Pop's Backdoor is a better than average pizza/subs joint tucked in an area that many people might forget on their lunch hour.
Up front, my favorite part of Pop’s is their lunch specials. 11-3 weekdays, dine-in/carryout only. 10 different lunch specials between $6.50 - $12.
I can only speak to the pizza, as I have not tried their sandwiches or other offerings. The pizza is a thinner crust, NY style. Lots of ingredients, and I appreciate that they’ll let you mix & match on individual slices.
Nov 8, 2023
Great location, great food, even better service.
I mean look at these 2 slices. Seems like a full pizza.
Sep 27, 2023
I’ve only ever ordered Pops on DoorDash but it’s literally my favorite pizza in Durham. If you’re looking for good greasy NY style pizza you found it. Their calzones also slap 😭
Sep 10, 2023
Best pizza I’ve had in years!
Aug 27, 2023
I stopped by this place at the request of a friend. We atmosphere is okay, and is reflective of a typical Italian themed restaurant in a mid to higher end strip mall. They have outdoor seating so that's really great. Their menu is on the wall and they have daily specials that they change up, that offer unique options for flavor variations. They have a good variety of food from pizza's to sandwiches to salads and more. And the prices are pretty wonderful, especially when you consider how well made and delicious the food is. We ordered a large pizza to split between three people. They let us put different toppings on each half which is nice but not unexpected. And I ordered a small salad for $5 as in addition for myself. And my friend ordered 10 wings to split between the table. The small salad let me just say was huge. I was impressed. It was well made and delicious and I'm very picky about my salads. The wings were spot on and dry rub with old bay seasoning , which we went with instead of a traditional buffalo wing sauce. We picked a white sauce pizza which was utterly delicious. Perfectly baked, with plenty of toppings without overwhelming the pallet. And the ingredients were very good quality. We got a regular crossed but they do offer several gluten-free crusts if you have the need or desire. This is definitely a hidden gem and I will be back anytime. I'm in town and needing to grab food.
Overall, I'd say this is a five star place. Especially considering the quality, flavor, and price. They're not pretentious and that is how they keep their prices where they are.
Aug 16, 2023
This is my go to neighborhood pizza spot. Quality pizza for great price. My only critique is that they change their pizza delivery from Slice, who once delivered our pizza to wrong address and then kept saying we were wrong and delivered it to correct one. Otherwise, this is an amazing pizza place and underrated.
Aug 5, 2023
Heard of this place for a while and finally went. Friendly service, delicious pizza with fresh ingredients. Will be back. It's a little different than what you'd expect to find elsewhere but it's one-off nature makes it true and unique. Also shopping center has some other great options
Jun 18, 2023
Hands down the best pizza I’ve had in North Carolina. Everything’s made fresh from fresh ingredients and the owner is very knowledgeable and cares deeply about the product they’re putting out. 10/10
Apr 12, 2023
Pizza was good, but they do a better job with the spread of the toppings. Pepperoni, black olives and jalapeños. Pepperoni was well spread, but the other two were all only in the center six inches. Would be better if toppings were more even on a large pizza
Jan 9, 2023
Today was our fourth time here for lunch and we will keep coming back. We eat thin crust, mushroom, green pepper, onion & double pepperoni pizza and theirs is exactly what we look for. The crust is very thin, crispy on the edges & chewy - think crispy sourdough vs wonder bread consistency. Toppings are fresh and plentiful - all together a real treat! They have many other variations that sound delicious but so far we haven't strayed from our favorite.....one day we will branch out.....maybe! A small clean storefront (9 tables, 7 booths) with a friendly efficient staff, self-serve soft drinks, beer & wine service and counter ordering with table delivery, in a strip mall with easy parking. There are also a few outdoor tables and a play-area for small children in the dining room. One of our favorites for casual dining!