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Pop's Backdoor


3710 Shannon Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 493-0169
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Photo of April H April H
Apr 13, 2022 5

I'm a BIG FAN of this spot! The food is delicious. I love the muscles and used to eat them all the time when I worked at Pop's Trattoria downtown before it closed. So glad this spot is open and serving tasty food!

Photo of sambit poudel sambit poudel
Nov 9, 2021 5

Great ambiance, quality food and service with reasonable price. Highly recommended….

Photo of Melissa Fearrington Melissa Fearrington
Dec 2, 2020 5

The kids cheese pizza was so delicious that I wanted to come back and get more the next weekend. We ordered a huge pizza and it was good too. The pepperoni was so big and fresh and crispy. The fries are fresh cut and soooooo good!! The prices are so affordable which is awesome. There is even online ordering which is so easy, you can even tip while paying for your order online. My husband got the buffalo wings and loved them. So all in all it's a great place. The inside is big and open with a large bar/ordering counter that spans the entire restaurant which is easy for ordering and seeing the huge selection of drinks. They even have a section for kids to play which was really nice. I loved this place!!

Photo of Chris Sanford Chris Sanford
Oct 26, 2021 5

Best ever pizza I had. Exotic toppings choice with wide variety of options to choose from. Will definitely order again.

Photo of Autumn Shipman Autumn Shipman
Jan 18, 2022 5

Delicious!! Being able to build your own pasta is a real treat 😊 You get to choose your noodles your sauce and everything else. Like i literally put goat cheese on my spaghetti. Amazing AND they sell beer 💯 Yum just 😋

Photo of Dahal Kapil Dahal Kapil
Mar 28, 2022 5

Quality food, great taste and very much affordable. Ordered chicken wings and pizza and the best pizza and wings I have ever eaten. I will order again when I go back to NC again soon

Photo of Chiranjibi Dahal Chiranjibi Dahal
Mar 28, 2022 5

Great place for a pizza and the sweetest owner and the employees you will ever get. Awesome place for the handcrafted pizza and some quality beer. Great job team and thank you for the awesome food

Photo of Russell Booker Russell Booker
Nov 16, 2020 5

My favorite pizza in Durham! Just really good pies there, plus the young people who run the place have always been so nice. It's also one of the only places, even in NC, where there is Cheerwine in the soda fountain... but really, it's the pie: the really amazingly-scrumptious pie. Even just a plain ol' pepperoni pizza & salad is wonderful. They have quite an extensive menu of other items, which I should probably explore sometime...

Photo of Dan Kujo Dan Kujo
Nov 8, 2020 4

I have eaten here three times and tried a few different menu items. I think this is one of my top places for pizza or calzones. If you want a fancy type pie, as opposed to a regular pie like Randy's, this is your place. I have also had their brussel sprouts and homemade mozzarella sticks, both were great. The price is right, and plenty of parking.

Photo of M. P. M. P.
Sep 23, 2019 4

Good pizza. Nice staff. Ordered via Slice online, ready a few min before promised. Looked like my pie could have come out of the oven about 3min earlier (little burnt around the edges) this might be a style, but not my preference. Herbed mushrooms were tasty. $2 charge for black olives that cost $0.67 for a whole can... seemed a little extreme. Thin crust, lucky for me it was not a brittle cracker. This is the type of pizza with a crisp outer most crust (pizza bones), and droopy greasy point. It was flavorful, just not my favorite. Good pizza. Nice staff.

Photo of Q is up 2 speed Q is up 2 speed
Aug 12, 2020 5

The pizza is decent. The only little issue that really isn't a little issue is that the door to the bathroom doesn't lock when you need to go in to use it. For some reason they think it's ok if somebody walks in on you when you are using the bathroom and you least expect it which is NOT GOOD AT ALL. " YO FIX THE BATHROOM DOOR"

Photo of Jenna Riley Jenna Riley
Aug 18, 2020 5

Ordered last night and it was really good and well priced. We were happy with everything and I was shocked at how huge the calzones can be. Yummy and we love this place

Photo of Candace Dargan Candace Dargan
Jul 18, 2020 5

This was my first time visiting, and I was very impressed. Josh and Ricky provide exceptional customer service, and the food was delicious. I would recommend people give Pop’s Backdoor a try.

Photo of John Hanbury John Hanbury
May 19, 2020 5

I am a NYC and NJ.guy and this is the best pizza I have had in the triangle. Thin crust, but not too thin. Home made sausage! Crust that's amazing. Great sauce. Thank you backdoor!!!!!!

