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Pops Sunset Grill

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
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112 Circuit Rd, Nokomis, FL 34275-3006
+1 941-488-3177
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Bradenton, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great for lunch. Pleasant to sit outside along the water to watch the boats. I prefer the steamed pots. Can't find them too many places so give it a try while you're there.

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Thank Remter66
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sweet setting on the water. Food is good. Great burgers. Night time dining around fire pit tables is beautiful. Parking is tight. There was a lot down the road with golf cart transportation to the restaurant entry. Very nice staff. Don't miss a chance to visit...

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

Greetings Martie P! Thank you for your recent visit to Pops Sunset Grill and for taking the time to share your nice experience with other TA readers! We appreciate the recommendation as it is the best compliment we can get! We hope to see you again soon and often! Cheers! Don More 

Sewell, New Jersey
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My niece took us there for sunset drinks. Ordered Pop's punch. I only had 1 and 1/4 of one and was walking sideways like a crab. Had not felt like that in over 30 years. Found out there is a 2 Pop's Punch limit and I know why. Atmosphere was fun. My husband and I went back a few days... More 

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Thank rlafferty3
Don P, Owner at Pops Sunset Grill, responded to this review

Greetings riafferty3! Thanks to you for making Pops your stop and to your niece for suggesting Pops! We appreciate your sharing your nice comments on TA! Yes, we do have a limit of two on our Pops Punches! We have had the policy for years. We want everyone to have a fun time responsibly ! So glad you came back... More 

Dothan, Alabama
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

OMG you must try the fried pickles! Spoiler alert-they are pickle spears. Crispy and perfect! I had a half a steamship (steam/boiled seafood pot) with shrimp and lobster. It was divine! My hubby's swordfish was delicious too! Nice family dining experience with a dockside twist.

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Thank jennifer2113
Don P, Owner at Pops Sunset Grill, responded to this review

Hi jennifer2113! Thank you for your recent visit to Pops and for sharing your terrific compliments on TA! Our Steamer Pots have been a big favorite for many years! So glad you enjoyed your "Pops Experience" and we hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Don More 

Bridgewater, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are a lot of seafood restaurants in and near Venice, FL, but there are really only a handful who can cook fish and shellfish so well that they don't have to cover for themselves with sauces or added "heat." To have a piece of swordfish, a lobster tail, and skewered shrimp on the same plate, all fresh, all cooked... More 

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

Hello Tobagotwo! Thank you for your continued patronage of Pops Sunset Grill and for sharing your nice compliments on TA! We appreciate your recommending some of our fresh seafood offerings to TA readers. Your nice comments had our kitchen team beaming with pride! We look forward to your next visit! Cheers, Don More 

Williamsburg
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pop's is definitely the best casual Waterfront dinning in the area. Consistent high quality food , excellent service Fun atmosphere and cool drinks....four dinners in seven days....all top notch. Don't miss the Coconut Shrimp and if available the Caesar Salad topped with the Grilled Grouper.....the best I had. Cheers to a successful team!

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

Greetings chefhanswilliamsburg! Thank you for your recent and multiple visits to Pops Sunset Grill! That is quite a compliment! I am certain that this was a great vote of confidence to the TA readers looking for a nice place to have a causal meal and a fun place to relax! Don't be a stranger, we look forward to your return... More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here for dinner one night. We were seated outside where we could watch boats go down the waterway. The food was very good, and plentiful, and the service was excellent.

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

Hi Cat F! Thank you for your recent visit to Pops Sunset Grill and for sharing your nice compliments on TA! It sounds as though you had one of those cool "Pops Experiences". Dinner and a Natural Surroundings Show! Hurry back to see us! Cheers, Don More 

Venice Beach, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pop's has great burgers and I love the grilled mahi ceasar. The mixed grill is also good. Oh! and don't forget the steamer pots...delicious!

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

Greetings Edie L! Thank you for making Pops your stop recently and for taking the time to share your nice compliments on TA! You made our Kitchen Teams Day! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers and safe travels! Don More 

Kissimmee
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good,atmosphere was just what we wanted,on the water.Service was fast and efficient. We love taking our family there.

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

Hello Dan J! Thank you for bringing the family to Pops and for sharing your nice compliments on TA! We hope to see all of you again soon! Cheers, Don More 

Nokomis, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really don't want more people to find this gem because the lines are already too long --during the season especially Love the buffalo shrimp, shrimp quesadilla. Great salads. Appreciate the owners keep upgrading the restaurant to make the kind of tacky atmosphere cleaner and nicer

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

Greetings creekscrossing! Thanks for your recent visit to Pops and for sharing your nice compliments on TA. We are very fortunate to have many Patrons who have found us, the word must be out! We appreciate your recognizing some of our latest upgrades! We try to keep things in shape while maintaining that laid back atmosphere that makes our Patrons... 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
USD 15 - USD 20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
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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