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“Wings, Caesar wraps, and House chips!”

Gecko's Grill & Pub
Ranked #153 of 1,054 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Pub
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: American Pub Food with a Gourmet Twist. Locally owned since 1992 and perennial winner of Best Sports Bar, Best Burger, Best Wings, Best Fries, Best Business Lunch, Best Happy Hour & more! 2-4-1 Happy Hour All Day, Every Day and locally sourced seasonal fare with the Gecko's Hospitality Group's exceptional hospitality component!
Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

This is the true king of house chips! Crispy not greasy delight perfectly portioned every time. I love the varied options whether a super Cobb salad, or wings or wraps the food is always good. I've never had a bad meal here. The crew works like a team and managers are always visible and checking up to make sure you are enjoying yourself.

I like the family and adult vibe of this location with ample parking. The game of the season is always waiting for you with a full bar to serve too. It's a sure good meal every time and serves as our go-to place. Drive up is also well staffed and they get it right every time. Keep up the good work.

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Thank scbleo
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

We go too often because it is so close. I love the Bison burgers beCAUSE They are low in cholesterol, but the fries they pile on ruins the idea of eating healthy. Their home made chips are great . During Spring break be careful of the one you visit-waiting time can be a bummer. Check when trivial pursuit is being played. It can be fun if you are with a group

Thank Moteman
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

great atmosphere great service lots of sports on lots of TVs but not obtrusive
great menu you are sure to find something you like

Thank scothamish
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Three grandparents with a 5 yo granddaughter and a 3 yo grandson looking for a place to eat after watching sunset at Siesta Key find this place. Our very good luck. Not only did they have no issue seating young children, after all this place bills itself as a sports bar, but they immediately provided the kids with crayons and activity paper. Plus, the menu has a children's section, who'd have thunk it?
The menu was more than just "bar' food, though they did offer the items typically found in such places. In addition they had such items as bacon wrapped bison meatloaf (recommended), fresh salads, steaks, and seafood. They use local produce as available and the grilled veggies that accompanied some of the dishes were outstanding.
Additionally, midway through the meal, it was noted to us by the server that as all drinks are always 2/4/1 that we should just let him know when we wanted our 2nd drink. As they have a full bar, including a good many national and some local beers on tap and in bottles, this was a real treat. Also, the huge coconut bread pudding, served with ice cream and whipped cream was a nice share for dessert.
Better food than most such places, it is a nice relaxing place to eat, and/or, drink and if you're interested, to watch a game(they have numerous big screen TVs throughout).

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Thank IJK01
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

We are from out of town and needed a place to host our son's wedding rehearsal dinner for 42 people. Gecko's Signature Room turned out to be the perfect choice! Michelle helped me plan our buffet meal choices (which were delicious), the setup for the tables, linens, & all the little details which can be overwhelming when you are out of town. You can have a stocked bar set up or not...your choice. There is a separate entrance to the Signature Room but all the advantages of having the great food prepared next door at Gecko's Grill. There is even a pull down screen if you want to show slides/video. Prices are very reasonable, too. I highly recommend this place - a real hidden gem in Sarasota!!

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Thank KD_Dee
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