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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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11:00 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
Incredible Place To See The Sunset

Having been to Pop's regularly since 2010 during our visit's to the Venice, Florida area, i can tell you that it's a great place to eat and an especially great place to see the sunset. Situated on the Intra-Coastal Waterway in Nokomis, this place is a magnet for folks wsho want great seafood and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
dave2840
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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584 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Jericho, Vermont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here after a few hours at the beach. Music started right after we arrived around 2:30 pm. Gumbo delicious, grouper Reuben delicious, fried shrimp delicious. Waterfront, not much better than this!

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

Hello Gail S! You had me at Grouper Reuben!..:-)..thank you for your recent visit to Pops and sharing such nice compliments with other TA readers! Hurry back! cheers, Don More 

Venice, Florida
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Always enjoyed having lunch / dinner at Pops, old Florida "on the water". Had lunch there last week, not sure what fish was used for their fish-n-chips. I would ask next time. It slipped down like it was rubber and later was not pleasant. Burgers have always been good, likewise for the fries. Great location, watch the boats.

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

Hello morgan s! Thank you for your continued patronage of Pops! I am sorry to learn that your most recent visit did not meet your expectations. We use a very popular Swai fish for our fish n chips...we have done this for many years and have received lots of compliments, particularly on our Fish Fry Friday's.. I have reviewed your... More 

Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Having been to Pop's regularly since 2010 during our visit's to the Venice, Florida area, i can tell you that it's a great place to eat and an especially great place to see the sunset. Situated on the Intra-Coastal Waterway in Nokomis, this place is a magnet for folks wsho want great seafood and grilled items. My wife had the... More 

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

Hello dave2840- Wow! Thank you for the great compliments on TA! We appreciate your continued patronage of Pops and look forward to seeing you every visit! Cheers, Don More 

Detroit, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed dinner at Pop's after a day at the beach. We must have had good timing, we were seated right away on the dock by the water as people stood waiting for seats in the shade. The musicians played and sang Buffett tunes. Our server and the chef kindly accommodated my food allergies while still preparing a beautiful meal.... More 

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

Greetings zoeg! Thank you for visiting Pops! Sounds like a perfect afternoon! I am sure other TA readers feel the same! Cheers and safe travels! Don More 

Lawrence, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food great atmosphere but it was first come first serve when I called which was my only complaint they don't take reservations besides that it was great my husband didn't care for the crabmeat sandwich but wings great my chicken great flatbread pizza great little expensive 45 min wait was only 35

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

Hi bernadette g! Thank you for your recent visit to Pops and especially waiting it out for a table! I am happy to hear that we did not disappoint you after being seated! Cheers and safe travels! Don More 

st. clair shores, United States
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We arrived at Pop's right after hearing/seeing the drummers sunset performance on Nokomis Beach and saw a beautiful sunset along with a new crescent moon. Shared an outside round fire pit table and met some really nice people to share dinner conversation with. Only problem was service was so good our food came the same time our cocktails did!! So... More 

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

Hi Sharon W! Thank you for your recent visit to Pops and for sharing your nice compliments on TA! The fire-pit tables are very popular for meeting new friends or bringing lots of existing friends or family, so happy you enjoyed the experience! Come back and see us soon! Cheers, Don More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

My parents had been here many times as they live in the area and since we had a boat for the day, we stopped. Nice selection of local drafts, seafood with grilled, blackened and fried options and fresh salads. Gumbo was salty but with ample fish and service was spot on. Would recommend for a casual meal.

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

Hello Ryan W! Thanks to you and your parents for visiting Pops! You provide a nice overview for other TA readers and I am sure they appreciate your compliments as well as we do! We look forward to seeing you again real soon! Cheers, Don More 

Michigan
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had dinner at Pops at the bridge to Casey Key. It was a long (about 1 hour) wait because we wanted a water side table. It was worth the wait - the food was excellent!!

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

Hi Jami179! Thank you fro your recent visit to Pops and for patiently waiting to be seated! We are fortunate to be a busy little place and always appreciate our Patrons willing to wait it out, it is very good to hear that we did not disappoint you! Hurry back soon! Cheers, Don More 

Pickering, Canada
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

When we checked into a local hotel we were pointed towards Pop's as being the best of the two available in the area. There was a line up at 2 PM which I thought was a good sign. Their location is fab right on the waterway with a great view and a breeze on a hot day. The food was... More 

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

Greetings Tempoman- Thanks for your recent visit to Pops and sharing your experience for other TA readers.It appears that we did not meet your expectations and for that I apologize! However, please do not assume we don' care,, actually the exact opposite! We want each and every one of our Patrons, Visitors and Guest to have an enjoyable experience at... More 

Sawyer Michigan
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This place is packed during spring break, best be it to wait at the bar for seats to open if you don't want to wait. Has outdoor seating and fire pits, nice. Food is decent, totally old Florida hangout place.

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

Hi John C! Thanks for stopping by Pops and sharing your nice compliments for other TA readers! Don/t wait until next spring to take a break! We look forward to seeing you again soon and often! 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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