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Mattison's City Grille

1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
941-330-0440
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Ranked #152 of 822 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Goshen, Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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132 reviews 132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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

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

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Even during the peak Friday night happy hour the service is excellent. Food is great and drinks are, well you just can't stop at one.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We had a great meal. The Bloody Mary I had was awesome. The wait staff was really nice. We sat outside on a beautiful day and really enjoyed ourselves. I will definitely be back

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West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Food was good, great happy hour specials & $4 Martini's. Key lime pie was good too. Both my husband and I had the steak dinner which was fine. Live entertainment.

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Sarasota
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257 reviews 257 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The ultimate in people watching...Yes, perhaps the previous review which states they need another bartender; problem is there is no room behind the bar for another person. Very tight quarters. Food is average for downtown SRQ, but who goes to Mattison's expecting gourmet. It's the bar scene most people are there for. If you want a quiet dining experience, this... More

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