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A question sure to stir passionate debate

By: Pete_From_NH
7/18/2019 5:10 PM

so....

Best BBQ on the OBX? Staying in Duck but willing to drive a little.

Preliminary recon has High Cotton as the #1 contender.

And I'm talking *real* BBQ... my go to is Central Texas beef based.. so looking forward to getting my hog on next week... oh and mustard/vinegar based BBQ sauces.

What say you, denizens of the OBX forum?

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By: nicki
7/18/2019 5:18 PM

Corolla BBQ. Hands down.

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By: dave s
7/18/2019 5:19 PM

Up that way Corolla BBQ for sure

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By: craicncrabs
7/18/2019 5:23 PM

Back on the mainland - Currituck BBQ. the burnt ends and pulled chicken are my favorites. My adult kids love their ribs. And all their sides are delicious

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By: Whaler9818
7/18/2019 5:31 PM

Corolla BBQ. Hands down.

nicki

NC Vinegar base(Yum) , not tomato sauce base

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By: Tim-OBX
7/18/2019 5:31 PM

I would try Corolla BBQ and try High Cotton. BBQ is like pizza and everyone likes it differently. I hate the vinegar sauces.

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By: NCSU Dad
7/18/2019 5:46 PM

oh and mustard/vinegar based BBQ sauces.

Pete_From_NH

PATOOIE!

My favorite sauce is West North Carolina style with ketchup and brown sugar added to cut the vinegar twang. I don't have a favorite OBX restaurant, yet.

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By: Aliphatic
7/18/2019 5:54 PM

Here ya go!



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By: JoyinVirginia
7/18/2019 6:18 PM

Currituck BBQ
Click to follow link...
I love the variety of sauces they have. I love the burnt ends when they have them. I love the BBQ brisket. I love the variety of sides esp pickled beets, macaroni, more! I love the desserts, esp cobbler. I love their terrific outdoor picnic pavilion where you can eat with your dogs. I love that they are open all year round. The folks that work there are so friendly!
pigmans is good, Sooeys is good, but Currituck BBQ is consistently GREAT!

edited to add: if you come thru Richmond VA when they are open, ZZQ BBQ is absolutely delicious with the BEST brisket!!! They have big smokers out back and everything they make is just delicious!
Click to follow link...

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By: dawiggs
7/18/2019 6:30 PM

Currituck BBQ
Click to follow link...
I love the variety of sauces they have. I love the burnt ends when they have them. I love the BBQ brisket. I love the variety of sides esp pickled beets, macaroni, more! I love the desserts, esp cobbler. I love their terrific outdoor picnic pavilion where you can eat with your dogs. I love that they are open all year round. The folks that work there are so friendly!
pigmans is good, Sooeys is good, but Currituck BBQ is consistently GREAT!

edited to add: if you come thru Richmond VA when they are open, ZZQ BBQ is absolutely delicious with the BEST brisket!!! They have big smokers out back and everything they make is just delicious!
Click to follow link...

JoyinVirginia



Agree with Currituck BBQ....Always stop when coming and going to pick up "pints to go".....and cole slaw!.....Very Good Menu!

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By: J4yDubs
7/18/2019 7:20 PM

This is an easy one. Corolla BBQ. It's pretty slim pickins for good BBQ near the Outer Banks, but Corolla BBQ is one of the better ones. Vinegar based (eastern NC) sauce of course.

Real NC BBQ is pulled pork (this is not up for debate). Whole hog is best, but pork shoulder will do just fine. The sauce, well that's where the arguments start, but eastern NC sauce is the best.

John

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By: Sandglass
7/18/2019 8:36 PM

...I love how close they are to the beer garden!

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By: Chiefbg
7/18/2019 10:42 PM

Would agree with Corolla Village Barbecue.

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By: Robert
7/19/2019 5:10 AM

Been our favorite, by far, for many, many years.
Disclaimer 1: Have tried most every BBQ place north of the Bonner (aka something else these days).
Disclaimer 2: Recommendation refers to Eastern style.
Note: on the mainland....Currituck BBQ is very good.



