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Pops Sunset Grill

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Seafood, Grill, Oyster Bar
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112 Circuit Road, Nokomis, FL 34275-3006
+1 941-488-3177
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Pops features fresh grilled seafood, oyster bar items, over sized burgers...
Pops features fresh grilled seafood, oyster bar items, over sized burgers, sandwiches & wraps. Daily Specials and weekend entertainment.We now feature several Craft Beers on Tap and by the bottle. We have seating for large groups and welcome families. Pops is a local favorite. Try one of our Fresh Oven Baked Flat breads or nosh on a basket of fried shrimp, clams or crab cakes. Our little place is located right on the water, we are laid back and have an excellent team of friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable staff! Drop by for Happy Hour 3-6 Daily!
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Location on the Water

While visiting my family in Venice Florida my sister wanted to take her sister in law's family of 5 also visiting from Mass. for the weekend to a nice scenic restaurant on the Gulf. We arrived at Pops sunset grill at about 6:10 on a Saturday night and were told we would have about an hour wait as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Jimbilly
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Beverly hills, fl
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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566 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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kent
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The restaurant on the two days that we went (first time there was a 50 minute wait so we went to Pelican Alley) was exceptionally busy and as mentioned there was a 50 minute wait (6.45 pm a Sunday) and on the Monday again a long wait of 40 minutes (fairly accurately estimated by the waiting staff). We sat inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Such a great place to relax and eat some dinner! The waitress was a sweet heart.. Strongly recommend this restaurant for everyone (Including family!)

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Don P, Owner at Pops Sunset Grill, responded to this review

Hello Jersey1400! Thank you fro stopping by Pops and the nice compliments on TA! We hope you will hurry back! Cheers and safe travels, Don More 

Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The water-front setting is perfect for a relaxing meal with friends or family. Seating areas are available both inside and outside, as are the two bars. The menu is seafood based, but there are traditional light-fare choices as well. The seafood chowder is excellent and provides a perfect segue into the entree. Prices are reasonable, and the service is good.

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Don P, Owner at Pops Sunset Grill, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca Q! Thank you so much for your recent visit to Pops and the wonderful compliments on TA! We hope to see you again soon and often! Cheers and safe travels! Don More 

Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Nice spot on the water. For a Monday it was packed. Waitress said it's usually busier! Cute, laid back beach decor. Tiki hut outdoor seating, plus indoor with views. Fresh seafood, good gumbo, but flavor of the food is average/bar food. Friendly staff. Nice to walk out on dock. If you're in the area go, otherwise, don't make the drive... More 

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Don P, Owner at Pops Sunset Grill, responded to this review

Hello megantoad- Thank you fro stopping by Pops and sharing your compliments on TA. Pops has always been proud to offer good food and service in a wonderful setting with casual friendly service! Casual dining; not fine dining! Hurry back the next time you are in the area! Cheers, Don More 

Monterey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere. Actually watched dolphins swim down the channel. Good food and the service was exceptional. Nick was our waiter and was so attentive and friendly. One of the best waiters that we have encountered.

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Don P, Owner at Pops Sunset Grill, responded to this review

Greetings Donald L! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience on TA. We appreciate your choosing Pops to have an enjoyable dinner and excellent service! The dolphins are a bonus! Hurry back! Cheers, Don More 

Northwood, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Visiting friends in FL we decided to rent a boat and see the sights and visit restaurants and bars via water. Pop's was our first stop and due to the delay and rudeness was our only visit in the 4 hour boat ride. The boat rental started at 1:00 and went straight to Pop's. From the time we docked the... More 

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Don P, Owner at Pops Sunset Grill, responded to this review

Greetings Sandy P- I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations on your recent visit to Pops. We share each and every comment with our staff and will use your's as an example of what can go wrong from time to time. The service you describe is not our norm...I am sorry that you rented a boat and... More 

Eagan, Minnesota
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My hubby and I had a great lunch in the waterfront bar at Pops today! He had the Fish & Chips with coleslaw, I had the Mediteranean Salad. Fabulous food, great value, friendly service, wonderful location, fun vibe! We'll be back!

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Don P, Owner at Pops Sunset Grill, responded to this review

Hi MapleOnThe Move Mom- Thanks for stopping by Pops and sharing your nice compliments on TA for other readers to enjoy! We hope you will hurry back! Cheers, Don More 

Beverly hills, fl
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

While visiting my family in Venice Florida my sister wanted to take her sister in law's family of 5 also visiting from Mass. for the weekend to a nice scenic restaurant on the Gulf. We arrived at Pops sunset grill at about 6:10 on a Saturday night and were told we would have about an hour wait as we had... More 

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Don P, Owner at Pops Sunset Grill, responded to this review

Greetings Jimbilly! Thank you for your wonderful comments on TA. The weather has been great lately and we have been fortunate to have lots of visitors to our little place on the water! Pops is great spot to enjoy a casual meal, good food and friendly service! Thank you for noticing all of the extra little touches! Cheers and we... More 

Providence, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

No reservations in this popular place so be prepared to wait!!!! Good food and service once you get a table. Pops is on the water and the dolphins will swim feet away from your table. Live entertainment including steel drums while you wait at the bar.

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Don P, Owner at Pops Sunset Grill, responded to this review

Hello BudP09! Thank you for your nice compliments on TA! We appreciate you waiting for a table and glad you were able to enjoy some of the "local entertainment" while doing so! Pops is a great spot to kick back and relax! We hope you will come back and visit us again soon! Cheers and safe travels, Don More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We enjoyed a boat ride to the grill and had a nice lunch near the water. We all enjoyed the food, which was good but not exceptional.

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Don P, Owner at Pops Sunset Grill, responded to this review

Greetings Cynbuy- Thank you for your recent visit to Pops and sharing your experience with other TA readers! Our entire team at Pops is committed to work to improve the experience for all Patrons, Guest and Visitors. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Nokomis! Cheers, Don More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 Circuit Road, Nokomis, FL 34275-3006
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Nokomis
  • Phone Number: +1 941-488-3177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Grill, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view

Description

Pops features fresh grilled seafood, oyster bar items, over sized burgers, sandwiches & wraps. Daily Specials and weekend entertainment.We now feature several Craft Beers on Tap and by the bottle. We have seating for large groups and welcome families. Pops is a local favorite. Try one of our Fresh Oven Baked Flat breads or nosh on a basket of fried shrimp, clams or crab cakes. Our little place is located right on the water, we are laid back and have an excellent team of friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable staff! Drop by for Happy Hour 3-6 Daily!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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