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Pops Sunset Grill

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112 Circuit Rd, Nokomis, FL 34275-3006
+1 941-488-3177
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Sarasota, Florida
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

I dream about those giant, sweet Apalachiacola oysters I had on a beautiful afternoon in April. Best I've ever had! Pops has that great old-timey Florida feel. Sit at the ragtag tables right on the Intracoastal Waterway. They look to have a big bar but this place is suitable for everybody including families with kids. Just what you want when... More 

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

Hello PieOhMy! Thank you for visiting Pops Sunset Grill and for sharing your nice compliments on TA! There are few places in the world like Apalachicola Bay! The Oysters are Florida gems, so glad you enjoyed them! Stop back by and enjoy a few! Cheers and safe travels, Don More 

South Venice, Florida
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142 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Pops Sunset Grill is located on the river within yards of the Gulf. The menu includes a number of seafood items, sandwiches, and salads. Prices are quite reasonable given the location and the services was very friendly. There is a Tiki bar. As with many restaurants in Venice, dinner is served till 9:00, though the bar serves customers a bit... More 

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

Greetings dgcrawf! Thank you so much for your recent visit to Pops and the great overview of your experience on TA! I think many TA readers will find this information very helpful and appreciated! We look forward to seeing you again soon and often! Cheers and safe travels! Don More 

Sarasota
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131 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Thought the view was outstanding, but the food was just ok at best. Mostly friend food but decent variety

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

Hi Trailerking- Thank you for your recent visit to Pops and for sharing your nice compliments on TA! We hope you will stop back again soon! Cheers, Don More 

Seffner, Florida, USA
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing I give this place a 10 plus. The atmosphere is perfect right on the water. Our waitress Hanah was awesome she was on spot and served us with a smile

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

Greetings Penny M! Thank you for visiting Pops Sunset Grill and for sharing your nice compliments on TA! We are fortunate to have a fantastic staff at Pops And appreciate your recognizing them! Hurry back to see us! Cheers, Don More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Located on the bay with an indoor, outdoor, and outdoor, covered dining area. Lots of boat traffic to watch! Very friendly servers, diverse menu, good drinks. They even had Bushwackers! (Alcoholic drink popular in Pensacola and surrounding areas. Not many outside of the area know what it is.) I've had better calamari, but the Buffalo Fried Shrimp was great! Fried... More 

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

Hello Amy C! Thank you so much for your recent visit to Pops and for sharing your pleasant experience with other TA readers! Sounds like you and your family really enjoyed "The Pops Experience "! We also thank you for returning a second night, best compliment we can get! Thank you again and hurry back! Cheers and safe travels! Don More 

Jupiter, Florida
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service. Bartender is awesome. So glad we found this place! We will be back!

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

Greetings sheboze! We are so glad you found us as well! Thank you for your recent visit to Pops Sunset Grill and for sharing your nice comments on TA! Now that you know where we are, we hope to see you again soon and often! Cheers, Don More 

Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Our family visited mid afternoon and had to sit on a raised table due to them being busy. Good start as the place must be popular. We were served by Steven an experienced and very helpful waiter. The drinks arrived and we were a little disappointed as they were in plastic cups. Wine out of a plastic cup doesn't suit... More 

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

Hello Papapilo! Thank you for your recent visit to Pops and for sharing your nice experience on TA! we have chosen not to serve beverages in glass as to our close proximity to the dock and water. However, great news! Pops will be introducing new logo and souvenir plastic ware in September. We hope you will stop back and check... More 

Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Can arrive by boat after a day on the water. It has relativity good food at a moderate price. Easy to get to and relaxing, no worry to be fancy.

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

Greetings Amber K! Thank you for your recent visit to Pops Sunset Grill and for taking the time to share your nice compliments on TA! Good advice to TA readers, stop at Pops and relax! Cheers, Don More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit and I have worked in F&B for 20+ years in Cape May, NJ. Our server Nick was amazing, I ordered the Grilled Mango Shrimp and it was sold out, but he was able to suggest a way to recreate it the best he could. Everything came out perfect! If you ever get a chance to... More 

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

Hello jennifer n! Thank you for your recent visit to Pops Sunset Grill and for taking the time to share your nice compliments on TA! We are fortunate to have a great staff at Pops and I appreciate your recognizing them! I hope your travels bring you back this way again soon, safe travels and cheers, Don More 

Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We go here often with friends for both lunch and dinner. Lunch has a full menu, everything from Pop's great burgers to a Grouper sandwich. Drinks are reasonable and well made (according to Debbie). Staff is very pleasant and willing to help in any way. One of our favorite places in the Venice/Nokomis area.

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

Hi Red_Lion_Snowbird! Many thanks for your continued patronage of Pops and for the nice compliments on TA! We are always very happy to hear that you make Pops one of your stops! Safe travels and cheers! Don More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 Circuit Rd, Nokomis, FL 34275-3006
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Nokomis
  • Phone Number: +1 941-488-3177
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!

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