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Pop's Raw Bar & Restaurant

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48967 Nc Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
252-995-7734
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and music

They serve fish, seafood and burgers. The bartender was excellent and lots of fun to talk to. And the music was great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
ConstantTravelerNC
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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bartonsville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Drinks and food were great and Brandii, the bartender was fantastic. we highly recommend this place to any Buxton vacationer.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We had great "blackened" scallops for lunch. Told all our friends of a great lunch meal and returned with all 7 of us for dinner -JUST TO ENJOY MORE SCALLOPS! Waitress said we couldn't have blackened scallops for dinner, but the fried scallops were just as good. Turned out they were absolutely horrible. So bad none of us could finished... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

They serve fish, seafood and burgers. The bartender was excellent and lots of fun to talk to. And the music was great.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Bad service the blonde girl bartender was rude, slow and was more concerned with talking to her friends. crabcake sandwich sucked was so loaded with old bay that's all you could taste.

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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Although it appears a little divey at first glance, Pop's is a terrific throwback to simpler times. Your food might come on picnic plates, but it's well-prepared and generously proportioned. Good variety of local seafood. Prices aren't bad - you'll never find a real budget meal around here, but this comes close as far as you'll get. Bonus: live music... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had missed a ferry from Ocracoke and were late getting back. We arrived 5 minutes before their closing time and the server was kind enough to seat us. It's a great little bar with a friendly atmosphere. We had raw oysters, and a deep fried seafood platter and both were very good. There is a nice selection of beer... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

One of the few restaurants open during the off season. Looks a lot nicer on the inside than I was expecting. The staff were friendly and the food was great!

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Pop's is essentially a bar, that serves food. They do fabulous steamed shrimp. The bartender has boundless energy. On a Friday night, any time of year, they are pretty packed, and she handles all the tables and the bar. They have live music most Friday nights (I believe the son of the founder - it's a family venture), and it's... More 

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Seymour, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We had oysters and they were fresh and wonderful. Cold beer and a friendly, bustling atmosphere. Lots of local folks in there, so it MUST be good :-)

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Avon, North Carolina, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

You will be unhappy if you come here for a fine dining experience, of course the exterior does not attempt to deceive. This is a local's bar which happens to have good local food at realistic prices. You will be rubbing elbows with fishermen, contractors and the guy who fixes your car. If that is not your expectation, you will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48967 Nc Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: 252-995-7734

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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