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“Carrotastrophe”

Gecko's Grill & Pub Clark Road
Ranked #143 of 1,170 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisines: American, Pub
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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 by the National Restaurant Association for the entire United States.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Came in early evening for a drink and for a small appetizer. Barmaid was very courteous and friendly. We ordered a couple drinks and the hummus platter. Drinks were average at best. When the hummus platter came out......rotten carrots with brown edges were served on this platter. We told the barmaid who immediately took the platter and was shocked that they would serve it that way. They returned it about 5 minutes later better than how it was served.....but hubby and I were now second guessing the rest of the veggies served.
Not what we expected, disappointed.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Excellent food! We were in a bit of a hurry, sat at the bar and enjoyed a wonderful sandwich, and beverage. The staff was attentive and friendly. Very close to our hotel, Comfort Suites.

Thank Robert F
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

We were in Sarasota for an afternoon sail on the water and since this is one of our favorite hangouts we decided to see what type of experience we would encounter. Surprisingly upon arriving, the AC was not pumped up to MAX so we were not frozen on this cool and windy day, but we brought our coats in just in case.

The server "Angie" was very attentive and made sure our table of 5 was well served. Our drinks were promptly delivered and the appetizer of housemade potato chips was very good, but you need to request more than one side of ranch dressing.

The Pasta A La Geckos with extra alfredo with blackened chicken was EXCELLENT and was served with yummy garlic toast on the side.
The sweet potato fries are very good.

I am bumping this to a 5-star review mostly due to the GREAT SERVICE and very good food, especially the Pasta A La Geckos.

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Thank garyd01
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We loved it at Geckos, the kids really had fun and the service and food were very good quality, and also quite reasonable. We will be back soon!

Thank Wilma P
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GHospitality, Manager at Gecko's Grill & Pub Clark Road, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you, Wilma! We just learned we were again voted Best Restaurant for Kids by two of our local publications, so we are honored you chose to bring your family to visit us. See you again soon!

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We have eaten there with a large group and as just the two of us. It's a hustling bustling place and very loud, inside and out. We chose to eat inside on all 3 occassions, as it is roomy clean and away from the street traffic. Omg! The blue cheese chips are to die for! Service is excellent, even with the crowds. We were given free beers because they apologized for the "wait"...which really wasn't a wait at all! Their Moday special is a $5.00 hamburger, which is cooked just the way you like it and delicious. Hubs and I split it and the order of chips. More than enough! Next time I'll try the potato salad!

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GHospitality, Manager at Gecko's Grill & Pub Clark Road, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thanks so much for enjoying our habit-forming Bleu Cheese Chips and our award-winning Burger with us!

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