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Pop's Raw Bar & Restaurant

48967 Nc Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-7734
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“raw oysters” (25 reviews)
“crawfish” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (48 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
48967 Nc Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat steamed shrimp and some locals recommended Pop's. Try the fried shrimp, they don't use any breaking.

1  Thank Greg T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our yearly family trip ( 10-12 people ) to Rodanthe we usually make a dinner trip to Pop's seafood restaurant in Buxton. The gang always enjoys their seafood. They were closed this year. Found out they hadn't recovered yet from the hurricane last fall....More

1  Thank halcho
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is great, we have always had a good meal, but I would have gladly passed on the bartender/waitress intending to embarrass us in front of the entire restaurant. Pop's has always had the reputation of a local bar, we are aware of...More

1  Thank Emily M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pop's had a fire last year but has rebounded and is as good as ever. Nothing fancy here, just good food. The oysters are good but could be served a bit colder. The cocktail sauce will clear out your sinuses. Pop's claims to have the...More

Thank Ed D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and local atmosphere. A casual bar with excellent bar food. Good for families at lunch. Small bar atmosphere in evening. The outside is part of the appeal..

Thank Lewis B F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and excellent food! Laid back atmosphere. I would highly recommend it! Note...Not really a place for kids. It is a bar.

1  Thank train2stayfit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Pop's. We chose it based on previous reviews. Overall it was good, but not great. Food took longer than average to arrive, but the place was packed. They could have done with one additional server as we had to...More

Thank 11Krys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please don't take all the postive reviews as a recommendation to eat at this restaurant! I will never understand how anyone could say wonderful food is served here. It is honestly quite possibly the worst food I've ever eaten and the atmosphere borders on being...More

Thank c l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed after reading reviews. Atmosphere and service were great! Order the special f or appetizer it was pulled pork fried egg rolls they were cold in the center and they were our of dipping sauce. My fried shrimp platter was steamed shrimp that were...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us stopped at Pop's after a Hatteras Lighthouse climb. The fish was fresh and the beer was cold. Not a huge selection of beer. Friendly atmosphere and good service. We've been here before and will definitely go back when in the area.

Thank olfolks
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11 April 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),
10 July 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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