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Pop's Diner


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was anything but disappointing. The dessert was delicious and service was great. We will definitely be back. Clean environment.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Darlene E
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

The steak and cheeses were okay. I’ve had worse but I have had better. Their tater tots are not what kids would think of as tater tots. There were bigger than hush puppies filled with hash brown like potatoes. Fries seemed to be a hit...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank H1632QPbrittanyc
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We have been to Pop's Diner about 10 times over the past 3 years when visiting Carolina Beach. We were always more than pleased and brought friends with us on occasion. This past July after eating a hamburger that tasted like they picked it out...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank Pearl D
Reviewed 25 September 2018

I live on Carolina Beach. I always recommend Granny’s to visitors for a home made breakfast. They have grits, and green fried tomatoes to add a southern flare to your breakfast! Very good and great prices.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Some days we feel like eating greasy food, Pop’s Diner food is average greasy food. Most things are fried. We ordered a grilled chicken and a crabcake sandwich for take out. When we got to our room we found that we didn’t get our side...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Taketimeoffwork
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Food is good. Service was friendly and prompt. 50ish type restaurant. The sundaes are delicious make sure you save room for dessert

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mblazenby
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We were looking for a casual place to dine within walking distance of our hotel and ended up walking in the wrong direction of our intended destination. Ran into a family leaving Pop's Diner with take out containers who recommended we try it out. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jmbc04
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Ok place. Really needs a renovation. Burger, BLT and smoked chicken sandwiches were just good. Service was good. That is all I can say.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 2Ready2Retire
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This is a walk down memory lane. And a dog-gone great burger or sandwich of any kind. Very fresh ingredients, very !! Can not wait to return to Carolina Beach and visit Pop's again.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Winston F
Reviewed 10 August 2018

we waited 45 minutes to be seated then 10 minutes to get waited on then 20 minutes for the food to come the only god thing about the place was the food was good but too expensive for hot dogs and burgers

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank jeanettelamm
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