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Review of High Cotton NC BBQ

High Cotton NC BBQ
Ranked #3 of 67 Restaurants in Kitty Hawk
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $18
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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.
Reviewed July 25, 2013

In our three years coming to OBX this was the first time we've tried High Cotton. I'm so glad we found this amazing BBQ haven. We ordered the #2 take out for 8 of us. We had plenty and more then enough left for lunch the next day. The brisket was to die for. The slaw was some of the best I've ever had. The ribs and pork were cooked perfectly. The baked beans were a hit with the kids. The chicken was the best we've had in some time.

High Cotton THANK YOU for letting us know there is a BBQ establishment worth spending my money at!! We've tried the "other" places down here and we'll never go back! High Cotton is the place to go!

Thank brooke476
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is one of our favorite NCEastern BBQ stops!! The meat is fall apart melt in your mouth pork. The hush puppies get fought over at our table, they are that good. Overall the service was fast and spot on! Sadly the sauces tasted watered down since the last time we were there and that disappointed us greatly. We look forward to that vinegar twang to our sauce as we dump it on. Because it tasted watered down we did not buy sauce in the jar to take home in fear that it also was watered down.

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Thank SAHM42
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Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Told the wait was 30 minutes but seated in 10 & we were a very large party. I have had all types of BBQ all over the US & I prefer NC. This was solid BBQ but not the best I've had in NC. The service was exceptional & the meals delivered quickly. The brisket was above average. The pork was chopped & I prefer it pulled so that was a minor downside. It was still tasty. It is a good place for a family dinner. We would return.

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Thank Thruball90
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The food was reasonably priced and tasty. We had ribs, pulled chicken and fried chicken. Sides were good. Don't be afraid of the line, they really do a fine job getting you in, seated and served

Thank msblueyes32
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Since we live in the Outer Banks so we can visit here when we want. And every time we go and everyone we take LOVES the BBQ! The food is consistently superb- service great and speedy and if you need something extra someone will get it immediately- more butter, drinks, whatever you need.
We recommend this location if BBQ is what you want- the ribs are fall off the bone tender- our grandkids ate all of theirs tonight and the kids meals portions are more then adequate. They have fresh cooked vegetables with specials daily.
Never had room for dessert but they all look yummy.
Give them a try if in the OBX- they are worth the trip.

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Thank Alice A
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