Visited Mar Vista with family including ages 5-104. Driving up to the front door at night scared me for a minute because I wanted to look good to my out of country family for my choice. Went in through the bar, still not impressed, then out the back door and onto the outside seating area under the trees.....absolutely charming......next time I will go in around the building, the way we left....of course we cannot forget this is an old Florida building on the water....after dinner walked around the property and really appreciated the entire location. The server was very efficient, the food was very good and the prices very reasonable.... lot's of choices. We had the grouper, salmon, shrimp, mullet and the kids had chicken tenders. Again sitting under the trees with lots of lights was the best part, although in early September the temperature was perfect, the floor is all shells (although there is another outside area under the patio on concrete floor), but my mother who is 104 was able to walk out and sit under the trees.
I will go back as soon as possible since I live in Orlando.
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