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Sounds of Nostalgia Rock Pop’s Diner

The infamous hot dog character greets customers outside Pop's Diner located at 104 N Lake Park Blvd where he has been a part of the scenery for generations.

Staff Writer

Step into a bit of nostalgia and history at Pop’s Diner in Carolina Beach. The 1950s style diner is sure to please and will bring back memories with their music from the era. Under new ownership, Pop’s Diner has kept the same sleek 1950s style and feel, yet new owners Pat Puffpaff and Amy Webster have added their own personal flair to the menu items.
“Have you ever had a fried Oreo,” ask Webster?  It is undoubtedly a unique touch to the 1950s style diner that has favorites like hand pattied hamburgers, foot long Nathan hot dogs, and sweet tea. Take a look at the menu and you’ll find items are named after the owner’s friends and family. You can order Sheila’s Shrimp Po’boy, Rosemary’s beef brisket, or Corey’s chicken club sub. It is also the only place you will find deep fried corn on the cob and hand cut sweet potato fries.  All of their sauces are homemade and their chicken tenders are hand cut. Pop’s Diner proudly displays their sanitation score of 99% and they are a ServSafe® Certified Restaurant. Pop’s Diner takes pride in serving fresh, homemade specialties made with the highest quality ingredients at affordable prices. One of their slogans is, “Home of the footlong with all the trimmings.” Of course their diner located at 104 N Lake Park Blvd in Carolina Beach has the famed hotdog character. Locals and visitors both love to have their picture taken with the famed character that welcomes guests to the diner.
Paffpaff and Webster have managed Pop’s Diner for the last two years and became owners last year. They have made some renovations, removing the buffet area to include more seating. They will now have a place for larger parties and additional guests. The pictures lining the wall are authentic photos from yesteryear showcase family and friends. Pop’s Diner is open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. and late nights on Saturday. They plan to stay open late Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights once the season begins. For more information, give them a call at (910) 458-7377.