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Pops Sunset Grill

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Seafood, Barbecue, Grill
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great ICW view

Good food. Great for lunch.dine indoor or out. Always something interesting going on the intracoastal waterway.good wait staff and fin outside bar

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
SGWiener
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Venice, Florida
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family and I heard good things about this restaurant. We wanted to eat on the water and thought this sounds like a happening spot. When we arrived, the hostess led us thru a dirty hallway where they kept the high chairs. Smelled like they left a diaper in there. Not the appetizer we were hoping for. We continued out... More 

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

Hello Deesdays- Thank you for taking the time to comment on TA. I noticed that your visit took place last year. We were changing things around a bit last year and it sounds like you were escorted through some back of house area to your table while we were working on an improvement. I am sorry about that...Given that we... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fresh food, freshly cooked! We had half shell oysters, which were fresh and delicious, clam chowder, and a delicious made to order medium rear hamburger, which is the best I've had in years! The staff is very friendly and you have a choice of sitting outside by the water or inside. Service was great! We enjoyed it very much!

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

Greetings Iramosvoigt! Thanks you fro your recent visit to Pops and for sharing your nice compliments on TA! So happy to hear that you had a good time and enjoyed the Pops experience! Hope to see you again soon and often! Cheers, Don More 

Venice, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I've been going to Pops a couple dozen times/year for 10 years. Sadly I have to say that things are headed downhill at a frighteningly fast pace. From cancelling the boat parade party to continually increasing prices to deteriorating food quality it is sad to see this happen to what for me has been my favorite waterfront restaurant for so... More 

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

Hi Mike S- Thank you for your recent visit to Pops and for sharing your experience on TA. We share all of the comments received with our team in order to improve the experience for all Patrons, Visitors and Guest at Pops. I am sorry if we let you down on your last visit, we have always try to provide... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Just spent the early afternoon & $150 later despite the bartender. The guy is clearly some retired cop type from the north. Condescending. He took numerous passes to refill our drinks and we had to go outta our way to order. Clearly not a place for first timers. New York attitude and it sucks. Its a beach community?. Couldn't careless... More 

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

Hi Gary S- Thanks for your recent visit to Pops and for sharing on TA. Pops is known for our friendly and attentive staff and we welcome all comers! I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations, I am hopeful you will stop back by and give us another shot! Cheers, Don More 

Venice, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Good food. Great for lunch.dine indoor or out. Always something interesting going on the intracoastal waterway.good wait staff and fin outside bar

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

Hello SGWiener- Thanks for making Pops your stop! yes, something always interesting going on around Pops...it is a great place to kick back and take in all that surrounds us...thanks for sharing on TA! Cheers, Don More 

Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great restaurant, eat there all the time but today was special. There was one table you could not sit at, it was reserved in honor of our 5 fallen heros from Chattanooga. With 5 folded flags and their names. Took pictures and just stood there for a moment. Thank you.

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

Greetings Bill I- Thank you for your heartfelt comments and for sharing with other TA readers. Many of our team at Pops as well as Patrons, Visitors and Guest have a tie to our Military as well as First Responders. Situations such as the most recent in Chattanooga can leave us all with a feeling of void and helplessness- our... More 

Venice, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I've loved Pops for years, am in there 4-5 times a week, and only have one pet peeve, which all my friends agree with- Please ask your musicians and bands to lower the volume 20% or so, so that it's possible for the bar and courtyard customers to carry on a conversation without yelling. It's entertainment, not a rock concert!... More 

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

Hello Ed C! Thank you for your loyal and continued patronage of Pops! I am sorry that you had to write your suggestion rather than having our Guest Service or one of our other Managers handle for you. We do try to appeal to a variety of tastes and music level can be subjective...but we will make a conscientious effort... More 

Venice, Florida
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

As a local, I've been here a few times over the years, but a recent visit gave me a whole new perspective. Outdoor dining, sunset views, and laid back live music along the waterway made the perfect setting to just RELAX! The food isn't exactly Zagat worthy, but if you're looking for a beachy place to just kick it, this... More 

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

Greetings 2020travelbug! Pops is definitely a place to kick back and relax! I am sure other TA readers will appreciate your insight- Come on by and kick back again real soon! Cheers, Don More 

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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We have been here before and ordered food and it was very good this time we just stopped for a drink. I tried the daily special pink sunset it was a very good drink my friend had the rum runner it was good also. The best part was seeing the dolphins in the waterway while we sat on the patio.... More 

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

Hi Cindi S! Thank you for your continued patronage of Pops! We appreciate you sharing your nice compliments on TA for other readers! We look foreard to seeing you soon and often! Cheers, Don More 

Manchester
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great food staff and atmosphere. Prices are average for a good restaurant. Our waitress was a blast filled us in on the hot spots to hit.

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

Hi duaneselectric! Thanks for your recent visit to Pops and for sharing your nice compliments on TA! Pops can be a lot of fun...happy to hear our staff pointed you in the right direction! Cheers, Don More 

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Additional Information about Pops Sunset Grill

Address: 112 Circuit Road, Nokomis, FL 34275-3006
Phone Number: +1 941-488-3177
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Nokomis
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue, Grill

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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, Barbecue, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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