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Pop's Raw Bar & Restaurant

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48967 Nc Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiancé and I went here with his parents and it was super divey but inviting and had a great atmosphere. Even though it was busy the woman who served us was upbeat and payed a lot of attention. I got a lb of crawfish and had to be taught how to shell them by a guy who works there.... More 

Thank alevknecht
Burlington, North Carolina
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small, hole in the wall....don't let the outside fool you!!! GREAT food and friendly service!! Not great for a large crowd unless you don't mind sitting at different tables!

Thank amyc1963
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best spicy steamed shrimp.A must stop when on vacation. Hey folks it's a bar live with it.You won't regret coming here.

Thank Phil G
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a dive bar that sells seafood. I came here SPECIFICALLY because it is advertised as a raw bar, but at 7pm on a Monday, they were out of raw oysters. VERY disappointed. So I got their spicy steamed shrimp instead. It was supposed to come with "drawn butter", but it was super thick; I'm pretty sure it was margarine.... More 

Thank Allison L
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I tried this place out last year and thought the food was absolutely delicious and the beer (PBR pounders for $3) was extremely up-our-alley! We had the grilled tuna sandwich with lettuc and tomato and the grilled flounder sandwich; both were SO fresh and tasted amazing. With this appearing to be a little divey and a locals'... More 

Thank SmileAtTheTrees
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place looks like a little hole in the wall and it is, but the staff was extremely nice and service was great! Good was excellent. We all had seafood and it was delicious, cooked to perfection. This place is definitely more of a dive bar but exactly what we were looking for after a long beach day to eat... More 

Thank Stephandmike51813
Greensboro, North Carolina
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for some where to stop and eat and this was a last second choice. The food was good the service was good. It's a very small place but our experience was good.

Thank Clint M
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good especially the raw oysters. I am allergic to shellfish so my husband was able to get the good stuff. When I told the waitress I was allergic she wasn't very thrilled, getting off to a great start, good thing I can drink the beer. I ordered tuna and the cook used a separate pan. Food was really... More 

Thank Anna S
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hole in the wall. Really more of a bar than a restaurant. The menu was reasonably priced with burgers sandwiches and some seafood. We sat down and waited a while but there was only one server working with no bartender or busser. It was taking a while so we left.

Thank Late B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This dive bar is popular with the local and visiting fishing crowd. It gets very crowded in late afternoon. Some of the best steamed spiced shrimp I've had in Hatteras. Friendly bartenders and locals. Don't expect find dining. This is a place for cold beer, fresh fish and steamed shrimp.

Thank Lorraine W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?