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Pop's Raw Bar & Restaurant

48967 Nc Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
252-995-7734
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Ranked #8 of 20 restaurants in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Silver Spring, MD
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129 reviews 129 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We pulled this place "out of the hat'. In addition to most restaurants being closed this early in the season, there was a real nor'easter blowing. The term restaurant is loosely interpreted. Pop's is a local bar with about three small tables,and a hugely successful horseshoe shaped bar with around 30 stools. The absolutely great seafood selection of crab cakes,... More

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silver spring md
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123 reviews 123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Searching for an open restaurant on a stormy March evening, we came upon Pop's. A bar takes up the center of the room with several tables around the perimeter. The bar was occupied by many locals. We sat at a table with stools, not chairs. We were greeted by a friendly waitress and served drinks immediately. The food was very... More

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Elizabeth City, NC
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253 reviews 253 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

In a night with horrendous weather with almost no restaurants open on Hatteras Island, we were so glad to find that Pop's was open! It is small, with bar stools rather than chairs with backs, styrofoam plates and plastic cutlery, BUT the food was good, the service was wonderful and the place was a local funky bar serving good food.... More

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Sewell, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

You will always have a wonderful experience here. This place is not a tourist trap but a wonderful combination of tourists, seasonals and locals. Great food and magnificent service!

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High Point, North Carolina
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118 reviews 118 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We went to Pop;s because two people told us it was the best place to eat in the area. We got the steamed shrimp and it was very good. It is definitely a local hangout. The place was very busy but the only waitress there did a great job of taking care of everybody. The place could use a good... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

It is not fancy(paper plates), but the food is great! It has a large bar in the middle with a few small tables around two sides of the room. It has more of a local bar feel, but we have taken children in there at dinner time and were quite comfortable. It has great Hatteras Clam Chowder, which is why... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Always make a point to stop at Pops when on the island. The food is great, the beer is cold and the service is wonderful. I would encourage everyone to visit just once....i know you'll go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

We found Pop's after we learning the restaurant we were looking for was closed. The beer was ice cold and the fried oysters were excellent. Service was good too. Definitely a pleasant surprise and I would recommend over the more trendy tourist traps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

I have known Dave and his beautiful wife for years...never have I had a bad experience...love this bar..love the true locals...all of them...awesome service...awesome food...awesome people...

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Waretown, New Jersey
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The seafood was tasted great and was fresh. If you are looking for high class atmosphere this isn't the place for you but the food is excellent for the price.

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