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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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service, good quality food without a fuss. Local seafood was perfectly cooked and extremely tasty - definitely recommended for a lunch stop when passing thought the island.

Thank Sail1960
Centreville, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want good, fresh sea food, this is the place. Great food and great, local bar/hang out and awesome atmosphere. The only reason I'm not rating this as 5 green circles is because of our server. We came for a late lunch and the day bar tender was super snotty. The girl that came on after her was super... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! It's always busy but the service is good, the beer cold and the lady bar tenders attentive and friendly. If you want to experience local sea food cooked and flavored OBX style this is your go to place. It's a small place so you may be eating at the bar and rubbing elbows with the colorful... More 

Thank Jimnyduacti
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great locals bar that offers primarily seafood and burgers. The beers are bottled and canned only. We have always enjoyed the steamed shrimp and hush puppies. A fun place that now offers some local music on the weekends. The owner is a great musician and likes to play when he can. Always filled with locals that will... More 

Thank Joseph C
New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must stop while on Hatteras Island! From the outside you might think differently but when you go in - the atmosphere is so fun with great eats!

Thank gennrain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small bar but forget the alcohol. Come in for the fresh caught shrimp, scallops, oysters, and clams. I got the blackened shrimp and nothing else. It's not kid friendly, there's no refills on drinks, you get plastic silverware - but the FOOD! Try to snatch a low table, my wife didn't like the high stools.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bedford, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely a bar/dive but the atmosphere is friendly and the steamed, spicy shrimp are amazing

Thank G P
Hamilton, Canada
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cool pub that serves good seafood in a laid-back atmosphere. Many different affordable options on the menu. The service was prompt and friendly. My only quibble is that everything was served in plastic but otherwise, a nice local experience.

Thank Hugo V
Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy little restaurant for vacationers and locals. Love it! Nicole is fabulous, always pleasant and ready to get you whatever you want. The shrimp/crab/wasabi balls were to die for!

Thank Toody11
Greenville, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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Savannah, Georgia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?