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High Cotton NC BBQ

) #2 of 43 Restaurants in Kitty Hawk ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue
5230 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5934
+1 252-255-2275
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brisket” (287 reviews)
“fried chicken” (172 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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5230 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5934
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The brisket is super. Very tender and tasty. Sides were homemade and very good. Clean, quaint atmosphere. Yummy sauce.

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I consider this ok for standard food, and my husband really liked the St. Louis ribs. Very nice service. Family friendly. A little noisy.

Thank when2dance
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our "go to" barbecue place on the Outer Banks. The best pulled pork and fried chicken. Lunch or dinner, don't miss it. You feel right at home as soon as you walk in the door.

Thank Martha H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving around town and we saw the sign for BBQ and decided to try it. The owner and staff were amazing and made you feel right at home. It's not a fancy place it's just great food and very clean. It's worth your...More

Thank candy y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hadn't eaten here in a couple of years so we tried it last week. Quick service, lots of greasy, brown food. Hubby had pork plate with okra and baked beans. Pulled pork had a small bone in it. Okra over fried, baked beans sweet...More

1  Thank lcl50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a family run place you can see that as soon as you walk in the door. the smell tells you right away its going to be good food and i wasn't disappointed. the food was just excellent theres no other way to describe...More

Thank SteveCairoWV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a BBQ lover, I enjoy trying new places in my travels,I'd heard some good things about this places so I decided to try it out. Wowww and more Wowww! their food was excellent and they offer big portions.You will not leave hungry and unhappy....More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Recently spent a week in OBX for a family wedding. Chose to have High Cotton BBQ cater a dinner for the entire group (28 total) staying at the large oceanfront home. Spoke to Sherry and she could not have been more helpful. The food was...More

Thank JoAnn F
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The service was very GOOD. BBQ was GREAT and also Chicken was good. Sides delicious also. The place is very clean and neat. Will return when in the Outer Banks.

Thank bkmjkm57
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome BBQ - very reliable and delicious NC BBQ. Good sides too! I love this place! The chicken pork and ribs are all fantastic and you can get it all to go as well.

1  Thank Bethany H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Debbie M
We are planning a trip to the OBX in October and you are our favorite restaurant. Will you be open in October?
22 January 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
Do you have takeout?
16 July 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
Billy H
Are they equipped to handle a large group of maybe a dozen people? We struggle trying to find large-group-friendly places to eat!
15 July 2016|
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Response from Shawn H | Reviewed this property |
Yes they should be able to accommodate your group! They are flexible with their seating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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
  • E-mail
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.