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“Nice place for friends and reasonable pub grub ”

Gecko's Grill & Pub
Ranked #333 of 1,029 Restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Venice, Florida
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92 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice place for friends and reasonable pub grub ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Typical happy hour for beer and wine... 2 for 1 before 7pm. Worthy! Fairly decent selection of beer and wines to suit almost anyone.

$5 burger night is fantastic. This is the only place I have found that understands how to cook a medium or medium rare hamburger! So, off the bat to a good second base! Toppings like cheese and guacamole are $1 each but the burgers come with the basic lettuce pickle onion and tomatoes if you want it.

Their kettle chips are fantastic with Ranch dipping sauce. Fresh cut and not too greasy. Cole slaw gets a good review too.

Don't wait to get here... Or go too hungry to wait... Long lines and no reservations or call ahead seating. Patrons do seem to understand and don't lolly around when finished so the prompt service turns the tables quite quickly.

Dining options inside, outside on a lovely partially private patio and a few overflow tables out front (I would have to be really hungry to sit there but would do so if I had a hankering for a great burger).

We've also had good to great chicken wings, grilled chicken sandwiches and salads here.

Go... Relax and enjoy.

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Chicago,illinois
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115 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“great burgers great salads”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

visiting. Sarasota we were close to Geckos. while they re burgers are great my first impression was so so. i noticed others in my party had great looking sandwichs & salads. we returned. needless to say im glad we did. theyre salads are very nice and when i finaly got the burger it was very good. whatever i had the first time was well dull. not theyre fault. if i lived in Sarasota id be a regular. burgers not inexpensive. It is quality meat char broilef and cooked petfect.

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Sarasota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Disappointed that we arrived at 6 pm for dinner for a group of 6. Turns out it was a Tuesday night. What does that mean? ? It means you can't sit inside the restaurant because all of the tables inside the restaurant are reserved for trivia at 7. I guess there wasn't time for us to eat inside. We ate outside with the smokers and dogs. The food is good and we have eaten there often but we probably won't be back for a while. Avoid Tuesdays!

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St. Louis
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118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“First visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We'd heard how good the burger were at Geckos. We decided to have lunch. Nice little covered patio. I had the pattie melt, which I don't recommend. My husband had a burger, which he said was good. It was an okay experience. We'd go back occasionally if in the area.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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107 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good Food And Friendly Staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Another yearly stop for our family while we are in town. The service is good, the staff is friendly and the food is good. Great place to watch sports as well

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