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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, Gecko's is a perennial "Best Of" choice in multiple categories and was awarded the 2017 Restaurant Neighbor award
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Happy hour wine with a colleague. The wings & tuna nachos were good. If you are considering whether this would be a safe option for social distancing then don’t go. While I assume the restaurant meets the guidelines for limited capacity there were still a...whole lot of customers in there and only restaurant workers wearing masks. Very limited outside seating available.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best restaurant ribs I've ever had. My wife's tuna nachos were excellent. Very good beer selection, excellent staff as well as multiple TV's for sports viewing. Nice place, hope to visit again.

Date of visit: September 2020
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GHospitality, Owner at Gecko's Grill & Pub SR 70, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Bruce for being our guest and the glowing review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed March 17, 2020

When we go to Bradenton we stay at a hotel right across from Gecko's. When you walk in there are tables to sit at but we went to the bar area in the back where they had TV's to view your favorite sports while you...get a drink or something to eat. Great bartender at the bar and friendly staff. We had a couple of drinks and some appetizers. It's just the right size place to have a snack out. Now we have a place to go at night whenever we stay in town.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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GHospitality, Owner at Gecko's Grill & Pub SR 70, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2020

Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that our convenient location, service and award-winning fare are a hit. It's our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Gecko's Grill & Pub

Reviewed March 6, 2020

I stay at Bradenton February and November and I always visit this bar, never disappointed, happy hour , the food is good not exceptional but represents excellent value , really friendly staff.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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GHospitality, Owner at Gecko's Grill & Pub SR 70, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Thank you for your review Allan, it's great to hear our friendly staff never disappoints! Please don't hesitate to reach out to a manager or your server for a menu recommendation, we'd love to provide you with an excellent choice on your next visit! Sincerely,...More

Reviewed March 5, 2020

We went there on our last night of vacation with our daughters. I had the BLT Triple Decker with fries. It was really very good and would order it again. My husband had wings and thought they were good also. My son-in-law had the patty...melt and it looked to good. We were all wishing we had ordered it! One daughter had the blackened salmon sandwich and was very pleased with it. Our other daughter had the Chicken Parm Pasta. It looked really good also. Great garlic bread that came with it. Our waiter was Sean and he was great! Very attentive and just did a great job. Can't wait to go back again on our next trip.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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GHospitality, Owner at Gecko's Grill & Pub SR 70, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Becky, thank you for your Five-Star Review and choosing Gecko's Grill & Pub for dinner on your last night of vacation! We're glad you enjoyed your meals and also to hear that Sean took great care of you. We look forward to seeing you on...More

Reviewed March 5, 2020

Delicious food , large servings, clean restaurant. Friendly staff. Only issue was slow waitress. Seen we did a share of repeating requests. She was pleasant but slow. Will return on our next visit..May just have been having an off day.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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GHospitality, Owner at Gecko's Grill & Pub SR 70, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Thank you for your review and kind words about our atmosphere and delicious food! It's our goal to provide you with an exceptional experience, so we will be sure to pass your comment regarding slow service to our manager. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed February 29, 2020

We enjoyed lunch here with another couple. Sat outside and enjoyed the warm weather. I had the pulled pork flatbread, and it was fabulous. Also the onion rings were great. My husband had one of their delicious burgers. We will definitely return here again!!

Date of visit: February 2020
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GHospitality, Owner at Gecko's Grill & Pub SR 70, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2020

Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that you're a fan of our award-winning fare and we look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Gecko's Grill & Pub

Reviewed February 16, 2020

Welcoming, warm & frinedly. Food was excellent. Fish & Chips great portions choice o french fires, mashed potatoes, cole slaw or veggies. Excellent service. Very clean rest room.

Date of visit: February 2020
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GHospitality, Owner at Gecko's Grill & Pub SR 70, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2020

Irene, thank you for your very thoughtful review, your compliments about our friendly team and award-winning fare are greatly appreciated! Thank you once more for your recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you soon. Sincerely, Gecko's Grill & Pub

Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

Excellent house chips & wings. Hood selection of custom drinks. When in doubt, ask the server. Logan was friendly and attentive and kept our drinks replenished until closing time. Convenient location next to our hotel. We would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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GHospitality, Owner at Gecko's Grill & Pub SR 70, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2020

Thank you for your Five-Star Review, it was our pleasure to serve you and it's great to hear that Logan took good care of your party! Again, thanks for the kind words and we look forward to seeing you next time. Sincerely, Gecko's Grill &...More

Reviewed December 24, 2019 via mobile

Great food, we had the wings and they were pretty amazing. The home made chips are awesome and my dad had the Salmon BLT which he loved.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Barbara P
January 29, 2018|
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Our Happy Days Happy Hours are All Day, Every Day! Gecko’s Happy Days – The Ultimate Happy ALL DAY, EVERY DAY! With pleasing values on House Wines, Single Liquor Well Drinks, House Margaritas, and Domestic Drafts All Day... More
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