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Gecko's Grill & Pub Fruitville

$$ - $$$American, ,
351 N Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232-6425
+1 941-378-0077
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
351 N Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232-6425
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Promptly greeted at the door and shown to table right away--no wait line. Friendly server arrived in a timely manner for our drink order. When the beverages arrived we were ready to order. Our order was politely taken. I could see from our booth ,...More

Thank rene h
Reviewed October 17, 2018

I've been to this place many times, but just got tired of listening to all the Pittsburgh Steeler and Penn State fans being loud and obnoxious! It's just not a welcoming environment to be in and enjoy dinner. I've been there when the fans are...More

1  Thank kbl1579
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The service at lunch time was great: efficient and friendly, even though they were extremely busy. My vegetarian meal, the Power Blend Salad, was superb. An excellent combination of a good assortment of vegetables accompanied by a tasty lemon pesto vinaigrette dressing that enhanced the...More

Thank marshallg190
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Chili is yummy! Great atmosphere. After travelling a very welcomed end to my day.. will come again...meatball sliders awesome!

Thank camillabT6239PH
GHospitality, Manager at Gecko's Grill & Pub Fruitville, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

So glad you could join us on your road trip, Camillab! Thank you, Gecko's

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Rough atmosphere, better kitchen than one might expect. Try Mad Moss in Osprey—similar menu, better food.

Thank 565fjr
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Gecko's was just across the road from the New Sleep Inn/Mainstay that we stayed at Saturday. You could walk but much easier taking car. Great pick by the front desk staff!

Thank Florida T
GHospitality, Manager at Gecko's Grill & Pub Fruitville, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

So glad you could join us on your trip, Placestosee53! You found two truly local businesses who appreciate your business. With gratitude, Gecko's

Reviewed August 21, 2018

Wanted to sit down and relax. Booth away from entrance was best. Service was great, Food was hot. Waiter even made a fresh pot of Coffee for me! Manager stopped by table, to check on us, also, gave us a few coupons, Great!! Will definitely...More

Thank fconorozzo
GHospitality, Manager at Gecko's Grill & Pub Fruitville, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

So nice of you to share your kind words with us, fconorozzo; we truly appreciate that we were able to share the Gecko's hospitality with you and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed August 20, 2018

You really can't go wrong with Gecko's at any of it's locations. The food is consistent, good, and not overpriced. Excellent wings!

Thank teddystouch
GHospitality, Manager at Gecko's Grill & Pub Fruitville, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Thanks for making our day, Teddystouch; we truly appreciate our wonderful guests.

Reviewed August 1, 2018

Finally a nice evening to sit out on the porch overlooking the water and fountain and have a nice meal. As soon as we walked out on the porch, we were overwhelmed with the smell of cigarette smoke. The bar area on one end of...More

1  Thank AnnaFlorida
GHospitality, Manager at Gecko's Grill & Pub Fruitville, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

AnnaFlorida, Thank you for enjoying our delicious food. However, we are so sorry you were disappointed on our outdoor patio. Please know our Managers are always on the floor and truly want to accommodate our guests' every request for seating. Please let us know next...More

Reviewed July 13, 2018

First time at this location. Same friendly staff. Large bar and dining area. We had a nice young waitress named Hannah S. She did a great job. We were in no rush and she gave us all the time we needed.

Thank CTS_Knows
GHospitality, Manager at Gecko's Grill & Pub Fruitville, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

Thanks for being a Gecko's regular; we appreciate your business!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 351 N Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232-6425
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-378-0077
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 seasonal, locally sourced produce from our sustainable farm partner, gourmet pub food, nightly chef's specials and a full bar featuring Happy Days Happy Hours All Day, Every Day. Locally owned and operated since 1992, Gecko's truly is Sarasota and Bradenton's very own Cheers. A favorite of Local's and Visitors alike, Fruitville Gecko's has a screened patio with live acoustic music on the weekend and is a perennial "Best Of" winner in multiple categories.
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