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“Watered down drinks and poor service...”

Gecko's Grill & Pub
Ranked #324 of 1,031 Restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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.
Siesta Key, Florida
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13 reviews
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“Watered down drinks and poor service...”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

we are locals and also work in tourism, so we always tip well and recommend local spots to our customers as well. Not this Place! We sat outside and went with a group for food and drinks. The drinks were so watered down, it was actually insulting....when one of our guests ( who works at a neighboring bar/grill) asked the waitress to add liquor or check that maybe she didnt hear the drink order...The waitress came back very confrontational with shot glasses to show us how they pour drinks. We said ok, no big deal....Then the next round were actually warm, not served with ice, and the soda came out of a can, unrefridgerated!!! The bartender was female, very rude and unfriendly. Then because of the attitude, we switched to botteled beer, which we had to ask for multiple times and couldnt get til after we finished eating. No exaggerations, it was that bad! I can certainly compliment the food, all the appitezers and entrees were great...so maybe go for the food, but do not expect friendly staff or good drinks. We still tipped well and remained friendlyl, but i had to write a review because it really was a bad experience. With a busy season just starting, a little feedback is needed for these gals!

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank CaptainSiesta
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Buffalo, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

We visit Gecko's whenever we're in Sarasota. It's casual and has diverse menu with something to satisfy every taste. The food, service and atmosphere are all great.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank MBart
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Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food and Good Service and Friendly atmosphere”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

Wait staff, expecially Mandy & Caitlyn, are very good. Fun place to visit and eat.

  • Visited February 2012
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2 Thank Windy C
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windsor, ontario, canada
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Selection!”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

I was hesitant to chose a Bar/Restaurant looking place in a plaza that looked like Everywhere, USA, a common issue for Canadian's touring in the USA, but was surprized to find a place where there was great unique selections, an open not too loud environment, and great service. Their seared tuna portions were the best I've had to date. But you better like raw tuna. Great service, great smiles, a wandering floor manager ensuring happy guests. Quick service. We went with our 13 and 15 year old girls and it was appropriate.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank stevegreen2010
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Whole family liked it, terrific tuna steak”
Reviewed February 5, 2012

I visited with my wife and two small children (2 years, and 10 months). We were seated promptly and my 2 kids were attended to nicely (high chairs, colouring material, etc...)

The restaurant got busy quickly, however our service and whole dining experience was not affected by this.

My whole family enjoyed their meal. I had the tuna steak cooked medium rare on a bed of asian noodles and roast vegetables. This meal would have been horrible if not cooked correctly, however it was one of the best pieces of fish I have ever eaten. I loved it...

Recommended for other people dining with their families.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank sneaky291
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