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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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner

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  • 88
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  • 61
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 8
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best steamed shrimp and a real local atmosphere

Come here often and always get their steamed shrimp. They never disappoint us with a consistently good peal and eat shrimp. The Hatteras style clam chowder has also improved and is what you would expect for the area. Not a New England style, so don't expect it (didn't want it). The atmosphere is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
HaroldBlakney
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Hudson
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We always head to Pops when we visit Hatteras Island. It has more of a local bar type of atmosphere than most of the Island restaurants. This translates into good prices for raw oysters, steamed shrimp, hush puppies and beer. Pops is small so it can be pretty crowded during dinner hours. There is usually only one bartender working the... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Decent food, friendly service. Bottled beers only, nothing on tap. Go for whatever is on the specials menu. Raw oysters were excellent, not too small, not too big. Bar type atmosphere.

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new york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Pops is very laid back & has the best spicy steamed shrimp on the island. Their fried shrimp is lightly battered & perfect!! Must stop!

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Rodanthe, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

pops is a local hangout,but their food is great,never had a bad meal,fried shrimp,crayfish,and even the burgers are good and nichole is a great bartender,all of the locals are friendly and funny,its a dive but a good one,probably don't wanna do dinner there but they got the place across the street that's got the same food and more for dinners

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Pop's has opened a small restaurant cross the street from his original place in what use to be Billy''s Fish House. You set yourself and the service is quick, friendly and efficient. Have been coming to the area for the last 30 some years and this is one of the best fresh seafood meal I have had in any restaurant.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Come here often and always get their steamed shrimp. They never disappoint us with a consistently good peal and eat shrimp. The Hatteras style clam chowder has also improved and is what you would expect for the area. Not a New England style, so don't expect it (didn't want it). The atmosphere is one of real locals and at the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Service!!! Our sever was great, running the bar and every table. Our food ran the gamut and each delivered on taste an portion. Crab nuggets, burgers, oysters, clam, fish sandwiches. All delicious and devoured quickly. We were all very impressed with the service.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had scallop baskets. The food came out quickly, and it was piping hot and very good. The coleslaw was fresh and tasty. The service was excellent. Prices are very reasonable. We will return on our next trip to Hatteras!

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Wanchese, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Good food, good prices, friendly staff, owner doesn't mind rubbing elbows with customers. Nothing exceptional on the menu, but everything is very good, especially the prices. Plan on spending some time: the owner loves to chat with customers and has plenty of jokes and stories to entertain the kids. This is quintessential Hatteras: imminently practical, budget minded, utilitarian, no-frills good... More 

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Upstate, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a family-friendly bar, if that is such a thing! With very few seats, families with children are welcome to sit at the bar to eat. The ambiance here is nothing fancy, but the food is delicious, and the service is fast and friendly. The bartender/waitress/hostess is amazing and she works hard to keep everyone's glasses full and appetites... 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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