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“Unexpected find”

Pop's Raw Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 22 Restaurants in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Searching for an open restaurant on a stormy March evening, we came upon Pop's. A bar takes up the center of the room with several tables around the perimeter. The bar was occupied by many locals. We sat at a table with stools, not chairs. We were greeted by a friendly waitress and served drinks immediately. The food was very good--raw oysters, fried oysters, scallops, very lightly fried shrimp, cole slaw. The crab cake was the only disappointment. The atmosphere was fun and we didn't mind the plastic serving pieces. Prices were reasonable and a good value. We would return if in the area again.

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Thank yodab
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

In a night with horrendous weather with almost no restaurants open on Hatteras Island, we were so glad to find that Pop's was open! It is small, with bar stools rather than chairs with backs, styrofoam plates and plastic cutlery, BUT the food was good, the service was wonderful and the place was a local funky bar serving good food. A friendly, fun place. The oysters were fresh and delicious, the shrimp and scallops were good, and the crab cake was fairly good. Hush puppies, fries were excellent. Slaw was good. Prices were quite reasonable credit cards accepted. We would return.

Thank Grice-Fearing
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

You will always have a wonderful experience here. This place is not a tourist trap but a wonderful combination of tourists, seasonals and locals. Great food and magnificent service!

Thank Doris737
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We went to Pop;s because two people told us it was the best place to eat in the area. We got the steamed shrimp and it was very good. It is definitely a local hangout. The place was very busy but the only waitress there did a great job of taking care of everybody. The place could use a good cleaning and airing out. The smell wasn't that appetizing.

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Thank Bruce J
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

It is not fancy(paper plates), but the food is great! It has a large bar in the middle with a few small tables around two sides of the room. It has more of a local bar feel, but we have taken children in there at dinner time and were quite comfortable. It has great Hatteras Clam Chowder, which is why we keep going back, and the steamed shrimp are always so sweet. One of our sons didn't think he would like clam chowder until he tried it at Pop's three years ago. Now all other chowders are measured by how close to Pop's they come. There is more parking in the back so don't let a full front stop you from pulling in to try it.

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Thank Rachel H
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