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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
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Have wanted to eat here last year but just wasn't sure. This year we went and MAN were we surprised. Place was excellent . Yes it is a bar type restaurant but the food was excellent. We went back two days later for more!!! Only one gal working and she was very busy as all seats at tables and bar... More 

Thank Beckie C
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I took my daughter here for dinner one night and had crab legs and oysters. We walked in and I noticed this seemed to be primarily a bar. There was a fella playing live music in the corner and the other patrons were friendly when asked for recommendations. Our waitress was great. Very attentive and had a great sense of... More 

Thank Larry T
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Food was great but we were the 1st people in the door, as it opened at 12pm. Locals at the bar had food and drinks that came in after us, before we even got our 1 appetizer. ...NOT A TOURIST PLACE. Is apparent they don't want you there. Nasty foul signs on the wall for children even when eating at... More 

Thank mrsjacquelinesteele
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We've been coming here for last 12 years and never had a bad meal. The place doesn't look like much from the outside so don't let that sway you! Seafood is always fresh and service is good.

Thank Susan0925
Durham, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

There is nothing special about Pop's Raw Bar. The cocktail sauce was the best thing on the menu. We had the fish balls for appetizer and it was pretty good - that was the highlight. My Pop's pick three dinner had scallops which were small, overdone and tasteless in a bad lemon and pepper seasoning. Steamed shrimp were average (how... More 

Thank william447
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

While the food was good, I didn't care for the atmosphere. It was more of a bar setting rather than a restaurant. Part of our order was crab legs and you are given plastic forks/knives to eat (not the easiest thing to do). Spicy shrimp was very good also.

Thank LisaTravelTime
Wooster, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We love Pop's and make several stops while we are on vacation. The absolute best fried shrimp we've had. Not heavily breaded but so delicious! The staff couldn't be nicer. We try to go early to beat the crowd.

Thank NatalieKolp35
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We ate there three times in a week. Walk in through the back door, and instead of stares and glares, you get "howdy" and "welcome" from even the grey-beard seasoned salts. Nice folks and hands here, and tasty, precious fried shrimp and oysters. Amazing spicy boiled shrimp, too! Great beer, great company, and you are really truly welcome... A FAVORITE... More 

Thank FleeberGibbitz
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Great casual seafood. A lot of locals. The only reason I deducted a star is because the restaurant is small and seating is limited. Grab a seat at the bar if you can and talk to those around you!

Thank Kelley125
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Our takeout orders from Pop's were cooked to perfection and the staff was awesome! The fried catfish, steamed shrimp, and bbq were all top-notch!

Thank Obxfanatic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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Savannah, Georgia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?