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Best of SRQ Local for Best Trivia Night (Gecko's), Best Local Fries (S'macks); and finalist for Best Local Fries, Best Place to Take Kids to Eat, and Best Bang for Your Buck (Gecko's). Thank you!    

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Gecko’s Grill & Pub Honored with Prestigious Nat’l. Restaurant Association Award

The Restaurant Neighbor Award Recognizes Outstanding Community Involvement The Gecko’s Hospitality Group family of restaurants is proud to announce that the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has honored the restaurant group by selecting it as a 2017 Florida Restaurant Neighbor…

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Gecko’s Chili Cookoff to Support Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Charitable Foundation

Gecko’s Grill and Pub at The Landings held the first ever chili cook–off for the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Charitable Foundation. Find video/article here.

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Exclusive: Gecko’s owners buy Marker 4 Restaurant

By: Sarasota Herald-Tribune April 4, 2016 Gecko’s Hospitality Group has added Marker 4, a waterfront landmark in Venice, to its impressive portfolio of local restaurants. Marker 4, currently open for business, is scheduled to reopen as Dockside Waterfront Grill in May.…

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Gecko’s Hospitality Group’s Southernmost Point is Venice!

Dockside Waterfront Grill at Marker 4 Joins GHG Siblings Venice, FL; April 3, 2016 // For a couple of local boys, the allure of ‘Old Florida’ never loses its charm. And so it is for the Gecko’s Hospitality Group as…

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Thank You to Our Valued Guests for Voting for Us

Herald-Tribune 2016 Sarasota Readers' Choice Awards Finalist for Best Sports Bar and Best American Restaurant    

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Mike & Mike Growing Gecko’s Hospitality Group Family of Restaurants

By: The Sarasota Post January 28, 2016 A gecko is considered a good luck lizard. Perhaps this reptilian symbol on the façade and in menus of every Gecko’s Grill & Pub in town has had magical good fortune on this locally…

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Chef Talk with Amy Leithauser & Chef James Veldhouse

By: Sarasota Herald-Tribune December 7, 2015 Amy Leithauser, the director of culinary operations for Gecko’s Grill & Pub (351 N. Cattlemen Road, Sarasota and six other locations; 378-0077; geckosgrill.wpengine.com), is committed to using fresh, locally cultivated products in her menus. She…

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Gecko’s owners buy Longboat landmark

By: Business Observer September 24, 2015 Gecko’s Hospitality Group, one of the largest independently owned restaurant companies in the Sarasota-Bradenton market, has added another location to its portfolio: the Dry Dock Waterfront Grill on Longboat Key. The Dry Dock, on Gulf…

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Gecko’s Owners Recognized as Greater Good Award Winners 2015, Biz941 Magazine

“Mike Quillen and Mike Gowan have been providing hospitality and goodwill services in Sarasota and Manatee through Gecko’s Charitable Giving Program since their first restaurant opened in 1992. They’ve supported Sarasota 4-H, the YMCA Youth Shelter, Share Our Strength’s No…

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