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Pop's Diner

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American, Diner
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104 North Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
910 458-7377
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 93
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 11
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  • 8
    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
Soup of the day ...yes plz

They have the best homemade soup....the bacon potato soup and the pepper jack crab are delicious....u cant go wrong with one of the daily specials either

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Stacy K
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Willis
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Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The regular diner fare was all accounted for but extremely over-priced. The service and decor were both great, but the food was severely lacking.

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Thank Ashley T
Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome service and the hot fudge sundae was great. Key lime pie and the chocolate covered cheesecake was good too! We enjoyed it!

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Thank beachgurlnc
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very reasonable. Great food and service. Set in the 50 60s era.Try the foot long dogs and their shakes and ice cream are the best

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Thank Nancebud
Columbia, South Carolina
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here many times over the last couple of years. It is a great place for nostalgia and a simple menu. They mostly do hamburgers and wraps/sandwiches but there are other menu items like crap cakes that are loaded with crab instead of filling. They make their own tater tots. Parking is iffy and you may have to... More 

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Thank 459leec
Willis
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

They have the best homemade soup....the bacon potato soup and the pepper jack crab are delicious....u cant go wrong with one of the daily specials either

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Thank Stacy K
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

First of all, the appearance from the outside pulls customers in because it looks like a really cool 50s diner, which it is. I have been to Pop's twice. First time was when I was a little girl and had a hot dogs kids meal and I was not aware of the price. Now that I'm 18, I went back... More 

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Thank caitlinmariealfaro
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch today and really enjoyed the tasty, fresh burgers along with good fries and friendly service.

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Thank Geoffrey B
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

First off I have only been there 3x and I love it. I had the Philly cheese steak 2x when I went there for dinner. Only reason it's not 5 stars is because the fries don't come with the meal. Which is weird but the fries are good. My husband and I share the 1/2 basket of fries which is... More 

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Thank Ashleigh K
Huntersville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

A fifty's theme diner with an outstanding array of sandwiches above and beyond the burgers and hot dogs. When you need a break from seafood and want good ol American food in big qualtites, visit Pop's. Also, they have a whole bunch of ice cream specialties, sundaes, cones, desserts.....excellent place for dessert on a late summer evening.

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Thank curmudgeon555
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Beside the staff being the friendliest - the food is incredible. We eat there every time we go to the beach (which is often!) and have always had a great experience. The burgers are a must try but everything on the menu is delicious. Pop's is very family friendly. It's the one place we tell any tourists to make sure... More 

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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: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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