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Pop's Sunset Grill

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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene
About
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 yesterday via mobile

We've been here a number of times. The waterfront location is unbeatable. But the food prices keep going up and the quality is not as good as some of their local competitor's. We'll probably go back but I think I'll stick to drinks and maybe...an appetizer.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have been here 4 or 5 times over the years, quality and service are always great. The view on the intercostal waterway is also great. We will return.

Date of visit: October 2020
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popsmanager, Operations Manager at Pop's Sunset Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Dan! Thank you for your repeated visits to Pop's and for giving us five stars! We are glad you enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Karen

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great vibe. Good food! Highly recommend! The grouper sandwich rocks! Bartender k Les how to make her drinks!

Date of visit: October 2020
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popsmanager, Operations Manager at Pop's Sunset Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Laura! Thank you for your recent visit to Pop's and for leaving us a five star review! We hope to have you back soon. Cheers, Karen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pops sunset grill is a no frills tiki bar with good food, cold drinks on a tropical waterfront deck. The buffalo shrimp were excellent to start. An order of Hot wings next then we each had our own order of ribs, mahi ruebens and mango...shrimp skewers.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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popsmanager, Operations Manager at Pop's Sunset Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Lolly! Thank you for your recent visit to Pop's and for giving us five stars! We hope to have you back again very soon. Cheers, Karen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must stop for us everytime we are in town!! Everyone so nice grat spot to eat on the water. My bird friend always there to greet me on the dock!! The POPS Punch is a must !! Like Gasoline 2 and I...am as happy as can be. Food is amazing but atmosphere and view 2nd to noneMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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popsmanager, Operations Manager at Pop's Sunset Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi John! Thank you for your recent visit to Pop's and for writing us such a kind review. We truly hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Karen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Pop's maybe five years ago --- and for some reason just did not return. We went back last evening, seeing for the first time the new outside eating area. We had a great seat on the water and Mischelle took terrific care of...us - the special for my wife (plenty to eat and all perfectly cooked), a burger for our guest and coconut shrimp for me --- all after an appetizer of nachos. Everything was exceptional although the nachos could have used a little more beef and a few less black beans (minor comment). The staff wore masks, sanitized all surfaces before seating us and had the tables spread out. Just a wonderful evening in every respect. We will return more often, especially if the snowbirds flock in smaller numbers to Florida and we can get in without long waits. BTW, last night - called, gave them a time and, although they do not reserve tables, we seated immediately.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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popsmanager, Operations Manager at Pop's Sunset Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you for your recent visit to Pop's and for giving us five stars. We are happy you chose to come back to Pop's! Cheers, Karen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food good time friendly service nice gift shop the music was fun snd beachy. If you want water front dinning this is a great choice!

Date of visit: September 2020
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popsmanager, Operations Manager at Pop's Sunset Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Deborah! Thank you for your recent visit to Pop's and for giving us five stars on TripAdvisor! We hope to have you back again soon. Cheers, Karen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, drinks and music! You can't beat the view! The edemane salad is to die for! Our server Darcy was the best! Pops is alway on our must stop at list when we travel to Florida!

Date of visit: October 2020
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popsmanager, Operations Manager at Pop's Sunset Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Diana! Thank you for your repeated business and for giving us five stars. We truly hope to have you back soon. Cheers, Karen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon recommendations, we chose the Sunset Grill for our first time and thoroughly enjoyed the venue and the great selection on the menu. My wife chose the breaded scallops (very light breading) and the Coleslaw, while I went with the grilled Redfish and grilled veggies....Large tables with center fire and rock feature are a great touch and spaced properly due to the current sanctions. Portions are large, service is excellent and DOMINIC was our server and kept us entertained, informed and was excellent in his food description and suggestions. VERY RELAXING ATMOSPHERE, EXCELLENT MENU SELECTIONS and food was prepared well and served hot. WOULD DEFINITELY RETURN TO THIS RESTAURANT. DO NOT MISS A MEAL AT POP'S.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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popsmanager, Operations Manager at Pop's Sunset Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Brian! Thank you for your recent visit to Pop's and for leaving us such a kind review. We hope to have you back again soon. Cheers, Karen

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location on the intracoastal. You can be seated inside or outside. Staff is friendly and efficient. Menu is extensive with daily specials. Prices are reasonable for a seaside location. Great place. Don’t pass it up. Go by boat if you can.

Date of visit: September 2020
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popsmanager, Operations Manager at Pop's Sunset Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Fred! Thank you for your recent visit to Pop's and for giving us four stars! We are very happy you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Karen

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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
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Response from JoeF2982 | 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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