Take me to Pop’s diner

Thinking of stopping to get a nice breakfast on your free mornings? Pop’s Diner Co. is the place to go. With it being only a four minute drive from Virginia Wesleyan, it’s worth the short wait to get to the vibrant orange brick building.

Everyone is welcomed in the diner with smiles and positive energy. The wonderful waitresses and hostesses wear cohesive, yet different Pop’s shirts, but their service is always coupled with a genuine smile, or a joke. Pop’s Diner’s kitchen is stacked with the most wonderful home-cooked menu of breakfast items. If you’re looking for the best waffles around and a full stomach, this is the place. Waffles and your other favorite breakfast and lunch items can be enjoyed at Pop’s Diner from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., everyday of the week. 

Driving by and seeing those bright yellow letters draws everyone’s attention to this homey breakfast and brunch stop. However, the food and experience are the main reasons customers stay loyal. 

Brooke Underwood, junior and member of Wesleyan Choirs, had described Pop’s atmosphere as, “super homey, definitely really relaxed and cozy. Everyone at Pops is extremely nice.” 

Ciarra McCarthy, hostess of the North Hampton location, told us that Pop’s had been local to Virginia Beach for 10 to 12 years. Specifically, the North Hampton location has been there for only five years. “I would recommend our waffles for the first time since we do have the best waffles. Our most popular waffles are the berries & cream, B.M.W. Waffles (bacon infused waffles topped with maple glaze), and the most popular item is Chicken & Waffles. For savory options we also have the best Omelet, our most popular is the Captain’s Omelet, and we also have burgers,” said McCarthy. 

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A delicious order of chicken and waffles, with coffee, at the Virginia Beach Pop’s location.

Abby Veylupek, junior and member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, described her service as, “Welcoming and the servers were friendly. The customer service was good, and our waitress was very sweet and attentive. I would definitely go again and I would recommend it to others.” This is just one of many recommendations Pop’s Diner receives daily.

Their hours are Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pops is available for dine-in, curbside pickup and delivery during their business hours.

With three locations, it’s hard to deny the attraction of their restaurants for your next breakfast or brunch. If you’re a student at Virginia Wesleyan, a commuter or a local resident, you’re not going to want to miss out on the action at Pop’s.

You can find Pop’s near you at 5720 Northampton Blvd, Virginia Beach, at 1432 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake and 2808 Sabre St., Virginia Beach. 

Visit popsdinerco.com and @popsdinercompany on Instagram.

By Mikayla Moscatelli