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Pop's Raw Bar & Restaurant

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48967 Nc Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-7734
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“raw oysters” (25 reviews)
“crawfish” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (47 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
48967 Nc Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place doesn't look like much from the road, but the 4 of us had great food here. The raw sampler for two was great and a ton of food! Go early as this is a small, local place and not many seats. The servers...More

Thank dgrant614
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do NOT be fooled by the outside appearance. It is a disguise to keep the crowds from eating all the delicious food! Are there enough seats? No, but just give it a few minutes and a table will open up. There were only 2 hustling...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got the blackened fresh flounder platter and was surprised at the large quantity of food. The fries were typical bar style and the hush puppies were good. This place is a small bar with a few tables around.

Thank aimer15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our weary group was starving, looking for something that was open at 4:00 in the afternoon as we drove north on Hwy. 12. We saw Pop's and stopped! The food is fantastic. It is a bar type atmosphere, so it may not be suitable for...More

1  Thank Beth S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was a little slow. The fresh blackened mahi sandwich was awesome. Limited non seafood item selection. I would visit again.

1  Thank Kelli M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was a little slow but the place was packed too. Worth the wait no doubt. This is a place were families can come and enjoy a beer and supper great seafood .

Thank Marcelo T
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Pops is our all time favorite! The food is great but we love Brandy who serves the drinks and the food at the bar plus the tables. She is the best‼️

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Had dinner here one Friday night. Just a small local bar serving some very good food. We had a fresh tuna filet sandwich and the fried shrimp dinner. The seafood was excellent. Not much atmosphere. But come for a cold beer and some seafood. You...More

1  Thank Andy C
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Ok, the oysters are frickin awesome here!! Steamed shrimp is pretty dang gone good too. Bartenders are friendly to boot.

Thank Alison L
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Reminds me of the lobster pounds in Main the way it looks. Very small town feel and the staff was helpful with local spots to visit. Some of the best seared Tuna I have had on the OBX. Downside was the Clemson Tigers flag on...More

Thank Trevor T
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are small dogs ( 16 lbs. each ) welcome at Pops at the outside tables ?
April 11, 2016|
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Response from BennettG | Reviewed this property |
If I were you, which I am not, I would phone and ask the management directly. Answers you get on TripAdvisor are likely to be nothing more than guesses (see above),
Are they handicap accessible?
July 10, 2015|
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Response from Katherine C | Reviewed this property |
yes, they have a ramp behind pop's in the parking lot
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 252-995-7734
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