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Pop's Diner

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American, Diner
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104 North Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4927
+1 910-458-7377
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I ate here on our vacation for lunch and dinner and enjoyed it both times. The foot-long hot dogs are great and with chili they're the "bomb"! Prices are reasonable and the service is adequate. The 50's music sets the atomosphere of an authentic diner of the period. Perfect for a quick lunch or dinner!

Thank Ronald L
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We had a homemade soup/Chicken Gnocchi that was rich and thick, lots of chicken. Our sandwiches were very good also. the portion size was just right and the 50's decor and music was delightful! would definetly eat there again.

Thank Leon L
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

😝 never again don't eat the tuna make sure you have cash to pay. Made us so sick that we left the beach and went home 😔

Thank Jill J
Red Springs, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

If you're ever in Carolina Beach you've gotta go to Pops Diner!!! Absolutely the best Hot Dog and tater tots either of us have ever had! The fried footlong hot dog was huge! Nothing skinny about it! More like eating a sub! Their tater tots are homemade and are round, about the size of a golf ball! We got them... More 

Thank Angie H
Matthews, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered the double dinky and a reuben for the wife, both spot on and very prompt service! Highly recommended.

Thank kaloolaroo
Falmouth, Virginia
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305 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The desert was great just add walnuts. The Italian sub my wife had wasn't very good. She left half of it. Bread was stale and the dressing had some seasonings added that were not Italian. Would return for desert only.

Thank mikesxpress
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I love POP'S! You will never go wrong with the grilled cheese,cup of soup and a drink for $7.50. The server was telling me they usually have 4-5 HOMEMADE soups daily which is so awesome on a chilly beach day. She also said they constantly are switching them up so the variety is great. The menu is huge, and the... More 

Thank Akw8283
Wilmington, North Carolina
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140 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Pop's has basic food, but it tastes good and Pop's offers the nostalgia of an old-time diner. It's an all around fun experience.

Thank krissypoo79
Columbia, South Carolina
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114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have eaten here many times and make it a point to stop in at least once each time I am in the area. It is actually located in Carolina Beach, not Wilmington. The parking is a bit restrictive but since you should be walking the area anyway, not a big deal. The food is old fashioned hamburgers, hot dogs... More 

Thank 459leec
Durham, North Carolina
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241 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The ambiance is kind of cute, meant to resemble an old-time diner. It does not have a whole lot of seating inside and it felt a bit grimy - not really dirty, but didn't feel clean either. The menu is very typical of a diner, but adding some seafood options like a Po'boy. The service is average, as the wait... More 

Thank ioj27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 North Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4927
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-458-7377

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?