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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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Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, 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
Can't beat the view

My wife and I were looking for somewhere romantic to celebrate our anniversary lunch. We're vegetarians so we don't eat seafood but wanted to experience the waterside dining of Pop's. There were a surprising number of good vegetarian options on the menu for a seafood restaurant. I'm not going to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
NotYourBroom
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Venice, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Pops is a great local Bar / Restaurant with outstanding views. The food is excellent. Just had the hot wings the other day... Nothing short of spectacular!!! We live here in Nokomis, and use Pops as a local getaway. Great place, great people...

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Venice, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had such a fun experience at Pops! Food is always good and service is very friendly and attentive. Ask about the Pop's Perk card, great for locals.

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

Hello jane l! Love it when Pops is described in one word- 'FUN"- thank you for sharing your nice compliments on TA! Also thank you for spreading the word on our Pops Perks Cards...! This is a great way to find out what is happening at Pops as well as receiving some special treats! We appreciate your continued patronage and... More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Looking for a romantic restaurant when I got lost and ended up in Pops parking lot . The attendant convinced us to give this shady looking place a try. We walked in and the first thing that confronted us was a somewhat offbeat looking bar area..wife called it skanky .Despite this negative first impression we were elated by the time... More 

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

Greetings William B! A big thanks to you and your bride for spending a little time at Pops! I am very happy to hear that our staff did not steer you wrong! Pops is a nice little place with terrific staff, good food and wonderful natural scenery! mostly, its a frame of mind that allows our Patrons, Visitors and Guest... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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107 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were looking for somewhere romantic to celebrate our anniversary lunch. We're vegetarians so we don't eat seafood but wanted to experience the waterside dining of Pop's. There were a surprising number of good vegetarian options on the menu for a seafood restaurant. I'm not going to say it was the best food I ever had but... More 

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

Hi NotYourBroom! Thank you for your recent visit to Pops and for sharing on TA! Sounds like you had a nice time and enjoyed the "Pops Experience"! We try to offer a nice variety of items at our little place on the water, most folks can find something that suits them, not fancy food, but good food! We look forward... More 

Venice, Florida
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Our realtor and vacation home property manager recommended this restaurant and they did not steer us wrong. My wife, son and I dined here and had a table under the roof of the outdoor dining area next to the intercostal. We are glad we ate where we did as a heavy rain started and drove some patrons from their tables... More 

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

Greetings Alan G! Thank you for your recent visit to Pops and for sharing your experience with other TA readers! yep, the weather can get a little temperamental this time of year, but just stick around a little while and will it will change..:-)...We hope you will continue to make Pops your stop when in the area and look forward... More 

Port Charlotte, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Never been here but wanted to see the sunset with a friend. This is right next to nokimis beach. It rained but saw the end of the sunset on the beach and two rainbows! Then to pops where my friend had the buffalo shrimp and I the quesadillas. Both were exceptional. The manager went out of her way to make... More 

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

Hi ilovedr913! Thanks for making Pops your stop after a trip to the beach! WE appreciate you sharing your nice compliments on our terrific staff and food with other TA readers! Don't wait for a sunny day to come back and see us! Cheers, Don More 

Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Walking in, via a truly skank bar area, the smell of Clorox was overwhelming. The smell followed us to the DR. Located on the water, one would assume that most of the seafood would be fresh. Not so. As a matter of fact, the only fresh caught seafood item was the day's special. Uh huh... Fresh tuna & Clorox just... More 

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

Hello Oceanna W! Thank you for visiting Pops and for sharing your experience on TA. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the Bloody Mary's! It is one of our specialty recipes! I am sorry that you had encountered a bleach like smell during your visit, we have been doing some renovations and our cleaning team has been pushed a little... More 

Nokomis, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Our family loves to visit Pop's. The staff is top notch! Plus, the food and drinks match perfectly to the waterfront vibe. We boat, bike, walk and drive here to experience this local and visitor fav!

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

Hello jenncush! Thank you! What nice compliments! We appreciate your continued patronage of Pops and for sharing on TA! Hurry back! Cheers, Don More 

Venice, Florida
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217 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went with friends for dinner. We sat outside by the water. Drinks are always good outside. We had several appetizers, always love their wings. Two of us had grouper which was fantastic. Two of us had the burger with fresh cut jalapenos. Service was very good and friendly. No doubt a return visit is in the near future.

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

Greetings snorkler09! Welcome back to Pops and thank you for your continued patronage! We appreciate your sharing your nice compliments with other TA readers. We look forward to your return! Cheers, Don More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

After a day at the beach we were parched and hungry. We came to Pop's and sat at the bar. Beautiful view of the inter-coastal and the sunset. Our bartender, Aaron was superb. It was late on Sunday evening and he was gracious with us as we ordered our dinner and drinks. He makes an awesome rum runner by the... More 

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

Hi Tinfoil H! Thank you for your recent visit to Pops! It sounds like you had the perfect Pops experience! We appreciate your sharing your nice compliments on TA and especially for recognizing our great staff! We hope to see 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, Barbecue, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, 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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?