Smacks Burgers & Shakes

smacks burgers and shakes


2407 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34239
11:00am – 9:00pm Everyday

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We now offer Bite Squad Delivery Service for Smacks Burgers & Shakes. Click here to contact Bite Squad.

Smacks Burgers & Shakes, the younger sibling of Gecko’s Grill & Pub, is located at the corner of Bee Ridge and Shade. The Better Burger concept was an award-winner in its first year!

Smacks came in to the neighborhood and quickly took stride as a new community gathering place for guests of all ages. Incorporating the ultimate in quality and freshness, Smacks is Polished Casual food with a conscience. With its 100% Hormone and Steroid free Bison Burgers, Choice Angus, and locally sourced Top Dogs, Smacks’ original menu evolved to burger1honor the requests of our guests, and now includes Chicken and Vegetarian options, daily Chef Specials, specialty Iced Teas, and inspired Frozen Custard flavors. Smacks’ Fries, a tasty crinkle cut, immediately earned “Best Fries” distinction with SRQ magazine.


Smacks joins siblings of the Gecko’s Hospitality Group; a family of Polished Casual restaurants in Sarasota and Bradenton. Over their 22 year run, Gecko’s Grill & Pubs have created steady economic stimulus, generating jobs for thousands of employees, and has been consistently awarded “Best of Sarasota” in numerous categories. As the newest concept of GHG’s Owners, Mike Quillen and Mike Gowan, Smacks introduced Managing Partner, Alex Floethe. Smacks Burgers & Shakes renews the GHG’s mission to provide exceptional hospitality and fresh, local fare with a gourmet twist, with a menu that is accessible to everyone.




Latest News

Smacks is one of 941 Area’s Juiciest Burger Joints
Smacks Burgers Tops 20 Great Burgers List
Dining Deal: S’macks Burgers and Shakes
Smacks on SNN’s “Experience the Suncoast”
Smacks Bison Burgers Star on Suncoast View!
Smacks Instagram video featured on Burger Conquest
Smacks Bacon Burgers Rock on International Bacon Day – Schweid & Sons Info
Smacks is a Burger Beast
Smacks Voted Best Fries 2 Years in a row!
Smacks Fries Rule National French Fry Day
How to Make Alex’ Epic Burrito
Managing Partner Alex Floethe’s recipe featured in Schweid & Sons Cookbook
Chef Talk with Alex Floethe, Managing Partner
Listen to Managing Partner, Alex Floethe, on the Schweid & Sons podcast, Like Bite & Share!
Smacks Serves Up Bison Burgers on Suncoast View
The Sarasota Foodies: Frozen Treats from Smacks
Smacks is Celebrating Our 1st Birthday August 6!
Cheap Eats: Smacks Burgers & Shakes
Green Business Partnership program to award certificate to Smacks Burgers & Shakes
Smacks Burgers & Shakes Announces Curbside Service
Smacks, reincarnation of Sarasota diner, opens
Smacks Burgers & Shakes now open
The Wait is Over
Smacks Gaining Momentum
Smacks to replicate famed Sarasota diner
Gecko’s Cooks Up New Concept Review


Join Our Team!

Want to join the team at Smacks Burgers & Shakes? We strive to bring together caring, warm, fun, intelligent people who love to serve!

[ Click here to apply!]

Simply download an application and return by either email to: or by U.S. Mail to:
P.O. Box 15987, Sarasota, FL 34277.