Located in the heart of Carolina Beach, just in front of the world famous boardwalk, you’ll find Pop’s, an authentic 50s style diner serving diner favorites from burgers and dogs to delicious fries, shakes and other treats in an atmosphere of happier days gone by.
We’re open 7 days a week!
Mon – Thurs 11 am – 12 am
Fri- Sun 11 am – 3 am
It’s not often these days that you come across a truly authentic 50s style diner with the look, the feel and the music of the day. One that serves simple, yet incredibly tasty diner favorites, like burgers, hot dogs, awesome sandwiches and fries and onion rings. Located in the heart of Carolina Beach just in front of the world famous Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Pop’s Diner is a must visit destination when on Pleasure Island. Step back in time and forget your cares as the juke box plays 50s hop and the waitresses hussle great tasting food to hungry diners.
There’s something about the beach that makes you hungry. If you’re craving your favorite fast food favorites elevated to gourmet status—Pops is the real deal. How do you like your hot dogs, with chili, slaw, mustard, relish—you got it. Crisp lean burgers piled high with fixins? Yep Best fries and rings on the island. Check. A bountiful selection of ssandwiches, from a classic Ruben to a Philly Cheeseteak—yum. Pops is gonna have what you gonna want and they’re open for lunch, dinner and late night. Wow!
Shakes, floats, malts—the stuff of the old American classic diners. You’ll find them at Pops made with real ice cream. Sundays with lots of toppings too. Have dessert after your meal or just come for the authentic treat you can find anywhere else.
Pops is a great escape and it’s a joy to eat there as you are transported back in time. But if you’ve got other plans, no problem, you can take it with you. Want to order ahead, simply can and put in your order.
“We had a good experience—friendly waitress, prompt service, tasty food. It’s exactly what you’d expect from a classic diner. The bacon cheese fries were awesome. My burger was great. Inexpensive too!” —Kyle M.
“Great little dinner place! You have to have the mac n cheese bites—delicious. We also had a burger, chicken tenders, tater tots and deep fried corn—all delicious. Tater tots are homemade, huge and tasty. When we come back to CB, we’ll go to Pop’s for sure” —Ashley D.
“What an amazing diner! Fantastic food and fun atmosphere. 1950s diner straight out of the movie “GREASE”. Even authentic music from the era. One of my highlights on my trip from England. I will definitely be back. Thank you!” —Chris D.