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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
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Duluth, Georgia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Johnstown, Ohio, United States
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We always try to stop here on our way down to Ocracoke. There is extra parking in the back. Small but homey and welcoming. Bar setting, but families still welcome. Local seafood is always delicious. Prices are reasonable. if there is no room, go across the street to the place on the sound, POP owns it now too.

Thank Martha B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate an early dinner at Pop's Restaurant (across the street from the bar), There were 8 of us and we enjoyed a beautiful water view. Our waitress Jamie was so nice and very attentive. We ordered appetizers and loved the catfish bites and calamari. The coating on the appetizers was very light and tasty. The meals ordered ranged from... More 

Thank Maureen3708
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first night in Buxton, we were looking for someplace close to our rental, and Pop's Fish House looked like just the place for some good seafood. We were wrong. Service was friendly but slow; and the food was edible but not nearly worth the price. There are a lot of places in Buxton (Rusty's; Sandbar) and Hatteras that have... More 

Thank A752YJjoef
Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brandy (sp?) is the real deal -- GREAT bartender and never misses a trick. Typical bar fare. Local hangout. Super friendly. Good place to watch sports. I always stop while I'm in town.

Thank imawriter32159
Charlotte, North Carolina
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled on this place on the way from Hatteras lighthouse to the ferry and the find was worth it. Crab cakes were delicious and the catch of the day was Mahi which was deliciously prepared.

Thank Amer D
Chapel Hill, NC
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130 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews, we picked Pop's for lunch. Walked into a bar with a few table along the two walls. A real bar! The place was packed at 2:30pm with both locals and visitors. Luckily, a couple left and we grabbed a small table. Very good Hatteras chowder and creamy chowder, Buffalo shrimp, salad and fries. Our table was... More 

Thank Julia S
Hatteras Island, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time visit with my wife and 10 yr old daughter on Friday evening for dinner. Given it is more of a bar than a restaurant when inside, was not sure what to expect. However there were plenty of other families there so no issues if you want to bring kids. If you are looking for a sophisticated dining experience... More 

Thank jasonogilvie
Wyoming, PA
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my family of 5 to dinner at Pop's Raw Bar and we had a very nice time. The service was great and our server was particularly friendly and welcoming. Great menu with something for everyone and reasonable prices too. Food was very good and portions were fairly generous. Some of us had seafood, which was cooked perfectly and delicious,... More 

Thank Patty E
Frederick, Maryland
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be scared away from the outside appearance or the bar like interior. This place offers amazing seafood and the spicy shrimp and crawfish are some of the best I have ever had! Also the wings were top notch! Love this little slice of local fair.

Thank nicktrippin

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?