Photo of Aaron Moore Aaron Moore
Apr 10, 2020 5

Exactly what I want in a pizza. Awesome cheese, crust and not one of those drowned in grease /oil floppy slices. Fresh toppings and I like the big chunks of roasted garlic. My new go to place!

Photo of Chris Bohler Chris Bohler
Feb 29, 2020 4

#2 as a calzone. First time visit. Good portion. Good prices. Good taste.

Photo of Mike Poole Mike Poole
Jan 24, 2020 5

Great pizza. Entrees are good as well. Great service even when they are busy.

Photo of Micheal Peters Micheal Peters
Dec 15, 2019 5

We ordered a pizza with mushrooms and meatballs. Great pizza with an amazing crust. Excellent customer service!

Photo of Anne Marie Sanford Anne Marie Sanford
Nov 2, 2019 3

Ordered through Door Dash last weekend. The wings were amazing and my brother-in-law was impressed, which is saying a lot because he is hard to please. However, they sent a regular pizza in place of the gluten-free one I ordered for my husband. He doesn't have Celiac's but has issues with certain allergens due to an autoimmune disease. Cross-contamination wouldn't be an issue but eating a pizza with actual gluten in it caused him to have inflamed joints and diarrhea for a couple days. I wish they would have been more careful. He had to miss work due to the mistake.

Photo of Eat Well Travel Often Eat Well Travel Often
Oct 24, 2019 5

We popped in for 4 slices of pizza to go, which ended up being the size of a large pizza. We opted for a slice of margherita, slice of veggie, slice of beef & mushroom, and a slice of pepperoni & jalapeno. Thin, delicious crust. Fresh toppings (didn't love the whole garlic cloves on the slice of veggie pizza, but that's just personal preference). Sat at the bar and had a beer & a bottle of grape soda while waiting on our pizza- can't complain about that😁. Employees were friendly & helpful, and prizes were reasonable (prices for single slices were super cheap). If in the mood for pizza, definitely worth checking out👍🏼!

Photo of M. P. M. P.
Sep 23, 2019 4

Good pizza. Nice staff. Ordered via Slice online, ready a few min before promised. Looked like my pie could have come out of the oven about 3min earlier (little burnt around the edges) this might be a style, but not my preference. Herbed mushrooms were tasty. $2 charge for black olives that cost $0.67 for a whole can... seemed a little extreme. Thin crust, lucky for me it was not a brittle cracker. This is the type of pizza with a crisp outer most crust (pizza bones), and droopy greasy point. It was flavorful, just not my favorite. Good pizza. Nice staff.

Photo of Donna Bryant Donna Bryant
Dec 23, 2019 5

The service was excellent!! Pizza...omg, it was awesome. All of the fire roasted vegetables were on point, the crust perfection, mozzarella yum, and not sauced down. Wish I could take this place back to the Atlanta area!!

Photo of Scott Keller Scott Keller
Nov 17, 2019 5

Have loved this place for years and the owner is kind and responsive. Happy to support this restaurant. Love their pizza and wings!

Photo of Tish Fab Tish Fab
Sep 22, 2019 5

We love Pops and have gotten to know the team very well and they have the best local pizza and food!!

Photo of Maria Christakos Maria Christakos
Oct 19, 2019 3

I’ve gotten food here 3 times and I’ve always ordered the same thing, but it was made differently every time. It was good every time! But it definitely caught me off guard

Photo of Grace Link Grace Link
Aug 16, 2019 5

Super good pizza for such a good price. If you're looking for high quality and flavorful thin crush pizza this is the place. It's also so easy to order online and pick it up on time.

Photo of Heather Hunt Heather Hunt
Aug 10, 2019 5

Great pizza! Similar to a thin crust pizza but so much more. Fresh toppings and great great salads. Kid and family friendly. Great place to dine in or carry out.

Photo of Sanjay Devkota Sanjay Devkota
Jun 22, 2019 5

Had wings and house pie It was great. Great selection of craft beer as well.

Photo of Ken Ray Ken Ray
Jun 29, 2019 5

Yet another great Durham restaurant that just happens to be located inside of a strip mall. The menu is pretty deep, from custom pizzas through philly cheese steak to climari. And it's all excellent. Big portions at reasonable prices. Sometimes I want a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, and I want someone else to make it. Headed back to Pop's.

Photo of Raymond Joyce Raymond Joyce
Jun 4, 2019 3

Great salad presentation and taste. A average pizza crust. Good calamari.

