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“Best Seafood on the Island” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pop's Raw Bar & Restaurant

Pop's Raw Bar & Restaurant
48967 Nc Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
252-995-7734
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Ranked #9 of 20 restaurants in Buxton
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Pasadena, CA
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Best Seafood on the Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

We've been coming down here for over two decades and no stay is complete without several visits to Pop's. It doesn't look like much from the outside but the food is absolutely great and very inexpensive. The fried oysters alone are worth the trip (which is about 2,500 miles for us). Service is always very friendly. It's a small place and frequented mostly by locals, so nothing fancy. But a wonderful "down-home North Carolina" feel. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Virginia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good food, good beer, great service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012 via mobile

Stopped in after a long day fishing and instantly fell in love with Pop's! The bartender/waitress was absolutely amazing. Very courteous and attentive.
I had raw oysters and steamed clams and both were very fresh. My husband had the fried fish dinner. The coleslaw was probably top 5 of all time and the shrimp had a perfect light battering on them.
Although this was out first trip to Pop's, we will definitely be returning before the week is out and again when we visit next year.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great Local Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This is a great local place to visit that is not the usual tourist place to go. It's very small on the inside. But the food and the beer is affordable. From steamed to boiled to fried, this is the place to go. The exterior will scare many away. But they do not know what they are missing.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Sandy salt-crusted heaven!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Just got home to Michigan from our second trip to Hatteras in 10 years. After our experience on the FIRST trip we made Pop's our Number one priority destination this time around. We ate at Pop's twice in our week long stay and the youngers tried to go again on Friday nite for the music. So full of locals they couldn't get in the door but HEY--ITS A POPULAR PLACE!!! Good on ya!! I can't get over the gobs of fresh seafood served at Pop's. I ordered the steam platter for two and three of us could not finish it. WONDERFUL! The bar is comfy-cozy, the staff is super friendly and Pop is a hoot!! I had worn holes in the t-shirt i bought ten years ago so my wife and I got new ones. I was tickled to see the design on the shirt is the same as my orginal. I could have sat at the bar all week long. THANKS POP!!!!!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Martinsville, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Locals spot with great food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

This little restaurant is a locals spot with great food. We ordered sandwiches form there to go. We will more than likely order again on our 2012 trip.

Visited May 2011
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