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“My Go-To for a Burger”

Smacks Burgers & Shakes
Ranked #209 of 1,149 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$15
Description: Smacks Burgers & Shakes, the younger sibling of Gecko’s Grill & Pub, is located at the corner of Bee Ridge and Shade. The Better Burger concept was an award-winner in its first year! Smacks is a sibling in the Gecko's Hospitality Group family of restaurants. Smacks came in to the neighborhood and quickly took stride as a new community gathering place for guests of all ages. Incorporating the ultimate in quality and freshness, Smacks is Polished Casual food with a conscience. With its 100% Hormone and Steroid free Bison Burgers, Choice Angus, and locally sourced Top Dogs, Smacks’ menu includes Chicken and Vegetarian options, daily Chef Specials, specialty Harney & Sons Fine Iced Teas, and inspired Frozen Custard flavors. Smacks’ Fries, a tasty crinkle cut, immediately earned “Best Fries” distinction with SRQ magazine. Smacks Burgers & Shakes renews the GHG’s mission to provide exceptional hospitality, fresh, locally sourced fare and a menu that is accessible to everyone.
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Description: Smacks Burgers & Shakes, the younger sibling of Gecko’s Grill & Pub, is located at the corner of Bee Ridge and Shade. The Better Burger concept was an award-winner in its first year! Smacks is a sibling in the Gecko's Hospitality Group family of restaurants. Smacks came in to the neighborhood and quickly took stride as a new community gathering place for guests of all ages. Incorporating the ultimate in quality and freshness, Smacks is Polished Casual food with a conscience. With its 100% Hormone and Steroid free Bison Burgers, Choice Angus, and locally sourced Top Dogs, Smacks’ menu includes Chicken and Vegetarian options, daily Chef Specials, specialty Harney & Sons Fine Iced Teas, and inspired Frozen Custard flavors. Smacks’ Fries, a tasty crinkle cut, immediately earned “Best Fries” distinction with SRQ magazine. Smacks Burgers & Shakes renews the GHG’s mission to provide exceptional hospitality, fresh, locally sourced fare and a menu that is accessible to everyone.
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Thankfully, I live less than a mile from S'macks on Bee Ridge. It has a delightful small-town quality to it with local high school signage and historic photos on the wall. The service is swift, efficient and friendly. The burgers are cooked to order and delicious. I prefer their fries to any others in the fast and cheap food category.

The real treat is their home-made custard ice cream. My favorite summer treat is a shake or simply a scoop of tasty and adventurous flavors. But vanilla is always my favorite.

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Thank GayleyPablo
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Cute place, friendly staff, average food. Nice to have a place to grab a safe burger. Lemonade tastes funny; didn't like.

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Thank KarCam07
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and great custard! we love the flavor of the day! keeps us coming back. Do you recommend the chicken sandwiches we love the tater tots and fries great staff good value

Thank Charlene Y
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Very tasty sandwiches and fries. I had the Carolina Burger which comes with a pickle, pulled pork and slaw on top and a special sauce - yum. Wife had Original Burger which she said was very good. We ate in but you can call ahead and they will bring to your car. No alcohol but great burgers.

1  Thank spikenails
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

After a recent Celiac Disease diagnosis, eating out has been....well, terrifying. When I eat at or call into S'Macks and order the burger with a GF bun, the staff always asks me if I have an allergy, and my receipt is always marked with "Allergy, special preparation". I have been to the hospital numerous times due to gluten ingestion and I can actually eat at S'Macks without fear of cross contamination. That sort of attention to detail (and the fact that their food is delicious) is enough to keep me and my family returning, and to recommend S'Macks to friends. Burgers are always prepared to order, juicy and flavorful. Crinkle fries are fried in a designated fryer separate from other products. It's delish.

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Thank yumsrq
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