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“Good bbq but......” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of High Cotton NC BBQ

High Cotton NC BBQ
Ranked #3 of 68 Restaurants in Kitty Hawk
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $18
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good bbq but......”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

Picked up some bbq yesterday and it was tasty. But for $9.99 a pint the container wasn't even full. It weighed 9 oz. and that is including the container. Felt a little ripped off. The vinegar based sauce was a little bland. But the bbq itself was good.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Binghamton, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Now THAT is great BBQ!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

My fiancé and I had lunch here just before returning to New York. The service was excellent and the food was amazing! I had the ribs, which fell right off the bone and were packed with lots of flavor! My fiancé had the brisket, which was soooo tender! I must admit I stole a majority of her brisket, but I can do that now that we're engaged right? Anyways, my only regret is that we didn't find your restaurant sooner. Now that the Outer Banks will be an annual vacation spot we can't wait to visit your restaurant again! Thank you for great memories!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Yummy BBQ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

I, like many other travelers, had the brisket and it was delicious but I got the two meat platter and also had the pulled pork which was also good but I bit mushy at times. The chicken and dumplings were a special side and were great!

Visited April 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good for a quick, filling meal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

Overall the food was good with one exception. The brisket was actually pretty gross - really fatty. The pulled chicken was good and the beans were excellent.

It's a very casual restaurant. We arrived at about 6:30pm on an out-of-season Friday evening and had to wait about 20 minutes. There's a section of the place where they sell t-shirts where you can wait, but there's no sitting in the waiting area and there's no bar. (The drinks at dinner are limited to sodas and canned beer.)

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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edwards, Ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“BBQ done right!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

great place- the atmospere, staff and food was top notch! We eat BBQ any chance we get when traveling, and this ranked up with the best places around. The pulled pork and jerked chicken were great, but the brisket was by far the best I've ever had. The service was fast friendly, the portions plenty and priced fairly for what you get. If you like BBQ, this is the place....you can smell the smoke before you get outta the car!

Visited April 2014
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