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Gecko's Grill & Pub

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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4870 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34321
+1 941-923-8896
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Akron, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service! Friendly staff, reasonable prices, beautiful atmosphere awesome food!!! Return there every few months..live the variety of clientele. Always strike up great conversations with other patrons. Love the boom boom shrimp!

Thank christtracy
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great drink specials! Wednesday night burger deals are the best!! Fresh yummy burger the way you want it!! Good local pub 2 locations. Landings is great! Come chill!

Thank fireback
Sarasota, Florida
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171 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Gecko's food was really good. Great atmosphere. The service was excellent. Waiters wanted to please customers- that was obviously important to them. Management was there checking on everything- they also cared that customers were happy. Thank you Gecko's for a very pleasant experience.

Thank Lorinn S
Kathmandu, Nepal
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Too often, their "specials" are pre-cooked frozen foods not cooked in-house. Had fish and chips, burnt on outside, ice cold on inside. Complained and waiter was rude and snide saying that it is technically already cooked. Hardly worth the while getting frozen pre-cooked foods as a special of the day - if I want that, Hungry Man tv dinners are... More 

Thank Thulo L
GHospitality, Manager at Gecko's Grill & Pub, responded to this review

Thulo: You have posted this same review on two of our restaurant's location pages, but we wanted to be sure to let you know that we care and we hear you. We are very sorry you did not enjoy your experience at our restaurant. However, au contraire, our weekly Chef-driven special menu items are not "too often frozen" and actually... More 

Englewood, Florida, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I have had three meals at Gekos and all were great and well presented except for the full rib special that I had last night. It appeared to have been cooked some time ago and then refrigerated. The ribs were cool and had fresh bar b q sauce which was cold. I really love the place but probably won't order... More 

Thank Bob H
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We had the Friday all day special of a full rack of ribs, fries and coleslaw. Big plateful and very flavoursome: liked the craft beer menu detailing current ales on offer. Good service and friendly atmosphere, a locals hot spot. We'll be back in May.

Thank Cathy S
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The wait staff has some people they like, and others they don't like. I have always tried to be friendly to to waitstaff and tip well, but they decided they don't like my sons and I for some unknown reason, they make it very clear by not speaking to to us, and serving us well after others and not offering... More 

1 Thank Tom T
GHospitality, Manager at Gecko's Grill & Pub, responded to this review

Tom: As a Manager on the Gecko's Hospitality Group family of restaurants team, I have read your review with sincere disappointment. Our Owners, who are very hands on in all of our restaurants, built their reputation and their business on providing fresh, delicious fare and exceptional hospitality. It is the standard by which we operate every day. Your experience is... More 

Siesta Key, Florida
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166 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This location has been open for a lot of years. The food and service has always been consistently good. It has a big oval bar with lots of TVs. There is an ample selection of tables in the front and north side of the bar. There is a good sized patio area outside (when weather permits). The menu is consistent.... More 

Thank JOHN L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Burgers or beer for $5 every Monday! Noisy during sport events. Several different eating locations within the restaurant.

Thank Jsmtraveler
Sarasota, Florida
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187 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Everything served was cold and greasy. How can a restaurant serve French fries that must have left the deep fryer an hour before? The stars I have given it are only for the hard working,very helpful servers

Thank SrqMike
GHospitality, Manager at Gecko's Grill & Pub, responded to this review

Mike: As you are a long time guest of Gecko's, we were so sorry to learn that your visit was not up to the standards you have come to enjoy at our restaurants. Please do let any of our Managers know when you are there if there is anything we can do right then to address; we want to continue... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4870 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34321
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-923-8896
American Pub Food with a Gourmet Twist. Whether out on your own, with your family or joining a group of friends, Gecko's Grill & Pub is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of a favorite neighborhood grill and sports bar.Serving lunch, dinner and a complete late night menu, Gecko's features gourmet pub food, nightly chef's specials and a full bar featuring 2-4-1 Happy Hour drinks ALL day. Locally owned since 1992.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?