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By: hoi toide
7/19/2019 5:19 AM

High end que= JK’s ribs. KDH. Vinegar based with their secret dry rub recipe, Eastern NC style. They grill on mesquite open fire and you can get items to go too. Lots of folks get the ribs & half chicken combo. Fabulous in house dining...

jksrestaurant.com

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By: Gettysburg Lady
7/19/2019 1:58 PM

Corolla BBQ gets my vote too. This is always a favorite stop. Its sad that for our October trip they may not be open. We've run into that before but we always check it out to see. They are usually open for our May trip.

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By: Brad Z
7/19/2019 2:07 PM


Real NC BBQ is pulled pork (this is not up for debate).

J4yDubs


Ummm...you mean chopped pork, right? That's one prep method all of NC agrees on.

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By: Brad Z
7/19/2019 2:09 PM

It's worth noting that south of Bonner, you're in a NC BBQ dead zone. Not sure why that is, but there hasn't been any meaningful BBQ offerings in years.

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By: Pickle
7/19/2019 9:31 PM

My number one criteria is that they cook their own Pig or Butts. I think if you check quite a few places buy their meat prepared elsewhere. To me NC BBQ is the chopped, pulled or whatever you want to call it meat with a Vinegar based sauce. Put some Slaw on it too. BBQ brisket, ribs and chicken can be made/cooked by any good restaurant . But good Eastern NC BBQ is a special thing.

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By: Pickle
7/19/2019 9:31 PM

My number one criteria is that they cook their own Pig or Butts. I think if you check quite a few places buy their meat prepared elsewhere. To me NC BBQ is the chopped, pulled or whatever you want to call it meat with a Vinegar based sauce. Put some Slaw on it too. BBQ brisket, ribs and chicken can be made/cooked by any good restaurant . But good Eastern NC BBQ is a special thing.

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By: J4yDubs
7/20/2019 12:43 AM


Ummm...you mean chopped pork, right? That's one prep method all of NC agrees on.

Brad Z

Actually, no, I mean pulled/shredded. Yeah, a lot of places now chop because it's faster, and it does turn out fine, but hand pulling will always win in my book. When cooked right, the pork basically falls apart, so not much effort is needed. Sometimes people will chop because the meat doesn't easily pull and that not a good thing.

I always pull when I do a pork shoulder/butt, but I'm also not serving hundreds of people. If the pork is done right, it's not a huge difference, but you can for sure tell when the pork isn't done right, but still chopped.

John

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By: Aliphatic
7/20/2019 12:50 AM


Ummm...you mean chopped pork, right? That's one prep method all of NC agrees on.

Brad Z

Actually, no, I mean pulled/shredded. Yeah, a lot of places now chop because it's faster, and it does turn out fine, but hand pulling will always win in my book. When cooked right, the pork basically falls apart, so not much effort is needed. Sometimes people will chop because the meat doesn't easily pull and that not a good thing.

I always pull when I do a pork shoulder/butt, but I'm also not serving hundreds of people. If the pork is done right, it's not a huge difference, but you can for sure tell when the pork isn't done right, but still chopped.

John

J4yDubs


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By: chief5130
7/20/2019 8:17 AM

I have my preferences like all of the above. But I get suspicious when someone had their first post and it is one to "Stir Passionate Debate".

Especially shortly after the Multi Personality post.

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By: J4yDubs
7/20/2019 10:12 AM


Young man, isn't it past your bedtime? Laughing smiley Laughing smiley Laughing smiley

Aliphatic

Waaay past. Laughing smiley Laughing smiley Laughing smiley My son and I were binging "All or nothing" on Prime and lost track of time.

John

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By: ultrahog99
7/22/2019 12:23 PM

NOT THE OUTER BANKS BUT...
It seem like a lot of fellow OBC friends seem to travel from points north via I-95 to U.S. 460 now.
Do yourself a favor and stop at King's BBQ when travelling through Petersburg. As far as this Southern
boy is concerned, IT'S the best. And cheap too.
If you don't like hickory smoke, or Confederate art, keep going.

www.kingsfamousbarbecue.c...

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