Authentic. Simple. Delicious.

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

Consistent temperatures & long
hours of smoking with
hickory coals
produce the characteristic
pink coloring and sweet
outside brown meat

Combined with our traditional side dishes and a glass of sweet tea &
you’re in High Cotton–
Outer Banks Barbeque at its very best
What’s for
Order enough for the whole group
with our family package deals.
Open 2019 Come in and get some

Nobody does North Carolina BBQ like these two NC natives

Matt Cooper cooked his first hog when he was 13 years old.

Growing up in Nash County, North Carolina, he was often called on to to cook for events and family reunions around town. An accomplished tool and die maker for 25 years, it wasn't until he continued to receive praise and catering requests that he even considered quitting his “day job”. As the only cook for his father-in-law's 300 guest retirement party, he realized that he might really love to do this for a living one day. Driving over the Wright Memorial Bridge after another wonderful Outer Banks visit, his wife sighed and said, “I sure to hate to leave this place...” He turned to her and said, “Well then let’s not.” He called up his brother-in-law& Will Thorp and a year later High Cotton was born.

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 and his brother-in-law Matt Cooper found their calling, and decided it was time to open an authentic, Eastern North Carolina Barbeque restaurant right here on the Outer Banks.

Over 10 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.

Let your guests enjoy the
southern hospitality
that we bring to our catered events, while you appreciate
the convenience of having everything taken care of.
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Full - Service

Parties of 25 or more.

Full Service 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.

Menu / Prices
(Please add 7.75% tax to total)
Hand Chopped Pork BBQ: 22.99/person
Hand Chopped Pork BBQ
& Smoked Chicken:
Smoked Chicken &
Smoked St. Louis Cut Ribs:
Pork BBQ &
Smoked Chicken & Ribs:
Texas-style Beef Brisket: add 3.00/person
to any above combo
and Set-up

Parties of 20 to 80.

Delivery and Set-up is exactly as it sounds. We
deliver the food, set it up in disposable dishes
and the rest is up to you! (Aluminum pans and
disposable chafers included for parties of 25+)

Standard side dishes included in price
are baked beans, chopped slaw, cornbread and
sandwich rolls. We provide paper products.
Beverages are NOT included.

Menu / Prices
(Please add 7.75% tax to total)
Hand Chopped Pork BBQ: 15.99/person
Hand Chopped Pork BBQ
& Smoked Chicken:
Smoked Chicken &
Smoked St. Louis Cut Ribs:
Pork BBQ &
Smoked Chicken & Ribs:
Texas-style Beef Brisket: add 3.00/person
to any above combo
Whole Hog

Parties of 50 or more.

We will bring a fully cooked whole hog on a
portable smoker to your location for a true
Pig Pickin’ experience!

Menu / Prices
(Please add 7.75% tax to total)

Add $300 to any of the Full Service
Catering menus listed above that contain
Hand-Chopped Pork BBQ.

We can make some changes to the basic menu. Additional sides include potato salad, green beans, macaroni and cheese, boiled potatoes, or
mashed potatoes, for an additional $1.50/person. We can also bring chess pies or banana pudding for dessert, just request pricing.
If there is something you’d like that you don’t see here,  JUST ASK  and we’ll see what we can do to help you.

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