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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” (50 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
48967 Nc Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed yesterday

A small road side restaurant and raw bar. The food came out quick and it was all cooked perfectly. THe wasabi crab balls and all of the stamed seafoood were delicious.

Thank Stammit
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here to get a quick bite and waste a few minutes. I couldn't decide on what to get so I ordered too much and ate it all. My favorites were the fish bites and the shrimp.

Thank Kudu40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Pops after looking at other reviews we figured local would be good. This is a small oyster bar/grill. We ordered fish sandwiches from tuna to mahi, to a grouper. and my brother and sister-in law ordered a doz steamed...More

Thank Ebeth W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bottles of beer were cheap $3... liquor not some much... food was great....wings, peel and eat shrimp and better cheesestesk that i had at the known spots in philly... 2nd year in a row good eats, definitely going back...

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Pop's many times over the years. It is a real Locals bar. They offer an array of raw, blackened and fried seafood. The beers are bottled and you are served on paper plates with plastic wear. Don't miss the oysters if they...More

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This place is small seating is limited but the food and atmosphere make up for it..Staff is friendly

Thank Nina993
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We were a family of 7, you do not eat their, but you order and eat home. Well wrapped, good priced, and the fried clams and shrimps, blackened mahi-mahi, and flounder were great meals for us. Extremely busy place around 6 pm so call say...More

Thank Michel O
Reviewed 20 July 2017 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 17 July 2017 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 17 July 2017

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

4  Thank Emily M
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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),
11 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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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