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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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Red Springs, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 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
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 74 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 12 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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169 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
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 237 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Great little place to have lunch or dinner. Food is amazing and quick. The style is great! Staff are very nice. Did seem like they may have been having too much fun in the back.

Thank TheBaileyBailey
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Pop's Diner is one of the cutest diners I've ever been to, the staff is always so friendly. We always make a trip to Pop's Diner.

Thank Laura S
Atlanta, Georgia
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90 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I look at the boring menu and think "burger can't be bad", WRONG! I ordered tater tots home made seemed like a great idea, wrong again. Everything was disgusting. I was there for 5 minutes and left. The heavily tattooed maitre d didn't have enough sense to think that something may be wrong. Go hungry, you'll be much happier.

Thank Guzzi1960

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats
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
We are open year round!

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