Photo of Mikayla Myers Mikayla Myers
May 24, 2019 5

Super good homemade pizza. the white pizza with all kinds of cheese is my personal fav! Buffalo chicken and bbq chicken are also super good. Awesome and friendly staff and the service is always speedy!! Go to pizza spot in Durham!

Photo of Wanda Moore Wanda Moore
May 14, 2019 3

the reason I gave a three because for the last three or four times ordering from here my wings wasn't right did they change cooks cause my grandkids , daughter, and I said it was a different in the wings not crispy like it use to be not enough seasoning it use to have the right amount of seasoning crispy. Now them wings like $ 9.00 a box I seen them wings in the trash. I asked why they said not good like they use to be no taste to them not brown.

Photo of Theresa Toohil Theresa Toohil
May 31, 2019 4

My relatives think the pizza is the best but the calamari is so well done that I have always ordered that. It's lightly breaded and cooked in the freshest oil and is always at a treet.

Photo of Angela Leid Angela Leid
Jun 8, 2019 3

Husband and I went for lunch yesterday. First time. We figured it is a convenient location to where we live, reasonable prices, looks clean. Pizza was pretty good, not quite New York style like the waitress bragged. (We were born and raised in NY). Didn't like the wings at all. The flavor was good but I dont think they were fully cooked, too tuff. My husband sent his back for another batch and he still wasn't satisfied. We may try it a second time for the pasta or subs. Hopefully, we'll have a better experience.

Photo of Samuel Grossinger Samuel Grossinger
May 1, 2022 4

Good service despite being short handed. decent pizza with good selection of toppings. Interesting menu for sandwiches and wings. I will be back.

Photo of Ronneshia Jackson Ronneshia Jackson
May 1, 2022 5

Consistently good! And the staff is very kind and makes you feel like family. We have every intentions on being known as “The regulars”

Photo of Lauren Friedman Lauren Friedman
Jun 18, 2022 4

A friend and I stopped in for a 14-inch pie, and we were thrilled with the ricotta base with granny smith apples, French brie, and white truffle oil. It was absolutely delicious! The staff were so friendly and helpful and went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. The only area the restaurant is lacking is the dining room is a tad dated and shabby, but very clean. Will definitely be ordering takeout from here in the future!

Photo of Nick Roland Nick Roland
Jun 25, 2022 5

Great pizza! Solid NY style pizza with tasty ingredients. It’s even good cold. Highly recommend!

Photo of Dick Brown Dick Brown
Jul 6, 2022 5

Easily one of the best pizza/calzone places in town! Staff is super courteous and location is clean and well kept. Food is delicious, fresh, and original; you can taste the "homemade" in every bite.

Photo of Elebee Elebee
Aug 29, 2022 5

Okay so today we ordered the lasagna and it was the BEST LASAGNA I've ever had. Interesting part is- I don't eat cheese and thankfully it wasn't loaded with cheese! I highly recommend trying the meat lasagna. Owner is very friendly 😊

Photo of sangita subedi sangita subedi
Jul 28, 2021 5

The most delicious pizza I ever had. We were visiting our friends in this area and just stopped by at this place and guess what , we made the right choice.I ordered the Veggie lover's pizza and my husband ordered the Pop's House pizza and both were heaven. Definetely going back when we are in the area.The place was clean, the customer service was amazing and the food was delicious. What else do we need 🙏

Photo of Sophia Alexandria Sophia Alexandria
Mar 16, 2022 3

I ordered The Granny's Salty Calzone. Before I ordered, I love the idea that one of the calzones had proscuitto, kalamata olives, and egg. I thought that this would be interesting to taste. However, it was lacking flavor for me. I was expecting more of a pinch and I didn't get that. Their marinara is also not that good. Based on this order, I wouldn't want to come back. However, I'm willing to give it another shot if I'm trying something else.

Photo of Enoch Sanchez Enoch Sanchez
Dec 16, 2021 5

SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEESHHH!! 😈🔥🔥 That Calzone was BUSSSSIN NO KAPPA 🚫🎓, had me actin up with that fluffy but somehow KWISPY crust, those steammmmy hot insides, phenomenal ingredients, and even better service. My man at the front counter was lookin out for me when he said the 14 incher might be a lil too big for me. And I’ll be honest I was a little offended, but he was right, that 10” was the PERFECT size. Pop’s is S TIER and anyone who rated lower than 5 stars must have been having a bad day. I am eternally grateful for this experience, thank you 🙏🏽 🙇🏻🎄