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Posted by DID 5 Jan 2012 4 Comments

Pop’s is another Durham staple. It’s not a hidden gem or off the beaten path, but it is – simply put – one of the best restaurants in town. And once again in the interest of Carpe Durham becoming a complete dining guide for the Bull City, I wanted to do a quick post.

With both a static entrée list  and seasonal offerings, Pop’s is actually relatively affordable. Only the steak tops $20 and one could make a lovely dinner out of any of Pop’s wood-oven pizzas, all of which are $10. Highlights of the menu for me are the mussels, the meat plate, the seasonal risotto and the salty egg and prosciutto pizza (note to vegetarians – this pizza can be ordered, and is still excellent, without the prosciutto).

Sometimes one wants more than a plate of tacos from Super Taqueria, a slice from Pie Pushers or a burger at the Fed. On those nights when we’re looking for something a little nicer but not too stuffy, we head to the bar at Pops. The bar staff, like the kitchen and wait staff, are all attentive and efficient. From the fluffy towers of focaccia that are placed in front of you when you sit down to the generous pours of wine, Pop’s bar offers a relaxing dining environment with an attention to detail and a dedication to the food.

A variety of eats sampled this past year:


605 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701



  • Elliott said:

    My one word description of Pop’ s food: “leaden”.


  • Sant said:

    They’re gnocchi is very good. Pretty new location.


  • Muhammad said:

    I have to say Pops is a very good eat in the downtown area. I work valet for them and whenever I am scheduled to work I get the pizza. All the ingredients a super fresh. DEFINITELY worth checking out! Happy eating


  • J_Ronn said:

    Love this place! If one of the specials doesn’t grab me, I always get the ‘chicken cooked under a brick’. The gnocchi is really good too, very light!


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