Pop’s Diner is a nostalgic little eatery that will bring a smile to any Carolina Beach vacationer’s face. Featuring a cool 50’s atmosphere, complete with a jukebox and an occasional Elvis appearance, this family-friendly restaurant will impress guests with its fun atmosphere, its big helpings, and its budget-friendly prices.
The interior of the restaurant is exactly what you’d expect a 50s diner to look like, with rows of flashy red booths and classic vinyl records hanging on the wall. Once patrons have settled into a booth, it’s time to dive into some diner-friendly fare, like big burgers and fries, southern po’boys, fried pickles, or big baskets of fried seafood, complete with cole slaw and hushpuppies. Above all else, patrons will want to save plenty of room for dessert, which is where Pop’s Diner really shines. Expect plenty of truly decadent eats that are more commonly found at a local or state fair, like Fried Oreos, Funnel Cake fries, and Fried Twinkies. There’s also a nice selection of pies, including key lime pie, apple pie, and cheesecake, as well as several big sundaes that are perfect for sharing (if you can find the willpower to do so.) Perfect for a salty or sweet tooth, Pop’s Diner brings classic decadent eats to the heart of Carolina Beach.