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Pop's Raw Bar & Restaurant

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48967 Nc Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
11:00 am - 9:00 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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Fort Worth, TX
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Another trip to OBX and another great visit to Pop's. This time we brought 3 teenagers who also loved the place. We had lunch a Pop's that included burgers (great), Raw Oysters (very good flavor from the James River), steamed shrimp (excellent) and fried scallops (fresh and excellent). If you've never been to Pop's you might want to know that... More 

Thank Ramblin66
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff was excellent and food was great. The only down side is all the tables were around the actual bar not a big building and I felt like oh my gosh I brought my 2 year old to a bar.

Thank Muskymaniac
new york
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot for after the beach! All the servers are great (Nicole is our fave) & the food is yummy!!! Never had a bad meal! Beer is cold & cocktails are delicious!

Thank nyoung6
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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274 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last year was the first year Pop's opened the restaurant across the street. It was so good so we went back this year. The flounder was good as was the shrimp. However DO NOT order the scallops as they are not the real thing. Horrible. When we asked the waitress she offered to bring something else. She did remove the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food isn't great, but they stay open late. And to be very specific, their food is not bad, it's just very unhealthy, but if you don't care about it, it's near paradise of a dive/simple bar.

Thank Patricianeid
Corolla, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pops is definitely a locals place. But they embrace newcomers and visitors and make everyone feel welcome. The food is basic fried seafood done right!!! Light breading, flash in the fryer and right out to you. It's so casual if you wanted to serve yourself it wouldn't probably make no never mind. Heading to Frisco in October. Can't wait to... More 

Thank Karen G
charlottesville, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pop's seafood restaurant on the west side of the highway has been around for many years. They have always had ok seafood. Almost never this is great but usually this is good or this is ok. Their prices are low for fresh fish and thus are a decent value. We just ate with a family of ten. Service was very... More 

Thank halcho
Warsaw, Virginia
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our First Restaurant Stop when we arrived in Buxton area! Going by the Reviews and us just riding around , getting familiar with the area on our First day of arrival. So Glad we stopped in. The Staff was Super friendly and the food really nice.

Thank Jane S
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here because it was on the water. The food was excellent! They had kid stuff like chicken tenders and mozz sticks and fresh fish that was out of this world! The ceasar salad was huge...enough for two. Very casual. I would go back!

Thank Birthdaybetty
Duluth, Georgia
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Since almost everything shuts down at 9 p.m, Pops is the place to go if you arrive late like we always do the first night. They have great fresh local seafood and a full bar. The food is quick and very good!

Thank Tammy F

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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
Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?