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Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene
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Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, across from Nokomis Beach (Casey Key) and south of the Albee Road bridge, Pop's Sunset Grill provides waterfront dining with water access for boats. We open daily at 11 a.m. with the last dinner seating at 9 p.m. offering happy hour specials from 3-6 p.m., fresh fish specials, live entertainment, indoor and outdoor seating in a casual environment. Pop's is a member of the "Sarasota Originals" and the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame as we have earned a Certificate of Excellence every year for the past five years. In 2019, we opened our 4,000 sq. ft multi-level Tiki structure featuring nearly 180-degree views of the Intracoastal, an awesome
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our first time here was not impressive, but I’m happy to say we had great drinks and food in a perfect location, Table 50, I believe 😉. We had no wait as we arrived for a mid day lunch. A table for 2, right over...the water. We were mostly there to have a drink, but then ordered chowder and fish and chips. The fish was delicious big chunks of white meat. The drinks were beautiful ( tho not too strong). Our waiter that day (Nov 23 or 24?) was great - very attentive. We overheard him offering cheerful suggestions to the table next to us, who seemed difficult to please. I wish I could call him out by name , maybe Eric? I loved overlooking the water - my husband watching the boats, me watching the birds and dolphin that swam by! Made my day. ( coming back to add.. almost every location at this restaurant is technically outside, with covered thatched roofs, and the ability to pull curtains over the “ windows” if the sun is glaring or the wind is too much. I don’t know if there was a mask policy, but being outside means there is less need, and staff were all wearing masks as I recall)More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wade was amazing, and the food was awesome!! The shrimp Rangoon was off the charts, will most definitely visit again!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wade was a great waiter. Awesome food! So glad our friends took us there. Definitely worth going. Thank you!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We boated up to Pops Sunset Grill on the intracoastal waterway for lunch. We were seated in their Tiki hut bar area with an excellent view of the waterway and boats. The service was quick and very friendly and the food came out fast. We...all raved about the quality of our lunches with the SHRIMP RANGOON appetizer being our favorite. We will be back!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago

She made my birthday tonight! They were awesome! What an awesome night. Plan on having feature celebrations there and will request her!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Mishelle was an amazing ambassador for this super fun place to celebrate my dad’s birthday. The food and drink were amazing and the night was perfect thanks to Mishelle.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food outstanding service Are servers name was Michelle she was fast it was very busy and she never forgot us. Drinks were cold and the food was hot. Outstanding g place

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere inside or outside. Great drinks, food and service and some live music. Can't beat it. Thanks again MIshelle for the great service.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a regular here and I can’t recommend this place enough. It is an experience everytime I am here. Thank you Michelle for always taking care of me. EVeryone should try this place

Date of visit: October 2021
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Management Team, Operations Manager at Pop's Sunset Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for giving us five stars, Skyler!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place never disappoints! The view, the food, the service are all outstanding. Friendly and hard working staff, especially our favorite waitress Mishelle. She goes above and beyond to make sure we have our best experience. Go there, and ask for her! You will not...leave disappointed.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Management Team, Operations Manager at Pop's Sunset Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your recent visit and five-star rating! We hope to have you back again soon.

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JACKL2346
March 2, 2020|
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Response from KathleenDE | Reviewed this property |
There is a dock where boats tie up. Have never seen more than four at a time.
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garybW4736RV
December 19, 2019|
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Response from 556cathie | Reviewed this property |
We have gone to Pop's Grill several times and never had a problem with our food or drinks. We found the prices to be comparable to other restaurants on the water/views. And now Pops offers entertainment. If you were not... More
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Eve B
November 2, 2018|
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Response from Joe F | Property representative |
Pop’s has recently repaved the front parking lot and expanded it’s parking by leasing the lot across from the marina next door.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pop's Sunset Grill

Yes, Pop's Sunset Grill offers takeout services.

Pop's Sunset Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5