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High Cotton NC BBQ
5230 N Virginia Dare Trail Kitty Hawk, NC 27949


As Tarheel natives we want to share with you the flavors & aromas unique to Eastern North Carolina Barbeque.



No stranger to the Outer Banks restaurant business, Will Thorp moved to the Outer Banks in 1984. After years spent learning the ropes in culinary school, he began his restaurant career working at Kelly’s and other famous restaurants up and down the beach. In 1989 he opened Tortuga’s Lie and in 1993 he started the Rundown Cafe. A native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Thorp has always had a love and appreciation of real southern food. So in 2002, he found his calling, and decided it was time to open an authentic, Eastern North Carolina Barbeque restaurant right here on the Outer Banks.
Over 15 years later and the rest is history. High Cotton Barbeque is loved by locals and has become one of the “must visit” establishments for any Outer Banks vacation.

Full Service Catering

Parties of 25 or more.

Full Service Outer Banks catering includes servers who handle the details before, during, and after the meal. We provide cloth-draped tables for buffet-style service, and black iron chafing dishes and baskets to capture that Southern charm.

All basic caterings include chopped slaw, baked beans, cornbread, sandwich rolls, and beverage service (tea, sodas, bottled water) as well as paper products. The prices depend on the meats you select.

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Closed. Opens at 11:00 am
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm


5230 N Virginia Dare Trail Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
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