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Mattison's City Grille

1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
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Ranked #147 of 828 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, Mattison's City Grille is perfect for Market Day Saturday breakfast, Sunday Brunch, lunch, dinner, late night dining, and enjoying drinks at our outdoor, covered bar with live music. Chef Paul Mattison has created an exciting al fresco menu from casual sandwiches, to brick-oven pizzas; from mouth watering lamb, filet and fresh seafood, to special salads and appetizers. You will come for the atmosphere and stay for the food.
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216 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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Date | Rating
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English first
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This location is prime for Sarasota. It brings in a very diverse crowd. The music and bar are always fun. The food isn't great, but not bad. Neat place to bring people for live music.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

You only need to look from the outside and you are hooked ! The place is alive packed with people and a great band playing blues rock.Very friendly staff we had great service and nice food.Great casual dinning experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

First time in Sarasota and I've lived in the Tampa Florida area for 4 years ! I will this place rocks ! Affordable, great food . Good atmosphere and chill music . If you don't know what to get , try the pulled pork sandwich with the apple coleslaw on top , friggin choice !

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North East, Maryland, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The flatbread pizza's are wonderful& the peanut siarrcha wings are the bomb! The bands are incredible, We've been there three times in recent months & always loved it, the ambience is phenomenal too

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Goshen, Indiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Always a great meal....and often a great band. Love the atmosphere and the wait staff. It's a "don't miss" in SRQ!

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leawood, kansas
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140 reviews 140 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Lively, outdoor dining place. Band on thursday nights. Engaged manager. Good food. Good service. Good to people watch.

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Sarasota, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went to the Downtown Market today and stopped by Mattison''s City Grill for a quick bite and to get out of the sun for awhile. As always the service was very very good. My husband had the Shrimp Rangoon which was very good. I ordered the Calamari, it was OK but could not compare with Columbia's on St. Armand. Downtown... More

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Swansea, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Food was excellent - fresh & full of flavor. Service was exceptional. Server was very helpful with suggestions & kept our drinks filled. Key Lime pie very good. Would definitely return.

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Gulfport, Florida, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This restaurant has a good outdoor atmosphere with live music. The food was very average at best and I would not return for dinner but would for drinks.

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Not a deal. Mattison's Louisiana Lobster Chowder, the lobster was missing from this soup. Mostly potatoes and carrots. The lobster must have jumped out of the pot! Grouper, 2 oz. ( seriously if best!) with caper butter sauce, on mash potatoes with 15 finely sliced yellow squash. Key lime pie gritty. Not smooth as a key line pie should be.... More

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