News & Awards

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

The Restaurant Neighbor Award Recognizes Outstanding Community Involvement Gecko’s Hospitality Group Co-Owner, Michael Quillen to Receive Cornerstone Humanitarian Award for third consecutive year Gecko’s Grill & Pub is proud to announce that the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has honored…

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Sarasota Restaurateurs go to Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

The executives from the Gecko’s restaurant group in Sarasota are a lucky bunch. They got to go to Sierra Nevada Beer Camp. What’s Beer Camp? It’s an ongoing multi-day program put on by the Chico, California, brewery, where “campers” tour the brewery and…

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Team Gecko’s Wins it All at 2015 Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Clays Shoot

Sure Shooters Bring Home the Chamber trophy for second consecutive year. Sarasota, FL; Knights Trail

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Gecko’s Family of Restaurants Partners with National Campaign to End Childhood Hunger

Restaurant Industry Leads through Participation in “Dine Out for No Kid Hungry” during September Sarasota, FL; August 28, 2014 // - Gecko’s Grill & Pub and S’macks Burgers & Shakes is partnering with Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No…

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Gecko’s Grill & Pub Finds Stride in Fruitville

Sixth Gecko’s Joins Five Siblings in Gecko’s Hospitality Group Family of Restaurants  Sarasota, FL; September 25, 2014 // - Gecko’s Grill & Pub, a local favorite Sports Bar, Neighborhood Grill, and perennial “Best Of” winner has opened a sixth restaurant…

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Gecko’s Grill & Pub Blends Signature Mount Gay Black Barrel Private Reserve Rum

Invitation to Barbados produces Gecko’s own “Black Gold” Sarasota, FL; December 18, 2014 // - When Gecko’s Hospitality Group was invited to take a trip to the beautiful Island of Barbados to visit the Mount Gay Distillery, we just had…

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

The Restaurant Neighbor Award Recognizes Outstanding Community Involvement  Sarasota, FL; January 29, 2014 // - Gecko’s Grill & Pub is proud to announce that the National Restaurant Association has honored the restaurant group by selecting it as a 2014 Florida…

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