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Pops Sunset 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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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
Easy docking for 27 foot long boat!

I have been eating and boating to Pops since 1996. I am never disappointed! The bands are always fun, and never too loud.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
David H
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Venice, Florida
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beach joint so don't expect great food. The place is really a neat place to hang out and have a drink and watch the boats go by. My wife got the grouper Ruben and I got the fish and chips because they didn't have a blackened grouper. I got to wondering if I couldn't get blackened how... More 

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

Hi john b- Thanks for stopping by Pops and for taking the time to share your experience on TA. Pops offers a variety of fresh seafood items and features them on our fresh catch menu. We are also sensitive and considerate of our environment and only purchase sustainable items. This means that some of the items on our menu can... More 

baltimore, maryland
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonder waitress, fair view, wife's wine was cheapest quality, store bought Coke slaw, shrimp wrap was good, bit over priced. Go back? Too much of a chance for a repeat.

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

Hi whatayanuts- Thank you for stopping by Pops and for sharing your comments on TA. So you know, we make our coleslaw fresh at Pops and we offer a variety of wines by the glass, in a mid price range. We hope you will change your mind and stop back by when you are looking for a nice little place... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our waiter, Paul, was very entertaining and made our experience great. Definitely ask for him when you go. Also look for Charlie the Yellow Crowned Night Heron on the back deck.

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

Hello laura c- Thank you for your recent visit to Pops and for sharing your nice comments on TA- sounds like you met two of Pops most interesting characters....we look forward to seeing you again soon and often! Cheers, Don More 

Akron, Ohio
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our friend's dad lives in Florida and took us here to have the seafood. Pop's is known for its grouper reuben, which my husband had. I had the shrimp BLT wrap. The side dish of edamame salad was very flavorful. All of the food was excellent. It's a casual place with an outdoor bar. It's on a river/canal with lots... More 

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

Hi Dawn G- Thank you for visiting Pops and a big thanks to your friends Dad for the referral! The Grouper Reuben is addictive! Thank you as well for noticing some of our recent improvements to Pops and for sharing on TA! We hope you will find your way back to Pops sooner than later! Cheers and safe travels, Don More 

New Iberia, Louisiana
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove 40 minutes out of the way because of their name. Left completely disappointed. Trees obscure the view almost totally. You'd do better one block over at pelican alley. Less people, better view, and good food.

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

Hello rannecat- Thank you for your recent visit to Pops. Seems we are not talking about the same place??? Pops only overlooks the Intracoastel, yes, we have a beautiful garden setting-but lots of seats right on the water. Please stop back by, we would love the opportunity to show you around! Cheers, Don More 

Venice, Florida
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been eating and boating to Pops since 1996. I am never disappointed! The bands are always fun, and never too loud.

Helpful?
Thank David H
Don P, Owner at Pops Sunset Grill, responded to this review

Hello David H! Thank you for your lengthy Patronage of Pops! We look forward to seeing you drop anchor at Pops every visit! safe travels and hurry back! Cheers, Don More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sat by the water and the atmosphere was great. Food was good. Our waitress was rude and slow. Might try again with a different serve.

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

Hello Kate L- Thank you for stopping by Pops and for taking the time to comment on TA. I am sorry to hear that your server was not up to our standards. We share every comment with our team in order to continue to improve for all of our Patrons, Visitors and Guest. We do hope you will come back... More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful view of the intercostal, this looks like an old seafood restaurant from another era. Mostly fried seafood standards. Nice bar with good drinks with a view. This is a great lunch spot. The food is good but not great. Just a good spot to gather!

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

Hi Keith H! Thank you for your recent visit to Pops and for sharing your nice compliments on TA. Pops menu features a nice variety of fresh grilled seafood, oversized sandwiches and garden fresh salads along with some of our traditional specialties. Take your time and try em all! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Don More 

Nokomis, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Food was OK but not spectacular. If you're looking for music, the Saturday night we were there they had a great band and there were a lot (and I mean a lot) of people dancing. Looked fun although we did not go to dance. We sat in the area facing the water which had an 'old Florida' feel. I think... More 

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Thank BalanceSeeker10
Don P, Owner at Pops Sunset Grill, responded to this review

Greetings BalanceSeeker10! Thank you for stopping by Pops and for sharing your experience on TA. Yes, Pops can be lots of fun or a quiet place to chill n' relax. Whatever your mood, the "Pops Experience" offers a little something for everyone! We look forward to your stopping back by, cheers and safe travels, Don More 

Lynnfield
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165 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Luckily, we were seated immediately at a waterfront table. The view was peaceful with a plethora of birds flying around over the intercostal water way. Sometimes, the birds were a bit much and I wished they would fly away. Just saying... Our waitress was energetic, polite, patient and helpful. Our burgers arrived quickly and were hot. They were just okay,... More 

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

Hello Gram E- Thank you for visiting Pops and for sharing your experience on TA`- being right on the water, the local wildlife are our best repeat non paying customers! Pops has a very friendly and service orientated Guest Service Team- Our goal is that everyone who visits us has a good "Pops Experience". Should you give us the opportunity... 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: American, Seafood, Pizza, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene

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
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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