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Pop's Diner

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104 North Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
910 458-7377
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hands down good food!

Small unique diner where simple is just done right! Prices very reasonable for what you get! Enjoyed Italian subs (big enough to share), delicious BBQ sandwich on Hawaiian bun, Amy's strawberry shortcake - is a must- but get 4 spoons to share around! Excellent service!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
hackley5
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Ohio
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My family ate there for lunch. The place was not kept clean. Extremely worn. Food was the typical process food. Staff was friendly.

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place has a retro vibe to it; 50's music wafting in the background, walls decorated with Elvis and James Dean-esque portraits. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. The burgers were decent. The best bite was the flounder basket which was accompanied by a house made tartar sauce that was very zesty. Overall, the food was purty good. But,... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Small unique diner where simple is just done right! Prices very reasonable for what you get! Enjoyed Italian subs (big enough to share), delicious BBQ sandwich on Hawaiian bun, Amy's strawberry shortcake - is a must- but get 4 spoons to share around! Excellent service!

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had the Shrimp Po Boy. Smaller size was plenty. Shrimp were a good size. Chicken Basket was a little pricey but well worth it. Im pretty sure chicken was hand breaded. A fun place to eat.

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Upper Arlington, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is my third trip to Carolina Beach with my sons and we had never tried Pop's before. We didn't know what we were missing! We ate here two nights in a row upon my sons' request. The burgers are soooo good and fresh, milkshakes are delicious, and the chicken tenders appeared to be fresh and hand battered. The bacon... More 

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Marion, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Food was pretty good. Service was terrible. We were there forever because our waitress was so slow. Food overpriced. Will not be back.

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NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This was our second time to eat at Pop's. The food is delicious...the service is friendly and prompt...and the portion sizes are more than generous. It is a little pricey, but it's well worth the extra paid. Pop's has become a regular stop for us when we vacation in Kure Beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We let our boys pick dinner and they picked Pops. We've eaten at this type of place before no big deal but Pops had much better food then the rest. Our server "pickles" was awesome and it was very kid friendly. We recommend this place to everyone especially ones with kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

All of the food we had was great, but the tots were AH-MAZING!!! I could have made a meal out of them alone. Server was wonderful too. Will definitely come back next time I'm here.

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Vilas, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Love Pops...desserts are amazing. Shrimp Po Boy is also fantastic. Funnel cake fries are to die for!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 104 North Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: 910 458-7377

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner

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