie M
January 21, 2017|
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Response from SugarPig27949 | Property representative |
HI! We're so happy that you're interested in visiting High Cotton! We are open in October, Monday through Saturday (usual hours are 11am to 8pm). Hope to see you then!
Scott B
July 16, 2016|
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Response from Docsknotinn | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They seem to do more carry out than eat in. They also have BBQ sauce, nuts etc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $18
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
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
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: +1 252-255-2275
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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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